Learn to make Sauerkraut!

Update 12/20: Tickets for our sauerkraut making workshop with Shipwreck Ferments have SOLD OUT! If you are a ticket holder, you will receive additional workshop information in early January. If you missed tickets, but would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email [email protected]

Volunteering at the Winter Farmers Markets

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We need your help!

Volunteers at the winter markets help vendors unload, help at the merchandise table, and help at the entrance greeting and counting customers.  Which best suits you?

We have a total of 12 markets (the first being earlier AND in Exeter this year!!) and you can view available shifts and sign up through the links below.

November 11 Exeter
November 18 Rollinsford
December 2 Rollinsford
December 9 Exeter
December 16 Rollinsford
January 13 Exeter
January 27 Rollinsford
February 10 Exeter
February 24 Rollinsford
March 10 Exeter
March 24 Rollinsford
April 7 Exeter

Thanks for ALL your help and we look forward to seeing you at the first market in Exeter on November 11th!

Halloween Harvestfest at Throwback Brewery, Sunday Oct 29

Thanks to the generosity of Throwback Brewery for making their very fun Halloween Harvestfest a benefit for Seacoast Eat Local!

Halloween Harvestfest

There will be live music  with Jake Davis & The Whiskey Stones, kids’ games with yummy prizes, kids’ farm tours, a kids’ costume contest, and… for the grownups… carnival-themed food specials with beer pairings, plus a raffle for tickets to a Harvest Dinner!  Seacoast Eat Local Mobile Market (SAMM) will be there, too.

This event is family-friendly and free to the public. Get in the ‘spirit’ and join us in dressing up! Share the beauty of Throwback Brewery’s harvest with kids’ farm tours – tickets are just $5 and can be purchased online ahead of time (limit 20 people).

Carnival-themed games for the kids are $1 each, and there will also be a raffle for two tickets to North Hampton’s 275th Anniversary Harvest Dinner hosted at Throwback Brewery on November 9th – a $100 value!

100% of game & raffle ticket sales will go to benefit Seacoast Eat Local.

Halloween Harvestfest Schedule:

12-5pm Carnival-themed games for the kids
1:30pm Kids’ farm tour (max 20 people)
2:00pm Kids’ costume contest
3-5pm Live music: Jake Davis & The Whiskey Stones
4pm Kids’ farm tour (max 20 people)
5pm Raffle winner announced

This event will be held rain or shine. Come celebrate the season at Throwback’s Halloween Harvestfest!

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.

Learn to Make Sausage with Short Creek Farm and Seacoast Eat Local

Join Seacoast Eat Local and Short Creek Farm for a hands-on sausage making workshop.



Sunday, October 15, 3-6pm

Short Creek Farm
18 Winding Hill Rd
Northwood, NH

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to tour Short Creek Farm, taste a variety of local meats, cheeses, and beer, and receive hands-on sausage making instruction directly from Jeff and Dave. Each participant will also take home 1lb of mixed sausage!

Due to the hands-on instruction, space for this workshop is very limited. Get your tickets today! Ticket price is $50/pp, proceeds of the event will support the work of Seacoast Eat Local.

 

 

Eat Local with Embers Bakery and Garrison City Beerworks

Enjoy the heart of summer with Seacoast Eat Local! Join us at Garrison City Beerworks for Pizza + Beer Night with Embers Bakery

Two of our favorite local food businesses are teaming up to host a night of food and fun in support of the work of Seacoast Eat Local. Join us for a great evening of specially crafted and paired pizza and beer in celebration of the summer harvest season!

August 20th
5:30PM at Garrison City Beerworks
455 Central Ave., Dover
3 course dinner with locally sourced pizza and beer pairing
$35 per person
See the Menu

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.