Join us in celebrating August as NH Eat Local Month with a fun, interactive Instagram scavenger hunt!

This hunt is a joint effort between the NH Food Alliance Education Action Team and NH Eat Local Month. During August, we're encouraging you to get out into your community with your friends and family to find local foods from all different sectors - farms, food businesses, restaurants, wineries/breweries, and even your own backyard! The hunt is designed so that everybody can participate across the state. We also have 4 great prizes - and 1 awesome grand prize!

 How to Participate:

  1. Download Instagram on your phone, or use your existing account. Follow the instructions to create an account, or log in. Make sure your account is set to "public" so that we can see your entries!

  2. Follow @NHEatLocalMonth and the @NHFoodAlliance to receive each week’s list.  Each account will post the weekly hunt.

  3. Find and photograph one of each of the items on that week’s list.

  4. After finding an item, post the photo to your Instagram account. In the photo’s description, say what the item is and tag it with #nheatlocalhunt so it can be counted!

  5. Continue to post your finds as the week goes on. All finds must be posted for that week by Saturday at midnight.

  6. After the week ends, the NH Food Alliance team will count the entries and announce a winner!

    You could win one of these four weekly prizes!

Week One: A $100 gift certificate to a farmer’s market near YOU, sponsored by Vital Communities Valley Food and Farm

Week Two: A $100 gift card to your favorite food co-op, sponsored by the Monadnock Food Co-op 

Week Three: $25 towards the NH Made online store, and a $50 gift certificate towards Cotton Restaurant in Manchester, NH

Week Four: A free subscription to the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets, and Food's weekly market bulletin, and a $50 gift certificate towards Cotton Restaurant in Manchester, NH 

Thanks to our very generous prize sponsors!


 Make sure to participate throughout August!

The person with the most finds for the entire month will win our grand prize:

An overnight stay for two and a $50 restaurant credit at the Colby Hill Inn in scenic Henniker, NH, generously provided in connection with NH Farm to Restaurant. This beautiful country eco retreat  features 14 guest rooms. The inn also offers a farm-to-table driven restaurant named The Grazing Room and full catering services for events and weddings, up to 120 guests, on its 5-acre property, which includes a barn that dates back to the 1840s.

The NH Farm to Restaurant Connection is an all volunteer, not for profit organization within NH Made promoting NH farms and agricultural products to restaurants, institutions, retailers and the general public. We also are a resource for farmers seeking markets, and to restaurants and others seeking to source locally.

 Rules of the NH Eat Local Hunt

  • The NH Eat Local Hunt begins on August 5th and ends on September 1st.
  • All products found must be made or produced in NH.
  • All entries must be tagged with #nheatlocalhunt to be counted!
  • All photos submitted must be your own, and always ask before taking a photo.
  • The weekly winner will be whoever has the most finds by midnight on Saturday. The grand winner will be the person who has the most tagged finds by September 1st.


Please email Samantha Cave for more information or any questions!