As if you needed more reason to visit White Gates Farm and take a look at the spectacular views, in the summer of 2017, WGF is launching its mobile wood fired pizza oven. That means, that in addition to the delicious gourmet dinners the Tamworth, NH farm hosts, guests will now be able to enjoy a deliciously simple pizza as they relax. The oven is being built as we speak (photos below).
Pizza on the Farm Dates: Mark your calendar; no reservations necessary. All dates are from 5 – 8 p.m.
- July 8
- July 13
- July 27
- August 11
- August 17
- August 31
- September 2
- October 8
- October 19
White Gates Farm wants to host your wedding, or the wedding of someone you love! We just went live with our wedding page where you can find more details and some event inspiration.
Non-traditional Rehearsal dinner locations are hard to find in the Lakes Region and White Mountains, but the farm is a wonderful place that’s relaxing, PRIVATE, and gorgeous. It allows guests to experience a farm atmosphere as part of the entire wedding celebration, even if you don’t want to have your actual big-day at a farm.
A birch altar in the field
Thinking about the weddings we’ve hosted here, each couple brings their own unique flavor and personality to the occasion and we feel blessed. It’s so special to be able to share our farm with people.
This is such a special setting with some of the most stunning views of New Hampshire’s mountains (including Red Hill, the Ossipee Mountain Range, and the Sandwich Range) and spectacular sunsets. And did we mention that you can actually see the stars at night here?
We’re taking orders now for fall 2017 pigs. Please send us your order no later than April 30th.
We just posted our Farm to Table dinner events for 2017. Have a look! What is new on the farm this season? We will be adding our Pizza Wagon with Weekend Night Sunset Pizzas this Spring. Our tentative kickoff date is Saturday, July 8th. Stay tuned for our dedicated page for details. Also our wedding page just launched on our website. New this year, an expanded flower garden for cut flowers…………cut your own, or order your bouquet directly from the farm.
How was your winter? Ours has been a little long, but was broken up by more local farmer’s markets this year in Tamworth. We also were fortunate enough to participate in the market at Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford from time to time. Hank and I took a little sojourn to visit dear friends in Florida as well, thanks to Ryan who took care of the farm for us while we were away. Now it’s onto ordering seeds, planting, and finishing up the new greenhouse.
Don’t forget to order your Fall Pig soon. A reminder will be going out to all of our past customers. He who hesitates doesn’t bring home the bacon!! Until next time………………..
Summer Meat CSA
People in the Reading, MA area looking for high-quality, natural meat, still have time to join the White Gates Farm Summer Meat CSA, running now through August 20th. It’s a great option to avoid spending time shopping at the supermarket or butcher shop and allows you to support our small farm! Grass-fed beef and pasture-raised chicken!
Members of the CSA can select either 10 or 15 lb. shares, delivered bi-weekly with a pickup every other Saturday in Reading. Premium steak upgrades are an add-on for either the 10 or 15 lb. shares (porterhouse, T-bones, sirloin strip steaks, sirloin)
A typical CSA basic share would include an assortment of chicken, beef, and pork, such as:
- Ground beef / hamburger (on the lean side)
- Steak tips
- Beef kabobs
- Ground breakfast sausage
- Ground hot and sweet Italian sausage
- Pork chops
- Baby back ribs
- Country style spareribs
- Chicken (whole broilers and our new pre-cut chicken breasts)
Basic Share 10 lbs – $595 (will be prorated depending on how many pickups have been missed by time of sign-up)
Basic Share 15 lbs – $895 (will be prorated depending on how many pickups have been missed by time of sign-up)
Premium steak upgrade – $195 (12 lbs. for the price of 10 lbs. of premium steaks, delivered over 4 pickups)
To sign up or if you have any questions, please send an email to White Gates Farm at email@example.com with CSA in the subject line. We will get back to you right away.
Kittery Community Market Children’s Table
White Gates Farm is proud to be joining the Kittery (Maine) Community Market for the 2016 Season, which runs on Sundays, 10 am to 2 pm, from June 5th through October 2, 2016.
Learn more about the Kittery Community Market here:
In addition to Kittery, WGF is also returning on Saturdays to the Andover, MA Farmers Markets (10 am – 2 pm), and the Tamworth, NH Farmers Market (9 am – 1 pm).
2016 Farm Dinner-Tour Dates have been set!!: July 1, July 22, August 12, September 4, September 17th
White Gates Farm, owned and operated by the Letarte Family of Tamworth, NH, offer farm-to-table dinners during the spring, summer, and early fall months. The dinner and tour evenings feature a multi-course farm dinner experience showcasing 100% farm-fresh organic produce and naturally-raised meats, complemented by tours of the farm and its operations.
