The second weekend of March promises to be full of fun choices to get out and support local food and agriculture! Joining New Hampshire Maple Weekend and NOFA-NH’s Winter Conference: Localizing Food that weekend is TuttleFest at Tuttle’s Red Barn on Saturday, March 19th:
TuttleFest — Come Party With the Farmers!
Tuttle’s Red Barn, Dover, NH
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Noon to 9 p.m.
Donation: Adults – $10, Students & Green Alliance Members – $5, Children – Free
All are welcome regardless of ability to donate!
The New Hampshire Institute of Agriculture and Forestry invites you to a barn-shakin’ fundraising event graciously hosted by Tuttle Farm to help start out new farmers and grow more local food for the Seacoast. Come enjoy live music, food, activities, and more… good old-fashioned fun!
On March 19th from noon until 9pm, Tuttle’s Red Barn in Dover will host TuttleFest. It promises to be a day dedicated to celebrating and supporting the tradition of local, family farming. Come eat food from right here on the Seacoast and listen to local bands playing everything from bluegrass to nineties cover music. Meanwhile, llama rides and other kid’s activities will engage the next generation in local agriculture.
There will also be booths and tables from local organizations including the Green Alliance and some of its Business Partners – many with local wares for sale. The suggested donation for the entire day of entertainment and support of local farms is only $10, but show your Green Card and pay only $5!
This event will be a fun gathering of the community that has supported the Tuttle’s Red Barn for 379 years. Tuttles is the oldest family owned farm of its kind in America and is transitioning to new ownership. The Tuttles family wants to find owners who will care for the farm with the same love they put in to it, maintain its local flavor (pun intended), and grow the attached farm store to include even more local food and crafts. As part of their transition, they’ve enlisted the help of the New Hampshire Institute of Agriculture and Forestry (NHIAF) to organize an event that will raise money to help local farmers grow more food right here on the Seacoast. TuttleFest will help raise not just money, but also awareness of the importance and strengths of local farms and the communities which depend on them.
This fundraiser costs $10 for adults, $5 for students and GA members, and is free for children. For more information go to www.tuttlesredbarn.net call (603) 534-5292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.