Monthly Archives: June 2008

Where is Slow Food Seacoast?

Oops….we’ve been out in the garden..WEEDING. Sorry for the brief hiatus…but there’s plenty of news to share today.

Barrington Farm Day! Sunday, June 29, 2008, 10am-3pm.
On Sunday Barrington farms are opening their doors to the public so that we can learn all about how animals and vegetables are raised and grown. At Lasting Legacy Farm, there will be a sheep shearing demonstration at 11am, and lunch available from 11:30 until it runs out. Warren Farm will have strawberry desserts available and all the farms will have local food and/or fiber (for the knitters!) for sale. Visit for maps and participating farm information!

2008 Seacoast Harvest is here!

Make sure you check out the new Seacoast Harvest website at – you’ll find a searchable database of locally grown food and where you can buy it directly from the growers! Also available is a seasonal harvest calendar, so you know when you can expect a food to be ready for harvest, information on agricultural terms, and a printable version of the guide. Look for Seacoast Harvest at area farmers’ markets, in The Wire’s Summer Guide, and at Yellow House Farm during Barrington Farm Tour Day!

Sustainable Seafood Forum & Tasting

The Atlantic Culinary Academy (ACA) is co-hosting a Sustainable Seafood Forum and Tasting on July 22nd at the academy’s Dover location in L’Esprit, along with the Shoals Marine Lab and New Hampshire Sea Grant Program. The forum’s goal is to create professional and public awareness of and to utilize seafood products that are not necessarily targeted by local fishermen, in order to create sustainable supplies and relieve pressure from over-fished (and over-used) stocks.

The tasting forum will be provided by local restaurant chefs as well as faculty chef instructors from ACA. In addition to the tasting, food preparation demonstrations and education presentations will be made. It is on a Tuesday night, so the hours are a friendly 6 – 9 pm. All participating chefs will offer their recipes to the tasters as part of the event.

Tickets are $25 and can be reserved and purchased on the website. Hurry to reserve yours; admission is limited and this exciting event is sure to fill up fast. For more information contact Ken La Valley, NH Sea Grant at 603-862-4343.