Category Archives: food security

Grow a Row for your local food pantry!

Have a green thumb and a little extra garden space? New Roots Farm in partnership with Seacoast Eat Local is looking for garden partners to help increase fresh local produce available at our many local pantries. How can YOU help? Step 1: Pick up free seedlings or seeds available at New Roots Farm in Newmarket […]

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Meet our new intern!

UNH junior Katherine Murphy will be working on our SNAP/EBT at Farmers’ Markets program this spring alongside our program coordinator, Caty Wilkey. She will be working on a variety of related projects with low-income populations and access to local food. In particular, she will be assisting with local food rescue initiatives and our gleaning program, as […]

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NH’s HB660 GMO labeling law up for vote *this* Wed 1/22

Just kidding about that last chance to act last week! The vote for NH’s GMO labeling law, HB660, was scheduled for 1/15 but was delayed to 1/22. Unfortunately the delay allowed the opposition to act, and we need to call our New Hampshire representatives to let them know what we think! Here’s an update from […]

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Join in a yoga class fundraising for Yoga Mala

Just because Yoga Mala is fully registered doesn’t mean you can’t participate! First, of course, you can donate directly. There’s also a bunch of Mini Mala fundraising classes happening around the seacoast, so you can get your yoga flow going for the great causes of keeping people fed, warm, and healthy (including benefitting Seacoast Eat […]

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Locally Driven Food Drive – help reduce food insecurity this holiday season with local food from seacoast farms

This holiday season, make a donation to help seacoast farmers share the harvest with neighbors in need! Participating Seacoast Farms have pledged to match produce in-kind for all all funds raised. This means that every dollar raised goes directly to a local farmer, who in-turn will donate TWICE that value in fresh, healthy produce to […]

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Thank you Heron Pond Farm! Thank you volunteers!

  Seacoast Eat Local would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Heron Pond Farm for donating almost one ton of potatoes to area food pantries, and to the volunteers who harvested and washed to make this donation possible! These gorgeous potatoes were gleaned in early November with the help of some very generous […]

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Food for the Furloughed at the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market, Oct 5

Earlier this week at the Exeter market, lots of farmers and food producers decided to offer free food to furloughed government employees. The success of Thursday has inspired the market vendors to continue the effort to Saturday’s market in Portsmouth: Due to recent government furloughs and in a show of support for our community members […]

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Maine Community Food Council Summit, October 18

Maine Community Food Council Summit Maine Network of Community Food Councils St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, Lewiston, ME Friday, October 18, 2013 9am – 4pm • Grassroots Organizing for Food Self-Reliance • Community Research: A Systems Approach • Mapping Community Food Systems • Social, Economic, Environmental and Health Impacts • Engaging Diverse Stakeholders • Projects: Ordering […]

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NH Food Bank Benefit Grow Local Eat Local Celebration

Grow Local, Eat Local…Little Plates, Big Results Tickets are now available online for the 5th Annual Grow Local tasting event to benefit three of the Recipe for Success programs at the New Hampshire Food Bank. This year will celebrate 10 years of leadership from the Executive Director, Melanie Gosselin, 10 years of hosting Cooking […]

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Your Community, Your Food Guide

The Food Education Network (FEN), a fantastic group of individuals working to ensure that people of all income levels have the education resources they need to have locally grown, healthy foods, just released its hot-off-the-digital-presses guide called Your Community, Your Food Guide Download your own copy [.pdf] and share!

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