The Seacoast chapter got its start in 2006, beginning as a small group of founding members. This seed grew from an active group of enthusiastic volunteers and supporters, including farmers, chefs, gardeners, home cooks, and people who just love good food. In just three years Slow Food Seacoast has grown to more than 80 dues-paying members of Slow Food USA, hundreds of attendees at potlucks and annual events, and nearly 1000 mailing list members. This is a testament to the power of the emerging local food movement and the strong community culture in Seacoast New Hampshire and Southern Maine.The volunteers of Slow Food Seacoast host events that focus on education and celebration. They seek to learn how food is produced and prepared by skilled farmers, artisans, and chefs, what can be done to support farmers and their land, and how to appreciate fresh, seasonal, and local food, and to bring people together of all ages and backgrounds to share the community table.They host monthly potlucks open to all at no charge, and events small and large such as the summer Farm Picnic, autumn 100-Mile Thanksgiving feast, and talks and tours throughout the year. They partner with Seacoast Eat Local on Seacoast Harvest, a Local Food Guide, and with many other businesses and nonprofits around the region. All are welcome to the events. For more information, contact Amy.
The Newmarket Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Stone Church parking lot through October 10th. The weekly vendors offer fresh and organic food choices.
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