2022 NH Eats Local Month

In the Granite State, we Live Free and Eat Local. Join in for 2022 NH Eats Local Month this August and become a champion of local food in the Granite State. Farmers, restaurants, food producers, eaters, fishers, hunters, foragers— anyone and everyone who loves local food— are coming together for 31 days of rallying around the bounty of the Granite State. All month long we will be sharing stories, events, and other opportunities to eat local, including our Live Free & Eat Local Challenge.

Throwback Brewery owners. Photo by Ink + Light Creative.

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Live Free + Eat Local Challenge

We’re challenging eaters across the Granite State to eat at or from five different New Hampshire farms or food businesses during 2022 NH Eats Local Month.

Here’s how the Challenge works: 

STEP 1: Get your Live Free + Eat Local Challenge submission form.

Submission forms are available at  NH Eats Local Partner locations. Find a location on this map.  You can also download a submission form here and print it at home. Or submit your form online here.

STEP 2: Eat at or from a local farm or food business in New Hampshire.

Shop at a local farmers’ market, visit a pick-your-own farm, dine at a restaurant that sources local food, or pick up locally grown food at your community’s co-op or grocery.

STEP 3: Fill up your Submission Form!

Write down the name and location of the business you visited on the Live Free + Eat Local Challenge submission form.


Once you eat at or from five (or more!) New Hampshire farm or food businesses, your submission form is complete and eligible to win a delicious local prize! 

STEP 5: SUBMIT! In order to be entered to win a prize, submit your Live Free + Eat Local Challenge form by: 

Mailing the pre-addressed submission form 


Submitting through our online Live Free + Eat Local Challenge submission form

BONUS! While you’re out eating local make sure to snap a photo and post it on social media. Tag @nheatslocal and use the hashtag #nheatslocalmonth and tag the local farm or food business. Not on social media these days? Feel free to email your favorite photos to us at colleen.stewart@unh.edu.

Live Free + Eat Local Challenge

Hit the links at the buttons below to read the official rules for the Challenge and to browse all of the different prizes donated by 2022 NH Eats Local Month Partners.

Mark Your Calendars! Local Food Event Listings

Browse a variety of local food events happening across New Hampshire during August and NH Eats Local Month. Send us your event, we’ll list it! Email colleen.stewart@unh.edu

Aug 4-7: Cheshire County Fair Learn more >>
Aug 5 & Aug 19: Cool Chefs on the Farm at Cornucopia Project Learn more >>
Aug 6, 5-7PM: Tomato Jam at Winter Street Farm Learn more >>
Aug 6-7: Belknap County Fair Learn more >>
Aug 7, 10AM-2PM: Kid’s Day at the Salem NH Farmers’ Market Learn more >>
Aug 7-13: National Farmers’ Market Week Learn more >>
Aug 8, 4-5PM: Picadilly Farm Tour Learn more >>
Aug 11 & 18, 5-8PM: Food Truck Roundup at Retreat Farm Learn more >>
Aug 13, 1PM: Open House at Huckins Farm Learn more >>
Aug 13, 8AM-2PM: Eco Day at the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market Learn more >>
Aug 14, 5-8PM: 7th Annual Taste of Monadnock & Beyond food and Wine Festival
Learn more >>
August 14, 11AM-2PM: Tomato Festival at Heron Pond Farm Learn more >>
Aug 19, 5-7PM: Monadnock Local Harvest Event Learn more >>
Aug 19-21: The 2022 Cornish Fair Learn more >>
Aug 20, 12-5PM: 2022 Monadnock Farm Tour Learn more >>
Aug 20, 4-6:30PM: Sandwich Slam at Canterbury Farmers’ Market Learn more >>
Aug 22, 4:30-5:30PM: Kitchen 2.0: A Virtual Cooking Series for Kids Learn more >>
Aug 27, 4-9:30PM: NOFA-NH’s 50th Anniversary Dinner at Colby Hill Inn Farm to Table Dinner & Fundraiser Learn more >>
Aug 27, 11:30AM-1PM: Food Connects at Monadnock Food Co-op Learn more >>
Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 17, 6-8:30PM: Farmer’s Table @ Dandelion Forest Farm Learn more >>
Aug 28, 11AM-12PM + 1PM-2PM: Live Free + Shuck with Foxpoint Oysters Learn more >>

All August-long: Co-op Food Stores Cooking Classes Learn more >>
All August-long: Orchard Hill Breadworks’s Pizza Night Fundraisers Learn more >>
All August-long: NH Eats Local Month Bingo with Monadnock Food Co-op Learn more >>
All August-long: North Country Local’s Recipe Roundup Learn more >>

Need some Challenge inspiration? Click here for six ways to Live Free + Eat Local!

Meet our 2022 NH Eats Local Month Partners!

Browse through the table below to get to know all of the local farm and food businesses who have partnered with us for 2022 NH Eats Local Month. The list is organized by type of business, town, and alphabetically by the business name.