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July 25: Temple Farms & Barns tour–9:30 am- 4 pm. Come to Temple, NH to visit seven beautiful historic-barns spanning nearly 3 centuries! Early Bird admission to Temple Farms & Barns is $20, $25 at the gate. Youngsters 12 and under are admitted free, teenagers at half price. Pick up order forms at the Temple Store and at the Toadstool Bookshops in Peterborough and Milford, and at www.templebarns.org.
August 2-8: National and New Hampshire Farmers’ Market Week. Special events and activities and wonderful vendors of all kinds at market locations throughout the week. Visit http://www.agriculture.nh.gov/publications-forms/documents/farmers-market-directory.pdf to view a directory of NH summer season Farmers’ Markets.
August, 6, 13, 20, 27: Live Music Thursday at LaBelle Winery, 345 Route 101, Amherst. Live music and dining in the Bistro or outside on the vineyard view terrace. http://www.labellewinerynh.com/thursday-music-series/
August 9: The Farmer’s Dinner at LaBelle Winery – a REAL hyper local farm to table experience! http://www.thefarmersdinner.com/event/labellewinery/
August 9, 23: Yoga in the Vineyard in partnership with NH Power Yoga. Yogis stay to dine in The Bistro at LaBelle Winery and/or enjoy a tasting after their class! http://www.labellewinerynh.com/recurring-events-at-labelle-winery/yoga-at-labelle-winery/
August 12: The Winemaker’s Kitchen Cooking Series– Amy LaBelle leads this instructional class where participants enjoy learning to cook with wine and to sample what is created! http://www.labellewinerynh.com/recurring-events-at-labelle-winery/cookingwithwine/
August 16: 2015 NH Wine Festival – Live Free & Wine, Presented by the NH Winery Association at Flag Hill Winery & Distillery, Lee, noon-2 pm and 3-5 pm. There will be 15 New Hampshire wineries represented who will be sampling and selling their wines. Patrons are invited to try new wine, cider & mead varieties and re-examine their old favorites. Enjoy music and other vendors featuring locally made items and food. . Online event ticket sales are $ 35.95 per person which includes a Special Event Logo Tasting Glass, 10 ticket samples plus free parking. Additional sampling tickets will be on sale at the event. This year we will offer two sessions, 12 – 2 pm and 3 – 5 pm so you can visit earlier or later. Tickets and information online at www.nhwineryassociation.com.
August 30-31: Tractor Operation, Safety & Basic Maintenance: A Two-day Class for New, Beginning, and Seasoned Farmers©, 9am-5pm, Stonewall Farm, 242 Chesterfield Rd., Keene, NH. This is a two-day, hands-on class designed to educate and empower current and future users of agricultural tractors and farm equipment. This class will discuss how tractors are designed to work; how to operate them safely and effectively; and how to perform regular and basic maintenance tasks. $00/person fee for non-members, $90/person members. See more at: http://nofanh.org/nofa-event/tractor-operation-safety-basic-maintenance-a-two-day-class-for-new-beginning-and-seasoned-farmers/#sthash.3OBMBOHS.dpuf
August 31: 4th Annual Salsa Competition at the Durham Farmers’ Market, 10 Piscataqua Rd. (Churchill Rink in Jackson Landing). Sponsored by the Seacoast Growers Association, this has been a friendly contest between market patrons and vendors to come up with the best salsa recipes. What happens is anyone interested in submitting their favorite salsa recipe enters it into a blind taste test where everyone is allowed to sample all the salsas and vote on their favorite. In years past the winner gets a farmers’ market gift certificate, good for any of our 4 markets, that never expires, or a goodie gift basket of market products. The winning recipe is also featured in our Seacoast Growers newsletter. www.seacoastgrowers.org