Sunday, September 29, 2013
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 Nada.HaddadATUNH.edu 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.
UNH Cooperative Extension provides New Hampshire citizens with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources, and improve the economy. Visit extension.unh.edu.
Posted by Lucy Edwards at 9:17 AM
Monday, September 9, 2013
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.
Posted by Lucy Edwards at 7:44 AM
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Greetings from Red Manse Farm!
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
Posted by Lucy Edwards at 12:35 PM
Wednesday, September 4, 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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Posted by Lucy Edwards at 3:01 PM