Monthly Archives: March 2010

Jenness Farm Open Farm Weekend, April 17 & 18

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The Jenness Farm Spring Open House/Open Farm Weekend is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 17 & 18, 2010, from 10 am to 6 pm, rain or shine. Enjoy fresh donuts; browse the new-and-improved Jenness Farm store (there’s so much more than goat milk soap!); buy products from several vendors. Visit with chicks, piglets, baby goats, lambs, and crazy turkeys—not to mention Rhun the Frisbee Dog, official farm greeter! The weekend-long event will offer lots of fun for children of all ages. Bring a picnic lunch and any questions that you may have. WHAT: Jenness Farm Spring Open House/Open Farm Weekend WHEN: April 17 & 18, 2010, 10 am–6 pm WHERE: 77 Garland Road, Nottingham, NH 03290 WEBSITE: http://www.jennessfarm.com

Restaurant Week Portsmouth: March 26-April 3

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Want to support local independent restaurants and get a great meal for great deal?

Restaurant Week Portsmouth, a bi-annual culinary event that spotlights Greater Portsmouth as a culinary and cultural destination, runs from March 26 to April 3, 2010. Participating restaurants throughout the Seacoast will offer special three-course prix fixe menus (lunch $16.95 per person, dinner $29.95 per person). View menus for eachrestaurant through links on the Restaurant Week Portsmouth web page.

“Please note: Restaurants will not accept discount cards or other offers during Restaurant Week. Reservations highly recommended—diners must contact the individual restaurant(s) of their choice.”

Maude Barlow Rescheduled at UNH, March 31

tap-inFood & Water Watch announced today that the public lecture with Maude Barlow has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at 7:00 pm. Part of the “Tap In” series at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), the event originally was scheduled for March 4 (see the post about it here) was canceled due to a weather-related flight cancellation.) This lecture will be the last event in the series.

Please register for this event.

For more information …

About the organization: Food & Water Watch

About the Tap In series at UNH: UNH Office of Sustainability

About the event, and to register: New Date: Water Activist Maude Barlow Visits UNH

Is It Time for a Green Tea Party? by Woody Tasch

slow-money-coverThe new direction in which we must head can be called many things: relocalization, rebalancing, rebuilding, revitalizing, restoration and preservation, redevelopment, job creation, retooling, decentralization. … I would suggest as one of the cornerstones of this rebuilding process the following goal: a million investors investing 1% of their assets in local food systems. —Woody Tasch

The chairman and president (and author) of Slow Money has lots to say. But it all comes down to putting your money where you mouth is—literally—and making investments in food. Real food, local food, and the systems that support it.

History shows us that revolution doesn’t start with government and trickle down; it starts at home, on the streets, and at farmers’ markets. Read what Tasch has to say in Is It Time for a Green Tea Party? in theMarch 25, 2010, Huffington Post.

Who is up for a cuppa at the Rollinsford farmers’ market on Saturday?