Archive | May, 2012

We’re Now the Monadnock Food Co-op

The Monadnock Community Market is now the Monadnock Food Co-op.  And with our new name, comes this new logo: Why the Change? Just in case you’ve missed any of our past communications, we made this change to our store’s name and logo to better position ourselves to attract new members and shoppers. We feel these […]

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Thank You for Celebrating Our Groundbreaking With US!

On Thursday, May 24, 2012 about 250 community members joined together for a Groundbreaking Ceremony at Railroad Square for the Monadnock Food Co-op (formally known as Monadnock Community Market) – the future home of our locally-focused, community-owned grocery store in the heart of downtown Keene. Joe Marks, the Co-op’s Board President addressed the crowd and […]

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Why I Joined

By Michelle Davis My father was a dairy farmer in Walpole. As a child my fondest memories are not of holidays or vacations, but rather of the animals and playing in the fields. I collected fresh eggs from our hens, milked cows, assisted in calf births, worked in the garden (with my “blankie” – I […]

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Share Your Hopes & Dreams for Our Co-op!

Just a Few of Our Hopes & Dreams for the Monadnock Food Co-op: To bring a higher sense of community. . .    ~ Aylene Wozmak Our co-op is a vibrant, welcoming, community-oriented space where people love to work, shop, gather, and celebrate life!  ~Bonnie Hudspeth Affordable, healthful food in a pleasing nearby store where I’ll […]

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Groundbreaking Ceremony is May 24th!

This it It! Before the Co-op’s floors are poured and the walls raised, we have an opportunity to bring our community vision to the Monadnock Food Co-op.  Let’s gather our wishes, visions or blessings from all over the region and place them into what will become the foundation of the Co-op’s building. Groundbreaking Ceremony: Everyone […]

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Roasted Chicken with Ramps and New Potatoes

Ingredients: 1 roasting chicken cut into 8 pieces 1 lb. new potatoes, or small potatoes 3 tbsp olive oil 1 lb. ramps, cleaned and trimmed ½ cup dry white wine ½ cup chicken broth Salt and pepper Method: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Toss potatoes and chicken in 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and […]

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Savor Our Seasons: Ramps (Wild Leeks)

By Liza Drew, RD Flavorful Fact: Foraging for ramps is illegal in Quebec due to over-harvesting. However, in New Hampshire ramps are quite prevalent and can be found both at the farmers’ market and in the forest. Ramps have a strong flavor, somewhere between garlic, onions, and chives. They emerge in the spring, often in […]

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Co-ops Featured at the 2012 Slow Living Summit

The Slow Living Summit, May 30 – June 1, 2012 in Brattleboro, VT, will have a special focus on co-ops and their contribution to sustainability and the common good. John Restakis, executive director of the British Columbia Co-operative Association and author of Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital, will speak during the […]

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