You may be familiar with the bountiful Winter Farmers’ Markets run by Seacoast Eat Local that bring together a great variety of local farmers and food producers. On Saturday, March 14th, the market will feature a new twist to the focus on local agriculture.
Seacoast Eat Local will be hosting a Drink Local Tasting Event during the next Winter Farmers’ Market. The event takes place March 14th from 11:00am-1:30pm at the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, NH. The Winter Market runs from 10am - 2pm, so there will still be plenty of time to stock up on local foods.
Seacoast Eat Local strives to connect people with the farmers that grow their food and food producers that make an effort to be a part of the agricultural community by sourcing from local farms. This effort extends to a growing number of beverage crafters that have started incorporating more local ingredients. Seacoast Eat Local is excited to be bringing together brewers, distillers, cider and mead makers to share their stories and offer an opportunity to ‘Drink Local’ at the Winter Farmers’ Market!
Guest beverage crafters offering tastings will include Throwback Brewery of North Hampton, Smoky Quartz Distillery of Seabrook, Sea Hagg Distillery of North Hampton, Sap House Meadery of Center Ossipee, North Country Hard Cider of Rochester, and 7th Settlement Brewery of Dover.
“‘Drink Local’ is going to be a fantastic event! We love collaborating with food producers who do amazing things with locally grown ingredients. This tasting celebrates several talented local beverage crafters who are going the extra mile.” said Kate Donald, local farmer and Seacoast Eat Local board member.
The Drink Local Tasting Event will be taking place during the Beer & Bread themed Winter Farmers’ Market. It’s a perfect pairing for a sampling of local flavor. Take a walk through the market before or after your tasting to pick up a growler from Throwback Brewery and try an assortment of delicious breads baked fresh for market. Get a few tips from the bakers and pick up locally grown and milled flour or whole wheat berries for your own home cooked market meal in addition to a bountiful selection of vegetables, meats, eggs, and ready to eat foods. Entrance into the Farmers’ Market is free. The Tasting will have a $5 entrance fee. You must be 21 or older to participate and have a valid photo ID. Proceeds from the event support Seacoast Eat Local and their Winter Farmers’ Market program.
Seacoast Eat Local connects people with sources of locally grown foods and advocates eating locally for the health of our environment, community, culture and economy. Through advocacy, organizing and education, they work toward a sustainable local food system that meets the needs of both producers and consumers. They organize winter farmers’ markets, produce Seacoast Harvest, sponsor workshops and events, and provide information through their email newsletter, blog, and website, www.seacoasteatlocal.org.