Interested in eating healthier? Want to try sample some recipes featuring locally grown foods?
Throughout the month of March, UNH Student Nutrition Peer Educators are promoting healthy eating in the dining halls with educational displays, cooking tips, and samples of healthy (and delicious) recipes they've prepared. Today's recipe was Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Black Beans and Chili Dressing - made with sweet potatoes grown right here at UNH at Woodman Farm!
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Nutrition from the Ground Up! That's this year's theme for National Nutrition Month. To find out how UNH is promoting good nutrition, local food, and healthy living this month, check out this article by Julia Miller in last Friday's edition of The New Hampshire: Healthy UNH Kicks Off National Nutrition Month. For details about upcoming Nutrition Month events at the dining halls, click here.
Check out this article in today's Portsmouth Herald, "Learn more about Community Supported Agriculture (and fisheries!)"
Attend CSA Day on Saturday February 27th at the Winter Farmers' Market in Rollinsford, and find out how to buy a share in a local farmer's or fisherman's harvest.
For more info about the event, click here.
This past Wednesday evening I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Gables to have a discussion with fellow students about sustainability. Like my conversation with the students of the Green Living floor at Hunter Hall, we explored a wide array of sustainability topics (what sustainability is and why its important, projects like ZipCar and EcoLine, and much more). One of the highlights was talking about the Seacoast food system, particularly student accessibility to farmers markets. They...Read More
Last night was a special night for UNH as Provost John Aber and Chief Sustainability Officer Tom Kelly did a special book reading of "The Sustainable Learning Community: One University's Journey to the Future" at RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth.
Thank you Michele at RiverRun for organizing this with UNH! And thank you to everyone who attended. It was terrific to be part of the conversation after the reading and see how engaged people are in sustainability, from current UNH students to college...Read More
Marli and I went to the Winter Farmers Market in Exeter today, and I'm sharing this experience because it was our first time to a FM in NH. Despite some confusion in locating it, the experience was terrific! The variety in products was much more than expected given that its winter. We got a great sirloin steak from grass-fed angus raised right here in Newmarket, and a homemade stake-rub to go with it. We also bought some golden potatoes, yellow onions, and freshly-baked bread. What we enjoyed...Read More
Slow Food UNH recently launched "Less Canned, More FRESH," a new initiative to help get fresh, seasonal food into the local food pantries. Student volunteers will be collecting donations at the Winter Farmers' Markets on February 27 and March 27 in Rollinsford, NH, to be delivered to the Cornucopia Food Pantry. Find out more about upcoming Slow Food UNH events and projects here.
Early last Saturday morning, UNH junior Hillary Thomas could be found unloading crates of potatoes and onions in the Exeter High School parking lot, dressed for the 18 degree weather. She and a crew of community volunteers were helping farmers and fishermen carry truckloads of vegetables, meat, and shrimp into the high school cafeteria for an indoor Winter Farmers' Market, organized by Seacoast Eat Local.
Since September, Hillary has been interning with Seacoast Eat Local as part of the UNH ...Read More
This year I chose to enjoy my winter break in the Sunshine State: Florida! While here with my girlfriend and both our parents, we compiled a laundry list of fun things to do including a tour of the Everglades, a fair amount of golf, a sampling of fine restaurants, and a 1-day charter fishing trip along the mangroves (a highlight of my trip).
Well, to my frustration many of these activities are less enjoyable than one would anticipate in January in Florida. But it gets worse. The duration of...Read More
Locally grown potatoes, carrots, onions and other farm-fresh foods will be included in the Cornucopia Food Pantry's Thanksgiving Care Baskets again this year, thanks to UNH Slow Food volunteers.
UNH Slow Food student leaders are teaming up with Seacoast Eat Local to collect food donations for the Cornucopia's Care Basket program at this Saturday's Holiday Farmers' Market - November 21st at Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford. Seacoast Eat Local is reaching out to its network of farmers and...Read More