This August, INHCC will join over 70 partners throughout the state to highlight New Hampshire Eats Local Month — a month-long celebration of local food and New Hampshire farmers and food producers. A strong local food system keeps our communities vibrant, our economy growing, and our rural landscapes healthy.
“We are seeing unprecedented interest in local foods by New Hampshire consumers all year round,” said Gail McWilliam Jellie from the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food. “August is a great time to celebrate the bounty and diversity of New Hampshire grown foods and the farmers that produce them.”
NH Eats Local Month also coincides with National Farmers’ Market Week, honoring farmers’ markets all across America. The celebration also includes a bingo game for prizes, a buy local campaign, the opportunity to Share Your Story with a wider audience, and events hosted by NH Eats Local Month partners.
NH Eats Local will also transition into a year-round effort. When Granite Staters purchase and eat local food, the benefits ripple throughout the community, helping food producers, fishermen, and small businesses to thrive.
“The current health concerns presented by COVID-19 have certainly been challenging,” said Samantha Cave from the NH Food Alliance. “But there is potential for positive growth and connectivity, too. New Hampshire food producers are still working hard to provide us with fresh, healthy food. We can show our support by buying local food and getting others excited to eat local!”
INHCC supports local farmers, producers, small businesses, and fishers!
Promotion of this year’s NH Eats Local Month is in collaboration with the NH Food Alliance, the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, Seacoast Eat Local, and the Monadnock Food Co-op.
Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative Collective is combating the invisibility of Indigenous heritage in the state of New Hampshire! We address a lack of recognition of contemporary contributions of Indigenous peoples’ in the Granite State.