DURHAM —Throughout 2021 NH Eats Local Month, the NH Food Alliance will amplify the Eat Local voices of communities across New Hampshire through its “How Do You Eat Local?” Shout Series. Granite Staters can get involved with the series by sharing their experiences with local food, whether it's shopping at a farmers’ market, cooking cherished family recipes, or dining out at a local restaurant.
The “How Do You Eat Local?” Shout Series submission form is currently open and Shouts can be submitted in two formats: a 15-30 second (audio or video) recording or a 50-75 word written statement.
The NH Food Alliance intends to keep the “How Do You Eat Local?” Shout Series submission form open indefinitely and will periodically seek and share Shouts in an effort to keep the NH Eats Local Month momentum going all year round.
To access the “How Do You Eat Local?” Shout Series submission form, go to https://nheatslocal.com/how-do-you-eat-local-shout-series. Submit your shout and share the form link with friends, family, colleagues, co-workers, everyone, and anyone who wants to shout about local food in the Granite State.
In addition to the “How Do You Eat Local?” Shout Series, other plans for 2021 NH Eats Local Month plans currently include:
● National Farmers' Market Week, August 1-7
○ The NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food is coordinating with New Hampshire’s farmers’ markets to promote and highlight events throughout the week, including the presentation of the 2021 Farmers’ Market Week and 2021 NH Eats Local Month proclamations by Governor Sununu and Commissioner Jasper.
○ The NH Eats Local Month Photo Contest theme during National Farmers’ Market Week is “Your Farmers’ Market or Farm Stand Haul.”
● NH’s Big Bite Kickoff Event, August 1
○ Co-op Food Stores is hosting NH’s Big Bite Virtual Cooking Class.
○ Monadnock Food Co-op is releasing a Virtual Cooking Class video.
○ NH Food Bank’s Cooking Matters is hosting a Virtual Cooking Class.
○ The Barnstead Farmers’ Market is hosting a community pancake breakfast on August 21.
○ The Littleton Food Co-op is hosting a community pancake breakfast, date TBD.
○ Heron Pond Farm is hosting a community pancake breakfast, date TBD.
● NH Eats Local Month Photo Contest
○ Week 1, August 1-7: Your Farmers’ Market/Farm Stand Haul
○ Week 2, August 8-14: Picking Your Own
○ Week 3, August 15-21: Dine Out, Dine Local
○ Week 4, August 22-28: Showing Your Local Love
○ Participants have the chance to win prizes from NH Community Seafood, Coppal House Farm, Post & Beam Brewing, and more!
The 2021 NH Eats Local Month call for partners is still open! 2021 partnerships are no-cost, in-kind promotional partnership opportunities for any and all farms, restaurants, food producers, and other small businesses invested in supporting New Hampshire’s vibrant local food system.
Interested organizations can learn more and sign up to become a 2021 NH Eats Local Month partner at https://mailchi.mp/nhfoodalliance/partners-nh-eats-local-month.
The NH Food Alliance will continue to share details about NH Eats Local Month planning and will release a complete list of Partners in late July. Visit nheatslocal.com for even more information about the 2021 NH Eats Local Month celebration and other NH Eats Local initiatives.