Here are reports, publications, and other sources which we find informative about New Hampshire and New England agriculture and local food. You can download these as pdfs. Do you have a resource to share? Please let us know about it or add a link to the comments section below.
What’s For Dinner? Finding and Affording Healthy Foods in New Hampshire Communities. New Hampshire families struggle to provide their families with adequate, affordable healthy diets. Food insecurity is an ever increasing issue that is discussed.
How Far Would You Drive for Fresh Food? How Some Rural New Hampshire Residents Navigate a Dismal Food Landscape. This brief reports rural New Hampshire parents trying to feed their families with healthy, affordable, and quality foods.
Competitiveness in Rural U.S. Regions: Learning and Research Agenda. This report summarizes nature of the business environment of rural economies throughout the United States. This report also reviews U.S. policies and makes recommendations for the rural regions in the literature.
Growing Jobs, Vermont-Style: Skills and Knowledge for Vermont’s “Sustainable Food System Cluster” and Natural Resources. Growing Jobs reports on the Vermont sustainable food system and use of natural resources.
Home Grown: The Economic Impact of Local Food Systems in New Hampshire. Home Grown takes a look at the direct potential economic impact of local food systems and agriculture in New Hampshire.
Heritage and Nature-Based Tourism in the Northern Forest Region: A Situation Analysis. This report on the Northern Forest Region takes a look at ensuring a successful, sustainable environment in ways that will enhance the region’s characteristics. One tool for achieving sustainability is the region’s heritage tourism industry.
Agricultural Incentive Zoning. Agriculture is an important part of economic, social, and cultural character of New Hampshire. This article discusses the importance of “preserving rural character” in New England communities.
New Hampshire Agricultural Innovation Program (NHAIP): Increasing the Business Viability of Beginning and Transitioning Small Farms in New Hampshire. NHIAP summarizes rural areas in NH that have witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of beginning farmers and development of small-scale agricultural ventures over the past 10 years.
Sustaining Agriculture in the Granite State: A Citizen’s Guide to Restoring Our Local Foods, Farms and Independence. This publication discusses the growing number of NH residents and tourists who are discovering the nutritional benefits of locally and regionally produced foods. This is also in response to the December 2008 ice storm that left some parts of the state without power for weeks and food security quickly became an issue.
The Impact of Agriculture of New Hampshire’s Economy in Fiscal Year 2005. This report works to define the agricultural industry and activities (a difficult task) to determine the impact of agricultural production for the Granite State.