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Little Plates…Big Results

The NH Food Bank will host “Grow Local-Eat Local Celebration, Little Plates…Big Results.” This signature culinary tasting event benefiting the NH Food Bank’s Recipe For Success programs will feature some of NH’s finest chefs preparing distinctive dishes using seasonal and locally produced foods. It takes place October 1st, starting at 5:30pm in Manchester. Join 300 […]

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RiverWoods strives for a healther menu

Stout Oak Farm, co-owned by Seacoast Eat Local board member Kate Donald, is working with RIverWoods in Exeter to put local, organic food on their tables. From SeacoastOnline: Two local businesses have recently come together to pursue a unified goal of promoting a healthier lifestyle and a sense of community. For the past month, RiverWoods […]

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Growing Pains: Can Demand For Local Meat Sustain N.H.’s Three New Slaughterhouses?

The second installment of Emily Corwin’s NHPR series, “Growing Pains,” on the economic impact of  local food and agriculture in New Hampshire, recently aired, and examines a critical part of our infrastructure — slaughterhouses: According to the USDA, Americans are producing and eating more locally-raised food every year. But the market for local meat has trailed behind […]

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Growing Pains: What One N.H. Farmer Is Doing To Make Local Food More Profitable

With almost 60 farmers markets across the state, demand for local food is growing. But local farmers still struggle to make a profit growing local food. In fact, about three quarters of all farms in New Hampshire gross less than $10,000 from sales each year. The first installment in a summer business series investigating how a […]

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Getting the Kids Involved — Kathy Gunst and The Outdoor Classroom in South Berwick

An interview with local chef and author Kathy Gunst about d her work with the program Outdoor Class in South Berwick, from the Portland Press Herald: Q&A with Kathy Gunst Through the program (Outdoor Classroom), how do you work at helping kids appreciate the connection between their food and the people who produce it? What […]

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Saving the Farm: Conservation Easements

Local farmer, Renee Ciulla, wrote recently about how several New Hampshire farms used easements to ensure the possibility of continued agricultural production for future generations. Featured farms include Coppal House Farm, Good Earth Farm, Velvet Pastures Elk Ranch, Warren Farm, and Amber Acres. From Rodale Institute: Green rolls of open hills dotted with lines of […]

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Reading roundup

There’s been a lot of articles too good not to share in recent weeks: Let’s Ask Marion Nestle: Who’s Got The Power to End Hunger in America?, Civil Eats “I’ve just seen A Place at the Table (a film in which I briefly appear), which lays out today’s hunger problem in a particularly poignant way. It was […]

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Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire Top 2013 Locavore Index

Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire topped the 2013 Locavore Index, which ranks states in terms of commitment to local foods. With Rhode Island at 11th, Massachusetts at 12th, and Connecticut at 15th positions, New England as a whole showed strong support for eating locally-sourced food: How does your state stack up against all the others […]

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Farmers markets offer variety of produce, vendors year-round

On the year-round offerings at local farmers’ markets — including our own Winter Farmers’ Market! By Jeanne McCartin at Soon, very soon, 32 farmers markets will start popping up along the Seacoast landscape. First to the familiar tents, an abundance of seedlings along with salad greens, picked fresh that morning. People will return to […]

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One-Stop Shopping, The Local Way!

A review of our Winter Farmers’ Market by Andrea Hood, from Isla: Market Review: Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers Market, New Hampshire Winter is a long season in the Northeast, possibly the longest of all of the seasons. Not being a fan of the cold temperatures and snow, I always say that winter is really […]

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