Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not head up to Manchester for the New Hampshire Farm & Forest Exposition? Billed as “New Hampshire’s Greatest Winter Fair,” the Expo features workshops, panels, cooking demonstrations featuring NH products, kids activities, wildlife and animal-husbandry talks, and plenty more. Many of our Slow Food participants will be panelists, vendors, or presenters there, so be sure to say hi. Program hours are Friday, Feb 2. 9 AM- 8 PM, and Saturday, Feb. 3, 9 AM – 4 PM. Schedule details on the web site!
This is Michael Pollan’s recommendation in today’s New York Times Magazine. In this piece, “Unhappy Meals,” Pollan argues that a whole foods approach is healthiest, despite decades of politically-influenced nutrition science and the proliferation of processed foods making health claims. A good, provocative read!
New England cheese, that is. This New England Cheesemakers site describes some New England cheesemakers, including two in New Hampshire and a few others not far from the Seacoast, and offers recipes, trivia, and lots of other information. It even gives some sources for local stores which carry New England cheeses. At this time of year, what could be a better treat?
SFS participant Nada Hadad sends us news of an interesting workshop for any grower interested in exploring winemaking.
Growing Wine Grapes in NH as an Alternative Enterprise:
No Longer a Dream – Workshop
The UNH Cooperative Extension, along with the New Hampshire Winery Association and the NH Risk Management Education Group, is pleased to invite you to a February wine making workshop on Saturday, February 3.
The one-day program is designed for commercial producers who are looking to incorporate growing grapes and wine making as an alternative enterprise for their business. You will learn about choosing grape varieties, basics of establishing a vineyard, viticulture in Northern climates, and wine making.The workshop is held in conjunction with the NH Farm & Forest Expo, (Salon C) at the Radisson Hotel, 700 ELm Street, Manchester. Registration is required and is limited to 100 participants or first come, first serve basis. Pre-registration is $10 per person with online registration at http://www.events.unh.edu/register.shtml?event_id=2689 (before February 3rd) $15 at the door. For more information contact Extension Specialist Becky Grube at 862-3202 or Extension Educator Nada Haddad at 679-5616 or visit www.extension.unh.edu