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Winter Market Survey!

What an amazing indoor market season! On behalf of the board, staff and volunteers of Seacoast Eat Local, thank you to all the vendors and customers who made this season our strongest yet! We’re currently doing an online survey to hear from our customers about the markets. Do you have suggestions? Do you want to […]

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Featured at the Indoor Farmers’ Market: Goat!

At the April 14th market at the Exeter High School, we’ll be featuring all things goat! Jesta Farm will have raw goat milk, Via Lactea Farm will have goat cheese, Hickory Nut Farm will have goat cheese and yogurt, and Harrison’s Farm, Jenness Farm and Riverslea Farm will bring goat meat. You’ll also find goat […]

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Featured at the Winter Farmers’ Market: Kale and Greens

Each market, we watch (and stand clear of) the market customers on the hunt for the prize of New England winter food: green leaves. Kale, salad greens, spinach, beet greens and chard seem to have a little magic in them this time of year, as we wait for Spring. Our Seacoast farmers grow these greens […]

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Featured at the Winter Farmers’ Market: Dried Beans

Beans are one of the world’s oldest foods, dating back nearly 4,000 years. They come in many colorful varieties, and must be picked, shelled, and dried before storage. In the Seacoast, among the varieties available are heirlooms (Marfax, True Red Cranberry, Stueben Yellow Eye), which were planted by the native populations. Our local beans are […]

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Featured at the Winter Farmers’ Market: Turnips

Turnips, a frost-hardy crop, are said to sweeten when the weather cools. They are dug in the late autumn and stored throughout the cold season. At the market, you’ll find the familiar purple top turnip, a variety that is best when cooked. You will also find Tokyo turnips at the market (both white and scarlet), […]

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Featured at the Winter Farmers’ Market: Carrots

Carrots must be our most versatile winter crop. From the unpeeled and raw snack, to the sublime sweetness of a creamy soup, the brightness of this vegetable will cheer any eater. Carrots have a long growing season, so they must be weeded early and often. Once they are dug from the earth, they are washed […]

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Featured at the Winter Farmers’ Market: Cabbage

At our Winter Farmers’ Market this Saturday, January 14, in Exeter, we’ll feature cabbage on our recipe cards. Take a look at the different varieties available from our area farmers…you’ll see the familiar red and green heads, dense and heavy, as well as the elongated, looser-leaf Asian varieties. Cabbages are versatile and delicious, working well […]

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Winter Vegetable Survey for Consumers

Seacoast Eat Local is participating in a three year project, funded by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, to increase sales of winter vegetables by our area farmers. Part of our project is learning about what consumers buy, cook, and eat. If you purchase vegetables at our winter farmers’ markets, then help us out by taking a 5 […]

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Featured at the Winter Farmers’ Market: Beets

There’s a certain time in late fall when farmers wear the tell-tale pink hands of beet harvesting and washing. With nearly 10 vendors bringing these winter vegetables to the market on December 17th, you’ll be able to pick up these roots and enjoy their ruby color (which indicates they are high in phytonutrients called betalains). […]

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Featured at the Winter Farmers’ Market: Winter Squash

At each Winter Farmers’ Market, we feature a seasonal vegetable and provide tips on buying, storing and cooking them. This week, for our December 10th market, we’re highlighting winter squash. Seven vendors will be bringing a wide variety of winter squash, and you’ll see the familiar butternuts and acorns, as well as marina di chioggia and […]

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