Welcome Eleanor Kane to the Seacoast Eat Local board!

Please join us in welcoming Eleanor Kane, co-owner of Brasen Hill Farm and all around fantastic strategic thinker, to the Seacoast Eat Local board. We are thrilled to have her experiences and perspectives as we continue connecting more people to more sources of local food!

 

Eleanor Kane is the co-owner of Brasen Hill Farm in Barrington, NH.  She became interested in the movement towards local, sustainable food and humanely raised animals during college and is excited to provide her community with healthy, local meat, eggs, and vegetables.  Since joining the New England farming scene in 2010, she’s never looked back!  In addition to farming, she has worked in various capacities at a range of nonprofits, where she has focused on environmental education, social justice, local food access, and community building.  She holds a Masters in Public Affairs from Brown University and is currently a PhD candidate in Education at the University of New Hampshire.

Welcome Anna Cantelmo to the Seacoast Eat Local Board!

Please join us in welcoming Anna Cantelmo, owner of Bell & Goose Cheese Co. and fantastic human being, to the Seacoast Eat Local board. We are thrilled to have her experience and perspective as we continue connecting more people to more sources of local food!

 

Anna Hayward Cantelmo is the owner of Bell & Goose Cheese Co. in South Hampton, NH. She is a cheese maker, farmer’s wife, mom of two, and has been involved with the local food community since 2008. Before opening her cheese kitchen Anna worked for Heron Pond Farm and Jewell Town Vineyards managing a farm stand, tasting room and doing farmer’s markets. Most recently she was the cheese maker at Appleton Farms, a non-profit educational farm in Ipswich MA. Creating food that connects people to their community, the land and each other is why Anna has chosen this work. She is excited to deepen and expand these connections through Seacoast Eat Local.

Welcome Megan to the board!

Please join us in welcoming Megan Grocki to the Seacoast Eat Local board! We are thrilled to have her join our work and she brings passion, energy, and strategic thinking to our work. Welcome Megan!

Megan GrockiMegan is a professional people watcher. She leads the customer insights and research team at Nasdaq, helping design teams discover the needs and behaviors of their audiences and identify opportunities for innovation. She also just earned her masters degree in Gastronomy at Boston University. A 20-year Portsmouth resident with a deep-rooted curiosity about the local food scene, her mission is to get better food to more people.

In the news: Seacoast Eat Local and Granite State Market Match

NHPR aired a piece about Granite State Market Match, the NH program Seacoast Eat Local is part of that enables us to offer free fruit and vegetable coupons to SNAP customers. They interviewed Tony, a SNAP customer who has been using the program for years, Jill, our Director of Programs, and John Hutton of Coppal House Farm at the Seacoast Growers Association’s Dover Farmers Market.

Foodstuffs: Giving Food Stamp Recipients a Place at Farmers Markets

 

Tony Kenney holds tokens and coupons from an incentive program to help food stamp recipients shop at farmer’s markets. BEN HENRY FOR NHPR


If you like what you hear, please consider making a donation in support of this program. With your support, Seacoast Eat Local offers SNAP/EBT access at 7 weekly markets, making sure more people like Tony get fresh, healthy, delicious local food while supporting our community’s farmers.

 

 

 

Shop with SAMM at 7 different locations!

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.

Seacoast Area Mobile Market is on the road for 2017

7 SAMM Stops to Shop

 

The 2017 Seacoast Area Mobile Market (SAMM) season is about to get underway and we hope to see you at one of our seven stops that are open to the public!

Granite State Market MatchCash, check, SNAP/EBT, and Debit cards are all welcome at the stops. SNAP/EBT users will receive 50% off fruits and vegetables!

SAMM carries locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, and baked goods all purchased from farmers close to each stop. Support your community farmers with every SAMM purchase!

