Archive | August, 2013

“Get Fresh”, Free Hands-on Cooking Classes at the Community Kitchen of Keene

The Cheshire County Conservation District will host “Get Fresh”, free hands-on cooking classes, at The Community Kitchen of Keene, Saturdays this fall.  Stretch your dollar, the season, and ingredients using local produce.  Take a guided tour of The Farmers’ Market of Keene and the Monadnock Food Co-op to learn about the Double-Up Veggie Bucks and […]

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New Hampshire Organic and Sustainable Farm Weekend

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH), in collaboration with the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food and Carroll County Farm Weekend, is organizing a first-of-its-kind event, an Organic and Sustainable Farm Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 7-8. The theme of the event is “Get to know the hands that feed […]

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Volunteers Needed at the Farmers’ Market of Keene

The Farmers’ Market of Keene needs volunteers from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays and Tuesdays through October at the Summer Market location (Gilbo Ave Parking lot, behind Margaritas). The market would not be possible without a dedicated community of volunteers. Volunteers help staff the information booth, manage the credit/debit/EBT machine, and coordinate farmers’ market activities. […]

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A Pizza Night to Support Future Pizza Nights

Pizza Night Fundraiser for Orchard Hill Breadworks Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 5 PM ~ Rain or Shine Bring pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings…and all your friends to Orchard Hill Breadworks! All proceeds to benefit construction of a new oven and outdoor pizza pavilion. From Orchard Hill Breadworks The History: In June of 2007, our […]

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No Senior Discounts?

Q: How come you don’t offer senior discounts? A:  One goal that many co-ops share, including ours here in Keene, is to make local, healthy and nutritious food available to everyone, regardless of their income level.  As a result, many co-ops across the country are shifting from an age-based discount (senior discount) to an income-based […]

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Seeking Board Nominations

The Monadnock Food Co-op Board of Directors seeks candidates for this year’s election.  Three board seats are open and one board member is running for re-election. Please read more details below. To be a director, you must be a Monadnock Food Co-op member-owner. Directors elected in 2013 will serve three-year terms ending in 2016. The […]

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Happy New Hampshire Eat Local Month!

Governor Maggie Hassan proclaimed August 2013 NH Eat Local Month, recognizing all the amazing farms and local food producers throughout our state.  Here are some ways to celebrate: Prepare a meal using just locally-grown and made products (look for the orange labels at the co-op) Visit a farm open to the public Shop at a […]

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No Member Worker Program at the Co-op — Why Not?

Q: Why don’t we have a member worker program like other co-ops? A:  Some food co-op’s offer a “working member” program, where individuals volunteer to receive discounts on their co-op purchases.  While there are pluses and minuses to this type of program, generally the national trend and recommendation is to avoid this program.  Our co-op […]

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