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It's November in New Hampshire! Read on for a round up of food system events, news, and other nifty resources from New Hampshire and beyond. Don't see your event or resource listed below? Email us to have it added! Want our round-up delivered to your inbox each month? Sign up to receive our newsletter and more HERE >>


NH Food Alliance releases report and findings from 2021 Network Health Assessment READ MORE & DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

On October 15, the NH Food Alliance hosted their annual Network Development Retreat, an opportunity for network partners to connect and provide strategic feedback on the function of the network and how it can operate better for their organization's work in the New Hampshire food system. Browse the retreat's executive summary and action items HERE

"UNH renews STARS Platinum rating with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education"
Our colleagues in the Sustainability Institute worked extremely hard with the larger University of New Hampshire administration, staff, and students to not only successfully maintain our campus's STARS Platinum rating but to place the 5th highest score in the nation! Read more about UNH's commitment to sustainability HERE


NOV 3-11
Food Tank's UN-COP26 Live Events REGISTER HERE

NOV 4-18
National Center for Appropriate Technology's Livestock Virtual Workshop Series: Building Strong Foundations REGISTER HERE

NOV 8-11
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group's 2021 It Takes a Region Conference REGISTER HERE

NOV 8-13
Food Connect's 2021 Taste of Food Connects Silent Auction LEARN MORE

NOV 9, 6-8PM
Vital Communities's Planning for a Just, Prosperous, and Resilient Future with Climate Change Migration REGISTER HERE

NOV 9-11
The Wallace Center's Food Systems Leadership Network's Non-Profit Boot Camp: Grant Writing for Federal Funding training programs REGISTER HERE

NOV 11, 7-8PM
A River Runs Through Us: "Indigenous Peoples and the Merrimack River" at Saint Anslem College REGISTER HERE

NOV 12
Cornucopia Project's Kids Meal Kit, Fall Menu ORDER NOW

NOV 13
The Keene Downtown Group's Shop Small Fall LEARN MORE

NOV 13, 10AM-6PM
Strawberry Banke Museum's Dawnland StoryFest: New Hampshire's annual Indigenous storytelling festival LEARN MORE & REGISTER

NOV 13 9-11AM
Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition, Cornucopia Project, and Stonewall Farm's Monadnock Farm to School Network Forum, Fall 2021 REGISTER HERE

NOV 13
NH Farm Bureau Federations 104th Annual Meeting REGISTER HERE

NOV 15, 10-11:30AM
2021 NH Agricultural Policy Forum with NH Rep. Annie Kuster REGISTER HERE

NOV 16, 12:15-1:30PM
New England State Food Systems Planners Partnership's New England Feeding New England Quarterly Meeting REGISTER HERE

NOV 16, 6-7PM
North American Food Systems Network's Finding Your Future in Food Systems webinar series REGISTER & WATCH THE RECORDINGS

NOV 18, 9AM-3PM
Regional Conservation Partnerships Network's VIRTUAL Gathering 2021: Land Justice: The Heart of Resilient Regions and Communities REGISTER HERE

NOV 17 & DEC 1, 8, 16
Cooking Matters NH's Holidays with Cooking Matters at Home REGISTER HERE

NOV 19-20
Stonewall Farm's Farm Fare LEARN MORE

UNH Extension's Agriculture & Horticulture events and workshops  Learn more and register

UNH Extension's Home, Yard, & Garden events and workshops Learn more and register

Monadnock Food Co-op's events and workshops LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Co-op Food Store's events and workshops LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

National Center for Appropriate Technology's ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program events calendar LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Farm to Institution New England's Fall Webinar Series LEARN MORE & REGISTER


NOV 26
Plaid Friday with Shop Indie Local
Celebrate the diversity and creativity of local and independent businesses. It’s a fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday” consumer frenzy. Also, it’s a way to show your support for our local economy. So plan to wear PLAID all day on November 26th! LEARN MORE

