Sunday, November 17, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Seacoast Eat Local announces their winter markets.
Join us along with old friends and family to feast your eyes on delicious root vegetables, crisp leafy greens, meats, cheeses, milk, tea and beer, baked goods and canned foods. All from over 60 vendors throughout the season! While you are there, be entertained by local musicians and learn new cooking skills at our demos. Kids won't feel left out either, with a variety of fun activities to keep them engaged and learning about local foods and farming. Don't forget to help keep fresh local food on the tables of those in need as well. We will have food donation tables at our markets helping a variety of food pantries throughout the season.
Posted by Lucy Edwards at 4:01 PM
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
A drizzly day for the last market of this year's summer season. Red Manse was there for CSA pickup and the Root Seller had a wide variety of products: maple syrup and sugar, dried beans, eggs, potatoes and fresh pulled carrots by the bucket load! What a great year it has been! We've met a lot of new people, did some presentations on healthy cooking and eating, and as always, got to see old friends and meet new ones.
See you in the spring! Have a great winter and don't forget to check here for news of winter markets in the area.
Posted by Lucy Edwards at 6:27 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2013
We think it is fair to say that people are well pleased by their farmers markets.
In the survey of farmers market patrons, researchers found that the majority of customers spend between $26-50 per market visit, 77 percent travel fewer than 10 miles to their farmers market, and 46 percent shop at their local farmers market once per week.You might even say we love them.
Posted by Lucy Edwards at 7:48 AM
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Now is the time of year for growers and producers selling at summer farmers market to catch their breath or get ready for the winter farmers market season. Whether you are thinking of evaluating your last season market display to make changes and get new ideas for future markets, you will want to attend the “Selling Successfully at Farmers Markets” workshops. The same workshops will be offered at the UNH Cooperative Extension offices in two different locations. Feel free to attend either Thursday, October 17 at the Carroll County Extension office in Conway, NH or Thursday, October 24 at the Merrimack County Extension office in Boscawen. Workshops will be from 6-8 pm. And the following topics will be covered: Fine Tuning Your Marketing Skills & Merchandising” presented by Nada Haddad; and Safe Food Handling presented by Ann Hamilton and Deb Maes. The presentations will be by Food and Agriculture Field Specialists with UNH Extension. There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is highly recommended as space is limited. Contact Nada.HaddadATUNH.edu or 603 -679-5616.
UNH Extension thanks the following agencies and organizations for their support: NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, NH Farmers Market Association, USDA and the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education.
UNH Cooperative Extension provides New Hampshire citizens with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources, and improve the economy. Visit extension.unh.edu.
Posted by Lucy Edwards at 9:17 AM