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Book Signing Schedule & Table of Contents

By Christine Zinkand (August 22, 2015)


Book Signing Schedule

Book Launch!

September 9, 2015     Concord Public Library (with Gibson’s Bookstore), 6 – 8 pm, Helen Brody, Leslie Tuttle, and (farm work permitting) a few featured farmers

September 13, 2015   MainStreet BookEnds of Warner, 2 pm, Helen Brody, Leslie Tuttle

September 17, 2015  Eastman South Cove Activity Center, Grantham, 12 pm, Helen Brody

September 26, 2015  The Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, 11 am, Leslie Tuttle


Stay up to date with upcoming book signings at New Hampshire Women Farmers on Facebook!


Table of Contents:

New Hampshire Women Farmers: Pioneers of the Local Food Movement

Foreward: Lorraine Stuart Merrill, Commissioner Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food



Farm Marketers: Center Stage

  • Suzanne LeBlanc, Autumn Harvest Farm & Quilt Studio, Grafton
  • Louisa Spencer, Poverty Lane Orchards/Farnum Hill Ciders, Lebanon
  • Kate Donald, Stout Oak Farm, Brentwood

Promoting Heritage Breeds and Heirloom Produce

  • Keira Farmer, Yankee Farmers’ Market, Warner
  • Carole Soule, Miles Smith Farm, Loudon

Encouraging Year-Round Buying of Local Food

  • Donna Sprague, Huntoon Farm, Danbury
  • Donna Abair, Hazzard Acres Farm, Springfield


 Creating Imaginative Visitor Attractions

  • Nancy Franklin, Riverview Farm, Plainfield
  • Martina Howe, Beans & Greens Farm, Gilford

Focusing On A Single Traditional Farm Product

  • Heidi Bundy, Tomapo Farm, Lebanon
  • Sarah Costa, Manning Hill Farm, Winchester

Educating Children, Adults, and Politicians

  • Padi Anderson, F/V Rimrack and Granite State Fish, Rye Harbor State Marina
  • Diane Souther, Apple Hill Farm, Concord

Building Tourism: Farm Days, Fairs, and Food Trails

  • Walpole Valley Farms and the Inn at Valley Farms, Walpole
  • Cornish Agricultural Fair, Cornish
  • New Hampshire’s Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Trails
  • New Hampshire’s Ice Cream Trail


Keeping Family Land Productive

  • Mary Jones, Patridge Farm, North Haverhill
  • Kris Mossey, McLeod Bros. Orchards, Milford

Building Food Self-Sufficiency

  • Tracie Loock, Tracie’s Community Farm, Fitzwilliam
  • Elaine Haynes, Haynes Family Homestead, Colebrook


Agricultural Marketing for State Government:

Gail McWilliam Jellie, Director of Agricultural Development, New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food

Educational Efforts:


Stacey Purslow: Farm to School Program Coordinator, Sustainability Institute University of New Hampshire


Mary Ann Kristiansen, Executive Director, Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship


Rosemary Fifield, Director of Education and Member Services, Hanover Consumer Co-operative Society


Amy Ouelette, Program Team Leader, University of New Hampshire, Co-operative Extension

Farm Interest Groups:

Naomi Scanlon, President, Associated Women of the New Hampshire Farm Bureau

Janet Wilkinson, Executive Director, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire

Farm Product Distribution

Julie Moran, President and Manager, North Country Farmers’ Co-op

Regional Support:

Sara Zoë Patterson, Coodinator and Board Chair Seacoast Eat Local


Order your copy of New Hampshire Women Farmers:  Pioneers of the Local Food Movement signed by the author and photographer today! Price includes shipping & handling.  A portion of the proceeds goes towards continuing the work of New Hampshire Farms Network.

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