farmers http://nhpr.org en The State Of Farming In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/state-farming-nh <p>New Hampshire’s farm legacy extends to the very beginning of our state’s history, when farmers from over-crowded areas in southern New England started to move north in search of more open land. While the soil in New Hampshire was not as fertile as they’d hoped, farmers did take root in the state and are still here. And while the country overall has seen a trend toward fewer, bigger farms, new data from show the reverse in New Hampshire and New England: over the past five years, the state’s number of farms has grown 5%, for a total 30% increase over the past decade. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44573 at http://nhpr.org The State Of Farming In N.H. Yes Or No To GMOs? http://nhpr.org/post/yes-or-no-gmos <p>The national debate over whether foods that contain ‘genetically modified’ ingredients should be labeled has come to New Hampshire, with a bill in the legislature to require such language on food products- ranging from corn flakes to canola oil.&nbsp; We’re looking the arguments, from questions about health and environmental impacts to the economic costs of labeling.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39082 at http://nhpr.org Yes Or No To GMOs? 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 The Dirty Truth Behind Idyllic Farm Photography http://nhpr.org/post/dirty-truth-behind-idyllic-farm-photography <p>As farming takes off for a new generation of hip young homesteaders, beautifully crafted farm photos have made an impression in digital media – who hasn’t seen an adorably old-fashioned photo of sun-drenched pasture on Facebook… or a picturesque sunrise over a dewy, field of grazing grass-fed livestock on Instagram?</p><p>As a goat farmer and freelance photographer based in Vermont,<strong> Stephanie Fisher </strong>worries her own idyllic farm photos might be sugarcoating a job that’s often tougher than it looks.&nbsp; She spoke with word of mouth producer <strong>Taylor Quimby</strong> about her recent article in Modern Farmer, <a href="http://modernfarmer.com/2013/05/picture-imperfect-the-side-of-farming-you-wont-see-on-facebook/">“The Side of Farming You Won’t See on Facebook”.</a></p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:27:37 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29196 at http://nhpr.org The Dirty Truth Behind Idyllic Farm Photography Should Farmers Tweet? Program Helps Farmers Market Their Business http://nhpr.org/post/should-farmers-tweet-program-helps-farmers-market-their-business <div><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It used to be all farmers needed was some land, some seed, a little luck and a lot of hard work to be successful. Today's farmer needs all of that plus social media skills, marketing savvy and a business plan. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:54:04 +0000 Melanie Plenda 18425 at http://nhpr.org Should Farmers Tweet? Program Helps Farmers Market Their Business Hacking the Plough http://nhpr.org/post/hacking-plough <p><em>Produced with Zach Nugent</em></p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:40:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 9400 at http://nhpr.org Hacking the Plough Are These Berries Legit? http://nhpr.org/post/are-these-berries-legit <p>Turns out, some farmer's market goods are fakes.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:01:47 +0000 Virginia Prescott 7240 at http://nhpr.org Are These Berries Legit?