August is New Hampshire Eat Local Month

Monadnock Buy Local

Originally posted in the Monadnock Shopper News

Eat-Local-NH-logoRGB_20101-300x198August is New Hampshire Eat Local Month — a time to celebrate local food and farms, and recognize how a stronger local food system builds healthier citizens, communities and local economies. Who is cultivating a stronger “Eat Local” movement in the Monadnock Region?  Feast on these featured initiatives:

Start With the Land

Land is the foundation of our food system and Land For Good, based right here in Keene, specializes in connecting farmers with farmland.  Seventy percent of our nation’s farmland is expected to change hands in the next two decades. Without a focused effort, much of that land will go out of farming, and with it, the hopes of a new generation of passionate and savvy farmers.  Land For Good leads such an effort, involving everyone — farmers, families, landowners, community leaders, agencies, service providers, advocacy groups and local citizens —…

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