Hello! Welcome to the Saltonstall Farm.
Long before it belonged to the Saltonstalls, this land was home to the Abenaki people. Settlers colonized the Seacoast region in 1638. This barn was built around 1840, although we're not entirely certain when.
Dr. Henry Saltonstall, a Bostonian, served as a US Army field surgeon in Europe during WWII. He bought a small farm in rural Stratham, New Hampshire after the war to be near his brother, who lived nearby in Exeter. Dr. Saltonstall served the local community as a small town doctor for nearly fifty years. All of the old timers in the area have stories about Dr. Saltonstall mending broken bones or removing angry appendixes.
His daughter, Caroline Saltonstall, grew up on the farm. She used to ride her horses with her brothers and sister on the main roads of Stratham. Caroline grew up and married Buck Robinson, and they took over the farm in 1991. Caroline and Buck ran an organic, pick-your-own berry farm that they called Berry Hill Farm.
Caroline and Buck had two children: Sophie and Winslow. Sophie grew up knowing she wanted to live on the farm, and in 2019 she married K. Kyle Blume. They took Saltonstall as their last name and are beginning a new era as the current stewards of the property, now known as the Saltonstall Farm.
The mission of the Saltonstall Farm is to maintain a joyful space for the purposes of growing good food and celebrating life's happiest moments.
The Robinwood Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is a permanent tenant at the Saltonstall Farm. The Robinwood Center provides a loving and joyful space for an increasingly diverse community to meet on just terms for the purpose of healing relationships to the land, each other, and one's self. They foster opportunities for dialogue and action on issues of sustainability, justice, and healing in the NH & ME Seacoast region.