Archive | June, 2012

Food Co-ops Thrive in Economic Downturn

By Howard Weiss-Tisman, Originally Posted at the Brattleboro Reformer “When economic times are hard, people want to band together to achieve their economic goals. It’s hard to say why it happens, but when people feel powerless, in a political sense, they want to find a way to exercise their power, and co-ops do that. A […]

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What Are Our Hopes & Dreams for Our Co-op?

We asked the community to share their hopes & dreams for our local food co-op at the Groundbreaking Ceremony.  Their wishes will go into the foundation of the Monadnock Food Co-op, literally.  Here are our hopes & dreams — shared by our friends, family & neighbors: I hope the co-op teaches our community how interdependent […]

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Orchard Hill Pizza Night – August 21, 2012

Orchard Hill Pizza Night & 1,000 Member-Owner Celebration Tuesday, August 21, 5:30pm, Orchard Hill, Alstead Far from a restaurant style pizza night, this is a hands on, guest led affair. Orchard Hill provides the crusts, oven, baker, and some instruction, while guests bring toppings, make their own pizza, and bring their own drinks and any […]

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Why We Joined the Co-op

We joined the Monadnock Food Co-op because we felt the need for one; food co-ops are good for communities. They encourage sustainable practice and they bring more business to an area. We have always made it a point to visit local food co-ops during our travels. The co-ops are generally well-supplied with healthy foods and […]

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Almond Shortcakes with Strawberries and Yogurt Cream

Serves 6 Shortcake Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour ½ cup rolled oats ½ cup raw almonds, chopped ¼ cup organic sugar 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 6 tbsp. butter cut into small pieces ½ cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla Topping Ingredients: 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced ½ cup whipping cream […]

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Savor Our Seasons: Strawberries

By Liza Drew, RD Flavorful Fact: California produces 83% of the country’s strawberries, which means that shipping 1 pound of strawberries to NH uses over 1.5 pounds of fossil fuel.  Instead of purchasing strawberries from afar, stock up on local strawberries when they’re in season and freeze them or make them into jam to use […]

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