About The Business:
Founded in the fall of 2016, Determination Farms is a woman owned and operated New Hampshire farm focused on providing local produce and other goods through sustainable, traditional farming methods. Located on 8 acres in Barrington, our goal is to produce the highest quality produce by getting back to basic, pre-mass production farming methods.
At Determination Farms, we are proud to live our Granite State Values: ingenuity when presented with road blocks, grit for when life gets hard, choosing independence instead of waiting for permission, and actively sharing knowledge and encouragement within our community. We believe in good, wholesome food that comes straight from the earth, and practicing good stewardship over all that we're blessed with. The farm is in it's inaugural season, and currently providing a Summer CSA, with our Winter CSA starting mid-October.
In addition, we are running our sister-business, Quilting by Carla. Founded in 1993, we provide quality, free-motion machine quilting. Machine Quilting is the final step in completing your quilting projects. Customers send us their completed quilt tops and backs, and we sew the layers together, a process which not only improves the design but also the durability of your work.
I'm Carla, a gardener, horse enthusiast, and entrepreneur. Growing up an Air Force brat, I've lived all over the US but am now firmly rooted in New Hampshire. Learning is my true passion, which has led me to pursue many different projects. I hold my BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and also studied at Harding University in Arkansas. I worked as a case manager in a community mental health clinic for 13 years, before leaving to raise my family and start my first business, Quilting by Carla.
In the years that followed, I homeschooled my two children, served as a 4-H leader, and pursued everything from fox hunting and riding side-saddle, to music and running. Now that both my kids have graduated, I'm ready for the new adventure that is Determination Farms! I have many plans for the future, and as always, am looking forward to a new challenge.