The Eat Local Fall Food Festival is a celebration local agriculture and culinary arts. The 2017 Festival will take place August 7-13, 2017. Stay tuned for more details! 

Festival Event Schedule


The Farmers Dinner & Great American Downtown are pleased to announce the return of The Main Street Farmers Dinner in downtown Nashua on Sunday, September 25, 2016. This farm-to-table event is a celebration of local food and cooking.

Main Street will be closed to traffic and festively decorated with white lights, hay bales, corn stalks and pumpkins. Long, linen-clad tables will be set up down the middle of the street with seating for over 200 guests. A multi-course dinner created by downtown chefs as well as Chef Keith Sarasin of The Farmers Dinner, using locally sourced food from neighboring farms will be served together with locally produced wine and beer.

Throughout the evening guests will enjoy musical entertainment and hear speakers address issues such as biodiversity and sustainability. Guests will also receive recipe cards of dishes from the evening’s menu to replicate at home. Local farms will set up an impromptu Farmers Market for diners to purchase the seasonal produce used to create their meal.

Chefs from MT’s Local, Surf, Codex, Riverside Barbecue Co. and many more will take part in this wonderful community event. The Main Street Farmers Dinner will serve as the kick-off event to Downtown Nashua’s all new Eat Local Fall Food Festival, which will take place September 23rd- Oct 2nd, 2016.

This is a ticketed event and proceeds will be reinvested in Great American Downtown’s mission of greater vibrancy in downtown Nashua, New Hampshire. For more details visit www.thefarmersdinner.com

2016 Participating Restaurants and Offerings - Stay Tuned for 2017!


a la carte

  • Apple Coffee Cake

apples :: Country Hill Farm

  • Zucchini Bread

zucchini :: Country Hill Farm

  • Blackberry Bars

blackberries :: French Hill Farm

Main Street Gyro

a la carte

  • Salads and Gyros

tomatoes :: Lavoie’s Farm

  • Veggie Gyro

summer squash, zucchini :: Lavoie’s Farm

  • Melitzaosalata (a Greek eggplant spread)

Lavoie Farm

Fody’s Tavern

a la carte

  • Stuffed burpless cucumbers, with lump crab meat, purple peppers, spanish onions, dressed with a Sriracha dill aioli.
  • Grilled Cowboy Porkchop, served with brown buttered sweet potatoes, and a savory Lull Farm cider demi-glace. Served maple & bacon encrusted brussell sprouts
  • Fried Fried rose heirloom tomatoe sandwich, smoked provolone cheese, with basil aoli, served on toasted Crosby Bakery sour dough bread.
  • Lull Farm honey crisp apple rings, lightly battered, finished with homemade caramel sauce, B-Line Apiaries pure honey from Hudson, and Walpole Creamery vanilla ice cream.


MT’s Local Kitchen

prix fixe, $29

Course One:
Brookdale Farm Roasted Squash Soup
North Country Smokehouse Bacon Marmalade

Course Two:
Cider Braised Lucki 7 Livestock Co. Pork
Roasted sweet potatoes & celery root slaw

Dessert Course:
Maine Blueberry Crisp with vanilla ice cream

Surf Nashua

featuring Brookdale Farm

prix fixe, $29

Course One:
Gulf of Maine Haddock and Potato Cakes
Cabbage, North Country Smoke House Bacon, Sweet Onions, Cream

Course Two:
Autumn Spiced Local Swordfish
Potato Gnocchi, Roasted Sugar Pumpkin, Pear, Fennel,
Ginger Apple Butter Puree

Dessert Course:
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Apple Cranberry Compote, Cinnamon Bourbon Cream, Pistachio Brittle


featuring Sucker Brook Farm

prix fixe, $35

Course One:
Pork and Herb Pot Stickers with Nectarine Jam.

Course Two:
Chicken Roulade with Cranberry Stuffing. Butternut Squash Puree, and an Apple Onion Slaw with Maple Dressing.

Dessert Course:
Spiced Pumpkin Doughnut Fritters with Creme Fraiche Paired with House Made Cold Brew Coffee.

Additional Participants…

Riverside Barbeque Company
The Peddler’s Daughter – Nashua
& More TBA!

-Local beer and wine tastings @ Shops, Breweries, & Restaurants

Cava de Vino NH – Sampling throughout the week

10% off NH made products 9/24-10/2
Flaming Karma Hot Sauce, Salsa, Teri-teri Sauce – Made in Nashua
Spicy Mike’s Ketchup – Made in Kingston, NH
Evert’s Infused Maple Syrups – Claremont, NH
Wozz Kitchen Creations – Chutney, relishes, spreads, salsas & dressings –  Bethlehem, NH

WineNot Boutique – Sampling Local Beer, Wine & Products throughout the week
Stoneface Brewery – Newington, NH
Space Cake – Ipswich, MA
Great North Brewing – Manchester, NH
Broken Hem Brewing Company – Derry, NH
Zorvino Vinyard – Blueberry Wine
Jewel Town Vineyard – Amesbury, MA
Sap House Meadery – Osipee, MA
New England Charcuterie, Variety of Salami and Chorizo – Waltham, MA
Cucina Aurora – Infused Oils, Salem, NH
Honey from Carlisle Honey – Tyngsboro, MA
Taza Chocolate – Somverville, MA


Check out our Downtown Breweries, brewing and serving local beer is their business all year round, Martha’s Exchange Restaurant & Brewery and Millyard Brewery

The Peddler’s Daughter – Nashua Thursday, 7-8:30pm
-feat Henniker Brewing Company, Henniker, NH

Agave Azul Thursday 9-11pm
Shipyard Brewing Company, Portland, ME

Riverside Barbeque Company, Sunday October 2nd 8-10pm.
-feat Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Framingham, MA

More TBA!