What we do

We are committed to providing the best tasting grassfed meats to our customers while giving our lifestock a safe place to live.

Today we carry on the tradition of serving youth by providing a safe place for children and animals to interact through the Highland Riders 4-H Club and Elspeth’s Place.

Who We Are

To teach appreciation for humane livestock-handling

To provide a safe place for livestock to grow and prosper

To help people to reconnect with America’s agricultural heritage

We are committed to providing the best tasting beef, pork and lamb to our customers. We will only sell meat that has been humanely raised and processed.

Miles Smith Farm is named for the man who founded it in the 1850s and now rests with his family in the farm cemetery. In 1970, the Foundation’s founder Loring Puffer established Rivendell School here. It was a residential institution for New England’s delinquent teenagers until 1982. From 1990 to 1997, the property was home to Learning Networks Foundation, which provided distance learning for adults and in the early 2000s, the Foundation sponsored educational programs for at-risk youth.

Today Carole operates Miles Smith Farm in loving partnership with second husband Bruce Dawson, and the Foundation is the educational facet of that farm, aiming to enhance public understanding of agriculture, and to promote the respectful and humane treatment of livestock animals bringing delicious grassfed beef, pastured pork and lamb to our customers.

LNF hosts farm events were one and all are invited to the Miles Smith Farm in Loudon, N.H.

These events give visitors the opportunity to meet cattle, a donkey, goats, a lamb, cattle, calves, pigs, and to see yoked oxen at work.

Elspeth’s Place is just one of the programs we offer to help youth and adults connect with our farming heritage.

The Highland Riders 4-H Club holds meetings at the farm and provides outreach programs for members and visitors.

Why buy local meat?

Because you care about how the livestock that sustains us was raised. You want to do the right thing and honor the animals that sustain us.

Every dollar you spend goes back into the local community

We are commited to selling meat only from animals that were rasied humanely and dispatched with compasion. Buy meat from livestock that lived happy lives and you know you are doing the right thing.

What We Have to Offer

Buy local meat and feel good about your spending

We sell locally raised grassfed beef as well as pastured pork and lamb

Our meat is humanely raised and processed with care and compasion. Isn’t it time to honor the lives of the animals that sustain us? Buy meat from a local farmer and you’ll be sure it was treated well.

What it takes to be a Farmer

If you were raised on a farm you know what good food tastes like. Reconnect with the delicious meals you knew as a child.

Did you spend time on a relative's farm when you were a child?

You know how good meat can taste. Give your taste buds a delicious treat, buy local meat!

Our Programs

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Why Join Us?

  • We Care

  • Ours are Happy Cows

  • Eat less meat but when you do, buy the best there is

  • Honoring the livestock that provides sustance makes us better people

Learn more about what we have to offer

We love our users and are fully dedicated to keeping their trust by offering amazing programs !

Bonding with piglets.

Carole Soule and Bruce Dawson, farm owners, talk about what they do.