Halloween Harvestfest at Throwback Brewery, Sunday Oct 29

Thanks to the generosity of Throwback Brewery for making their very fun Halloween Harvestfest a benefit for Seacoast Eat Local!

Halloween Harvestfest

There will be live music  with Jake Davis & The Whiskey Stones, kids’ games with yummy prizes, kids’ farm tours, a kids’ costume contest, and… for the grownups… carnival-themed food specials with beer pairings, plus a raffle for tickets to a Harvest Dinner!  Seacoast Eat Local Mobile Market (SAMM) will be there, too.

This event is family-friendly and free to the public. Get in the ‘spirit’ and join us in dressing up! Share the beauty of Throwback Brewery’s harvest with kids’ farm tours – tickets are just $5 and can be purchased online ahead of time (limit 20 people).

Carnival-themed games for the kids are $1 each, and there will also be a raffle for two tickets to North Hampton’s 275th Anniversary Harvest Dinner hosted at Throwback Brewery on November 9th – a $100 value!

100% of game & raffle ticket sales will go to benefit Seacoast Eat Local.

Halloween Harvestfest Schedule:

12-5pm Carnival-themed games for the kids
1:30pm Kids’ farm tour (max 20 people)
2:00pm Kids’ costume contest
3-5pm Live music: Jake Davis & The Whiskey Stones
4pm Kids’ farm tour (max 20 people)
5pm Raffle winner announced

This event will be held rain or shine. Come celebrate the season at Throwback’s Halloween Harvestfest!

Learn to Make Sausage with Short Creek Farm and Seacoast Eat Local

Join Seacoast Eat Local and Short Creek Farm for a hands-on sausage making workshop.



Sunday, October 15, 3-6pm

Short Creek Farm
18 Winding Hill Rd
Northwood, NH

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to tour Short Creek Farm, taste a variety of local meats, cheeses, and beer, and receive hands-on sausage making instruction directly from Jeff and Dave. Each participant will also take home 1lb of mixed sausage!

Due to the hands-on instruction, space for this workshop is very limited. Get your tickets today! Ticket price is $50/pp, proceeds of the event will support the work of Seacoast Eat Local.

 

 

Eat Local with Embers Bakery and Garrison City Beerworks

Enjoy the heart of summer with Seacoast Eat Local! Join us at Garrison City Beerworks for Pizza + Beer Night with Embers Bakery

Two of our favorite local food businesses are teaming up to host a night of food and fun in support of the work of Seacoast Eat Local. Join us for a great evening of specially crafted and paired pizza and beer in celebration of the summer harvest season!

August 20th
5:30PM at Garrison City Beerworks
455 Central Ave., Dover
3 course dinner with locally sourced pizza and beer pairing
$35 per person
See the Menu

Forgotten Farms at the Music Hall

Thursday April 27th, The Music Hall in Portsmouth will show the film Forgotten Farms at 7pm. This film portrays New England dairy farmers (including our own community’s Lorraine Merrill, dairy farmer and NH Ag Commissioner), who are struggling to stay in business while they work hard to feed us.



“Forgotten Farms gives us a glimpse into the past and a vision for a future regional food system. The documentary shows the cultural divide between the new food movement and traditional farming, highlighting the need to examine differences, develop mutual understanding, and find common ground. A truly sustainable local food system that benefits everyone will rely on all of our farmers.”


Tickets available online or at the door.

Let’s Get Spicy! At Throwback Brewery May 8th

[Reposted from Throwback Brewery’s terrific newsletter, with grateful thanks and yippees and I Can’t Waits!]

Spicy-at-Throwback-Brewery-at-Hobbs-Farm-1024x729We look forward to this every year – the release of Spicy Bohemian, our jalapeño pilesener. We are so excited that, once again, we are throwing a party to welcome Spicy Bohemian to our Summer lineup! Please join us on Sunday, May 8, from 12-7pm at Hobbs Farm, as we celebrate spicy foods and spicy beers. There will also be live music from 1-4pm and a special tie-dye station with proceeds going to support Seacoast Eat Local.

 

Limited Edition Spicy Beers
In addition to Spicy Bohemian, we’ll be serving up a Thai-Spiced farmhouse ale, Chipotle Dippity Do, a Habanero Pilsener, and a special cask of our Double Dippity (smoked Double Brown Ale) with Ancho and Cayenne Peppers. For those of you wanting to relax in the beer garden, we’ll have our 1963 Divco beer truck right there pouring full pints of the spicy beers.

 

Spicy Food Specials
Chef Carrie has been dreaming up some delicious food specials to pair with Spicy Bohemian and its friends – like tacos! In addition to the maple-braised carnitas tacos that we have on our regular menu, Spicy Day will feature: Spicy Bohemian beer-battered fried fish tacos, smoked fish tacos, and flank steak tacos with pickled jalapeño relish (the jalapeños in the relish will come right out of the fermenter used to make Spicy Bohemian).

In addition to tacos, spicy fans can look forward to peppery, cheesy hush puppies with poblano goat cheese dipping sauce, grilled chili-marinated pineapple skewers, Kimchachos – Nachos w/kimchi, and chili & chocolate beer-battered fried brownie bites (yes, these are as good as they sound!). Weather permitting, Chef will be outside on her grill and portable fryer making many of these specials right before your eyes!

 

Tie-Dye Fundraiser
Since we’ve opened our doors here, Seacoast Eat Local has been very supportive of our business, helping us to connect with farmers and to sell our beer at Farmers’ markets. To support this amazing organization, we will have a tie-dye station running from 12-4pm, where you can tie-dye ‘I’m A Little Spicy’ shirts for $20. We’ll have adult and children sizes, so everyone can join in on the fun! All proceeds will go to support Seacoast Eat Local. We’re happy to be able to give back to Seacoast Eat Local, an organization that has done so much for us, and the local food scene and has brought farmers’ markets to towns all over the Seacoast.

We’d love to know who will be joining us! Check out our Facebook event and let us know you’re coming!

Cheers!
–Annette & Nicole

Local Everything – Sunday, October 11th

Learn how climate change and our agricultural system are inherently connected at the Local Everything event sponsored by NextGen Climate NH.  Following an hour of networking/tabling, there will be a panel discussion with local experts from the education, business, agriculture and policy sectors.  The discussion will focus on the connection between climate change and agriculture and address what we can do to lessen our impact through policy, education, and every day consumer decisions.

You won’t want to miss this event if you care about our local environment and economy!  Here are the details:

Date: Sunday, October 11, 1:00-2:00 tabling/networking, 2:00-3:00 panel discussion, 3:00-3:30 Q&A period, 3:30 onward tabling/networking.

Location: Throwback Brewery, 7 Hobbs Rd., North Hampton

Beer specials: A selection of 4 beers will be on special for 3$ for the duration of the event

Speakers: Commissioner Lorraine Merrill of the NH Department of Agriculture, John Carroll of UNH on agricultural education, Clay Mitchell on climate change science, Chuck Cox of Tuckaway Farm on sustainable agriculture, Representative David Borden of Newcastle to discuss policy, Nicole Carrier and Annette Lee, co-founders of Throwback Brewery on sustainable/local business, and Griffin Sinclair-Wingate of UNH representing the millennial voice.

Free admission, but please RSVP here.

NextGen Climate NH            Throwback Brewery