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

Un-BEET-able Support for Local Foods!

Seacoast Eat Local needs your support! Consider making a tax-deductible contribution that helps Seacoast residents connect to sources of fresh local foods, all year long!

Donate to Seacoast Eat Local

At Seacoast Eat Local, our mission is to connect people with sources of locally grown food and to work for a sustainable local food system that supports the health of our environment, community, culture and economy.

 

Support Local Foods Now, and for the Future.

We live in extraordinary times and the need to support local foods and farms has never been greater. Seacoast Eat Local works year-round to ensure access to local foods. But, we need your help.

As our programs grow and expand to meet rising needs, so do our operational costs. If every person who attends winter farmers’ markets donated $12, just $1 for each market, it would eliminate our anticipated shortfall for the coming fiscal year!

Closing this fiscal year and looking towards the next, we need support from those who enjoy and believe in Seacoast Eat Local. Contributions of all sizes are tax-deductible and impactful.

Please Make Your Gift Today

How Does Your Contribution Help?

A $12 contribution shows your appreciation for local foods at the winter farmers’ markets

With every $25 contribution, you will provide a local foods demonstration or tasting at one public event

A $50 contribution makes it possible for farmers’ to list for free in Seacoast Harvest

A $100 contribution supports the cost of staff time to operate the SNAP program at summer farmers’ markets

Prefer to Mail it In?

No Problem!

Checks in any denomination may be made payable to Seacoast Eat Local and mailed to the address:

Seacoast Eat Local
ATTN: Fundraising
2 Washington St, Ste 331
Dover, NH 03820

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

Community Benefit Sunday at 7th Settlement for Seacoast Eat Local’s SNAP/EBT Program, March 22

This Sunday, March 22nd, will be a Community Benefit Sunday for Seacoast Eat Local’s SNAP/EBT Farmers Market Program at 7th Settlement Brewery in Dover, NH. Come enjoy a meal anytime that day and a portion of the proceeds will help make sure our low income community members have access to farm fresh healthy foods!

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Yoga Mala 2015

Seacoast Yoga Community’s 10 week drive to Raise Money for Food and Fuel Assistance, Yoga Outreach to culminate in a 3 hour yoga celebration!

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The Seacoast’s yoga community is organizing the seventh annual Yoga Mala fundraiser. This event, a three hour yoga class, will be held at Rivermill in Dover, NH on Sunday, March 1 from 9-Noon.

“Last year’s Yoga Mala showed how strongly our yoga community will work for the benefit of others. We raised $57,000, far exceeding our goal, and celebrated with sweat and laughter. We are so looking forward to creating another event to support the underserved,” said Erin Ehlers 2014 event organizer.

“We’re aiming for a big fundraising goal of $60,000,” said 2015 event coordinator, Toni Rose. “Last year we exceeded our expectations because our students were so enthusiastic about supporting charitable work in the Seacoast.” Funds raised at the Yoga Mala support three vital Seacoast non-profits.

The first is SATYA (Seacoast Area Teachers of Yoga in Action), a non-profit in its third year with the mission to provide resources which link qualified teachers to aspiring yogis in a variety of settings and with unique considerations.

“In 2014, yoga teachers affiliated with SATYA provided yoga sessions to the incarcerated, cancer survivors, veterans, seniors, and people with disabilities and at risk youth.” Said SATYA founder and President Rochelle Jewell.  “In January 2015, SATYA will expand currently funded programs to include nine weekly yoga classes.  In a partnership with SASS (Sexual Assault Support Services), SATYA will provide trauma sensitive yoga to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.  The Yoga for Women with Cancer program is expanding to reach more cancer survivors. The successful program for Teens At Risk at Sweetser School in Wells, ME will extend beyond its pilot period to continue to deliver the benefits of yoga to teen girls in challenging situations.”

Yoga Mala from Tom Vatistas on Vimeo.

Secondly, the Yoga Mala supports Seacoast Eat Local, a local non-profit that runs year round farmers’ markets. They have created a program that allows SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients to use their benefits at markets. “The Market Match Program matches SNAP payments up to $10. For example, a SNAP recipient can redeem their benefits for $5, and the market will give them an additional $5,” explained Seacoast Eat Local president Sara Zoe Patterson.

“The Yoga Mala fundraiser by SATYA is the single largest contributor to Seacoast Eat Local’s SNAP/EBT farmers’ market program.” says Patterson. “The donation made by this event allows our program coordinator to do the actual work of providing access to SNAP recipients to the locally grown foods at Seacoast area farmers’ markets, including working to improve the health of our community members living in poverty through nutrition outreach.”

Lastly, funds will support fuel assistance programs in Rockingham and Strafford counties in NH, and York county in Maine. These fuel assistance programs, run through Southern NH Services, Community Action Partnership of Strafford County and York County Community Action Corporation respectively, provide assistance toward payment of heating or electric bills, credit with electric or heating companies and assistance with rent costs when heat is included in the rent.

Patte Ardizzoni, Administrator in Rockingham County, looks to donations from groups like Yoga Mala to be able to offer help to those individuals and families facing crisis. Ardizzoni explains, ‘Fuel assistance is exactly that…assistance. It’s not meant to cover the entire cost of heating a home for the winter. Many times we see people who are just over eligibility, or who have already expended their benefit. Without the donations given by Yoga Mala we wouldn’t be able to offer the level of help that we’re able to offer.’

Yoga Mala organizer Toni Rose explained, “All of our fundraising is done by participants reaching out to family and friends to support them with a donation.  Join your friends for a morning of yoga fun and support your community. Help us reach our goal and be a part of this amazing event.”

Over 20 area yoga studios support the event, which is run entirely by volunteers. The event space is donated by Rivermill (Dover, NH), and posters are donated by New England Copying and Printing (Portsmouth, NH).

Registration opened December 15 and is ongoing. Register through the Yoga Mala website.

For more information contact event organizer Toni Rose seacoastyogamala@gmail.com

November 15: Drink a new Allagash beer at the Black Birch, give yourself a pat on the back

Be part of the fun November 15th at Black Birch in Kittery, 1:30 to 3pm, when Allagash Brewery celebrates their new Farm to Face beer, made with 3,000 pounds of Applecrest Farm Peaches. Rob Tod, found & brewer from Allagash, and Todd Wagner, farmer & owner of Applecrest Farm, will be on hand. Since all proceeds from this event will benefit Seacoast Eat Local’s SNAP/EBT farmers market program, which enables food stamp recipients to use their federal benefits at area farmers’ markets, you’ll be increasing the health of our community and supporting local farmers, all while drinking beer.

Farm to Face Allagash event