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Monday, August 3, 2009

Peek at the Week: August 3 - 9

Now we are fully into August, we continue on with the NH Eat Local month! We're celebrating NH Farmers’ Market Week this week. Get out and visit your local farmers' market this week. There's tons of vegetables available at this point in the season. On the right hand side of this blog there is also a list of a few markets and what days they fall on, plan accordingly!

Here's what on tap for this week:

Cochecho Arts Festival this week:
August 4 - BJ Hickman, magician
August 6 - Truffle, Shark in the Park Lunchtime Concert Series
August 7 - Boston Horns Soul, Jazz, Funk and Blues

August 3 - 9 - The 76th Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair is ongoing in Newbury, NH. Click here for more information.

August 5
- Somersworth Kids Koncert series 6 PM - 9 PM at SFAs Pavillion at Somersworth High School football field. This week features Wildlife Encounters. This is also a free event.

August 8 - The Gilford Rotary Club will present its fifth annual Rock’n Ribfest on Saturday from 11AM to 6 PM at Gunstock Mountain Resort on Route 11A in Gilford, NH. More information here: Rock'n Ribfest.

August 8 - Brookfield "Old Home Day". The first "Old Home Day" celebration in Brookfield will be held on Saturday in conjunction with the Farm Day tours sponsored by the Brookfield Agricultural Commission and three hikes to popular Brookfield sites, sponsored by the Brookfield Conservation Commission. Schedule of Events.

August 9 - 10
- 65th Annual Belknap County 4-H Fair.

This fair has been a tradition for all and we hope to bring more enjoyment than we ever have to the community. We are the only non-profit 4-H fair in the state of New Hampshire. We are proud of our great people, entertainment, animal shows, food, exhibits and fun. We want to continue this tradition by bringing you a variety of not only the old traditions but new ones to partake in. This year we have a whole new line-up for the entertainment stage jam packed with fun, music, stories, games and cultural activities.
Ongoing - Grease at Prescott Park put on by the Prescott Park Arts Festival. Grease will run till August 23 on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

Lastly, in the spirit of NH Eat Local Month, if you're looking to head out for the evening for a date or otherwise, check out the movie, Food, Inc., now in local theaters.

In "Food, Inc.", filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms' Joe Salatin, "Food, Inc." reveals surprising -- and often shocking truths -- about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here. fandango.com


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