Farm-a-Q 2018!

Summer is finally here and that means …Farm-a-Q! A joint effort of Slow Food Seacoast and the Heirloom Harvest Project, Farm-a-Q is a picnic-style event with a bounty of heirloom and heritage foods grown on local farms and prepared by some of the area’s best chefs. This year we are returning to Coppal House Farm, located at 118 North River Road, Lee, NH.


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The day will feature tastings, demonstrations, live music, children’s nature-based activities, tabling by numerous local community organizations, and best of all, the amazing locally grown, picnic-style meal prepared by our even more amazing local chefs! This year’s participating restaurants include another incredible line up.

Brendan Vesey, Joinery, Newmarket

Jenny Nelson, Nibblesworth, Portsmouth

George Bezanson, Earth’s Harvest Kitchen & Juicery, Dover

Matt Louis, Moxy and Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth

Jake Smith, The Black Birch, Kittery

David Vargas, Vida Cantina, Portsmouth, OreNells BBQ and Vida Tortilla, Kittery

Brett Cavanna, Carriage House, Rye

Julian Armstrong, Anju, Kittery and The Wilder, Portsmouth

Lee Frank, Otis restaurant, Exeter

Brent Hazelbaker, Martingale Wharf, Portsmouth

Evan Mallett, Black Trumpet, Portsmouth

Samuel Ostrow, Festina Lente, Kittery

Kevin Johnson, Embers Bakery, Dover

If you came to Farm-a-Q at Coppal House in 2015, well – you were a brave soul! A massive storm hit the area and if it were not for the large barn and the can-do attitude of the Coppal House Farm staff, Farm-a-Q would have been cancelled. Although we crowded in, had an amazing meal and got to know each other better than we had planned, the weather prevented us from experiencing the beauty and expanse of the farm. We are looking forward to revisiting in 2018!

Farm-a-Q runs from 12:00 – 4:00 pm with food served between 1:00 – 3:00. Enjoy workshops, live music and activities all afternoon. We ask that you BYO Dining Kit to ensure a low-impact green event.


Get behind the scenes at Farm-a-Q and help make this event run smoothly.  Sign up to volunteer and receive one free ticket to attend.