Community

Blue Moon has been a vibrant part of the Seacoast community for over fifteen years. We host and participate in a wide array of events in the community. Please check this page for upcoming events.

Up Coming Food and Health Forum Classes

Little Farmer Friends at the Farm at Eastman’s Corner
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:00 am - 11:30
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The Food and Health Forum is co-sponsoring a series of events for kids on Saturday mornings at the Farm at Eastman’s Corner. These free events will feature local farmers, and other vendors who supply local products to Eastman’s Corner.

Bring your little ones to The Farm at Eastman’s Corner for an ongoing series of family friendly events celebrating the wonders of healthy, local foods, cooking, growing, and exploring! Through hands-on discoveries, children will begin to learn where their food comes from, and appreciate the natural and edible world around them. Most appropriate for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome.

March 22: Pancakes & Maple Syrup: 10-11:30am

Join us for some gluten-free pancakes and Kensington-made maple syrup. Buzz Spice Bakery will be here to make pancakes and Hemlock Hollow Farm will top them off with some sweet maple syrup. Learn some interesting facts about maple syrup, hear a story, and enjoy a yummy snack!
All events are FREE, but please register as space is limited. Email Pilar at pilar@eastmanscorner.com to RSVP or for more information.
Location: The Farm at Eastman’s Corner, Kensington NH (at the intersection of 107 and 150.)   » Click here to register 

 

  • Raising the Next Generation: Are We Growing Healthy Kids?
    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm
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    Do you have a family or are you involved with a healthy eating program at your local school? Do you wonder what we can do as a community to better support our kids, and which steps we can take to achieve this at home? Join in a “community style” dinner to look at the social, cultural, and health aspects of the Standard American Diet.

    We all have a role to play in growing healthy kids. The battle is clear: more and more kids are confronting obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Everyone plays a part, including government, schools, health care professionals, private companies, and parents.
    Are we doing enough? Why is it all so confusing? Why does it matter?

    Be part of a community discussion to look at what is happening not only to our food system but also to our culture of food. Learn about research from the University of Hampshire that gives a snapshot of early signs of disease in our youth. Hear from a prestigious panel of women who are leading the way to ensure a healthy generation of kids who know how to cook and who are connected to their food source. Learn about Sally’s “Picky Eater” project and how to talk to your kids about food.

    The panel includes:

    Mary Ann Esposito, the creator and host of the nationally televised PBS series Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito™. She has appeared on The Today Show, Regis and Kelly, QVC, the Food Network, Discovery Channel, Fox, Martha Stewart Radio, RAI International, The Victory Garden, and more.

    Kathy Gunst, chef, food writer, and resident chef of WBUR’s Here & Now on National Public Radio. She is author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including Notes from a Maine Kitchen and The Parenting Cookbook. Kathy helps students at the Central School in South Berwick, Maine, to grow, cook, and eat food, and was one of 800 chefs invited to the White House to attend Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.

    Joanne Curran- Celentano, Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of New Hampshire, where she teaches and also explores why diets rich in fruits and vegetables decrease the risk of chronic disease. She is also one of the faculty at UNH who helped create the dual major program for Ecogastronomy to help students discover the deeper meaning of eating and to help them to become informed food citizens.

    Sally Sampson, founder and president of ChopChop, a quarterly magazine dedicated to reversing and preventing childhood obesity. She is a cookbook author and food writer who has written 11 cookbooks and coauthored seven more.

    Together we will explore the social opportunities and barriers to keep kids healthy in our community because we can make a difference!

    Monday, March 24th
    6:30pm – 9:00 pm
    8 Clifford Street, Blue Moon Evolution, Exeter, NH

    Registration fee includes 3 course meal and a glass of wine. On the menu: Cheese Plate, Chicken Stew, with Kale and Root Vegetables, or Mushroom Soup (Vegan), Salad with Local Greens, Oranges, Red Onion and Avocado, Corn Bread and Tropical Rice Pudding. Includes a glass of wine.

    Fee: $60            To register, click here.

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  • Dinner Seminar: Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, Stonyfield Farm
    Monday, April 21, 2014 at 6:30
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    Two years ago, Gary Hirshberg spoke at the Food and Health Forum’s first dinner seminar at the Blue Moon Evolution. He spoke to sold out crowd about actions and results that can encourage us to embrace sustainability goals in all that we do.
    Since then, Gary has been forging the path to ensure that food companies label products that contain genetically engineered organisms. He is Chairman and a founding Partner of “Just Label It, We Have the Right to Know,” the national campaign to label genetically engineered foods, and is co-author of Label It Now – What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Foods.