Tuesdays:

Exeter Hospital
5 Alumni Drive, Exeter, NH
11 – 12:30pm

Wednesdays:

Central Towers
Across from Henry Law Park, Henry Law Ave
11 – 11:30am

Waldron Towers
3 Green Street (out back/access road)
12 – 12:30pm

Thursdays:

Strafford County Complex
County Courthouse on County Farm Rd
11 – 12:30pm

Seabrook Recreation Department
311 Lafayette Road
2:45 – 4:30pm
this SAMM stop brought to you in partnership with Gather and Exeter Hospital

Fridays:

Rolling Green Nursery
64 Breakfast Hill Road, Greenland
11 – 1pm

Goodwin Library
422 Main Street, Farmington
5 – 6pm

To contact the SAMM program or to receive information about volunteering, please contact Celeste Gingras, [email protected]
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Welcome Annette Lee to the Seacoast Eat Local board!

Please join us in welcoming Annette Lee, co-owner of Throwback Brewery, to the Seacoast Eat Local board! Annette brings so many skills and talents and a great perspective to the work of Seacoast Eat Local. In addition to her business ownership, specifically a business with a lot of experience sourcing from local farmers, she is a great systems thinker and has a mindset for solving complex problems! Welcome Annette!

Annette Lee

Annette LeeAnnette Lee is co-owner of Throwback Brewery – a small, inspired brew pub at Hobbs Farm in North Hampton, NH, dedicated to crafting delicious farm-fresh food and beer with ingredients sourced in the New England area. Annette spent close to 20 years working as an environmental engineer before making the jump to a small brewery owner in 2011. An avid gardener with a passion for full circle sustainability, Annette always finds time in her busy schedule to help the farmers at Hobbs Farm. In fact, Annette considers one of her most meaningful achievements to be the restoration and rehabilitation of Hobbs Farm – returning it to a working farm that provides ingredients for Throwback’s food and beer.

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

Keep It Fresh at the Farmers’ Markets!

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!



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

 

Welcoming Theresa Walker and Chris Duffy to the Seacoast Eat Local board!

We’re thrilled to welcome two new members to the Seacoast Eat Local board! We’re excited for the experience, networks, and great ideas they bring to the work of connecting more people with more locally grown food! 

 

theresaTheresa Walker and her family live in Durham and raise Romney and Merino sheep for fiber and breed stock.  Theresa has worked with communities in Seacoast New Hampshire for 30 years on a wide variety of land use planning and natural resource protection projects.  Theresa is chair of the Town of Durham’s Agricultural Commission and is vested in strengthening the bond between farms, farmers, and their communities. Follow her farm on Instagram @greatbaywoolworks

 

chrisduffy

Chris Duffy currently works as a business advisor at the Regional Economic Development Center assisting businesses with financial management, loan structure and application development, and strategies for growth. Previously Chris worked as a business advisor for the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center, assisting a variety of small business clients with basic business planning skills, business plan development, financing and marketing plan development. In 1995, Chris conceived and co-founded GreatBay Aquaculture – the first commercial marine fish hatchery for summer flounder, Atlantic cod and cobia in the US. Chris graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Zoology in 1980. He held various positions in the wild harvest fishery, including commercial fishing, fish processing, distribution and sales. He received his MBA from the UNH Whittemore School in 1988. When not working Chris is a dedicated backyard farmer, growing vegetables, chickens, turkeys and pigs. He needs more land!

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Local Dollars Support Local Foods- Make Your Gift Today

Support the work of Seacoast Eat Local in this season of giving! Your donations will support our continued work towards a more abundant and equitable local food system for farmers and consumers. 
 
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You don’t have to be a world leader or a billionaire to give back. Seacoast Eat Local all about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things.

 

 

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Now more than ever, Seacoast Eat Local needs your help to connect people with sources of locally grown foods and to advocate eating locally for the health of our environment, community, culture and economy.

Give your year-end gift today!

Even small amounts make a big difference and every donation to our registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization is tax-deductible.