Category Archives: Events

Cooking with Fire – Paula Marcoux

Slow Food Seacoast is thrilled to bring back Paula Marcoux for another fantastic workshop on May 4th! Paula has just release a new cookbook entitled Cooking with Fire. She will be leading a hands-on workshop at 3:30, followed by an open-to-all  potluck with the theme of – you guessed it – cooking with fire.  Click here for full details.

Register for the Workshop Now

About the Cookbook

Grilling is a national pastime, but live-fire cooking goes beyond the Weber. Wood-fired ovens, firepits, and even fireplaces make it easy to infuse everything from meat to bread and vegetables with full flavors using these low-tech tools. Cooking with Fire explores these live-fire cooking methods and more and invites rediscovery of a wide range of historical traditions and cultures. Read More about Paula and her cookbook

Earth Day Volunteer Garden Clean Up Day

Get your hands in to the soil and help Strawbery Banke Museum Gardens get ready for Spring!

Saturday, April 26th (rain date Sunday, April 27th)

Clean-up from 8:30am-12:30pm

Slow Food Potluck lunch from 12:30-1:30

Join our inspired community of garden volunteers and help bring new life to the Historic Gardens at Strawbery Banke. Volunteers gather out on “Puddle Dock” at 8:30am for refreshments and work  assignments. Garden work begins at 9:00. Come in all weather work clothes, and bring along your favorite gardening tools, gloves and a potluck dish.

A pot luck lunch and Slow Food Seacoast heirloom seed giveaway will follow at 12:30.  

RSVP Requested.  Please contact Alena Shellenbean at 422-7505 or or To learn more about the SBM  gardens and historic landscape programs, click here.

South of the Border Cheese and Wine Tasting

We’re Heading South of the Border on Sunday, March 30

…to Massachusetts, that is. We’re taking a road trip to Wolf Meadow Cheese Shop in Amesbury, MA.   REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.

Wolf_Meadow_Farm_LogoWolf Meadow Farm is a small production artisan cheese facility dedicated to crafting Italian cheeses in the old-world caseificio tradition. All of their cheeses are made by hand in small batches using time-honored methods passed down from generations of cheesemakers.

Come join Luca Mignognaus, our presenter and owner of Wolf Meadow Farm,  for a cheese making demonstration followed by a cheese and wine sampling.

Where:  Wolf Meadow Cheese Shop
When: Sunday March 30
Time: 2pm-4pm
Location: 91 High Street, Amesbury, MA / tel: 978.201.1606

Tickets: $10.00 for Slow Food Members + $12.00 for non Members
To purchase tickets: Click Here

Don’t delay – space is limited for this event. In the meantime, Check out this great article about Wolf Meadow Farm in North Shore Magazine

Now, if you are going ALL the way to MA, you might as well Make a Day of It! Check out these other Slow Food friendly locations nearby:

Newburyport Farmers Market
Time: 9-1pm
Location:  The Tannery Marketplace, 75 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950
Parking: free parking lot + street parking available @ The Tannery

Buttermilk Bakery
3 Liberty Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 /  978 499-8278
Open: 7am-1pm on Sunday
A wonderful locally owned and operated, farm to table, from scratch, small batch, made by hand bakery located in the heart of downtown Newburyport, MA.

Artichoke Dairy
51 Rogers Street, West Newbury, Ma 01985 / 978 499-8600
Open: 9-5pm on Sunday
Raw milk + fresh eggs. (Wolf Meadow purchases their milk here!)

Herb FARMacy
30 Elmwood Street, Salisbury, MA / 978 834-7879
Open by appointment this time of year – call ahead…
HERB FARMacy is a Certified Organic farm located on 10 acres in Salisbury, Massachusetts near the New Hampshire border.  They specialize in Certified Organic plants, with over 800 varieties of culinary, medicinal and ornamental herbs plus a unique selection of native flowering plants, old-fashioned flowers and hardy perennials to attract butterflies, birds and bees to your gardens.

Seasons Greetings

Slow Food Seacoast wishes you the best of the Season. A sincere thanks to everyone who supported us in 2013. May your holiday table be filled with delicious food and surrounded by good friends and family!

We hope you’ll join us in 2014 for our first gathering of the year, a Potluck Sunday Supper, January 12,  5:30-7:30 at the Portsmouth Women’s City Club, 375 Middle St, Portsmouth.

Best to all of you,

John Forti, Alison Magill and the Slow Food Seacoast Board.

Seacoast Entrepreneur Showcase

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, 7 – 9 PM

At the White Heron Cafe, 601 Islington St., Portsmouth

Presented by Seacoast Forward and Seacoast Local

To have healthy, delicious locally-grown food, you need a thriving local economy, and to have that, you need local ‘seed’ money.  Be part of this gathering of investors, entrepreneurs and community members who are passionate about building a local economy based on the values of community well-being and sustainability. The highlight will be the “lightning” presentations by local entrepreneurs sharing their plans to start or expand these ventures. may of which are food-based:

UNH Net Impact Initiative to analyze potential for microfinance in the Seacoast

Islinglass River Hop Exchange – Processor of locally grown hops for area micro-breweries

Economic Information Exchange – new venture to provide product “Impact Ratings” on state and national level

Juice Burger – Granite State’s first “farm-to-sidewalk” food truck

Serenity Cafe & Market Rye café and market looking to expand to a 2nd location in Kittery

Hopestill Garage Restaurant – Chef Evan Mallet of the Black Trumpet presents his plan to fund new restaurant utilizing “edible” shares


The showcase is not an offer to sell securities or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities