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October 2012 E-Newsletter: Miles Smith Farm Featured

By Jen Risley (October 28, 2012)
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NEWSLETTER          FARM PROFILES          EVENTS          RECIPES          & MORE!
October 2012 

Happy Food Day – a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.  Find out more about Food Day and how New Hampshire is celebrating.

Book Giveaway
Congratulations to Julie from Milford! She won a free copy of New Hampshire: From Farm to Kitchen signed by the author, Helen Brody.

This month, we’re giving away Tractor Mac: Farmer’s Market by Billy Steers.  A big thank you to the Hannah Grimes Marketplace in Keene for donating this month’s book (where local is their passion whether it be hand made pottery or locally pastured beef).

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

Find out next month who the winner is — and which book we’re giving away in November.


Know Your Farmers: Miles Smith Farm
In the mid-1800s Miles Smith, a mason and farmer, cleared his land, built a house, raised a family, erected time-honored stone walls and pastured pigs, goats and dairy cattle.  Today as an enduring reminder of that redoubtable heritage Miles Smith is buried in a cemetery on the land where he toiled. And while it may seem a tad fanciful, Carole Soule and Bruce Dawson, the current owners will, from time to time, visit the old owner’s grave for reflection and inspiration. In any event, Miles Smith still seems to wield considerable influence.

From Farm to Kitchen: Buttered Carrots with Lime Zest
Carrots like all root vegetables seem to get sweeter with fall. This unbelievably simple recipe uses some of the carrot broth (save the rest for vegetable soup) mixed with chicken stock. Carrot broth has a very mild flavor and the chicken gives it strength. A touch of flour, lime juice, and zest dresses up what is already a good every day family style dish.

Try this Recipe: Buttered Carrots wit Lime Zest

NH Cheesemakers Bring Home Top Honors

By Lorraine Merrill, Commissioner, from the Weekly Market Bulletin

New Hampshire cheesemakers brought home top honors at this year’s annual Big E Cheese Competition. Sawyers Artisanal Cheese of Walpole received a Gold award for their Ver-Hampshire. Landaff Creamery of Landaff took a Silver for their Cellars at Jasper Hill Landaff from Landaff Creamery, plus a Bronze for their Cellars at Jasper Hill Kinsman Ridge from Landaff Creamery. Brookford Farm in Canterbury won a Bronze for their Camembert. All the wining cheeses were displayed at the Big E throughout the fair. View all the cheese competition results.

What’s the Buzz? 
In the “What’s the Buzz” section we’ll feature the most talked about post on our Facebook Page.

This month’s a congratulations goes to the NH Maple Producers Association for having their annual March NH Maple Weekend event designated among the Top 100 Events in North America for 2013, announced by the American Bus Association.

Check out what else is buzzing on NHFN’s Facebook Page.
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Miles Smith Farm
Buttered Carrots
NH Cheesemakers
NH Maple Weekend
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