Upcoming Events: Childhood Disease, Weight of the Nation, Seacoast Restaurant Week

Local food events on the Seacoast and beyond, November 4 – 18:

• Nov 4 | Chick Farm Chicken Tamales and Churros
Kittery Adult Education, Traip Academy, Kittery, ME: Using free-range chicken and organic ingredients, learn to prepare delicious Tamales from David Vargas of Vida Verde. Finish the night off by making the classic Mexican fried dough Churros. 6 to 8 pm. FMI: www.kittery.maineadulted.org

• Nov 4 | Dinner Seminar: A Compromised Generation — The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children
Food and Health Forum, Blue Moon Evolution, Exeter, NH: Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner and presentation with author Beth Lambert as she takes a serious look at the alarming increase of childhood diseases in the US. 6:30 to 9 pm. FMI: www.foodandhealthforum.com

• Nov 5 | What Consumers/Gardeners­ Need to Know About FSMA
Zero Station / The Resilience Hub, Portland, ME: Learn more about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and how our local food system (and our local growers) might be affected. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. FMI: www.meetup.com/portlandpermaculture/

• Nov 5 | Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal
River Run Bookstore, Portsmouth, NH: Author and food historian Abigail Carroll upends the popular understanding of our most cherished mealtime traditions, and how Americans’ eating habits may change in the years to come. 7 pm. FMI: www.riverrunbookstore.com

• Nov 6 | Bioneers 2013 Screening & Discussion
Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group, Portsmouth Library, Portsmouth, NH: Featuring inspiring and educational videos from The Bioneers Conference, followed by discussion with Neil Harvey, host of the Bioneers Radio Show. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. FMI: www.meetup.com/GreaterSeacoastPermaculture/

• Nov 7 | Screening: Weight of the Nation
Seacoast School of Technology, Exeter, NH: Documentary about the nation’s obesity epidemic and what our community can do to change that. 4:30 to 7 pm. FMI: www.seacoasteatlocal.org

• Nov 7 – 16 | Portsmouth & Seacoast Restaurant Week
Portsmouth and The Seacoast: Over 50 participating restaurants offer special three-course prix-fixe menus; including many restaurants that source locally. FMI: www.restaurantweekportsmouth.com

• Nov 13 | Science Cafe: NH Oysters — Good for You, Good for the Bay
Jimmy LaPanza Lounge at Portsmouth Brewery, Portsmouth, NH: Ray Konisky from The Nature Conservancy and Ray Grizzle from The University of New Hampshire will discuss the progress, goals, and challenges ahead for New Hampshire’s oyster revival. 6 to 8 pm. FMI: www.nhepscor.org

• Nov 14 | Slow Money Maine’s 4th Annual Gathering
Belfast, ME: Learn more about food system activities throughout the state – farm enterprises, food businesses & nonprofit programs — including the creation of an ag-focused credit union, Somerset Grist Mill case study, and speaker Oren Hesterman. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. FMI: www.slowmoneymaine.org

• Nov 16 | Raising and Processing Turkeys
Sunnyfield Farm, Peterborough, NH: Learn how to raise pastured turkeys, from poult to plate. NOFA-NH workshop includes tour of turkey operation at Sunnyfied Farm, and a live processing demonstration. 12:30 to 3 pm. FMI: www.nofanh.org

Nov 17 | Women’s Health Conference: Getting Back to Balance
Food and Health Forum, Blue Moon Evolution, Portsmouth, NH: Day-long conference featuring women health professionals to help you develop and master a balanced life. 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. FMI: www.foodandhealthforum.com

• Nov 17 | Autumn Preserved Foods Swap & Harvest Feast
Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group, Durham Community Church, Durham, NH: Autumn Swap followed by separate Harvest Feast potluck, attend one or both. Swap at 3 to 4:30 pm, Harvest Feast at 5 to 8 pm. FMI: www.meetup.com/GreaterSeacoastPermaculture/

For additional listings, visit the Seacoast Eat Local calendar.

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