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How’s and Why’s of Eating With the Seasons

Kelsey MacDonald, Seacoast Eat Local Intern What Does Eating In Season Mean? Eating in season is a way of celebrating the food products, especially produce available in your area at that time of year. This also means waiting to eat foods until they are available to you locally, which maybe a challenge at first. Eating […]

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The Return of a Few Favorites

  Written by Emily Whitmore, SEL Intern   Spring has finally sprung! And so will a few crops that we’ve been missing throughout this long, snowy winter. As May and June are approaching, lets look at a few crops that will be available fresh at the markets! One delicious ingredient that is very popular during […]

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The Hype on Greens

Written by Emily Whitmore, Seacoast Eat Local Intern Greens are a group of vegetables that often go overlooked and aren’t given the credit they deserve. Greens can dress up any meal with their vibrant color, enticing flavor and vast amount of nutrients! Whether it’s mustard greens, turnip greens, chard or kale, greens are a nutrient-dense […]

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It’s an Egg-cellent Time of Year for Eggs!

Kelsey MacDonald, Seacoast Eat Local Intern It’s Egg day at the last Seacoast Eat Local Farmer’s Market, this Saturday at the Exeter High School! The many farms that will be selling fresh eggs include: The Root Seller, Jesta Farm, Brandmoore Farm, Coppal House Farm, Hurd Farm, Mona Farm, Brookford Farm, Patridge Farm, White Cedar Farm, […]

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Say Cheese! The Importance of Calcium for Growing Kids

Written by Emily Whitmore, Seacoast Eat Local Intern   This week is Dairy and Kids’ day at the Market! Dairy plays a fundamental role in children’s diets because it contains beneficial nutrients for bone health. Calcium is a mineral found in dairy products that is stored in the bones and teeth for structural and functional […]

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Dairy At The Market

Written by Kelsey MacDonald Seacoast Eat Local Intern Dairy products provide many essential nutrients, especially those associated with bone health. Calcium is a mineral known for building strong bones and teeth and maintaining bone mass and density. Dairy is the primary source of calcium in most people’s diets. It is recommended that at least three […]

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March is National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month®! Written by Emily Whitmore, Seacoast Eat Local Intern National Nutrition Month® is a national campaign that aims to educate and provide awareness to the public on the importance of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. It was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which is the leading organization […]

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Eating Locally All Year Long – A Calendar of Eating!

Written by Kelsey MacDonald, SEL Intern Here are some helpful and hopefully inspiring ways to enjoy local food, celebrate the seasons and eat local foods all year long. January (Nov-April) : Winter Farmers Markets Winter markets are a fun and warm retreat from the harsh weather. In addition to many farmers and edible products, some markets have […]

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Strafford County Farm Bureau Fundraiser Breakfast, Sunday March 8th!

The Strafford County Farm Bureau is hosting its annual fundraiser breakfast with locally-sourced foods, from a variety of farms in the area, on Sunday, March 8, from 8am-12pm at the Jeremiah Smith Grange Hall in Lee (1 Lee Hook Road in Lee, NH). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Strafford County Farm Bureau’s Youth-In-Agriculture […]

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Grass-fed Meats Offered at the Winter Farmers’ Markets

Written by Emily Whitmore Seacoast Eat Local Intern                              The Seacoast Eat Local farmers’ markets are loaded with many varieties of high quality protein, including grass-fed meats. Protein is an essential part of our diet and is a vital nutrient used to build and […]

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