Grow the Movement of Local Eaters

We envision a New Hampshire where people understand that their local food choices support thriving businesses, healthy communities, and vibrant working landscapes. Our partners work together to create shared content, public messaging, educational opportunities, and events to inspire people to choose local food options and transform our communities for the better. We also promote programs and design creative ways to make local food choices accessible and possible for all.  

Collaborations

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NH Eats Local Month

August is NH Eats Local Month— a month-long celebration of local food and New Hampshire farmers and food producers. In 2020, 100 partners across the state participated in this effort to engage their communities, educate eaters, and support our local food entrepreneurs. Events include social media bingo and scavenger hunt contests (with prizes!), film watch parties, storytelling, and more. 

NH Eats Local – Year Round!

Our NH Eats Local initiative supports network partners with tools and resources to communicate the value of eating locally with their communities. Through shared messaging and statewide education and engagement opportunities, we can amplify the call to eat locally year round. Simply put, a strong local food economy keeps New Hampshire’s communities vibrant! See the NH Eats Local website for more information.

The NH Eats Local toolkit is filled with messaging guidelines and ideas to promote local food year round.  The Communications team meets monthly to connect and coordinate shared messaging, outreach, and education to encourage support for eating locally.

Toolkit
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Resources

New Hampshire Farm Products Map
UNH Extension

Connecting farmers directly with consumers allows for curbside pick-ups or delivery methods that maintain physical distancing, while providing local, nutritious food to New Hampshire communities. In addition to food essentials like meat, produce and dairy, farmers can list other offerings like cut flowers, hay, compost, seedlings, soap, candles and more. Extension’s online map includes farm locations and contact information, farm-preferred methods for relaying product, marketing updates to the public (websites and social media accounts), payment options, alternative purchasing locations, purchasing incentives/food access programs (such as SNAP, senior discounts or veteran discounts) and product category listings. ACCESS THE MAP

Stories

Article via the New Hampshire Bulletin
"A new Abenaki garden, and a new era for Abenaki people" Article via the New Hampshire Bulletin Learn More
Blog post via Co-op Food Stores
The Co-op Food Stores get a lot of good questions about rising food costs, the topic of an excellent blog post by our merchandising manager earlier th... Learn More
Op-ed via Union Leader
On May 9, 2022, the Union Leader published an article reporting that in the wake of rising fertilizer prices, some farmers across NH are turning to sl... Learn More