Farmers’ Markets: As Winter Turns

It’s less than 2 months until the the first Seacoast Growers Association summer farmers’ market opens in Portsmouth, and the winter farmers’ markets in Newburyport, MA, and Northwood, NH, have finished for the season. But thanks to the efforts of local consumers, craftspeople, food producers—bakers, beekeepers, farmers, ranchers, vintners, and more—and the fabulous local organizations that bring us all together,

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Local & Sustainable Food Conference, Lewiston, ME, April 10 & 11

Forwarded from Food for Maine’s Future, whose mission is “to help build a just, secure, sustainable, and democratic food system to the benefit of all Maine farmers, communities, and the environment”: 5th Annual Local & Sustainable Food Conference: Building Urban/Rural Alliances April 10 & 11, St Mary’s Nutrition Center, Lewiston, Maine Presented by Food for Maine’s Future, Lots to Gardens,

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Interview with “Father of the Local Food Movement”

An interview with Gary Paul Nabhan (text, interspersed with short videos) from Indiana Public Radio’s EarthEats contains many great definitions for terms that mean a lot to people who care about good, clean, fair food: GMOs, monoculture, “local eating”, and heirloom seeds. This particular video is about Slow Food and eating locally; read the entire interview and see other videos

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Board meeting minutes, 2/18/2010

Minutes from Slow Food Seacoast Board Meeting, Thursday, February 18, 2010 Attending: Alison Magill, Pam Angulo, John Forti, Jenny Isler, Erin Jenkins, Amy Pollard, Laura Spelke Alison called meeting to order 7:30 pm Suggested [Small] Fundraising Events Showing Fresh the movie: 25 or so people, charge admission ($5?) Usage charge depends on number of people expected to view Minimal risk;

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Announcing … the Seacoast Community Garden Network

Here’s a new idea: What if wannabe gardeners could find an open community garden plot, or folks with an extra acre could find community gardeners to transform their land? What if community gardens and gardeners could share their needs and solutions and learn from each other—even get to know each other? What if start-up community gardens could find everything they

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