Archive | September, 2011

YOU ARE INVITED: Annual Meeting & Celebration

First EVER Annual Meeting & Celebration Monadnock Community Market Co-op Saturday, October 15, 1 – 4 p.m. Heberton Hall, 76 Winter Street, Keene The Monadnock Community Market (MCM) Co-op invites you to its first Annual Meeting and Celebration. The event will include an apple pie contest, raffle, games, and opportunities to learn more about the […]

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Apple Pie Contest at First Annual Meeting

Open to MCM Member-Owners who are amateur bakers. Contest Judging Criteria: Overall Appearance: 15 points Crust: color, flavor, texture, “doneness”: 20 points Pie Filling: consistency, “doneness”, moistness, flavor: 25 points Overall Flavor: 30 points Creativity: 10 points Judges: Kristin’s Bakery Aubrey Saxton, Merrymeeting Farm Peter Howe, Peter’s Pies Contest Rules: Only one pie may be […]

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Savor our Seasons: Pumpkins & Other Winter Squashes

By Liza Drew, Keene State College Dietetic Intern Flavorful Fact: Do you remember the canned pumpkin shortage a couple years ago? It turns out that Illinois, which grows about 95% of America’s canned pumpkin had too much rain and not enough sun, destroying a year’s worth of pumpkin crops. Pumpkin demand has also increased due […]

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Tired of pumpkin pie? Try this comforting dessert instead this fall. Ingredients: 1 cup pureed pumpkin or other winter squash ½ cup maple syrup 2 cups whole milk 3 eggs ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 cups cubed bread, homemade cinnamon bread […]

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Curried Pumpkin Stew

This recipe couldn’t be easier. The pumpkin melts into the curry making a sweet sauce perfect to serve over brown rice. Ingredients: 2 cups cubed pumpkin or other winter squash 1 large onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 4 carrots, peeled and diced 1 ½ cups frozen peas 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 2 tbsp […]

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Celebrate Co-op Month in October: Co-ops Build a Better World!

By Erbin Crowell, Neighboring Food Co-op Association Every October, co-ops across the country celebrate Co-op Month.  And this year we have something special to talk about.  You may have heard that the United Nations recently declared 2012 the “International Year of Co-ops,” recognizing the unique role that co-ops play in communities around the world.  It […]

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WE DID IT! $800,000 Goal Surpassed!

In just under four months, our Co-op has reached its goal of $800,000 to complete our Member Loan Campaign.  We are so grateful to the 130 MCM Co-op founding Member-Owners who made interest-bearing loans to make this possible–and to all of our founding Member-Owners for joining the Co-op and for your continued support. Your loans […]

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Angel Hair with Fresh Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 lb whole grain angel hair pasta Garlic, at least 2 cloves finely chopped 3 cups diced fresh tomatoes Fresh basil, about a handful thinly sliced Salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste Olive oil for drizzling Parmesan or other hard cheese for serving Method: Cook angel hair pasta until barely done. Drain […]

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Savor Our Seasons: Tomatoes

By Liza Drew, Keene State College Dietetic Intern Flavorful Fact: Tomatoes are part of the nightshade family, like potatoes and eggplants. Because of this, they were thought to be poisonous by Europeans until the 1600s. It wasn’t until around 1820 when American colonists realized tomatoes were safe to eat, though they had already been growing […]

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