The nonprofit Wholesome Wave is well known for their support and promotion of local food systems. Seacoast Eat Local is proud to be a recipient of the Wholesome Wave Double Value Coupon Program , one of many Wholesome Wave programs that aims to connect low-income families with fresh healthy local foods. This year Wholesome Wave is also launching the Farm to Table Cycle – cyclist and photographer, Glenn Charles, will embark on a 16 day journey through New England’s local food landscape. On September 18th, Glenn and his crew will be joining Seacoast Eat Local at the Exeter Farmers Market! Seacoast Eat Local will be hosting their annual kid’s scavenger hunt, located right next to the SNAP/Debit Token Booth.
“Using stories and photographs captured along the trip, Farm to Table Cycle will deepen understanding and ignite action on issues that touch our food system daily, including food security, farming, food waste, dairy and livestock production, farm-to-table chefs, local food processing and infrastructure, school meals, and institutional food purchasing.
The trip kicks off at McLevy Green in Bridgeport, CT on September 11, 2014, and will come to an end in Portland, ME on Saturday, September 27. Cyclist and world-class photographer Glenn Charles will make nearly three dozen visits to farms, farmers markets, fisheries, schools, food pantries, retail outlets, restaurants, and more as he winds his way north. To learn more or to get involved, visit www.farmtotablecycle.com.”