NOV 30, 12PM
Local Foods Plymouth's Thanksgiving Eat Local Challenge

Show your local love this Thanksgiving by entering Local Foods Plymouth’s Eat Local Thanksgiving Challenge! Source as many local ingredients as you can, post or email a photo of your Thanksgiving meal and post or email the list of ingredients with the name of the vendor and or farm. Tag us on Facebook @localfoodsplymouth or Instagram The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Local Foods Plymouth! LEARN MORE

Specialty Crop Producers Business Planning Course

The Cheshire County Conservation District, the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, and National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) are partnering to host a free 7-week-long business planning course (waived fee of $600!) for speciality crop producers in New Hampshire. Specialty crops are defined in law as, “fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture." LEARN MORE AND APPLY

Granite State News Collaborative's Race and Equity Projects
The Granite State News Collaborative is embarking on a new, multi-year reporting project examining race and equity in New Hampshire to tell the story of how the diverse communities that make up New Hampshire are vital to the economic and cultural health of our state. The members of the Collaborative will join together to tell a multitude of important stories as part of this project,  highlighting the stories of people of color in New Hampshire and working with them to amplify their voices. Other related projects include The Flavors of Our Neighbors. LEARN MORE & GET INVOLVED

Join the The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture's American Farm Trail app
Download an exciting new app from The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is bringing farmers an amazing opportunity for agritourism operators to connect with tourists to increase business and improve agricultural awareness. LEARN MORE, JOIN, AND DOWNLOAD

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!  New SNAP benefits became available in October. Learn more with the flyer from NH Legal Aid. DOWNLOAD HERE


"Make a plan: These Seacoast restaurants, farms, bakeries serve Thanksgiving meals and more" via Foster's Daily Democrat READ MORE

"Approaches to Processing Poultry Meat for Sale: Navigating Regulations Across the United States" via NCAT ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture READ MORE

"Big data, small farms, and the tale of two tomatoes" via TEDxNatick
The path to better food is paved with data, says entrepreneur, Erin Baumgartner, CEO of Family Dinner. Drawing from her experience running a farm-to-table business, she outlines her plan to help create a healthier, zero-waste food system that values the quality and taste of small, local farm harvests over factory-farmed produce. WATCH HERE

North American Food Systems Network's Supply Chain Innovators: Webinar Series
Watch presentations from Working Landscapes, the Local Catch Network, Glynwood Center for Regional Food & Farming, Sustainable Iowa Land Trust, and Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network on how their organizations have changed our traditional supply chain for the better. WATCH HERE

The CSA Innovation Network's CSA Ideas Lab Recorded Sessions WATCH HERE

Cheshire County Conservation District's Annual Report READ HERE

Monadnock Food Co-op's Annual Report READ HERE

"Local food pantries seeing shortages ahead of Thanksgiving" via The Keene Sentinel READ MORE 

"From Food To Finance: Walden Mutual Bank, Based In Concord, N.H., Lends To Farmers" via NHPR READ MORE

2021 North Country Fruit & Vegetable Seminar & Tradeshow Podcast via UNH Extension 
UNH Extension Ag Specialists Heather Bryant, Nick Rowley and Olivia Saunders hit the road to interview six leaders in New Hampshire's agricultural community to better understand what it takes to succeed as a North County Farmer. Each interview is featured in an episode of the North Country Fruit & Vegetable Farmer podcast. LISTEN HERE

"Stonyfield to use 100% renewable energy in Londonderry facility by end of 2022" via NHPR READ MORE

"Loans could help alleviate New Hampshire’s slaughterhouse shortage, report finds" via New Hampshire Bulletin READ MORE

"Diversity in the 603: The State We're In"
Tune into a recent episodes of The State We're In, a joint production of New Hampshire PBS and the Granite State News Collaborative, that explores New Hampshire's diversity through the lens of a new magazine from McLean Communications entitled 603 Diversity and a new podcast titled the Common Ground Initiative. WATCH HERE