For the Town of Hollis, farming has not only been business but also a way of life. Founded in 1746, the Town still remains heavily agricultural despite its proximity to today's centers of commerce. As they have done for decades, fields of strawberries, apples, pumpkins and corn still line the roads. Throughout the year, residents and tourists from far and wide enjoy the taste of local fruits and vegetables.
It is estimated that about half the land area in Hollis is currently under some form of agricultural use, including forestry. This helps preserve the town's open space and rural character, while providing a local source of food, income, and jobs that circle back into the community. Agricultural land is also tax efficient because it pays more in property taxes than it requires in town services, thereby increasing the tax base and reducing taxes on residential properties.