Each August, the New Hampshire agricultural community hopes to inspire residents and visitors to eat more locally grown, raised and made foods, meet the farmers, growers and chefs behind our food and learn new skills that keep us all eating locally throughout the year. New Hampshire Eat Local Month is a statewide celebration throughout August to support local food, and to highlight our amazing New Hampshire farmers and producers.
Gail McWilliam Jellie of the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets, & Food spoke about the increased demand for local products: “New Hampshire residents and visitors, alike, are showing unprecedented interest in local food, and this month-long celebration offers a great opportunity to feature New Hampshire grown foods and farms.” Supporting local food, farm, and fish businesses is vitally important to the strengthening of our collective food system. Promotion of this year’s New Hampshire Eat Local Month is in collaboration with the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture Markets & Food, Monadnock Buy Local, Seacoast Eat Local, Vital Communities and other state partners.
Check out the events happening throughout the state this month, and don’t forget to mark your calendar for Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market on Thursdays, 12:30 to 4:30 at Clark Park.