Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Charlie Burke August 13, 2013
THE WENTWORTH, JACKSON VILLAGE NH, ACHIEVES CERTIFIED LOCAL DESIGNATION FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE FARM TO RESTAURANT CONNECTION
Under this voluntary program, restaurants committed to using New Hampshire farm products and promoting local farmers and food producers are evaluated by a rigorous and detailed point system. Those achieving a high score are then certified.
The Wentworth, 1 Carter Notch Road, Jackson Village, NH is owned by Fritz and Ellie Koeppel. Mr. Koeppel, a graduate of the prestigious Hotel Management School of Lausanne, Switzerland, managed landmark properties owned by leaders in the hospitality industry such as Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons in both the United States and Canada prior to purchasing the Wentworth in 1990. Chef Neal Myers, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, came to the Inn from New York City, where he had extensive experience as Executive Chef at several large high end establishments. He has quickly developed a network of local farmers and food producers, including members of the North Country Farmers Co-op, fulfilling the Koeppel’s goal to serve locally sourced meat and produce to the Inn’s guests.
By serving locally grown produce and meat and regional value added products, The Wentworth provides its guests with the highest quality seasonal farm products, while sustaining farms, strengthening the local economy and helping preserve open spaces and our rural environment.
Certified restaurants will soon be promoted by a map of their location on tourist oriented web sites, and special events and promotions among the Certified Local restaurants are planned.
The NH Farm to Restaurant Connection is an all-volunteer, not for profit organization whose primary mission is to enhance the viability of New Hampshire farms by forging partnerships between farmers and restaurants, schools, hospitals and the public