Recipes featured here are favorites from our New Hampshire Certiﬁed Local Restaurants. These restaurants have made a commitment to purchasing and using local products in the preparation of their menu items and have passed a review process conﬁrming this commitment. Occasionally, other cooks similarly dedicated to using New Hampshire agricultural products will contribute, as well.
In the past, to eat locally sourced food meant eating seasonally, and, while this is still the ideal, innovative changes have occurred on New Hampshire farms - ﬂash freezing summer crops in their prime, growing greens in winter in unheated hoop houses and high tunnels, producing value added crops by preservation, and increasing winter storage crops. This means that now New Hampshire farm products are available all year. So you may see recipes calling for crops available in winter directly from our farms and from the many winter farmers markets. Sourcing from your local farmer, you are not only supporting the farm and the local economy, but also are able to enjoy the wonderful quality and ﬂavors of locally grown food all year.
Recipes will change periodically, so check back for new ideas!
This vivid tea is full of flavor made with only rhubarb, but adding fresh strawberries is a an interesting variation and a nod to New England's classic strawberry-rhubarb pie.
Author: The Heart of New England
Strawberry Rhubarb CoffeeCake
This coffee cake is another featuring the great spring combination of fresh strawberries and rhubarb.
Apple Coffee Cake
It is apple season! Time to sip cider, bake pies, bob for apples, visit an orchard to pick your own. Here is an easy recipe for an apple coffee cake that will celebrate fall.
Author: Charlie Burke
Butternut Squash Soup
Fall in New England means hot soups now will replace the cold ones we prefer in the summer, and Butternut Squash Soup is our favorite; velvety smooth, it’s even the color of fall.