Volunteering with Seacoast Eat Local

Here at Seacoast Eat Local, it is our mission to connect people with sources of locally grown foods and promote eating locally for the health of our environment, community, culture and economy. Through advocacy, organizing and education, we work toward a sustainable local food system that meets the needs of both producers and consumers.

Seacoast Eat Local is a volunteer-based non-profit organization, and our work is made possible by passionate volunteers from the Seacoast and beyond. It is through the continued support of so many that we are able to maintain and grow our programs, connecting consumers with farmers and making local food an available aspect of life for everyone in the Seacoast!

Volunteers helping set up before markets begin are appreciated by all!

Volunteers helping set up before markets begin are appreciated by all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteering with Seacoast Eat Local can take on many forms. We need your support across all of our programs. This can include

  • staffing info tables at community events,
  • helping farmers unload at our winter markets,
  • assisting in data collection for Seacoast Harvest,
  • working with our SNAP/EBT & Debit program at farmers’ markets,
  • gleaning local food for donation from markets and area farms,
  • and creating interest around a variety of local food events
Jess and Carina are helping glean produce for donation from the Portsmouth Farmers' Market.

Jess and Carina are helping glean produce for donation from the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market.

 

If you’d like to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how you can support the local agricultural community check out our Volunteer page. You can sign up for our volunteer email newsletter there and read about the different types of support we need to keep growing. The Winter Farmers’ Markets are just around the corner, our first in the series starts November 22. These community events can always use additional support to help them run smoothly and successfully. Click over to our Winter Farmers’ Market page to save the dates and learn more about the market.

There are a number of ways you can support the local food movement …

Join our stellar crew of volunteers. We need help getting the word out, running market activities, setting up during the winter markets or even just hanging posters around your town. Email leo@seacoasteatlocal.org for more info.
Volunteers are needed to help at the SNAP/EBT booth to help answer customer’s questions, assist the program coordinator with EBT and debit transactions, and to provide new EBT shoppers with information and a farmers’ market tour. Email snap@seacoasteatlocal.org for more info.

 

Jean Pauly working with the Rollinsford PD to collect food donations for their holiday food baskets. Through generous support from farmers and market shoppers, SEL was able to donate over 2,000 pounds of local food to area pantries during last year's winter markets season

Jean Pauly working with the Rollinsford PD to collect food donations for their holiday food baskets. Through generous support from farmers and market shoppers, SEL was able to donate over 2,000 pounds of local food to area pantries during last year’s winter market season

Another option is to support local food and agriculture with a donation to Seacoast Eat Local. Donate online or mail a donation made out to Seacoast Eat Local to 67 Airport Road, Newington, NH. Donations are tax deductible.

Help us spread the word! You can forward this blog, follow our blog, post a message online, text or invite a friend to go to your local farmers’ market. Farmers love your support!

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