Donate and Shop at the Fabulous Find in June!

The Fabulous Find, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is a boutique style resale shop at 139 State Rd (Route One) in Kittery which partners with different worthy, local non-profit organizations each month. All profits are donated to whatever organizations are selected by our board for that particular month.

Donate and shop in June to support Seacoast Eat Local, PMAC, and Historic New England’s Hamilton House!

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.

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!

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.

Volunteer Gleaners needed for summertime farmers’ markets!

lettuceHappy June! Gleaning has begun at the summertime farmers’ markets and Seacoast Eat Local is looking for volunteers to help collect fresh produce from our generous farmers at the end of the market day.

We are looking for volunteers to commit to a month (or longer, up to the entire season) of gleaning at a particular farmers’ market. This entails coming to market (and it can be a market you already attend so you can do your shopping and volunteer all in one trip), walking around the market near closing time and asking vendors for donations (they are expecting this). We then inventory what is collected for donation, and deliver it to a food pantry (we can suggest one or you can choose!).

Please email Shelly if you have any questions, or to signup for any of the following markets:

Durham: 5:30pm Mondays, June-September
Dover: 5:30pm Wednesdays, June-September
Rochester: 5:30pm Tuesdays, June-September
Somersworth: 5:30pm Mondays, June-September
Exeter: 5:30pm Thursdays, June-October
Portsmouth: 12:30pm Saturdays, June-October
Kittery: 1:30pm Sundays, June-September

The time listed is the approximate time you would need to be at market by to glean before closing. This is a great learning experience for children as well, so feel free to bring yours along!

Thanks for ALL your help and we look forward to seeing you at markets!

Shelly
[email protected]

Jill Hall and Shelly Smith

#Volunteer and make a farmer’s day

16013276802_da374a0f74_z (1)At every market, the farmers start unloading early in order to be set up and ready when the doors open. In the winter, farmers have an extra distance to the unloading process, they can’t just pull their trucks right up to their spot like they do in summertime. So we gather a crew of volunteers to help them ferry in their goods. Many hands make light work, and it’s a fun way to get going in the morning and see all the food pass through the doors before the rest of the shoppers arrive.

Lifting and carrying not for you? You can spend some time helping out at our information booth or using our click counter as we track the number of people who come to market!

 

Volunteer at the Winter Farmers’ Markets!

Winter Farmers Markets Volunteer Sign Up

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Seacoast Eat Local markets are community events and volunteers make them awesome! The morning crew helps with market set-up, assists with vendor parking, and helps unload vendor vehicles. Volunteers during the market help at the info booth and around the market, counting customers and answering questions. Join us for a fun day and make a difference in your community’s health, economy, and environment!

Use the following forms for detailed descriptions of the volunteer shifts and to sign up:

November 21, Rollinsford: https://goo.gl/a8ZAMU
December 5, Rollinsford: https://goo.gl/Y99l8x
December 12, Exeter: https://goo.gl/ZdCdbS
December 19, Rollinsford: https://goo.gl/7wPtHO
January 9, Rollinsford: https://goo.gl/vQgArH
January 23, Exeter: https://goo.gl/KK6GIM
February 13, Rollinsford: https://goo.gl/4MLfs4
February 27, Exeter: https://goo.gl/wNZb9J
March 12, Rollinsford: https://goo.gl/FGfIEg
March 26, Exeter: https://goo.gl/6twJfr
April 9, Rollinsford: https://goo.gl/NLMXyN
April 23, Exeter: https://goo.gl/brm2qw

Questions? Email [email protected]

NH Community Seafood needs volunteers!

NH Community Seafood’s CSF Manager has put out the call for volunteers. Their needs are varied (read: there’s something for everyone interested!). If you want to learn more about our local fisheries, please be in touch with Andrea Tomlinson at [email protected]

New Hampshire Community Seafood - give the gift of fish!Some of the possible work:

  • Putting labels on bags (500 used per week)

  • Assistance with member management using Small Farm Central website

  • Flyering to promote increased membership in NH Community Seafood

  • Social media support

  • Press release creation and processing

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2 more markets, 2 more chances to volunteer!

March 28th and April 11th are the final markets of this winter season for Seacoast Eat Local, and both will take place at Exeter High School.

Volunteers make the market magic happen! If you’ve never volunteered before but want to give it a try, here’s your chance. Volunteering is fun and easy but it’s also vital for the success of the Winter Markets.

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You can choose your shift: before the market helping to carry things in with farmers, during the market answering questions at the info booth, or during the market wielding a clicker counter, like the boss you are.

Learn more and sign up at the links below!

Volunteer March 28th

Volunteer April 11th