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August 2013 E-Newsletter: Still Time to Celebrate NH Eat Local Month

By Jen Risley (August 27, 2013)

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August 2013  
LINKING FARMS, FOOD, and YOU
Final Days of NH Eat Local Month
During these last few days of August, be sure to celebrate NH Eat Local Month.  Not sure how to celebrate?  Try one of these 31 suggestions from Seacoast Eat Local.Book Giveaway

Congratulations to Debra! She won a free copy of the book The Too Many Tomatoes Cookbook from last month’s raffle.

This month, we’re giving away The Farmhouse Country Cookbook (Greene & Golden) by Sarah Banbery.

Want to enter this raffle?  You’ve just entered by opening this e-newsletter.  We’ll select, at random, one winner from our contacts each month.

Find out who the winner is next month — and which book we’re giving away in our September e-newsletter.

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Know Your Farmers:
Beans & Greens Farm, Gilford

By no means are the Howes the first to till their soil, however. The land on which Beans & Greens sets has been farmed actively since the 1700s by other Yankee farmers, and houses the only remaining barn of the original Ebenezer Smith farm who, with his brother, petitioned to create their town of Gilford. Today, with 370 acres farmed, and with a profound appreciation for its history, the couple has seen to it that conservation easements preserve it for farming and forestry forever.

From Farm to Kitchen:
Martha Porter’s Stuffed Peppers
“Porter’s Perfect Peppers of Penacook for Pizza Places that are Perfectly Polished” is Cooperative Extension Professor Emeritus John Porter’s summer business. Wife Martha developed this quick recipe to use what he does not sell.Try this Recipe: Porter’s Perfect Peppers

Help for Farmers Adding Value to Products
By Lorraine Merrill, Commissioner
From the Weekly Market Bulletin
I first met Neelima Gogumalla of Windham at the first-ever Granite State Dairy Promotion Mac & Cheese Bake-Off in 2011, where her two highly original, and delicious entries both won prizes, including ‘Best New Hampshire Made.’ Gogumalla has channeled her food skills and knowledge, and entrepreneurial talents to open a new business – Creative Chef Kitchens in Derry. Creative Chef Kitchens is an inspected commercial, rental kitchen for small and beginning bakers, caterers, sauce-makers and other food processors to get started in business, or prepare foods for special events.

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Featured Event
Local Foods BBQ
Sat., August 31
1 – 6pm
Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene
Celebrate local food and local music during the Keene Music Festival.  The Co-op hosts music a Local Foods BBQ featuring NH grown and raised goodness from Mayfair Farm and Tracie’s Community Farm.  Learn more.
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