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January 2013 E-Newsletter: Evandale Farm Featured

By Jen Risley (January 29, 2013)

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NEWSLETTER          FARM PROFILES          EVENTS          RECIPES          & MORE!
January 2013  
Happy New Year!
January is a busy time for NH Farms Network.  We’re updating all 68 of our Farm Profiles and Farm Women Profiles (some profiles were written back in 2008!).  Each farmer will receive a note from us asking for profile corrections – and we’ll post their edits before the start of the 2013 growing season.Book Giveaway
Congratulations to Julie from Berrybogg Farm! She won a free copy of Friday Night Bights from last month’s raffle. This month, we’re giving away the book Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes by Mark Bittman (Simon & Schuster).

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 February in our next e-newsletter.


Know Your Farmers:
Evandale Farm, Pittsfield

Evandale Farm’s Ray Conner and Peter Dow are part of the growing small-scale, regenerative farming movement in New Hampshire and New England; part of a growing sect of first generation farmers who are rediscovering the challenges and rewards of running a small farm and business.

From Farm to Kitchen:
Pete & Gerry’s Heirloom Egg Custard

This, recipe served at the 2012 Farm & Forest Expo, is a thick rich classic custard of the crème brulee style. A lighter custard like flan or crème caramel can be made by using half-and-half plus an extra half egg yolk or even whole milk plus one extra yolk.

Try this Recipe:
Heirloom Egg Custard

Local Foods Star at
North Country Inaugural Ball
By Lorraine Merrill, Commissioner,
From the Weekly Market Bulletin 

“Mt. Washington Hotel”
by Melissa Fassel Dunn
Shortly after winning the election in November, Governor-Elect Maggie Hassan said she wanted the menu for her North Country Inaugural Ball to feature local New Hampshire foods, including many produced in the North Country. The owners and management of the Omni Mount Washington Resort and Bretton Woods Ski Area, the venue for the dinner and ball, enthusiastically embraced the idea.Also read this blog article from Walpole Valley Farms:
Walpole Valley Farms Meat Heads North for a Black Tie Event

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Featured Event:


NH Farm & Forest Expo
Fri. & Sat., February 8 & 9
Radisson Hotel, Manchester

At “New Hampshire’s Greatest Winter Fair”, there is always something for someone!
There’s the infamous FARMO game for kids of all ages, great exhibitors to visit, and interesting education sessions.  There will be student demonstrations, animals, and three silent auctions.  Details at



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