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June 2013 E-Newsletter: Strawberry Season Starts

By Jen Risley (June 29, 2013)

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June 2013  
LINKING FARMS, FOOD, and YOU
“Pick Your Own” Strawberry Season Starts Soon
It’s just about time to take your family strawberry picking! Here’s the latest scoop, from a selection of farms, to help with your planning.  Be sure to check farm websites or call to confirm that picking is a go.Book Giveaway
Congratulations to Maria! She won a free copy of the book Paradise Lot from last month’s raffle.This month, we’re giving away The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear (Child’s Play) by Don and Audrey Wood.

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 July e-newsletter.

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Know Your Farmers:
Apple Hill Farm, Concord

Over 25 years ago Diane and Chuck Souther started Apple Hill Farm from unproductive open space within sight of the state capitol in Concord. Today they have a substantial planting of 45 different varieties of apples planted on the hillside overlooking their farmstand, berry patch, and cropland. Twenty different flavors of peaches and a small number of plum trees fill out their orchards… Pick your own strawberries are their first summer berry crop, followed by blueberries, raspberries, and black currants.

From Farm to Kitchen:
Strawberry-Red Currant Glaze
This sauce covers the berries with a stunning glaze, but does not cook them. Concord’s Apple Hill Farm makes a flavorful currant jelly. Buy it by the case and give as house gifts with the recipe attached.


Try this Recipe:

Strawberry-Red Currant Glaze

Neighbors Calling Foul over Fowl
By Lorraine Merrill, Commissioner,
From the Weekly Market Bulletin
A while back we wrote in this column about New Hampshire’s Pete & Gerry’s Organics LLC seeking family farms in northern New England as contract-growers to help meet the growing demand for their certified organic eggs. Jesse Laflamme, third-generation operator of the family-owned farm in Monroe, has been surprised by the negative reactions of abutters in a couple of the communities where local farmers have expressed interest in building one of the modern, cage-free poultry barns specified under Pete & Gerry’s contracts.

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Featured Event:

Second Annual Farm-a-Q
Sunday,
June 30,
Noon – 4 pm
Brandmoore Farm Rollinsford

Farm-a-Q is a picnic-style bounty of heirloom and heritage foods grown on local farms and prepared by some of the area’s best restaurants. Cost: $25 ($20 for Slow Food members), Youth $15, Children under 12 are $5.  More details.

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