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December 2012 E-Newsletter: Best of 2012 From New Hampshire Farms Network

By Jen Risley (January 13, 2013)

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NEWSLETTER          FARM PROFILES          EVENTS          RECIPES          & MORE!
December 2012 
It’s this issue we’re taking a look back at New Hampshire Farms Network’s Best of 2012 — the stories, photo, and recipe that drew the most views, likes and comments.  Enjoy!

Book Giveaway
Congratulations to Jane L. She won a free copy of The Seed Underground from last month’s raffle. This month, we’re giving away the book Friday Night Bites: Kick off the Weekend with Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family (Running Press Book Publishers) by Karen Berman.  Karen specializes in food, parenting, and lifestyle topics and is a contributor to local and national publications and blogs.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 January.


Best of 2012 Know Your Farmers:  

The Olde Ways at Mustard Seed Farm, Wolfeboro
Charles and Dina Farrell are part of a movement giving re-birth to family farming in the most traditional sense. They are building a self-sustaining farm that produces everything necessary to provide for their family of four children and for the customers at their farmstand.

Best of 2012 From Farm to Kitchen:
Rhubarb Maple Toasted Bread Pudding
As this dessert was brought to the table, a guest said, “My husband does not eat rhubarb.” Well, being the gentleman he was, he accepted a serving. Then asked for seconds.  It’s the New Hampshire maple syrup that is the kicker.

Try this Recipe: Rhubarb Maple Toasted Bread Pudding

Best of 2012 From the Commissioner 
New Slaughter Facility Open for Business
By Lorraine Merrill, Commissioner
From the Weekly Market Bulletin
New Hampshire now has a second USDA- inspected slaughter and meat processing facility. Peter and Tara Roy opened their new plant last month in a renovated commercial building on Route 116 in North Haverhill. The Roys have lived and farmed on the New Hampshire side of the Connecticut River since 2005, but their butchering business, PT Farm LLC, previously operated in an older, smaller facility in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

Best of 2012 What’s the Buzz? 
The most talked about post on our Facebook Page
Alpacas at Someday Farm in Canterbury


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Featured Event:
Farm Feast Breakfast &
Open House
Sun., January 6
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
At D Acres, Dorchester
The first Sunday of each month, D Acres hosts an All-You-Should-Eat breakfast featuring pancakes made with local flour,  NH maple syrup (in season),  local free-range eggs, D Acres meat, potatoes, and greens, and fair-trade coffee from Cafe Monte Alto (Plymouth, NH).  $5-15 sliding scale suggested donation.  Work off your indulgence with a tour of the working, organic farm. More details:


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