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Farm Stays - Northern New England.  Your Guide to an Unforgettable Farm Vacation by Marcia Passos Duffy

Farm Stays - Northern New England. Your Guide to an Unforgettable Farm Vacation

by Marcia Passos Duffy

140 pages
Profiles of 23 farm stays in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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About the Book
Are you planning a New England vacation? Why not stay someplace really different? Stay at a New England farm!

This book opens up the door to a new family vacation experience not found anywhere. Staying at a farm is a way out of the hustle and bustle of modern life -– a retreat that brings you and your family back to America’s farm roots and a calmer, simpler way of life. The book profiles 23 farm stays in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and include helpful chapters on what to expect on your farm stay, tips on what to bring, farming basics, farm safety and even farm stay recipes and links to farm stays sites around the world.

Here's what reviewers are saying about Farm Stays:


“Duffy's book is chock-full of practical information and sound advice for enjoying a safe and educational on-farm experience. Farm profiles offer information on travel distance, accommodations, setting, activities, rates, food, a brief history of the farm, and recommendations for local day trips. The basic farm animal facts enhance the learning promised through this unique vacation. You'll want to bring this book along with you on your agri-tourism adventure. What a terrific way to help support small-scale farming in northern New England!”

~ Madeleine Charney, Informational Resources Manager, New England Small Farm Institute ( (and co-host of "Farm to Fork: The Pioneer Valley's Local Food and Agriculture Show" WXOJ-LP - Valley Free Radio, 103.3 FM)

“Thirty-five years ago, when my wife and I announced to our friends that we were taking the kids on a farm vacation, they thought we were from outer space! However, as Marcia Passos Duffy points out in Farm Stays: Northern New England...Your Guide to an Unforgettable Farm Vacation, things have certainly changed, as people are now seeking an experience that can't be duplicated elsewhere at a fraction of the cost.”

~ Norm Goldman, Editor, Sketch and Travel and,

“This well organized book is more than a handy vacation guide. It is a warm invitation for families to sample life at its source, where food is grown and time slows to nature’s pace. With glorious photos, tempting recipes, maps, facts, and useful links, author Marcia Passos Duffy prepares any family for a memorable stay at one of Northern New England’s many working farms that welcome guests. Duffy, a mother of two and lifelong supporter of the small farm, knows that parents truly relax when their kids are having wholesome fun.”

~ Jeanne Prevett Sable, writer, editor, and author of Seed Keepers of Crescentville ( — A novel about a small Vermont farming community that rallies against a giant biotech ag-corporation.

“More than a book about farm locations, Marcia Passos Duffy has provided a guide to family experiences that you and your children will never forget. A day or two on the farm is like a visit to a wondrous world of new sounds and sights, a world in a different time warp where everyone has time to enjoy the people, plants and creatures around them. Often, after you’ve shared their farm, their dinner table, and their way of life, your new farm friends will become lifetime friends, and you’ll be buying Marcia’s book to encourage the city dwellers in your life to find farm friends of their own.”

~Jane Eckert, a sixth generation farmer, published author and CEO of Eckert AgriMarketing,, which presents workshops and seminars, and provides consultation, and Web site design to North American farms and tourism professionals.


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About the Author
Marcia Passos Duffy Marcia Passos Duffy is a freelance writer specializing in business, agriculture, parenting, and food. She is also the publisher of The Heart of New England (, a free online magazine and newsletter that celebrates the unique character and culture of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.



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