Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.

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!

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Wine Workshop for Growers

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

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New England Grown

Ben Watson of the Monadnock convivium alerted us to this wonderful web site: New England Grown. Look here for a New-England-wide festival and event calendar, guide to New England products, listings for farm B & Bs, recipes, and more. This new webzine has been around only a couple of months, but looks as though it could become yet another item

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Get on the RAFT

You knew were a Seacoast resident, but did you know you are also part of Clambake Nation? The Slow Food USA initiative called RAFT (Renewing America’s Food Traditions) has organized the United States into regional ‘nations’ based on shared food histories. Within each group, convivia work together with RAFT’s seven supporting organizations to “document, restore, and celebrate” each region’s threatened

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Our Neighbor to the North

Take a look at the web page for Slow Food Portland, Maine. This active convivium is only about a year or so older than ours, and has taken leadership in local agriculture, food, and the arts in an inspiring way! Their spring Fiddlefest is a great example of an event that provides fun, taste education, connections between chefs and farmers,

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