Connecting People to Local Food & Farms
Let us help you find locally grown food in New Hampshire and Maine with a focus on Rockingham, Strafford, and York counties. Use our year-round Seacoast Harvest guide to find farms and farmers’ markets. Enjoy a pop-up farmers market experience with the Seacoast Area Mobile Market at your workplace, school, or other community location. We also provide support for SNAP/EBT at Seacoast farmers’ markets year-round. Make sure to attend our Winter Farmers’ Markets November through April.
Support our NH Gives Campaign from June 9-10
NH Gives – an initiative of the NH Center for Nonprofits – is a powerful, statewide 24-hour online fundraising event that is designed to build community, connect donors to local nonprofits and generate excitement about the nonprofit sector. This will be the first year Seacoast Eat Local is participating. We’re raising money to support two meaningful programs this summer: Donating fresh local food to people in need AND the expansion of SNAP programs and farm stands and farmers’ markets. Please join us in connecting our local food producers with people that are most in need during this challenging time. Check out our NH Gives page here. Make sure to set a reminder to give during the event June 9-10. You can also add yourself as a fundraiser to help us spread the word of our cause.
Uncertainty is all around us during this global health and economic crisis. What we DO know is that a lot of really amazing food producers are working harder than ever to feed people of the Seacoast. Although many outdoor farmers’ markets are delaying the first market, there are many opportunities to purchase food from the farmers and growers you know and love. Be sure to check out our updated page where you can find alternative places to purchase local food during this time.
The Seacoast Area Mobile Market (SAMM) will have a delayed start to the season. In the meantime, our Mobile Market Coordinator is working to distribute fresh local food to senior housing centers and food pantries. We will continue to facilitate donations while there is still a need for us to do so.
For those of you looking to use SNAP benefits at an area farmers market, please follow the farmers’ markets you typically shop at to get updates directly from the market. In the meantime, multiple farm stands are accepting SNAP and Granite State Market Match. Visit one of the following locations this spring for SNAP usage:
–Vernon Family Farm located in Newfields, NH
–Heron Pond Farm located in South Hampton,NH
–Clyde Farm located in Farmington, NH
–Dog Rose Farm in Lee, NH
–McKenzie’s Farm located in Milton, NH
The Food Access map is an online platform released by UNH Cooperative Extension that allows for food access organizations to list services available to the public and any needs they may have. This is a useful tool especially during the COVID-19 crisis because it allows for individuals to search where they can find food and personal items, but also how they can donate and or volunteer.