First Annual Acworth Locavore Festival: A Food Tasting Event

thevillagestorelogo[1]The Acworth Community Project is proud to announce plans for an exciting event planned for August 28, 2016 from 10am-4pm: The First Annual Acworth Locavore Festival.  It is a fundraiser for The Village Store,  a community owned and operated general store located at 1068 Rt. 123A in South Acworth, New Hampshire.   The event will be held in the back field of the Village Store.

 What is a Locavore Festival?

It’s a public event to showcase local food and beverage producers and local “farm to table” restaurants which will connect local food lovers and consumers to what is being locally grown and produced!

Because of the public’s demand for locally produced food and beverage, the Acworth Community Project is giving the local food-producing community an opportunity to show, sample and sell locally produced foods as part of a huge celebration of what our greater geographic area has to offer in the way of healthy, sustainable, locally cultivated and passionately produced food and beverage.  Anyone attending this event will be able, and encouraged, to see, smell, taste and experience that passion.

The event promises to be filled with delicious food and beverage but will also be offering informational sessions and all the fun and excitement of an incredible country food fair.

The organizers of the event said, “We are interested in letting everyone know about this event, but we are also interested in having people participate as vendors and sponsors. We are planning on having a Festival Booklet which will contain short descriptions and a map of booth placements. We are also offering opportunities for individuals and businesses to advertise in our festival booklet with different sized ads. Finally, we are offering an opportunity for special sponsorship of this event which will afford each sponsor a booth, a speaking slot, a full page ad in the festival guide plus additional exposure of their logo on all of our advertising materials, including links on our website, along with a mention of their business in any media articles about our event.”

Anyone having questions about the event, or anyone having an interest in a sponsorship should please contact Linda Lacasse at 603-835-2486 or email and anyone interested in advertising in the Festival Booklet can contact Judy Aron at 603-835-2188.

The Acworth Village Store is open Monday-Saturday from 7am-7pm and Sundays from 8am-7 pm.  The phone number there is 603-835-6547. They offer many services including an ATM and a US Post Office.

The Organizing Committee for the Acworth Locavore Festival wants to offer their thanks for all that farmers and food producers do to provide healthy sustenance for the local community.



Hillside Pizza: Swanzey’s Newest Restaurant

If you haven’t tried out Swanzey’s newest pizza place, you are missing out!  Located on Route 32 in Swanzey, Hillside Pizza serves “build your own” and specialty pizzas, salads, paninis, and wraps- all hand made in small batches.  This restaurant is committed to stepping lightly on the planet by using natural and organic ingredients, and never using additives, preservatives, or genetically modified foods.

Hillside Pizza supports local organic agriculture by using ingredients from area farms.  Already it has teamed up with Orchard Hill Breadworks in Alstead for the bread used in its paninis and Phoenix Farm in Marlborough to deal with its compost.  Not only is Hillside Pizza good for the environment, it is a positive force in our community.  Hillside started in Greenfield, Massachusetts as a fundraising venture, and it continues to help raise funds for community organizations with its “Take & Bake” pizzas and “Scoop & Bake” cookie dough.

On Saturday, March 26, 2011 there will be a Hillside Pizza Tasting at Hannah Grimes Marketplace from noon to 3pm. Stop by and have a taste!

Hillside “Take & Bake” Pizzas are available at the Hannah Grimes Marketplace.

Monadnock Menus Feels Inspired

We feel inspired – inspired by you: the eaters of the Monadnock Region.  Three-quarters of you answered our 2010 survey and said supporting local businesses and agriculture is very important to you.  This inspired us to move forward with a program that will empower you to put your money where your mouth is: The Monadnock Menus Program.

The Monadnock Menus Program has a full plate of goals – to create a community where local food is easy to find, increase the number of restaurants and cafeterias serving local food, and encourage more of us to choose local food wherever we happen to eat.  As we develop this program we glean ideas and resources from other programs such as the Vermont Fresh Network, New Hampshire Farm to Restaurant Connection, and Monadnock Matchmaker Event.

Read more on the Monadnock Menus Blog!

Dine Out for Farms Week: October 10-16, 2010

Originally post on The American Farmland Trust

Be a friend of farms and join the growing movement of restaurants and consumers who support a sustainable future for America’s farms. Join us at the table as we Dine out for Farms™ October 10-16, 2010 in a week-long event to raise funds and awareness for American Farmland Trust’s programs that support farms and help save the land that sustains us.

Check out 5 Ways You Can Join Us at the Table to Save America’s Farms!