Archive | December, 2012

Late-December Building Update

Installation of the co-op building’s interior wall frames started — and we can now see office spaces, bathrooms and other features emerging.  The photo below shows the frame of a curved bench that will be in the cafe seating area.  We’re looking forward to taking a break and grabbing a treat here next spring. Another […]

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Monadnock Food Co-op Hires Marketing & Membership Manager

After a nationwide search, the Monadnock Food Co-op hired its second staff member and first Marketing and Membership Manager, Jen Risley. Jen has extensive experience and a longstanding connection with the Monadnock Region. When it comes to advocating for and improving the buy local movement, Jen has done just about everything. Most recently she worked […]

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Mid-December Building Update

This fall we made four energy efficiency upgrades to the co-op building made possible by Green Gap Funding LLC.  Founded in 2012, Green Gap Funding is made up of local investors interested in accelerating Keene’s progress towards a greener future. They raise funds through equity investment and loan it to suitable development projects. Our Co-op […]

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Savor Our Seasons: Citrus

By Liza Drew, RD Flavorful Fact: The average pound of food in America travels about 1,500 miles from farm to table; think a grapefruit traveling from Miami to Keene. I hesitate to write about citrus fruits, as they often do travel long distances to reach our fruit baskets. However, their bright flavor and juicy texture […]

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Candied Grapefruit Peel

These make an excellent gift or addition to a holiday dessert tray, you can use any citrus except limes. Ingredients: 2 grapefruits 1 cup sugar 4 cloves ½ cup water Superfine sugar or melted dark chocolate for coating Method: Using a sharp pairing knife, slice thin strips of peel from the grapefruits (about ½ inch […]

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Our Top 5 Ways to Shift Your Shopping

1.  Do you make your own gifts? Buy your craft supplies from locally owned businesses like Creative Encounters. 2. Gift a membership to a local nonprofit such as Stonewall Farm or to your local cooperatively owned business, the Monadnock Food Co-op. *Check out our Shift Your Shopping Promotion* 3. Shop at local art and craft […]

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Let Us Help You Shift Your Shopping

From Plaid Friday, November 23rd through December, the Monadnock Food Co-op joins 38,000 locally owned businesses nationwide to promote the Shift Your Shopping Campaign. Take the Shift Your Shopping Pledge today: Commit to shifting a percentage of your purchases from big box stores to locally-owned businesses.  Shifting your dollars to locally owned, independent businesses will […]

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