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Brooke’s Post: A Wonderful Experience!

Editor’s Note: We can say that we loved having you, too, Brooke! More than many interns we have had in the past (though they have all been great), we really appreciated and were heartened to see the learning and growth that Brooke experienced through her work with us, as well as the enthusiasm for local […]

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Amber’s Post: The Comfort of Mom’s Soup

A warm meal on a cold night— nothing quite compares. This weekend, as the air is frigid and snow begins to fall, I suggest a winter soup to warm you up! Especially when the meal comes from your mom! My mom is all about emptying the fridge of veggies, and combining rice and beans for […]

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Talking Sustainable Food with High School Students

I was recently approached by a Portsmouth High School student taking an honors ecology class to answer some questions about sustainable local food. The poor girl probably received far more than she bargained for, as I tend to digress, but I thought I would share the questions and answers with our blogosphere: How would you define […]

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Kathleen’s Post: Puppy Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies

My sweet girl, Miss Charley, and I got to spend our first Christmas together and you bet I am that crazy new dog mom that spoiled my dog as much as my family on gifts. Come visit our Winter Markets to check out all of the pet items local farmers and artists are bringing! My favorite […]

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Amber’s Post: Ginger for the Holidays

To me the holiday season means spending time with my family, enjoying the warmth of a fireplace, and gingerbread. There’s nothing like a soft gingerbread cookie on the eve of Christmas. This year, eager to make more food from scratch, I was curious about growing ginger myself. For any fellow ginger lovers out there, I […]

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Brooke’s Post: Vegetarian Chili for Chilly Days

The first snowfall just hit and I automatically started to crave some warm chili. The typical recipe that you probably think of calls for ground turkey, chicken or ground beef, but in my case I use a plethora of beans and vegetables. Most meat-eaters are probably thinking that’s not chili, you need meat in your […]

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Amber’s Post: Gingerbread Granola

As the holiday season rolls into town, granola is a sweet homemade gift idea for friends and family. This week I adapted the Minimalist Baker’s recipe, Gingerbread Granola. Although I excluded the nuts, try adding almonds, walnuts, or even craisins to yours! Serves 10, ½ cup per serving Dry Ingredients  3 1/4 cups rolled oats […]

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Brooke’s Post: Super Sprouts

It wasn’t until last weeks farmers’ market that I discovered the amazing world of sprouts. In the past I would always order alfalfa sprouts on my sandwiches at delis, but never knew exactly what those sprouts were or what the benefits of them are, they simply just tasted yummy. At the farmers market I was […]

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Kathleen’s Post: 10 Steps in Supporting Your Community, Saving Money & Eating Local This Holiday Season

10 Steps in Supporting Your Community, Saving Money & Eating Local This Holiday Season Shop at the Winter Farmer’s Market for holiday meals and seasonal gifts! Dates can be found on seacoasteatlocal.org. Some farms also offer ‘bulk sales’ for items that store well like onions if you buy in quantity. Buy your family Christmas tree […]

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Amber’s Post: A Gift That Keeps Giving

With holiday celebrations among us, meal preparation is inevitable. With cooking comes food scraps and heavy trashes. Before you throw away everything from vegetable and fruit peelings to teabags and eggshells, consider the benefits of composting. When waste is sent to a landfill, air cannot get to the organic matter. Therefore, as the waste breaks […]

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