Stuart Farm

Stratham , NH
370 acres
260 milking cows

Love of nature

A shared love of nature first brought John Merrill and Lorraine Stuart Merrill together as college students. “John grew up hiking in the White Mountains, working on trail crews in the summer. I’d spent my childhood on the farm, always outside, exploring,” Lorraine says. “We found we had a lot in common.” Over the next forty years—on land purchased by Lorraine’s parents, aunt and uncle in 1961—the family has built a thriving dairy business guided by principles of conservation and stewardship.

Four generations strong of Stuarts.
Conservation and environmental management are at the core of Stuart Farm.
“It’s hard to imagine not farming, not working with the land."
- Lorraine Stuart Merrill

Future for agriculture

In addition, Lorraine is proud to serve as the New Hampshire Commissioner of Agriculture, the state’s highest agricultural role with responsibility for shaping policy. “I am fortunate to have a job that allows me to stay connected to our farm, while also working to ensure a viable future for agriculture in New Hampshire,” she says.

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