    Gary is coming back to the Blue Moon Evolution to talk about the challenges and success of the GMO labeling movement and to help consumers make educated choices about their food purchases.

    Gary is Chairman of Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt producer, and Managing Director of Stonyfield Europe, with organic brands in Ireland and France. Gary serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards including Applegate, Honest Tea, Peak Organic Brewing, Late July, Quantum Design, Glenisk, the Danone Communities Fund and the Danone Livelihoods Fund. In 2011, President Obama appointed Gary to serve on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

    He is a Co-Chair of AGree, an agricultural policy initiative formed by the Ford, Gates, Kellogg, Rockefeller, Walton and other leading foundations. Gary has received twelve honorary doctorates and numerous awards for corporate and environmental leadership including a 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by the US EPA. He is the author of Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World.
    Gary is also husband of Inc. Columnist and Author Meg Hirshberg. He is also on the Boards of Applegate Honest Tea, Late July, Orgain, Peak Organic Brewing, Sweetgreen, UnReal, and Quantum Technologies.

    Monday, April 21st, 2014
    6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Blue Moon Evolution Restaurant, 8 Clifford Street, Exeter, NH

    Registration Fee includes 3 course meal.
    Fee: $60    To register, click here.

  • Spring Wellness Challenge
    Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm
    28 Day Spring Wellness Challenge

    Our Spring Wellness Challenge starts May 5th! More details to follow! Here are some testimonials from our “challengers” last spring!

    “I can’t thank you enough for this challenge!! While I have not been perfect, the foods that I have eaten we’re all on the list (except a couple) and I have more energy than I ever remember!! I have also lost over 10 pounds and with my gym routine, have lost inches as well. I also have had a green juice drink every day for months but have really felt the difference with the right foods in my diet. I will continue with this life style of nourishing my body! Thanks again!”

    “I feel a sense of renewal and passion to take on life’s journey, with tools to restore and harmonize my body and mind. My body has never felt so fit and alive! I have planted seeds that will continue to nourish myself and family.”

    “Approaching 45, I wanted to stop looking at my relationship with food as a problem and instead it as something to celebrate. The Challenge helped me to recalibrate my eating habits and shift my cravings, and I feel energized and stronger as a result. Making healthy choices about what I eat and how I cook for my family is empowering, and when I know that my food choices are also earth-friendly and support local growers and small businesses, I feel even better. And, who knew kale and quinoa could taste so good in so many different ways? Thank you for giving me this gift.”

    “The challenge was a great motivator to explore new ways and great recipes to use fresh foods especially greens. The suggestions and hints kept interest high and kept me from falling back in more convenient ways. I felt good and had more sustained energy most days. Losing weight was not a goal as this was not necessary but I did loose enough to have my clothes fit more comfortably.”

    “I never felt deprived or like I was ‘trying’ to lose weight, but was successful in losing 10+ lbs. In the last few days I went on vacation, where I admit to choosing what I thought I wanted to eat. I found myself craving the things that were on menu and shopping list. I also have not had a better night’s sleep (and a month’s worth!) in years–I felt like I did before the onset of menopause.”

    “The Spring Challenge was a fun learning experience. I was able to try some new foods that I have not eaten before. The recipes were great…and the shopping list was excellent! What a time saver!! I would definitely do the Challenge again…everyone should. You don’t know the good foods that you are missing. I loved, I laughed, I ate more Whole Foods:)”

    “Following the challenge, helps to increase your NATURAL intake of micronutrients which is much better than supplementing. Your body not only feels better but functions better because of the food being in a natural state, your body knows how to use it!”
    “I have lost six pounds and feel great!”

    ” I did want to tell you and Kath how great I thought this program was–seems like I have been looking for just this for years! The daily tips were great, the menus and shopping list, the facebook chat, everything. I’ve shared how great it has been with many friends, and I hope you run it again for their benefit.”

    “This is so beautiful! I am amazed at all of the work you and Kathy have put into this program. The booklets, recipes, exercise days are all so very much appreciated. Thank you for making this not only healthy but fun!”    » Click here to register