MANCHESTER – Over the last year, Community Market Days (CMDs) have sprung up in Manchester. I attended one in January and left with a ridiculous quantity of food: several pounds of humanely-raised ham, bacon, two varieties of sausage, and pork chops from Bardo Farm; two dozen eggs; baked goods; and grassfed ground beef ordered wholesale. […]
Issue #13 – Thursday, August 14, 2014 CONCORD – On July 21st a group of female Second Amendment activists announced the formation of a new organization: The Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire. The League provides women opportunities to learn practical self-defense skills and defends Second Amendment rights. The League was created by the former leadership […]
The theme of the 2014 PorcFest was DIY. This panel, “Self Sufficient, Survivalist, Prepper: Which One Am I?”, covered several varieties of “prepping”.
Issue #7 – Thursday, July 3, 2014 LANCASTER – Continuing on from last week’s report, on Day 5 of PorcFest I attended “Self-Sufficient, Prepper, Survivalist: Which One Am I?” at which five panelists and a moderator discussed their views and goals regarding prepping and self-sufficiency. The variety of lifestyles represented demonstrated that there is no […]
Issue #6 – Thursday, June 26, 2014 LANCASTER – Today is day five of PorcFest, the Free State Project‘s premier annual event designed to showcase the liberty community in New Hampshire. This year’s event is the largest yet, featuring four tents plus the pavilion at Roger’s Campground holding a nonstop array of lectures, panel discussions, […]
LANCASTER – Preparations are underway for the eleventh annual Porcupine Freedom Festival, aka “PorcFest XI”, to be held June 22 – 29, 2014 at Roger’s Campground in Lancaster, NH. Originally started as a way to encourage Free State Project participants to visit New Hampshire to see the state, meet other FSP participants, and hopefully be […]
BRATTLEBORO, VT – Strolling of the Heifers is a Vermont-based organization that encourages entrepreneurship and innovation at farm and food businesses, promotes sustainable living, resilient communities, and the value of local food systems. It has released its third annual Locavore Index, a state-by-state ranking of commitment to local foods. The 2014 Locavore Index incorporates four […]