From the Editor: September & October 2016

By / Photography By Jennifer Bakos | August 30, 2016
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Fall is New England’s favorite season. Foliage, hoodie weather, bonfires and football. What’s not to love? The harvest lets us know that we’ve made it through the scorching summer heat and steamy kitchens from long days of canning and preserving the fruits of summer. It’s the opportunity to relax and enjoy the final days of outdoor farmers’ markets, festivals and fairs, a hot cider, or, dare I say, something warm and pumpkin-spiced.

Apple and pumpkin picking are an autumn necessity in New Hampshire and we have just the guide for pick-your-own farms across the state. Speaking of farms, we explore Agritourism and how allowing alternate revenue sources for our local farms boosts our local economy. We’re supporting local farmers in other ways too, diving into food hubs to make local produce, meat, poultry, seafood and other products more accessible to consumers and institutions alike.

But it’s not all about going out and getting local food, it’s about cooking and eating it, too.

Sundays are sacred days for football and tailgating galore, whether in the parking lot at Gillette or at home, we have just the ticket for greening up your fan favorites. Say goodbye to messy (not to mention unsustainable) chicken wings and grill up the whole bird instead! More recipes for your Tailgate Gourmet.

The harvest season wouldn’t be complete without hearty, slow-cooked meals and tradition, so we’ve put our own edible twist on that nostalgia with a Scented Sweet Potato and Apple Shepard’s Pie, Big Ass Braise, and the back to school classic, Chicken Noodle Soup. We’re making local corn tortillas with Chef David Vargas of Vida Cantina and have a few taco recipes great for busy weeknights.

There’s plenty more to love in this issue and we couldn’t do it without our advertising partners. They’re invested in growing our edible community together, from local farms to small business to your family. Drop in and visit with our partners; let them know that they make a difference in the way you eat, drink, and shop in New Hampshire. They most certainly make a difference in the way we bring these stories to you.

Fall is a delicious time to get out and explore all that the Granite State has to offer. Go on, take a bite.

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