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So much to do at Family FunFest on Saturday, Sept. 24

Family FunFest Logo WN16 jlsKid Stuff magazine, part of Kearsarge Magazine LLC, is hosting its first event on Saturday, September 24: Family FunFest. Come join us (between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) for all sorts of fun. All we ask is that you bring a donation of toiletries (toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo) or $5/car so we can help the homeless this winter! Here’s what is in store; more being added daily! Watch our website for details!


Yoga hourly with Crescent Moon Yoga

12 noon: Magician Andrew Pinard will put on a show!


White River Toyota – get a look at the new models

Skyline Designs – coloring contest

Eastern Propane – touch a truck

Stern Center – free art project

Purple Crayon Production – free craft project

Clear Choice MD – giveaways and hand washing demos

Fit Kids Childcare – bubble making

Northern Lights Gymnastics – jumping and handstand demos

Kid Stuff magazine – free face painting


Vertical Dreams – Climbing walls, free!

Upper Valley Bounce House – free with adult supervision!

Lightning Soccer – Soccer competitions/prizes, promotional giveaways

LL Bean – Outdoor equipment demos

Dance Arts Academy – All day demos and instruction

Bluewave Taekwondo – paddle kicking and board breaking demo

Catch a Glimpse Photography – free photo booth for kids of all ages

Alice Peck Day- health testing and giveaways

Upper Valley Food Coop – recycled art activity and free food samples

Upper Valley Humane Society

Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network – games and giveaways

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital – wellness check ins and giveaways


Nantucket Jewels & Accessories

Usborne books

Z’s Toys and Gifts

Pixiestix Handcrafts

Lula Roe clothing and leggings

Silly Bee handcrafted items for kids

Platinum Puzzles

Huggable Snugglies – build your own stuffed animal!

Dragon West herb blend/dip mixes, paper earrings, trellis yarn necklaces, bracelets, paper barrettes

Lego, Angry Bird, Shopkins necklaces – all $5


Somerset Grill

Phnom Penh

Sanctuary Farm Ice Cream

Advernuts fresh roasted peanuts

King Arthur Flour treats

Marshall Hill Farm cookies and jams

KJ’s Café sandwiches and salads


Family FunFest scheduled for September!

Low Res Family FunFest Logo WN16 jlsSaturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Whaleback, 160 Whaleback Mountain Road, Enfield, N.H.

(exit 16 off I-89, easily seen from interstate!)

Family FunFest is Kid Stuff magazine’s annual family event. It’s about families and fun, education and entertainment, local businesses and nonprofits, games and goodies — a day of memory making right here in your Upper Valley community.

Although Family FunFest is a kid-centered festival, adults have plenty of reasons to love FunFest, too. Parents will learn about camp opportunities, meet Upper Valley tutors and educators, find deals on clothing, learn about birthday party places, and get information from local nonprofit organizations. Door prizes — appealing to the whole family— will be given away during the event. Planned activities include storytelling, obstacle course, pony rides, face paintings, arts and crafts projects, and more!

If you’d like to sponsor or be a vendor at this fun new event, please call the Kid Stuff magazine home base at (603) 863-7048.

‘Tis the season for farmers’ markets

The Enfield Farmers’ Market operates year-round in Enfield, N.H. During the summer, the market takes place at Huse Park and, in the winter, in the Enfield Community Building, both located at 308 US Route 4. Jeanine King, recreation director for the Town of Enfield, answers a few questions about the Enfield market.


* What differentiates your farmers’ market?

Virtually all of the vendors are from the Mascoma area (Enfield, Canaan, Grafton), truly a local market. Two farms, Autumn Harvest Farm in Grafton and Blue Ox Farm in Enfield, are the cornerstones of the market.
* How do farmers’ markets help farms and small businesses?
For many of our vendors, the market is the only way they market their wares locally. Autumn Harvest does six markets a week in the summer and has CSA shares. Some of the vendors have other full-time jobs, and bring the results of their hobbies to the market.


* How do farmers’ markets help local residents?

Residents can shop locally for most of their needs without going to the bigger stores. They are able to support local residents, which is becoming increasingly important to many people.


* What will you find at the Enfield market?

Farmers with vegetable and plants, eggs, maple syrup, beefalo, pork, lamb and chicken. Food vendors include honey, pickles, jams, jellies, breads, pies, cookies, gluten-free items, goat’s milk and yogurt; one of the vendors stops and picks up Taylor Bothers cheeses and smoked cheese and bacon from Garfield’s. Unique artisans include recycled dinnerware (pins and buttons), pottery, soap, potholders, cloth books, pillowcases and jewelry. The market is also open to community organizations that want to share information.

Enjoy the fall colors


This is the weekend: fall foliage. As I left New Hampshire for a conference, I looked out the window (both car and plane)  I noted the deepening oranges and yellows. I took mental pictures of the fleeting reds. Enjoy the season, and check our Facebook site for fall photos. Thanks to Brenda Martin of Enfield for this photo.

A two pound lunch box

Surprisingly, I do more shopping than I do eating, but I seem to write about the eating much more. Hmmm…I’ll have to backtrack and blog about some of the great new products I bought locally last week. I drove out to Canaan to check out a new gallery, but the show wasn’t open yet. (I was a week early.) So on the way home I stopped in Enfield to see how a new restaurant was doing. The Copeland Block building hasn’t had much luck with restaurants – Stecco lasted a year and Season’s didn’t finish their year. Now Kam King, a Chinese restaurant, is open, only using half of the former restaurant space.

Picture 001 The counter and signage looked suspiciously like a restaurant front in a mall – there are numbered pictures of all the food on the wall about the counter for easy ordering. I ordered #21, General Tso’s Chicken. I used the restroom (clean) and my meal was ready. There is some seating available, but I figured I would eat it in the car. (That way, if the food was awful, I wouldn’t hurt anyone’s feelings.) The first thing I noticed was that the styrofoam box was heavy. What could be so heavy? Turns out that the weight was due to a  solid two cups of rice, then another two cups of chicken in sauce. It was a b-i-i-ig portion. But was it good? Sure was – it was fresh and hot. I did my best, but I couldn’t finish my meal. So the next time you’re in Enfield, give Kam Ming a try. They are located on 56 Main Street. Picture 005