August is NH 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 our local food and farms, and recognize how a stronger local food system builds healthier citizens, communities and local economies. What’s new in the “Eat Local” movement in the Monadnock Region?  Feast on these developments:

Farmers’ Market of Keene adds a New Market Day
There are now three opportunities each week to shop at the Farmers’ Market of Keene.  A new Thursday Market time was recently added, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Colony Mill Marketplace parking lot along Island Street.  The Tuesday & Saturday Market days are still at their usual time and place, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Gilbo Avenue.  In addition to August being NH Eat Local Month, the first week of August is also National Farmers Market Week. To celebrate both events, why not visit…

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CANCELLED: Farmer John’s Plot Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.

Farmer John’s Plot
Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner
August 23rd, 2014 at 5pm

Farmer John’s Plot Farm to Table Dinner will feature a multi-course meal of organic produce, meats, eggs and maple syrup exclusively from our farm.  There will also be a tasting of local wines, live music and a tour of their CSA gardens.  The fundraiser dinner will take place next to our CSA gardens, in the beautiful barn at 18 Stonlea Lane in Dublin.  Please join them for this wonderful meal of their harvest put together by local caterer Aubrey Saxton (The Saxy Chef).

They are asking for a minimum donation of $79 per ticket.  The money raised goes to support donations of organic produce to low income families (through the River Center in Peterborough), our Future Farmer Training program and our non-profit mission.  If you have already made a donation to Farmer John’s Plot this year that can be used towards your tickets.  For tickets and more information contact John at or 603-289-5927.