Archive | February, 2013

Welcome Store Manager Whitney Field

A big welcome to our Store Manager, Whitney Field!  Whitney comes to us with over 17 years of experience as the Grocery Operations Manager at the Brattleboro Food Co-op, where she managed sales, margin, labor and inventory for multiple departments.  Prior to that, Whitney acted as Store Manager for a Natural Market in Scarsdale, New […]

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Discover Local: Seeds

Believe it or not, right now is the right time to source your seeds for the coming growing season – but can you source your seeds locally?  The easiest way to source locally is to save your own seeds, and then swap them with neighbors and friends to increase your garden’s diversity. What if seed […]

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Savor Our Seasons: Dairy

By Liza Drew, RD Flavorful Fact: Currently there are about 130 dairy farms in New Hampshire, however this is a great decline from the past. This is due to many factors, including the Dairy Termination Program of 1986, which led to the close of about 60 farms. Dairy has long been a large part of […]

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Homemade Spicy Chai

Ingredients: 2 tbsp loose-leaf black tea 1 tbsp peeled and sliced fresh ginger 1 tsp fennel seeds 4 cardamom pods, split 6 black peppercorns 8 corriander seeds 6 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick 2 cups whole milk 2 cups water honey to taste Method: Toast spices (not ginger or tea) in a dry pan until […]

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January Discover Local Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to Our January Discover Local Winners! A One-Year Family Membership to Stonewall Farm: Wayne & Kate S. Thia Z. Zack L. Discover Local T-Shirt: Richard A. Judy W. Stacey M. * Our February Discover Local Promotion Includes: $50 Gift Certificates from Ideal Compost $25 Gift Certificates to Solstice Seeds More Discover Local T-shirts (dog […]

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Monadnock Food Co-op Hires HR Manager Susan Ells

We hired our first HR Manager, Susan Ells.  Sue worked in Keene as an HR Manager for nearly 25 years, and she also has experience in accounting, marketing and management.  She is a member of the Greater Monadnock Society for Human Resource Management. “Sue is a fantastic addition to the co-op team,” said Monadnock Food Co-op […]

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Discover Local: Compost

Our Discover Local Promotion gives us the opportunity to bite into different parts of our Monadnock Food System, and learn some of the juicy details about each component — from the soil that gives rise to the delectable fruits and vegetables we seek, to the not-so-delectable (but essential) spoiled and discarded food scraps that become […]

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Late-January Construction Update

Window frame installation began this week, making way for next week’s window installation.  After the below zero weather last week, the construction crew must be happily anticipating this next step! About ninety percent of the building’s drywall is up and the ceiling painting starts tomorrow. Visit the Railroad Square site this week and you’ll see […]

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Why a New Building?

We recently received a question from a community member and thought others might have the same question: Q: How did the co-op decide on its current locations and why didn’t it use an existing building? A: The Board of Directors and Steering Committee of our co-op initiative took two years exploring this very question. Our […]

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