One of the best parts about August in New England is that we can enjoy New Hampshire foods at their peak freshness and flavor. We enjoy participating in New Hampshire Eat Local Month because it gives us an opportunity to highlight New Hampshire dairy farmers and the delicious dairy foods they produce.
Here are three ways to make the most of dairy during NH Eat Local Month:
1. Plan a local menu for an upcoming gathering or family dinner
Dairy is so versatile it goes with just about anything and elevates the other fabulous foods that come out of New Hampshire during the growing season.
- Get ideas from our booklet of recipe favorites
- Plan your meals, snacks, or cheese plate with perfect pairs
2. Enjoy dairy: it’s local and in season year-round
You don’t always have to go to a special market or farm to support local dairy producers. Grocery stores may indicate local products on their shelves to make it easier and convenient for you to choose local foods.
- There of course is always the NH Ice Cream Trail and NH Wine and Cheese Trail to explore
3. Learn more about NH dairy farms
If an in-person farm tour isn’t an option, here are other ways you can learn more about NH dairy farms:
- Improve your NH Moo IQ with our fact sheet
- Check out The Value of New Hampshire Dairy fact sheet
- Meet some NH dairy farm families online including Tullando Farm in Orford, NH
- Follow us on social media for more stories about our farmers, what they do, and how they are environmental stewards for New England and the planet
This month, join us in enjoying the NH bounty by exploring, buying, and learning about dairy in the Granite State. For more information about NH Eat Local Month or where to find local producers, check out NH Eat Local Month Resources.