Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fine Tuning Your Marketing - Merchandising Skills and Safe Food Handling

Now is the time of year for growers and producers selling at summer farmers market to catch their breath or get ready for the winter farmers market season. Whether you are thinking of evaluating your last season market display to make changes and get new ideas for future markets, you will want to attend the “Selling Successfully at Farmers Markets” workshops. The same workshops will be offered at the UNH Cooperative Extension offices in two different locations. Feel free to attend either Thursday, October 17 at the Carroll County Extension office in Conway, NH or Thursday,  October 24 at the Merrimack County Extension office in Boscawen. Workshops will be from 6-8 pm.  And the following topics will be covered:  Fine Tuning Your Marketing Skills & Merchandising” presented by Nada Haddad; and Safe Food Handling presented by Ann Hamilton and Deb Maes. The presentations will be by Food and Agriculture Field Specialists with UNH Extension. There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is highly recommended as space is limited. Contact or 603 -679-5616.

UNH Extension thanks the following agencies and organizations for their support: NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, NH Farmers Market Association, USDA and the Northeast Center for Risk  Management Education.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Dairy Day: September 12, 2013 at the Market

Northwood Farmers Market Presents
Dairy Day with Local Goat and Cow Producers
Thursday,  Sept. 12, 3:00-6:30 pm
Want to know where to get and how to use local dairy products?  Curious about goats milk soaps and cheeses, raw milk, organic daily products?  Join us.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Red Manse Farm OPEN HOUSE this weekend!

Greetings from Red Manse Farm!

We will be hosting our first ever open house next weekend, September 7 & 8, 9:00-5:00. Please join us for a short 1/4 mile walk through our fields, where you will see our certified organic vegetable crops, orchard, and shiitake mushroom production, and the start of a large expansion to our maple sap house. Some of Our Place Farm's livestock will be seen on summer pasture on our land, and they will be on hand with their meats and a few kid-friendly animals and to share their farm practices.

CSA members can elect to pick your share for the week at the farm during the open house.  If you would like to do so,
please tell us no later than one day before your regular pick up day.

Hope to see you there!

Earl & Alice Tuson
Red Manse Farm
5 Pittsfield Road
Loudon Center, NH 03307

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Food Day, October 24th, 2013

From the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute:

Food Day is a new, national, annual celebration on October 24th created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest to increase awareness and action for a more sustainable food future. Communities across the nation will be hosting Food Day events and activities to support Food Day’s six commitments:

Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
Support sustainable farms & limit subsidies to big agribusiness

Expand access to food and alleviate hunger

Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farms

Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids

Support fair conditions for food and farm workers

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