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The NH Food Alliance connects the many diverse organizations, businesses, and individuals working to strengthen the food system across New Hampshire. By collaborating and learning from each other, we share knowledge and resources, build relationships, create a common agenda, and achieve greater positive impact throughout the state. Our first initiative, released in the fall of 2015, is focused on strengthening farm, fish, and food enterprise viability in the Granite State. 

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The Farm, Fish, and Food Enterprise Viability Initiative

Home Grown: The Economic Impact of Local Food Systems in New Hampshire

From the blog

2/12/15
A growing number of people in New Hampshire want to support local businesses. I celebrate this. Local business owners, entrepreneurs and employees are economic heroes and deserve our support. There are many ways to support a local business; some more effective than others. The easiest way, of course, is to be a steady customer and encourage others to do the same, through conversation, offering a
11/17/14
Community Input Sets the Stage The Ashland HEAL community coalition and many community volunteers worked for over a year on engaging partners to plan and install a new Community Garden in Ashland, New Hampshire. After receiving a grant from Healthy Eating Active Living ( HEAL) New Hampshire , Ashland HEAL solicited feedback during several community-wide forums to hear what types of healthy eating
9/9/14
Dan Barber, a renowned chef and author of the book, The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food , is kicking up dust around the farm-to-table movement. Barber recently wrote in the Sunday New York Times that despite the claims of four-fifths of Americans that sustainability is a priority when they shop for food, “For all its successes, farm-to-table has not, in any fundamental way,
9/9/14
Strolling of the Heifers, a Vermont-based local-food advocacy group, has released its 2014 Locavore Index. New Hampshire is ranked third, just behind top-ranked Vermont and Maine. The Locavore Index incorporates data on farmer’s markets, community-supported agriculture (CSA), food hub, farm-to-institution activities, and Farm-to-School programs, and compares states on a per-capita basis. Barn and
9/4/14
Audra Anderson of Newmarket believes in the “knock and visit” approach to community-building. She and her husband, Karl, had lived in Heron Point Estates, a manufactured-home park in Newmarket, for 17 years. Last August, they and their fellow residents formed a cooperative and, with a loan from the Community Loan Fund, bought their community. Audra Anderson at ROC-NH's 2014 Community Leadership

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