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September 2013 E-Newsletter: How ‘Bout Them Apples?

By Jen Risley (September 29, 2013)

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September 2013  
LINKING FARMS, FOOD, and YOU
How ‘Bout Them Apples?
Be sure to gather your own bushel of apples while the picken’ is good.  View NH Fruit Grower’s Association’s Member Directory to find out where you can pick your own New Hampshire apples.

Book Giveaway

Congratulations to “AAC”! They won a free copy of the book The Farmhouse Country Cookbook from last month’s raffle.

This month, we’re giving away The Miracle of Apple Cider Vinegar (Metro Books) by Dr. Penny Stanway.

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 October e-newsletter.

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Know Your Farmers:
McLeod Bros. Orchards, Milford

Is there a more forlorn vision than that of man of the earth being confined to a desk? Not if you happened to be Donald K. McLeod, graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Animal Husbandry back in 1927. On impulse, or perhaps desperation, Donald left that desk in 1946, bought a farm in Milford, and planted two orchards, one for apples and a smaller one for peaches. With his brother Kenneth, who joined him after serving in the Navy, they developed a lucrative wholesale apple business with controlled storage.

From Farm to Kitchen:
Spicy Apple Salsa
The addition of walnuts is a reminder of the old fashioned Waldorf salad with raisins and mayonnaise. This New York Times recipe is low cal with the spicy flavors that are popular today.Try this Recipe: Spicy Apple Salsa

Department of Agriculture Celebrates Centenary
By Lorraine Merrill, Commissioner
From the Weekly Market Bulletin
One hundred years ago this month, the state legislature voted to abolish the state Board of Agriculture and establish a state Department of Agriculture. Save the date for a 100th birthday celebration on October 22. The Board of Agriculture, precursor to the Department, began in the mid 1800s with the primary function of providing educational lectures and programs around the state for farmers. By the 1890s, the Board had taken on efforts to rebuild the state’s rural economy, and initiated measures to control animal diseases and crop pests, and unscrupulous marketing of fertilizers and feeds to farmers.

What’s the Buzz? 
The most re-tweet tweet on NH Farms Network’s Twitter Account.

@applecrestfarm: All #apples are not created equal.
Here’s our cheat sheet from the farm.

 
Check out what else is buzzing at @NHFarmsNetwork.

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Everything Apple: Making Cider, Hard Cider & Vinegar
Sun., Sept. 29
Noon – 3pm
Madbury
Homesteaders Lauren Winterholer and Craig Stephan will discuss their tree pruning process and favorite apple preservation methods, including apple cider vinegar, apple pie jam, sweet cider and hard cider making.  Cost is a sliding scale of $10-$20.  Learn more.
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