We cultivate a thriving food economy by building bridges between regional food producers and consumers. Our vision is that the Seacoast Region will have a vibrant, diverse community of successful farms and food producers and ever-expanding access for consumers. In dedication to this mission, we operate four primary programs: Seacoast Harvest, Winter Farmers’ Markets, SNAP/EBT acceptance and incentives services, and the Seacoast Area Mobile Market (SAMM).


Live Free and Shuck: Oyster Farm and Harvesting Event

Ever wanted to know how an oyster grows? Or how an oyster farm is run? Or why this keystone species is important to the ecosystem of the bay? Join Laura, owner of Fox Point Oysters, for a guided, interactive discussion about oysters and oyster farming, while standing knee-deep in the beautiful tidal waters of Little Bay, part of the Great Bay estuary. See how aquaculture gear is used to grow productive oyster yields, and learn how these friendly bivalves help protect our waters. A shucking demonstration will give participants the chance to learn from a pro to be able to show off to their friends and family.

WHAT TO BRING: Wear clothing you don’t mind getting wet or muddy along with water shoes, boots, or waders. If the tide is up we may be ankle-deep in the bay or standing on soft mud. Flip flops and sandals are not safe. Make sure to have a towel and dry footwear to change into after the demonstration. If you are purchasing oysters to take home, please bring a cooler with ice.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: The location is on a muddy shoreline with no restroom available. This demonstration will require you to walk down stairs to access the shoreline. If you are not comfortable balancing while walking through muddy, ocean water, you may want to sit this one out.
WHEN: Sunday August 8th and Sunday August 22nd. Two sessions: 10AM or 12PM each day, up to 16 people in each time slot
LOCATION: Little Bay in New Hampshire on the Dover/Durham line. Parking at Scammel Bridge parking lot.
PRICE: Price: $40 per person. If you’d like oysters to take home they will be offered at a special price of $15/dozen (regular price is $18)
This fundraising event will benefit Seacoast Eat Local, the event organizer, and Fox Point Oysters, the event host

BUY TICKETS HERE


The 2021 edition of our Seacoast Harvest local food guide is here! This annual publication lists farms, farm stands, and farmers’ markets in Stafford, Rockingham, and York counties. We’ve produced this guide and made it available for FREE to the public since 2007. Although the times have changed a lot since the first publication there are still so many people across our region we’re looking to educate about the variety and accessibility of local food, farms, and fisheries right here in the Seacoast.

Updates to information on SeacoastHarvest.org have been made and you can click on the cover image to the left to view an electronic version of the print guide. To find a location to pick up a free copy of the guide click here.

Thanks to Flag Hill Distillery & Winery for the cover photo and all of our amazing sponsors and donors. We’ll be distributing this year’s guide at a variety of locations including several first-time sites during community events. Our plan is also to get it at every farmers’ market in the Seacoast as well as several farm stands. See you out there!


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