Category Archives: author: Emily B

Emily’s Post: A Summer Internship Gone By

I had a rough idea of what my internship with Seacoast Eat Local was going to look like when I began working with them at the start of this summer. Working at the Saturday Portsmouth Farmer’s Markets, posting weekly on the blog, and attending a few meetings with Jill and Shelly. What I did not […]

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Emily’s Post: What’s with Organic, anyway?

dandelion greens, photo by Caitlin Porter

One of the most important topics of conversation concerning our local food climate today is the commonly heard debate; organic or conventional? Every farmer has a slightly different philosophy and set of growing practices, some of which fall into the USDA certification of organic. However, after speaking with many of the local farmers in the […]

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Emily’s Post: Meadow’s Mirth Farm

Josh Jennings is the founder of Meadow’s Mirth, a certified organic flower and vegetable farm located in Stratham, NH. Josh started Meadow’s Mirth on his own in 2006, and currently cultivates between seven and ten acres of land each year with two full-time employees. This farm sells its produce both retail at farmer’s markets as […]

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Emily’s Post: Meet Lis from White Cedar Farm

Lis Schneider is the co-owner of White Cedar Farm in Kingston, NH, currently in its fourth full season of production. Originally owned by the Bake family (for nearly 200 years), this land was a working dairy farm until about thirty years ago. Now it houses 6-10 acres of no-spray vegetables, 650 laying hens, and close […]

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Emily’s Post: Making Local Food ‘Less Sexy’ with Heron Pond Farm

Andre Cantelmo is the co-founder of Heron Pond Farm in South Hampton, NH, currently in its twentieth season of production. Andre runs the farm alongside Greg Balog. The partners have been friends since their time together at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where they both studied soil science. Due to this background, Andre considers himself […]

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Emily’s Post: Highlighting Dairy on the Seacoast with Bell & Goose Cheese Co

Anna Cantelmo, the wife of farmer Andre Cantelmo (co-owner of Heron Pond Farm) and mother of two, has recently gained the title of entrepreneur for her cheesemaking business, Bell & Goose Cheese Company. Based out of a small studio on her own property in South Hampton, NH, Anna makes a variety of cheeses including Camembert, […]

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Emily’s Post: Farm-a-Q!

For those who were not lucky enough to attend this past weekend’s Farm-a-Q, I would like to share how wonderful this experience was, and to highly encourage purchasing a ticket for this event next summer. For those of you who may not have heard of it, Farm-a-Q is an annual community fundraising event that features […]

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Emily’s Post: Meet Cole, The Market Manager

This week on the blog, I am happy to introduce Cole Gove, the market manager for the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market. Cole is part of the staff at the Seacoast Growers Association (SGA), a nonprofit that has successfully run Farmers’ Markets since its start in 1977. The Seacoast Growers Association runs or manages a number of […]

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Emily’s Post: What Do YOU Want to Know?

This week, I have spent time thinking about what exactly I should focus on in my blog posts throughout the summer. After speaking with Jill about a few potential options, I decided to do a series, spending each week focusing on a farm (and farmers) from the Portsmouth Farmer’s Market. However, the question still stands […]

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Emily’s Post: Focused on Food Security

Editors Note: We are thrilled to welcome Emily to our summer intern program! We can tell already that she has a go-getters style and lots of knowledge of our field of work. Make sure you stop in to say hi to her on Saturday mornings in Portsmouth, and that you add your thoughts to some […]

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