Update from the ED: January 2023

- Written by Shawn Menard Deepening Our Roots This season’s update from Shawn Menard, Seacoast Eat Local’s Executive Director, shares some exciting news: we’ve moved into a new office space at...

Child Reauthorization Act

- Written By: Monica Warren, Dietetic Intern What is the Child Reauthorization Act? Every five years, Congress has the opportunity to update and improve the Child Nutrition programs. The process of reviewing...

Food Insecurity & Children’s Nutrition

- Written by: Monica Warren, Dietetic Intern   According to the USDA, 9 million children in the United States are food insecure as of 2021  “Food insecurity is defined as a...

Food Policy Update: The Farm Bill

- By Morgan Morani, Food Access Coordinator As recent elections have come and passed, two pressing bills are on the agenda relative to food access: the Child Reauthorization Bill (which is...

Update from the E.D: July-September 2022

- If I asked you what the mission statement of Seacoast Eat Local is, do you think you could get pretty close? Take a minute to think of a one sentence...

Auspicious Brew: truly a Favorable Outcome!

- Walking into Auspicious Brew, NH’s First Commercial Kombucha Brewery, is like walking into what owner Helen Leavitt calls a “jungle apothecary.” Located in a corner of the Dover Washington Mills,...

Easy & Delicious Back-to-School Snacks

- Blog Post by: Naomi DePalm, SNAP Ambassador   It is official: Autumn is here! What better way to welcome in the new season than making some delicious snacks filled with...

Food Policy Update: August 2022

- As we approach the school year there are some noteworthy changes to food security programs that will impact hunger in the Granite State this fall:   The Public Health Emergency...

Coppal House Farm: A Farm for All Seasons

- Coppal House Farm is a 78-acre diversified family farm that is owned and operated by Carol and John Hutton. Located in Lee, New Hampshire, the Huttons are taking full advantage...

Update from the E.D: April-June 2022

- A question that comes up often in Seacoast Eat Local’s work is “Who is our audience?” The answer almost always is EVERYONE! Our work is centered around connecting people to...

SAMM Loves Farm to School!

- Question: “Where does your food come from?” Answer: “The store!” At least, that’s the response most kids provide when asked where their food comes from. And their logic path is...

Food Policy Updates: June 2022

- A lot is happening at the state and federal level regarding food policy. There’s the possibility that SNAP/EBT could be used to buy hot/prepared foods and that WIC could be...