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Word of Mouth

The Tale of Two Farms

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We’ve heard the stories of farm family underdogs pitched against profit-hungry developers or deep- pocketed corporations. This story of a land dispute in Canterbury New Hampshire defies the good guy versus bad guy model. The players in this conflict are two well-liked farm families. One has been farming in town for hundreds of years, and currently runs a dairy farm. The other family is not native, farms organically, and has corporate backing. So, town residents had to choose not between good and evil, but good and super-good to decide which of the two families would be able to farm 600 riverfront acres of municipally-owned land.  The Concord Monitor’s Tricia Nadolny helped cover the story.

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Tricia's article from The Concord Monitor

Letter to the Editor

Another Letter to the Editor

A documentary about the Mahoney family

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