Short Creek Farm

Jeff Backer & Dave Viola

18 Winding Hill Road
Northwood, NH  03261
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Short Creek Farm was founded in Northwood, New Hampshire in 2015 by friends Jeff Backer and Dave Viola. Situated on 200 acres of field and forest, we produce pastured pork, grassfed beef, and heirloom vegetables in an ecologically conscientious manner. From our home-grown meats and vegetables, we create delicious, distinctive products that reflect season and are instilled with a sense of place. We look to traditional techniques for inspiration in the field and kitchen while also embracing innovative practices that move agriculture and food culture forward. We aim to be good stewards of the land, to add vitality to the community, and to make good, real food more readily available.

Agricultural Practices
  No synthetic chemicals used, No GMO used, No routine antibiotics used, No added hormones, Pasture-raised, 100% Grassfed (beef), Grassfed with grain supplement (pigs), Heritage breeds: Belted Galloway x Aberdeen cattle and Large Black, Gloucester Old Spot,
Conservation Easements
  Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

How to Buy Our Local Food Products
CSA Shares
  Summer CSA, meat only, Winter CSA, meat only
Farmers' Markets
  Summer: Dover, Exeter, Kittery, Portsmouth Winter: Newburyport, Rolling Green Nursery, Seacoast Eat Local Winter Market, Exeter, Seacoast Eat Local Winter Market, Rollinsford, Kittery
restaurants This farm sells to restaurants.
retailers This farm sells to retailers.
  At farm (call ahead)


A variety of heirloom vegetables for preserving and for use in our own products, including cabbages, onions, peppers, and chilis. Flint corn.


Pork, Beef, Sausages, Smoked Meats, Dry-Cured Meats

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Our Pastured Pork CSA works a bit differently than a traditional vegetable CSA. Shares are distributed in a single allotment, but we offer three sizes to choose from and you pick the month you would like to get it. A Full Share includes 65-70 pounds, roughly equivalent in weight to the packaged cuts, sausages, and other meats you would receive from half a pig. A Half Share is 30-35 pounds in total and is a great option for smaller households or those who tend to eat less meat overall. Box Shares contain roughly 18-20 pounds of meaty goodness, focusing on fresh cuts and sausages, with a small taste of our smoked and dry-cured products. Check out for more information.