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Since 2008, Marc Moran has run Hopewell Farms in Newbury, New Hampshire. Focused on biodynamic farming, he has garnered numerous accolades for his achievements, including awards in 2012 for the New Hampshire Farm of Distinction and as Mother Earth News' Homesteader of the Year. Moreover, Marc Moran has become the … Read More
Since 2008, Marc Moran has run Hopewell Farms in Newbury, New Hampshire. Focused on biodynamic farming, he has garnered numerous accolades for his achievements, including awards in 2012 for the New Hampshire Farm of Distinction and as Mother Earth News' Homesteader of the Year. Moreover, Marc Moran has become the first commercial producer of tilapia in New England, and Hopewell Farms has earned the designation as the state's first animal welfare-approved farm.

Environmentally conscious, Marc Moran oversees the 50 acres that comprise Hopewell Farms. Along with his wife, Moran purchased the location to provide a simpler way of life for his family. Through photovoltaic solar panels and solar thermal heating systems, he converted his property into one that is completely energy self-sufficient. Additionally, Moran discovered a passion for sustainable farming, and he sells numerous types of high quality meat, fruits, and vegetables that are produced on Hopewell Farms. Other products available at the farm include vinegars, cheeses, and maple syrup.

Before Marc Moran bought the property, Hopewell Farms possessed a storied history. Constructed during the 18th century, it was in near-constant use for over two centuries. For the first third of the 20th century, businessman Mark Schultis owned it, and he transformed it into New England's largest producer of poultry. A practitioner of alternative energy, Schultis used wind energy to obtain electricity. He also built one of the region's largest maple sugar houses on premises, which Moran continues to operate.

During his spare time, Marc Moran engages in several interests. Along with learning about self-sufficiency, organic farming, and the natural environment, he studies art and enjoys woodworking. In charitable matters, he donates to the Wounded Warriors Project, Run for Life, and several animal rescues. Read Less
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