local food http://nhpr.org en At UNH Dairy Bar, Education In The Salad http://nhpr.org/post/unh-dairy-bar-education-salad <p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">An on-campus eatery makes sustainability a learning experience.</font></p><p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 08 May 2014 18:54:54 +0000 Michael Samuels 48138 at http://nhpr.org At UNH Dairy Bar, Education In The Salad Farm-To-School Programs Boost New Hampshire On The 'Locavore Index' http://nhpr.org/post/farm-school-programs-boost-new-hampshire-locavore-index <p><a href="http://www.strollingoftheheifers.com/locavoreindex/" target="_blank">The 2014 Locavore Index</a> again ranks New Hampshire's local food system as one of the strongest in the country, rating third behind Vermont and Maine.</p><p><strong>Martin Langeveld</strong> of <a href="http://www.strollingoftheheifers.com/" target="_blank">Strolling of the Heifers</a>, the Vermont organization which produces the Locavore Index, talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about how New Hampshire's food system is growing and changing.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:13:17 +0000 Brady Carlson 47754 at http://nhpr.org Farm-To-School Programs Boost New Hampshire On The 'Locavore Index' Canterbury Passes Looser Farmstand Regulations http://nhpr.org/post/canterbury-passes-looser-farmstand-regulations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regulations on </span>farmstands<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Canterbury will be loosened.&nbsp; Two-thirds of residents voted in favor of the measure on Tuesday.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:54:43 +0000 Amanda Loder 44946 at http://nhpr.org Canterbury Passes Looser Farmstand Regulations Classic Thanksgiving Dishes, Right In Your Backyard http://nhpr.org/post/classic-thanksgiving-dishes-right-your-backyard <p>The traditional thanksgiving feast includes turkey, potatoes, cranberries and of course, pie.&nbsp;Some of the foodies from NHPR’s newsroom traveled around the state to find more on the local producers and traditions of holiday fixings.&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks to <strong>Shannon Dooling, Emily Corwin, Sam Evans-Brown</strong> and<strong> Todd Bookman </strong>for these stories, which first aired last November.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:46:46 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown, Emily Corwin & Todd Bookman & Shannon Dooling 17280 at http://nhpr.org Classic Thanksgiving Dishes, Right In Your Backyard How To Shop For A 25 Mile Thanksgiving http://nhpr.org/post/how-shop-25-mile-thanksgiving <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of our Thanksgiving tables will be filled with turkeys, carrots and cranberries that have traveled from all over the country – and even the world – before making their way to our forks. But at a recent Thanksgiving celebration organized by Slow Food Seacoast, ingredients in every dish were harvested no more than 25 miles away. To see how one goes about shopping for an all-local Thanksgiving menu, we headed to a winter farmers’ market.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 39172 at http://nhpr.org How To Shop For A 25 Mile Thanksgiving N.H. Gleaners Redistribute Local Food http://nhpr.org/post/nh-gleaners-redistribute-local-food <p></p><p style="margin-right: -0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">In the fields, at farmer's markets, in food pantries and schools, gleaners are proving there's plenty of local fruits and vegetables to go around.</font></p><p style="margin-right: -0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in"> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:53:03 +0000 Michael Samuels 35194 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Gleaners Redistribute Local Food Growing Pains: Financing N.H.'s Farm Renaissance http://nhpr.org/post/growing-pains-financing-nhs-farm-renaissance <p>Increasing demand for local food has led farmers to seek capital: funds with which to start or grow their businesses. &nbsp;&nbsp;In most industries, an increase in demand from consumers spells profits, so banks and other lenders will pull out their checkbooks. &nbsp;But farming is a little different. &nbsp;In New England, farmers aren’t actually likely to make much money. &nbsp;This isn’t new: farmers have always relied on farm credit co-ops and the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">federal government for loans to grow their businesses.</span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 03:16:38 +0000 Emily Corwin 34781 at http://nhpr.org Growing Pains: Financing N.H.'s Farm Renaissance Getting Corn While We Can http://nhpr.org/post/getting-corn-while-we-can <p>Now is the time for fresh, local corn, and farm stands are doing a brisk business as summer comes to an end.