NH Eat Local Month

August is New Hampshire Eat Local Month!

Posted by Jen Risley On August - 1 - 2016

2016_farmdayflyer copy 2Emery Farm
133 Piscataqua Road (Route 4) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Hay rides
  • Cow riding 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. with Miles Smith Farm
  • Livestock in petting barn
  • Pick your own fruit and herbs
  • Locally grown vegetables and locally produced food
  • Cold drinks
  • Restroom on site

La Roche Farm
41 Bennett Road 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Antique tractor display and demonstration
  • Haying and plowing demonstrations
  • Meet the farm animals, including goats and chickens
  • Hay rides
  • Sugar Shack tours
  • Sheep shearing demonstration, 11a.m. – 2p.m.
  • Sheep to shawl demonstration – sheep shearing, fleece preparation, carding, spinning, and weaving, 11a.m. – 2p.m.
  • “Ask a Gardener”, staffed by local UNH Master Gardeners
  • Restroom on site

UNH Fairchild Dairy
36 O’Kane Road 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
UNH staff conduct a wide variety of research on the farm. Visitors are asked not to feed the livestock.

  • Self-guided walking tours
  • Holstein and Jersey dairy cows in tie-in and free stalls
  • Restroom on site

The Food Friendly Yards Tour
In downtown Durham 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Pre-registration for Tour is Required

Meets at the Oyster River Middle School parking lot on Dennison Rd. and visits 5 yards in Durham featuring creative vegetable gardens, fruits and berries integrated into landscaping, chickens,
beehives and ornamental pollinator gardens. Registration required by August 19th, please contact Theresa Walker at 603-659-7226, theresawalker@comcast.net to register.

Linden Woods Farm
135 Packers Falls Road 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Tour the stable and paddocks and meet the horses

Tecce Farm
240 Mast Road 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Locally grown fruit, vegetables and flowers
  • Cold drinks
  • Family friendly art activity with Durham Parks and Recreation, make a vegetable print using farm fresh veggies

UNH Woodman Farm
70 Spinney Lane 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Pre-Registration for Tour is Required

Tour the farm to learn about ongoing research to improve fruit, vegetable and ornamental production in northern New England. Please register for the tour by contacting Theresa Walker of the Durham Agricultural Commission by August 19th via 659-7226 or theresawalker@comcast.net.

  • Kiwiberry research and breeding vineyard
  • Test plot for crossbreeding Quinoa with its weedy wild relatives (lambsquarter)
  • Pollinator gardens and the UNH bee hotels
  • Strawberry breeding program
  • Day neutral strawberry row cover trial
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Tomato growth nutrition study in caterpillar tunnels
  • Tillage to Tarp – improving cover crop impacts
  • Seedless table grape vineyard
  • Pepper variety trial in high tunnel

Community Garden at Wagon Hill Farm
Piscataqua Road (Route 4) 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Self-guided tour of garden
  • Observation beehive

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