Purchase a 2021 Workshop Gift Certificate this Holiday

Bringing the wisdom of the past to the opportunities of the present.

Sanborn Mills Farm will have a full schedule of workshops and learning opportunities available in 2021, pending any mitigating developments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our workshops cover a wide range of topics, from making natural dyes to print-making to learning how to work with draft animals to blacksmithing. We apply knowledge gained from traditional, time-honored techniques and craft to contemporary uses and styles. At Sanborn Mills Farm, the best of the past thrives in the present to help shape the future.

To see the full range of workshops at the Farm, click below for the 2020 Workshop Catalog. — an updated 2021 catalog and schedule will be posted soon. Contact Molly Bolick, our Program Manager, to purchase a gift certificate at molly@sanbornmills.org.



The safety and well-being of the guests, faculty, and staff of Sanborn Mills Farm are always our primary concerns, as are the safety and wellbeing of our neighbors and community. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its course, our decisions regarding programming at the Farm and the availability of our location for visits are always based on what’s best and right with regard to safety and well-being.

In order to keep the highest standard of safety possible, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all the remaining programming – classes and workshops – at Sanborn Mills Farm for 2020. The Farm will also remain closed to outside visitors until further notice.

If you have already registered and paid for a 2020 class, you will receive a full refund. Please contact our program manager, Molly Bolick, if you have questions about this process.

In lieu of our regular classes and workshops, we will, over the next weeks and months, regularly post videos about craft and farming skills on the Sanborn Mills Farm website and our Facebook page. Please keep an eye on both places for new material. We are striving to keep our community connected through educational programming in whatever safe way we can.

Meanwhile, the closure of the Farm does not mean the closure of our farming. Spring planting is underway, repairs are being made to barns and outbuildings, and we are working on various projects to strengthen the Farm’s infrastructure. Much of the food we grow this year will be distributed to those who would most benefit from a helping hand, and we are working with state agencies to find the best way to distribute our produce. We are also looking for partners among non-profit organizations and in the private sector to help us with distribution. If this is you, please let us know!

We are also spending this time working on conservation projects in our woodlands. Ultimately, we will have a wide network of trails throughout the conserved woodlands at the Farm for the use of our guests and students.

Thank you for your continuing interest in Sanborn Mills Farm and for your dedication to our continuing project. We very much look forward to seeing you at the Farm in the safe, non-pandemic future.

Best regards,

Colin Cabot and the staff of Sanborn Mills Farm

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Workshops in blacksmithing, draft animal skills, and fiber arts are offered from April to early November. If the workshops in the UPCOMING EVENTS column to the right are full, check out our CALENDAR for more listings.

Sanborn Mills Farm is a traditional New Hampshire farm and nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability, creativity, and preserving traditional crafts, folklife skills, and agricultural knowledge so that the best of the past can help shape our future.