Dear Valued Customers,


It is with a heavy heart that Chris and I are writing this letter. After seven wonderful season of providing you with 100% NH produce, we have decided to start providing produce from out of state. This comes in the wake of customer demand and rising costs of local labor.


We have had increase demand from customers for fresh produce earlier and earlier in the season. We have continued to meet this demand by growing some crops in greenhouses and low tunnels in the field. We will continue to grow all our own crops, but will buy in produce from out of state to supplement until ours is in season. This will allow us to have corn for your 4th of July barbeque, when our own corn typically isn’t in season until the middle of July. Chris will be hand selecting the produce we are buying in daily, if he doesn’t like the taste or quality we will not be selling it!


We are hopeful that having more selection earlier will help to offset the cost of our 100% local labor. Unlike many other farms in the state, we hire all NH residents to work for us. Typically, foreign help is substantially less expensive and more qualified to do the jobs we have available. It is very important to us to continue to keep our employees local because Chris was one of those local “kids” that worked on the farm. If the previous farmer had used foreign workers, he would have never had the opportunity to learn and start farming. Chris and I want to continue to offer this experience to local kids, and hope that in doing so we can help others develop a passion about farming.


Please, when shopping at our stand take note of our signs. If it says “our own” it is our own. We will not be trying to pass off out of state produce as our own. We want every customer to understand that this is not an easy decision, but a necessary decision we have had to make. When our produce is in season we will not continue to buy in from out of state. We appreciate your understanding as we venture down this new path.


If you have questions or comments regarding this please take the time to send us an email at info@lavalleyfarms.com. We would love to hear your thoughts and concerns.


Thank you for your continued support,

Chris and Danielle LaValley