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:28:25 +0000 Michael Samuels 34121 at http://nhpr.org Getting Corn While We Can Growing Pains: New Hampshire Farms Fight For Viability http://nhpr.org/post/growing-pains-new-hampshire-farms-fight-viability <p></p><p>With almost 60 farmers markets across the state, demand for local food is growing.&nbsp; But local farmers still struggle to make a profit growing local food. In fact, about three quarters of all farms in New Hampshire gross less than $10,000 from sales each year. Seacoast Reporter <strong>Emily Corwin</strong> takes an in-depth look at New Hampshire's agriculture community in her five-part series, <strong>Growing Pains.</strong></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:46:28 +0000 Emily Corwin 34033 at http://nhpr.org Growing Pains: New Hampshire Farms Fight For Viability Art, Local Food, And Charity Combine At Farmers Market http://nhpr.org/post/art-local-food-and-charity-combine-farmers-market <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Nottingham Farmers Market will be the site of a so-called ‘vegetable mandala' today. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Traditionally, </span>mandalas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are intricate geometric designs used in Buddhist practice.&nbsp; But in Nottingham, visitors will buy or bring their own local produce to a table and artistically arrange their donations to create a large-scale design.&nbsp; </span></p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 33358 at http://nhpr.org At Dinner Series, You Meet The Farmers And Eat Their Food, Too http://nhpr.org/post/dinner-series-you-meet-farmers-and-eat-their-food-too <p>Farm-to-table has become increasingly popular among people looking to eat local.</p><p>But a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheFarmersDinner?ref=stream&amp;hc_location=stream" target="_blank">dinner series</a> in Nashua takes that concept a step further, by connecting people directly to local farmers and the food they produce.</p><p></p><p>Chef Sergio Metes carefully pulls a large pan out of the oven.</p><p>He takes off a sheet of aluminum foil, releasing a wave of steam.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:26:34 +0000 Michael Brindley 32390 at http://nhpr.org At Dinner Series, You Meet The Farmers And Eat Their Food, Too Monadnock Food Co-op Named Best Start-up http://nhpr.org/post/monadnock-food-co-op-named-best-start <p>The recently opened Monadnock Food Co-op in Keene has just won a national startup of the year award from the Food Co-op Initiative. The Co-op opened for business April 3 with a Grand opening weekend in June.</p><p>For the last three months shoppers like Allison Aldrich have been picking up farmer produced foods at the <a href="http://monadnockfood.coop/" target="_blank">Monadnock Food Co-op</a>.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:45:57 +0000 Rose Kundanis 31747 at http://nhpr.org Monadnock Food Co-op Named Best Start-up Growing Pains: What One N.H. Farmer Is Doing To Make Local Food More Profitable http://nhpr.org/post/growing-pains-what-one-nh-farmer-doing-make-local-food-more-profitable <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With almost 60 farmers markets across the state, demand for local food is growing.&nbsp; But local farmers still struggle to make a profit growing local food. In fact, about three quarters of all farms in New Hampshire gross less than $10,000 from sales each year.</span></p><p>This is the first installment in our summer business series investigating how a changing market place is affecting New Hampshire farmers.</p><p></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:57:15 +0000 Emily Corwin 30942 at http://nhpr.org Growing Pains: What One N.H. Farmer Is Doing To Make Local Food More Profitable End Of Life Planning...For Backyard Chickens http://nhpr.org/post/end-life-planningfor-backyard-chickens-0 <p>Backyard chicken raising is one of the fastest-growing facets of the local food movement. Cities and towns have been reforming land-use and health policies to accommodate raising chickens…a hobby many picked up after the 2010 outbreak of salmonella that led to the recall of 500 million eggs.<strong> </strong></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 20:07:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28359 at http://nhpr.org End Of Life Planning...For Backyard Chickens Beekeeping In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/beekeeping-new-hampshire <p></p><p>Hundreds of first-time beekeepers across the state are anxiously awaiting their first shipment of honey bees this week. NHPR’s <strong>Ryan Lessard </strong><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/nh-bee-schools-are-big-and-getting-bigger" target="_blank">reports on</a> the growing popularity of the hobby and what it could mean for the pollinating insects’ struggle for survival.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 14:59:50 +0000 Ryan Lessard 26994 at http://nhpr.org Beekeeping In New Hampshire