We Live Free and Eat Local ALL YEAR. But August is officially NH Eats Local Month! Join us for 31 days of rallying around the bounty of New Hampshire and to thank our hard working farmers, fishers, and food businesses. Partners and eaters from across the state will join together to celebrate the power of food in bringing us all together and celebrating our choice to eat and support local food. Learn more about what is happening for this year’s NH Eats Local Month celebration below!
2021 NH Eats Local Month will include:
NH’S BIG BITE
To kick off NH Eats Local Month on Sunday, August 1, we are encouraging all Granite Staters to come together to take a big bite out of something local. This year’s bite: pancakes with deliciously local NH maple syrup. Our partners can plan and promote pancake breakfasts at their businesses and in their communities to show their support. And eaters can whip up pancakes at home with their families! Everyone can take photos of their big bites and share with us at NH Eats Local!
HOW TO JOIN IN:
– Find out about a local pancake breakfast near you and attend.
– Whip up pancakes at home with locally grown and produced products. Resources to source local for: maple syrup, eggs, bacon and sausage, dairy
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF LOCAL PANCAKE BREAKFASTS & SOURCE LOCAL INGREDIENT LIST
NH EATS LOCAL MONTH PHOTO CONTEST
Each week of August feature a themed photo contest for partners and eaters to submit photos via Facebook, Instagram, or by email to the NH Eats Local Month photo contest. Judges will select winners for each week to be awarded one of many local prizes donated by our NH Eats Local Partners.
PHOTO CONTEST THEMES
Week 1, Aug 1-7: Your Farmers’ Market/Farm Stand Haul
Week 2, Aug 8-14: Picking Your Own
Week 3, Aug 15-21: Dine Out Local
Week 4, Aug 22-28: Showing Local Love
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION, RULES, & HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS!
HOW DO YOU EAT LOCAL? SHOUT SERIES
Both NH Eats Local partners and eaters will have the opportunity to submit a 15-30 sec audio or video recording or a 50-75 work written statement about how they eat locally in the Granite State. Their statement or recording will be shared across the NH Eats Local channels to amplify our community’s collective eat local voice. We’re shouting because we love eating local!
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR HOW DO YOU EAT LOCAL SHOUT!
A TOAST TO LOCAL
Partnered with New Hampshire’s craft beverage producers, we will virtually gather on the final days of NH Eats Local Month to raise a glass of local beer, wine, spirits, cider, or a non-alcoholic beverage of choice in support of our farmers, fishers, restaurants, food producers, and food businesses. Stay tuned for announcements of the prominent Granite Staters who will lead our toast!
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER FOR A TOAST TO LOCAL!