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Tuttle's Farm Sold, Ending Nearly Four Centuries Of Family Ownership

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Three years after it was put up for sale, an 11-generation family farm in New Hampshire has been sold. 

Members of the Tuttle family owned the 135-acre farm in Dover since 1632, one of America's oldest continuously operated family farms.  They put the fruit-and-vegetable farm up for sale in the summer of 2010 as they dealt with competition from supermarkets, pick-it-yourself farms and debt. 

The original price was $3.35 million. Foster's Daily Democrat reports it sold last month for a little over $1 million to Matt Kozazcki, who owns a farm in Newbury, Massachusetts.  

Kozazcki calls the business Tendercrop Farm and plans to sell meat and produce starting in December. 

Kozazcki said he plans to install a plaque honoring the Tuttles near the farm store entrance.

Back in 2010, NHPR profiled Tuttle's Family Farm and the Strafford Rivers Conservancy on our Giving Matters program. You can find that segment here. 

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