Set high on the hills of Tamworth, NH, the 110-acre, four-season family farm offers stunning views of the fields and surrounding Sandwich Notch Range. Dinners and tours usually last a couple of hours and entrees are chef prepared and typically served before the sun begins to set behind the White Mountains. Guests often linger to enjoy the candlelight and pastoral setting on the farmer’s porch of the main home.
“We feel a healthy life includes a healthy diet that goes as far back as the soil that the seeds were started in”, remarks Hank Letarte, co-owner with wife Heather since 1982. “We enjoy gathering friends and loved ones around the table for a fresh, seasonal meal made from ingredients produced right here on the farm.”
Farm Dinners begin with refreshing beverages served as guests arrive. Walking tours are then conducted by farm staff and family members, who not only explain daily operations but entertain with tales of life on the farm. Guests can visit the vegetable starter houses, gardens and greenhouses and are given the opportunity to meet cows in the field, pigs in the woods, layer hens, broiler chickens and chicks in the brood house. Tours of the home-designed biodesel operation are also available.
White Gates Farm produces only high-quality beef from a carefully-selected breed of cattle, Blonde D’ Acquitaine. Originating in the Aquitaine district of southwest France, the “Blondes” are one of the most popular breeds in France for their leanness, high growth rate, and flavor. The family currently pastures 20 or so cattle during the summer and stable them with hay during the winter. Their broiling chickens create healthy grass for the “Blondes” as they travel in their moveable pens eating insects and fertilizing the pastures.
“The key is to know the story behind the food—its origins, how it was grown, where it came from, and who grew it.” explains Hank Letarte. “Our dinner tours are a dining experience unlike any other you’ll find, and a unique way to spend an evening in New Hampshire.”
Farm dinners are held on select evenings and begin at 5:30 p.m. The dinner schedule for the 2016 season is now posted. Each dinner is $75 per person and reservations can be made right away. A $25 per person deposit is required to hold the reservation.
White Gates Farm organic and natural products are available at the Tamworth Farmer’s Markets on Saturday’s all summer, and on alternate Saturdays throughout the Winter. They are also available year round at the self-serve farm stand at the farm.
Additionally, White Gates Farm hosts “green weddings” throughout the season. The farm offers its scenic panorama as a backdrop for summer events such as “green weddings” throughout the season. White Gates also produces organic compost and maple syrup, and other value added products such as pickles, baking lard and tomato sauce can be found there as well.
White Gates Farm is located at 2153 Cleveland Hill Road in Tamworth, NH and is owned and operated by Hank and Heather Letarte and Family. They can be contacted at 603-662-7556 or at 603-662-7538.
White Gates Farm is pleased to announce that a spring Meat CSA (bi-weekly) is being delivered to Reading, MA. With a wide-selection of meats and cuts available straight from the farm, CSA members will be able to save time shopping for quality meat, enjoy the superior taste of naturally-raised food, and have the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing where your food comes from.
CSA members will experience natural, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised broiler chickens, and pork from a heritage breed.
There is still time to sign-up!
10 lb. or 15 lb. shares
10 lbs.: $595 (60 lbs. for season), 15 lbs.: $895 (90 lbs. for season)
Premium cut upgrade available (Porterhouse, Rib-Eye, Sirloin Steaks) $195 for 12 lbs. delivered over 4 pickups
6 pick ups in Reading, MA over the spring
Bi-weekly on Saturdays starting March 12 through May 21
More details here
To sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address, telephone number, and payment preference (PayPal with major credit card, or check) or contact Danica Letarte Medeiros at 781-771-7722.
Limited shares will be available; if you know anyone who may like to participate, please tell your friends!
White Gates Farm is busy this summer (and it’s finally officially summer!) We’re hitting up several farmers’ markets in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Please stop by, visit their website or “like” their pages to learn more.
Saturdays: Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am to 1 pm – TFM on Facebook
Mondays: Billerica Farmers’ Market, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Billerica FM on Facebook
Thursdays: Burlington Farmers’ Market, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm – BFM on Facebook
Saturdays (closed on July 4th): Andover Farmers’ Market, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm – AFM on Facebook
Farmer Hank meeting with some new customers at the Burlington Farmers’ market
If you haven’t already seen over on our Facebook page, we’ve got a ton of stuff sprouting and growing at the farm this spring. Here are just a couple of examples:
The cukes are in
Healthy looking turnips