Thursday, May 10th | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

USVLT and UNHCE Present at Tin Mountain’s EcoForum


Is eating local a real possibility in northern NH? Who are the farms of the Mt. Washington Valley and how do we, as individual consumers and a community at large, support them? Join the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust’s Jesse Wright and UNH Cooperative Extension’s Olivia Saunders as they talk about the current local foods landscape here in the Valley, including current efforts to support local farmers and connect these producers with both individual and commercial buyers.

Olivia and Jesse are both founding members of the local collaborative group, the Mt. Washington Valley Eaters & Growers (MWVEG). As the name suggests, MWVEG consists of both farmers and food advocates who are passionate about local food. Their mission is “to strengthen the regional food system through communication, collaboration, and cooperation among our farms and our community.” Through their work, they aim to increase the profitability of region’s family-scale farms. In turn, this supports open space in a region otherwise prone to development, maintains a working landscape, and protects our cultural and agricultural heritage. All while providing our residents and visitors with fresh, local products!

Their presentation will explore the very real presence of agriculture here in the MWV and speak with the group about how each one of us can support our neighborhood farms.

The EcoForum lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by The Flatbread Company of North Conway and Frontside Grind Coffee Roasters. EcoForums are free and open to the public and are presented at noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany. The community is urged to attend to learn more about salient issues facing our natural environment and to hear the views of thought-provoking speakers.

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