Archive | September, 2013

Cave to Co-op October Special: Barn Dance Cheese

Barn Dance Cheese Raw Sheep and Cow Mix Grafton Village Cheese Company Grafton, Vermont Grafton Village Cheese Company was founded in 1890 as the Grafton Cooperative Cheese Company, for the purpose of converting surplus milk from local dairy farms into cheese. The original buildings were partially destroyed by fire some years later and the cheese […]

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Just Label It: Co-ops Support Consumers’ Right to Know

Food labels alert us to potential allergens, help us do the math on our sodium intake, and even reassure us that our morning glass of O.J. is “not from concentrate.”  Now, surveys show that over 90 percent of Americans want mandatory labeling on foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GE labeling is mandatory in much […]

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You’re Invited! Keene Community Garden Connections Second Annual Harvest Festival, September 17

Keene Community Garden Connections will host its second annual Harvest Festival on September 17, 2013, from 4-6pm, at the Keene Recreation Center, 312 Washington Street.  Come to this community celebration of storytelling, celebrating the season and reconnecting with our growing community. Everyone is welcome to attend, and the festivities are free.  CGC garden sites will […]

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Take Your Place at the Table: A Local Living Economy for All

When we set our table with locally grown, locally made and nutritious food — choices that support our health and our local economy — who isn’t getting a place at that table? This fall and into the winter, our community will bring more attention to this question, by hosting a series of events using the film “A Place at the Table” as the launching point for community conversations. The goal is to inspire collective community action to address hunger, obesity and food policy– on both the local and national level — so that all individuals have access to healthy food and a great quality of life, our definition of a rich Local Living Economy.

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