Peaches are in season!
Have you been to a farmers' market in the past couple of weeks? The summer harvest is really coming in now! Market booths are literally overflowing with cucumbers, squash, corn, tomatoes, basil, potatoes, beans, greens, peaches, blueberries, raspberries . . . and while you're at the market you can pick up some bread, eggs, milk, cheese, meat, and even seafood!
Check out the Seacoast Growers' Association's brand new website where you'll find lots of up-to-date...Read More
Farmers' markets and Pick-Your-Own farms are open! Right now at your local farmers' market, you'll find strawberries, peas, garlic scapes, lettuce, lots of greens, herbs, radishes, scallions . . . along with cut flowers, plants for your garden, farm-fresh eggs, milk, cheeses, and locally raised meats. Get yourself to a farmers' market this week!
Opening Day at the Newmarket Farmers' Market is Saturday June 19th, 9:00am - 1:00pm.
Check out the Durham Farmers' Market at its new location at the...Read More
Early summer here in New England today and coincidentally we released our summer newsletter. You can read it online HERE.
Coincidence? Sustainability is a hot topic, after all.
Check out our latest newsletter to learn more about Food Solutions New England and local food superstar, our very own Kate Donald!
Are you tuning - and eating - in this week?
NHPR is focusing all week on food in New Hampshire in its series "Eating In - New Hampshire's Food Supply." As they explain,"concerns about the quality, quantity and environmental impact of our food supply has caused people to rethink their daily dietary choices. This weeklong series of shows, reports and features looks at the food supply here in New Hampshire."
A number of UNH experts have participated to share what they know, including:
Dr. Ross...Read More
It's official! The outdoor farmers' market season has begun, with markets in Portsmouth, Newburyport, and Exeter opening the first week of May. According to an article in today's Portsmouth Herald, "there are a record number of vendors this year, with more than 50 in Portsmouth and more than 40 in Exeter. The growth includes a surge of new farmers who have joined the Seacoast Growers' Association and the agricultural market in the region, making for a plethora of options."
Upcoming market...Read More
After having watched Food, Inc., I've pretty much sworn off meat from Compressed Animal Feed Operations (CAFOs). Logistically it's hard to do, but that's one of the best things I've found about winter (and summer) farmers markets: locally raised meat! There's no better place to find it. I can't wait to feast upon the spare ribs I got today from Agape Homestead Farm at the Newmarket Farmers Market.
Moreover, at these markets you can look a farmer in the eye and they are happy to explain exactly...Read More
The Cornucopia Food Pantry will soon have its own community garden, located right outside the Waysmeet Center! Fresh vegetables harvested from the garden will supplement the food pantry - especially important in the summer when donations to the food pantry tend to be less abundant.
This garden project is about to become a reality, thanks to the collective efforts of many dedicated community members, including United Campus Ministry director Larry Brickner-Wood and food pantry intern Cathie...Read More
If you need some compost to improve your garden beds, get some UDOO! UNH-made compost is available every Friday from April 2 through May 28th at Kingman Farm (or by appointment on other days) - $5 a bag or $35 a yard. For more info, contact John McLean at 868-2345.
If you're looking to hone your gardening skills, check out these events:
A Garden Symposium: "The Edible Ecosystem" on Saturday April 17th, organized by the NH Master Gardener Association and UNH Cooperative Extension. If you'...Read More
Get ready for Spring! Stop by the UNH Greenhouses during their annual Open House on Friday March 26 and Saturday March 27, 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Visitors can take a tour of the greenhouses, purchase UNH-grown plants, and attend seminars on topics such as coping with garden insects, promoting beneficial insects in the garden, cooking with herbs, and more. Faculty and student researchers will present information on topics like strawberry wine, winter-sprouting broccoli, and growing sweet potatoes in...Read More