Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund: Stonewall Farm

Planting organic spinach in the Stonewall Farm Caterpillar.
Planting organic spinach in the Stonewall Farm Caterpillar, which was made possible by the Monadnock Food Co-op and Cheshire Conservation District's Farm Fund.

Stonewall Farm in Keene uses regenerative farming practices to enrich their soil and improve the health of their dairy herd and vegetable crops. They also strive to spread regenerative agriculture practices throughout New England by serving as a demonstration site and offering educational programs.

In 2020, Stonewall Farm received a grant from the Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund to purchase and install a Caterpillar Tunnel, a season extension greenhouse kit. Farmers Logan and Cheezy planted spinach in the tunnel that will grow over the winter months. Stay tuned this spring to see the tunnel and all of the gardens in action.

Started in 2017, the Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund empowers local farmers to grow their businesses in ways that feel sustainable and right to them. It also helps our co-op broaden its offerings of locally grown, raised, and made foods —that means more local food for you, your family, and our community.

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“The Farm Fund has enabled us to add important season extension infrastructure that adds to the supply of local foods during winter months — helping to build local food security. The fund is providing this assistance not just to our farm but many across the region, multiplying the impact.”

Julie Davenson, Stonewall Farm Executive Director

The Farm Fund is made possible through a partnership between the Monadnock Food Co-op and Cheshire County Conservation District. The fund’s mission is to support local farmers to increase sustainable food production for a thriving local farm economy. To donate to the Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund, round up your change at our co-op’s registers during April 2021. Learn more at or call the Conservation District at 603-756-2988 ext. 4.