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2019 Keene Winter Farmers Market

2019 Winter Farmers Market
at the Monadnock Waldorf School
Located at 98 S. Lincoln St
Saturdays 10-1pm

Join the Farmers’ Market of Keene for November and December as they move their market indoors to the Monadnock Waldorf School on S. Lincoln St. They’ll be there every Saturday from 10-1pm November 2 until December 21.

What you can find at the winter market

  • Organic bread and pastries
  • Organic produce
  • Chicken
  • Tinctures and salves
  • Handmade wood crafts
  • & more!

Learn How to Clean Frames, with Wine, Pie & Cheese

Last Workshop of the 2019 Season from Imagine That Honey!

Sunday, October 27, from 1 to 3pm Imagine That Honey, 283 Matthews Road, Swanzey, NH

Yes, Dean’s going to offer his third workshop while Jodi’s away… Imagine That Honey has a good supply of deep wooden Langstroth frames to be cleaned up; these are in good condition, and just need new foundation. Dean will provide the technique and experience he’s gained to clean, singe, and replace foundation. Maintenance and keeping clean, healthy equipment is all part of the beekeeping experience. Come have fun, talk bees, learn as you go, and enjoy a few delicious refreshments. Please RSVP to , or call 603-313-9202. Space is limited to the first 15 attendees. Cost is $10/person, or free to all past ITH Beginner or Advanced Students.

This workshop is weather permitting. We’ll post on the website if there is a need to cancel.

Learn more!

 

Exploring The Food Collaborative: Launch Gathering

Presented by The Community Kitchen
Thu, October 17, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
at the Hannah Grimes Center, Keene, NH

We have explored the idea of building infrastructure in Keene to better support the local food system and we know there is interest in space for storage, kitchens, and equipment for food processing and value-added food businesses. It will take a team effort to make this project happen. We invite anyone interested in local food infrastructure to join us to share your ideas and form and exploratory committee. The Community Kitchen will provide a light dinner.  Register today!

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

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New Hampshire Eat Local Month joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 4-10. To join in on the celebration, we invite you to participate in our NH Eat Local Month Scavenger Hunt.

As demand for local food continues to grow, so too have the opportunities for America’s farmers to market fresh food directly to the consumer. According to statistics recently released by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farmers markets and farm stands account for roughly $2 billion of the $3 billion that Americans spend annually on farm-direct products . This revenue, in turn, supports the livelihoods of more than 165,000 mostly small and mid-sized farms and ranches.

“Farmers markets play a vital role not just in generating real income for farmers, but in forming a healthy, prosperous food systems,” says Jen Cheek, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. “By providing the opportunity for farmers to connect directly with consumers, markets serve as education centers. Vendors are teaching customers about agriculture and sharing recipes and new foods with their neighbors. Markets are making people and communities stronger and healthier.”

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