Brookford Farm’s Sunflower Soirée will take place daily from 10am to 5pm from Saturday, August 12, through Sunday, August 20, at their farm in Canterbury. For every paid admission, Brookford Farm will donate one pound of fresh produce to the NH Food Bank
Canterbury, NH – Brookford Farm, located in Canterbury, New Hampshire, is set to celebrate local farms and producers with its Sunflower Soirée, a weeklong, family-friendly celebration of diversified farming. Taking place daily from 10am to 5pm from Saturday, August 12, through Sunday, August 20, the Sunflower Soirée will feature pick-your-own sunflowers, farm to table food, a live barnyard, a daily cow parade, ice cream, artisans, musicians and more. Admission is $10 per person, per day (children 12 and under are free.) For every paid attendee, Brookford Farm will donate one pound of their organic produce to the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, to help nourish those in need in the Granite State.
“We are happy to launch this partnership with NH Food Bank,” said Luke and Catarina Mahoney, Owners, Brookford Farm. “As our land becomes more fertile and we figure out our organic farming systems, we are experiencing an abundance of food. To share this abundance gives us great satisfaction and a renewed energy for organic farming.”
In addition to donations from the Sunflower Soirée, Brookford Farm will also donate their imperfect produce to the New Hampshire Food Bank regularly. These “imperfect” foods are fruits and vegetables that contain cosmetic imperfections – like blemishes or unusual shapes – which make them harder for producers to sell. This produce is just as delicious and nutritious and donating it reduces food waste in addition to helping feed those experiencing hunger.
“The New Hampshire Food Bank is incredibly grateful to Brookford Farm for this critical support, and we are thrilled to partner with them for this special event celebrating New Hampshire farms and producers,” said Eileen Liponis, Executive Director, New Hampshire Food Bank. “The New Hampshire Food Bank believes every Granite Stater deserves access to fresh, nutritious foods – a focus of our NH Feeding NH program, a statewide initiative that provides funds to our partner agencies for the purpose of purchasing local, nutritious fruits, vegetables, protein and dairy from New Hampshire farms, like Brookford Farm, for those in need. Brookford Farm’s generous commitment to donating its organic produce to the Food Bank will have a positive and profound impact on the lives of those experiencing hunger here in communities across the state.”
The New Hampshire Food Bank distributes nutritious food and resources to New Hampshire residents in need. In 2022, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank procured and provided more than 16 million pounds of non-perishable food items, fresh produce, and meats to more than 400 nonprofit food agencies in all corners of New Hampshire.
Visit https://www.brookfordfarm.com for additional information about Brookford Farm’s Sunflower Soirée and for links to purchase event tickets.
About the New Hampshire Food Bank
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984. In 2022, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed more than 16 million pounds of food to people in need through more than 400 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs and day care centers. For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
About Brookford Farm
Brookford Farm is a biologically diverse, family owned farm in Canterbury NH, just minutes from Concord NH. Our certified organic vegetables, meats, and 100% grass fed raw dairy and cheeses are renowned not only for their richness and flavor, but also because they are local, pasture-raised, and produced using the most sustainable methods possible. Visit our website to find out more about our farm, including our four-season CSA. “Good Food, From the Earth Up”