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Bread-Making Class with Paula Marcoux, 6/05 – FULL

This class is full! If you wish to be on a waiting list in the case of cancellation, please email the address below.

Sharpen your skills and improve your confidence with a 3-hour hands-on bread-making class on Sunday, June 5, from 2 to 5 pm. Paula Marcoux, Edible South Shore magazine’s food editor and a food and beer historian, will teach participants

  • How to tackle the basics of natural leavening and store-bought yeast
  • How to make home-baked bread work on YOUR schedule

Participants will learn various dough-handling techniques while fashioning, baking, and sampling some great breads to be shared at the Slow Food Seacoast “Bread, Yeast, and Beer”-themed Sunday Dinner to follow at 5:30 pm.

DATE: Sunday, June 5

TIME: 2–5 pm

PLACE: Stoodley’s Tavern, 17 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

DIRECTIONS: Stoodley’s Tavern is part of Strawbery Banke Museum. (Directions to Strawbery Banke are available on the museum’s website.) Please park in the Strawbery Banke Main Visitor Parking Lot at 14 Hancock Street (or along Hancock Street itself). From the parking lot, cross the street diagonally and to right to “Stoodley’s Tavern Education Center” at 17 Hancock Street. Jiggle the latch of the old front door until it opens! We will meet in the room to the left after you enter the front door.

COST: $25/person ($20 for Slow Food USA members)

SPACE IS LIMITED for this class, and preregistration is required. Please send an e-mail to Slow Food Seacoast with “I want to bake bread!” in the subject line. This class is full! If you wish to be on a waiting list in the case of cancellation, please email the address above.

Paula Marcoux

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Fall activities galore


Are you going to be around the Seacoast this holiday weekend? If so, you will have lots of ways to make it “slow” while being outside and enjoying the sunny fall days!

Saturday, 10/09

Sunday, 10/10



All weekend

Search the online database of Seacoast Harvest: A Local Food Guide for a farm near you for

  • pick-your-own apples
  • pick-your-own pumpkins

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cooking Classes on Star Island, 9/13-17

Via Cooking on a Star:

Cooking Up History: A Seat at the Islander’s Table

Courtesy Cooking on a Star

Photo courtesy Cooking on a Star

Don’t miss this marvelous culinary adventure! Join Chef Patrice Gerard for an epicurean journey. Enjoy an abundance of edible wisdom and savory fare. The freshest seasonal local ingredients grace our table. The scent of delicious baked goods will sweeten the atmosphere. Our Shoals historian shares lore and legends. Rejuvenate, explore and cook up a memorable experience!

WHEN: Monday–Wednesday, Sept. 13–15, 2010

WHERE: Star Island, 10 miles east of Portsmouth Harbor, one of the Isles of Shoals; sail on the Thomas Laighton out of Portsmouth Harbor

CONTACT & MORE INFO: Email Susan Wallack, (603) 828-3503

Cooking Up Comfort: Goodness and Well-Being from the Kitchen

Appealing and wholesome comfort food is our flavorful focus. Join Chef Patrice Gerard in creating dishes to nourish both body and spirit. Much-loved classics made both delicious and nutritious. The aromas, colors, textures, and taste of familiar ingredients will engage all of our senses as we prepare the recipes. The “demystifying” of how simple components comprise well-made food will increase your sense of competence and confidence in the kitchen. This will be a fun, interactive and delicious experience!

With wellness in mind, using fresh local ingredients we’ll spread our table with regional, seasonal favorites. Enjoy just from the oven treats!

WHEN: Wednesday–Friday, Sept. 15–17, 2010

WHERE: Star Island, 10 miles east of Portsmouth Harbor, one of the Isles of Shoals; sail on the Thomas Laighton out of Portsmouth Harbor

CONTACT & MORE INFO: Email Susan Wallack, (603) 828-3503

Natural Heritage and Agricultural Fair Sept. 12

The Barrington Heritage Commission and the Barrington Farmers, with the sponsorship of the Barrington Recreation Department, are pleased to announce the first annual Natural Heritage and Agricultural Fair to take place Saturday, September 12th, from 10am-4pm, at the Warren Farm, off of route 4, in Barrington, NH. The fair is a collaborative effort of local farmers and conservationists to celebrate the beauty and agrarian utility of our local natural resources.

Arrive in style on a mule-drawn hay ride, shuttling you to the day’s events.

The farmers’ market is open with many area farms offering vegetables, fruit, corn, potatoes, local meats, and heritage poultry. NH Crafters bring their wares, jewelry and yarns. Come and taste the goodness of local foods, sweet and savory, prepared by our own NH chefs.

The barnyard brims with heritage animals raised by NH farmers, working for NH food security. Cows, hogs, alpacas, rabbits, goats, sheep, and herding dogs, turkeys, ducks, geese, and chickens will all be accompanied by their farmers for your questions, ideas, and curiosity. Discover how to homestead and create your own farm.

Come and learn about the many area initiatives to preserve and protect our natural resources for our health, enjoyment, and local food security. Learn about our water, our soil, our flora and fauna. Learn about bees and honey, worms and organic gardening. Find out what you can do to bring nourishing local food into our schools and how to preserve farm lands for future generations. Meet your NH experts, whose goal it is to partner with the community to transform our state into a sustainable haven.

Dance and take in the folk music of bands and fiddle jams. Learn to contra dance, and watch the spectacle. Listen to old-fashioned story telling and the history of our local farms. Go back in time to the Revolutionary War and see the routines of our earliest Americans and junior militias.

Join the celebration and conversation about what we can do to reclaim the greatness and wonder of our New Hampshire natural heritage and agriculture.

Natural Heritage Fair at Warren Farm, Sept. 12

There’s a new fair in town! We’re delighted to note that Warren Farm (site of Slow Food Seacoast’s first-ever Farm Picnic, in 2006) will be thost of the Natural Heritage Agricultural Fair on Saturday, September 12, 2009.

The fair runs 10 AM – 4 PM and includes lots of wonderful offerings:

  • Farmer’s Market with lots of great, fresh, local food
  • Crafts and Specialty items made by local artisans
  • Educational Displays and Information about Agriculture, Land Conservation, Sustainability and Living Local
  • Animals accompanied by their owners who can answer questions about the purpose each animal serves on the farm as well as in our healthy local diets.
  • Musicians, Country Dancing, yummy local food cooked up fresh, Revolutionary War re-enactors in authentic garb, Jr. Militia, Mule Team Rides, and Old Fashioned Storytelling

Help Out! The festival welcomes you as an attendee….or as a volunteer! Volunteers are needed on the afternoon of September 11 for setup,or on the day of the fair for parking and breakdown. To volunteer, please callCharles Tatham at charles.tatham@aphis.usda.gov

Directions to the Fair:

Two miles west of the Lee traffic circle off route 4.
From Lee Circle (where Rt 4 and Rt 125 intersect) head West on Rt 4 for 2 miles. Warren Road is on the Right hand side. The farm is down Warren Road 1/3 rd mile.

Contact for Questions, or to be a Vendor:  nh.ag.fair@live.com, or call Jessica at 603.335.2605