Archive | July, 2012

We Did It: 1,000 Member-Owner Milestone Reached

A huge thank you to everyone who helped us reach this goal, whether by simply joining, recruiting friends and family or volunteering your time to help — we couldn’t have done it without you! Now It’s Time to Celebrate: Orchard Hill’s Pizza Night Fundraiser is now a celebration too.  We hope to see you there: […]

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Why I Joined the Monadnock Food Co-op

I am a single working Grandmother…living in Keene.  I have my 89 year old Father living with me, so my life is busy.  I have grown many vegetables each summer and now get fresh eggs from my daughter who along with  her family raise chickens. There is such a difference in fresh food compared to […]

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Monadnock Local Food Growers Tour is July 21, 2012

Local Food Growers Tour Monadnock Rotary Club Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A portion of the 2012 Local Food Growers Tour will go to the Monadnock Food Co-op & The Cornucopia Project! Visit food-growing farms and gardens in Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Hancock, Greenfield, Harrisville, Nelson, Peterborough and Temple, NH. Events include farm and […]

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Roasted Beet Salad with Grapes and Feta

Ingredients: 2 bunches small to medium beets with greens 2 cloves garlic 1 cup organic grapes, washed and cut in half 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 4 green onions, washed and sliced ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled Salt and Pepper Method: Cut greens off of roots and set aside. Simmer beets in […]

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Savor Our Seasons: Beets

By Liza Drew, RD Flavorful Fact: Beets have been cultivated since ancient times, images of beets were found painted on a brothel in Pompeii and beets were said to have been included in the gardens of Babylon. Both the roots and greens of the beet plant are highly nutritious, containing lots of fiber, vitamins, minerals […]

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Board Update: Monadnock Food Co-op Board’s Governance Model and Ends Policies

The Policy Governance Model is an effective way for boards to lead by creating and clarifying expectations by setting standards of performance for staff. Expectations are created by first outlining the Ends Policies. The Ends Policies are designed to be the organizational purpose – similar to a mission statement. John Carver, the creator of the Policy Governance Model writes, “Policy Governance boards demand accomplishment of purpose, and only limit the staff’s available means to those which do not violate the board’s pre-stated standards of prudence and ethics.”

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Waiting for the Right Time to Join the Co-op?

Have you been sitting on the fence, waiting for the right time to join the Monadnock Food Co-op? Well the time is NOW! 1,000 Member-Owner Promotion Launched July 1, 2012 Become a Member-Owner in July or August for a chance to win some terrific prizes from local businesses.  See details below. When we reach… 970 […]

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