While out searching for yard sale treasures today (more about that in a later post...) we happened by both Barker's farm stand in Stratham, where they had a small bin of their own terrific looking summer squash, and Emery Farm in Durham, where they had local tomatoes! We of course had to get some of both... and we'll be using them in this week's One Local Summer meal, which I'll post about later tonight!
Between the two farm stops, we were in Newington, so we stopped to check out Fresh Local Bayside at Great Bay Marine. I've heard wonderful things about their pulled pork sandwiches, and I've read about their commitment to serving local fare. When we go out to eat, we rarely order a dish with meat in it, as we really are committed to eating meat from animals that have been raised in healthy, humane conditions. There are definitely many things we don't "eat local" - cereal, pasta, rice, etc. But when it comes to meat, we're a little more strict with our "rules" for ourselves. Anyway, the Fresh Local folks get much of their meat (and other food) from local farms and producers, so we decided to give the restaurant a try. And oh my word, what a great place! The pulled pork was amazing, the fries were tasty, and the crumb cake was, according to my 6 year old, "the best, and definitely homemade!" Everyone there was super friendly - and the water-side location was great too. If you find yourself in Newington, it's definitely worth stopping by. Here's a sandwich picture, just in case you weren't already hungry reading about this great food... there's so much pork in the sandwich, it's falling out the sides!