Learn about CREAM at UNH

By on Apr 20, 2016 in Food To Do |

Interested in learning about dairy education? University of New Hampshire Cooperative Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM) students will be hosting an open house Sunday, April 24. The event will be held at the Thomas P. Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center between noon and 4 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Homemade ice cream, games and crafts are up for grabs, and people can listed to the heartbeat of cows using a stethoscope, too. CREAM is a 26-year-old cooperative run by 25 UNH students. Students manage and operate a small business with the help of advisors and milk, feed and care for a herd of 25 to 30 registered Holstein dairy cattle. To learn more, visit: http://colsa.unh.edu/tsas/cream.  

Help clean up lobster traps

By on Apr 19, 2016 in Food To Do | 1 comment

Anyone with a lobster trap license is invited to head to the beach this Saturday, April 23, and help clean up lobster traps and other fishing gear washed ashore over the winter. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department said the 23rd annual lobster trap cleanup will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will take place at Rye Harbor and Hampton Harbor State Marina. It’s being held in partnership with the New Hampshire Commercial Fishermen’s Association, the New Hampshire Division of Ports and Harbors, and Hampton Public Works Department and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. The Great Bay Stewards are providing funding for disposal of the gear. All individuals with a lobster trap license of any kind are invited to participate in the trap cleanup. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. on April 23 in both Rye Harbor and the Hampton Harbor State Marina. Last year, more than 60...

Free frappes

By on Apr 18, 2016 in Food To Do, Uncategorized |

If you’re passing through Warner and are hankering for a cold coffee-cream concoction Tuesday, you’re in luck. Schoodacs Coffee Shop is handing out free frappes tomorrow 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., one per customer, while supplies last. It is, according to an email, a chance to get feedback on a new recipe, which includes REAL cream. If you plan on going, head over to their Facebook page and tell them: https://www.facebook.com/events/1771422816420622/ See you there.

Climate change and maple syrup

By on Feb 23, 2016 in Food To Do | 1 comment

Maple syrup is a sticky business, especially when the climate is changing. Anyone interested in the connection between the two should check out this pancake breakfast and presentation at Keene State College March 9th. The details – including how to RSVP – are below: What: Climate Impacts on Maple Syrup Breakfast: Free maple syrup breakfast and presentation on Climate Impacts in New Hampshire on the Keene State College Campus. Who:  Speakers include Phil Suter, President/CEO, Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce Steven Roberge, Extension Field Specialist, Natural Resources & County Office Administrator, UNH Cooperative Extension Brad Presby, Owner, Presby’s Maple Farm in Bethlehem Glenn Yardley, Farm Manager, Stonewall Farm in Keene Peter Rhoades, local producer and licensed forester in Alstead When: Wednesday, March 9th, Doors will open and breakfast begins at 7:30 am and...

Check out NOFA Winter conference this weekend

By on Jan 26, 2016 in Food To Do |

Are you a farmer, gardener, educator or someone just interested in farms or food? (If you’re on this blog, this is you). You should check out the Northeastern Organic Farming Association annual winter conference, which will be going on all day – 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – at Rundlett Middle School in Concord on Saturday. The cost is $65-85 per person, and meals are included. Learn more and register here: http://nofanh.org/join_us/donate/winter-conference/.  

Concord’s winter market returns to Cole Gardens

By on Nov 26, 2015 in Food To Do |

Winter is coming – but that means the Concord Winter Farmers’ Market is back. Cole Gardens, located at 430 Loudon Road, hosts the annual market on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. General manager Charlie Cole said the vendors are a mix – some familiar faces from the summer market in downtown Concord, others winter newbies. They sell everything from winter vegetables to ice cream, ravioli to guacamole, fish to meat, nuts to macaroons. “You’re still supporting local agriculture, local farms and bakers,” he said. “And you’re getting a lot of healthy options.” The December markets are slightly smaller, in order to make room for poinsettias and other holiday plants. Cole Gardens also sells Christmas trees, garlands and wreaths. During the holiday season, the market has about 20 vendors. That number grows into the 30s after the new year. “It’s fun to try and make a dinner menu out of the...