Monthly Archives: May 2008

Writers’ Night: A Brief Memoir

The First Annual Slow Food Seacoast Writers’ Night was a resounding success and a magical spring event. The Pearl of Portsmouth was a gorgeous location. Tables decorated with just-bloomed lilacs provided a comfortable meeting and eating place for friends new and old, while four prominent food writers shared selected readings from their work, paired with delicious tastes of dishes from

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What’s in the Bag, Dad?

The answer? 100% recycled fibers, New Hampshire labor, a great design, plenty of room for your shopping, and the positive mojo of four groups working hard to celebrate and promote our local and regional food systems. Yes, it’s the first annual (we hope) market tote, brought to you by the coalition of Slow Food Seacoast, Seacoast Growers’ Association, Seacoast Eat

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Slow Food Portland brings back its popular Fiddlefest on June 1. Billed as a “Celebration of Spring Food,” the event is a great example of how Slow Food can revive regional, seasonal, and local food traditions – and throw a great party. For $20 ($15 for SF members) attendees sample dishes made by local chefs from fresh Maine spring foods

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News, Views, and Things to Do(s)

News: Yesterday on NHPR’s “The Exchange,” Jon Greenberg interviewed New Hampshire’s recently appointed Agriculture Commissioner (and dairy farmer) Lorraine Stewart Merrill The Comissioner works for the Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food. On the show, she spent a lot of time discussing the local food movement, developing NH’s pastureland, and public policy issues affecting farming and markets. It’s a show

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