Staff/Editors Note: We are pretty fond of you, too, Charlotte! We feel lucky to have benefited from your time and expertise and know you are on your way to great things!
Today I am writing my last blog for Seacoast Eat Local. It is a bittersweet feeling because this internship has been such a positive experience for me. I will spend my last few weeks wrapping up final projects at school and enjoying the amazing friendships I have made at UNH. My senior year has been one crazy year but I cannot imagine it without Seacoast Eat Local.
Through this experience I was able to broaden my views on nutrition to create a more holistic approach. I was also able to apply some of my skills and knowledge from school to this internship giving me the confidence I need as I graduate and enter the workforce. The support I was given and the support I saw through Seacoast Eat Local markets is unforgettable. The strong bond that this community of local businesses/organizations, farmers and residents is truly remarkable. Seacoast Eat Local and all involved do an amazing job in collaborating to create a healthy and balanced food system through supporting local agriculture/businesses and addressing food security/accessibility in the community.
Seacoast Eat Local supports one of my favorite quotes by Alice Waters, who once said, “Good food should be a right and not a privilege”. The seacoast community is working so hard to do just this and I am happy to now be involved in a community like this.
With all of that said. Thank you to everyone who has made my experience interning at Seacoast Eat Local so positive. I am looking forward to seeing you all at future markets!