Archive | October, 2014

Go Co-op! New Pioneer Co-op

One of our amazing Member-Owners recently traveled cross-country. On their way they stopped at food co-ops and shared anecdotes and photos from each visit with us: Iowa City is where we found the New Pioneer Co-op.  Our first encounter was with an employee who has worked for the Co-op for 31 years — so far!  […]

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Laurie’s Got the Beet!

Congratulations to Laurie Piispanen – our fourth employee to receive the Monadnock Food Co-op’s “Beet Award.” Laurie was nominated by those of you who filled out a Helping Hands form.  She goes above and beyond for her department, the Front End, on a daily basis and is just as quick to help out with other […]

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Go Co-op! Purple Porch Co-op

One of our amazing Member-Owners recently traveled cross-country. On their way they stopped at food co-ops and shared anecdotes and photos from each visit with us: South Bend, Indiana is home to the Purple Porch Co-op — it opened earlier this year with 520 members. They have a stand alone store with modest offerings of […]

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Plaid Friday, Cider Monday & Shift Your What?!?!

Confused about all the special days our community is celebrating this holiday season?  Some of these events offer an antidote to the mainstream shopping frenzy that descends upon us each November, giving you a chance to celebrate and build our local economy. All of these events share the same goal of encouraging us to shift […]

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Discover Local: Alyson’s Orchard

Located on 450 acres of rich glacial soil, Alyson’s Orchard produces peaches, plums, nectarines, pears, berries and over 50 varieties of apples. Susan Jasse, who began the orchard in 1981, employs the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to control pests while minimizing its effects on people and the environment at a level that earns […]

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Neighboring Food Co-ops Gather in Hanover, NH

Ten years after food co-op leaders in our region first gathered to discuss working more closely together, over 100 co-operators met in Hanover, NH, on September 27th for the Fourth Annual Fall Gathering of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA). The meeting brought together representatives from more than 40 food co-ops (including the Monadnock Food […]

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Annual Meeting Celebration Volunteering

There are volunteer opportunities for this Year’s Annual Meeting & Celebration.  If you are interested in one or more of the following volunteer opportunities please e-mail board@monadnockfood.coop – the subject line should state which volunteer opportunity you are interested in (“Art Project”, “Dessert”, “Set Up/Break Down”). Help Make Art This year we are decorating paper […]

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October is Non-GMO Month

This October, the Monadnock Food Co-op joins more than 1,500 grocery retailers across North America participating in the fifth annual Non-GMO Month. Created by the Non-GMO Project, this month-long celebration puts a spotlight on a person’s right to choose food and products without genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The non-GMO category is one of the fastest […]

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Cave to Co-op October Special: Lillé Bébé

Lillé Bébé pasteurized cow milk, bloomy rind Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co., S. Woodstock, VT The Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company is the first community owned artisan cheese and dairy facility in Vermont, begun as a neighborhood effort to save a local hillside farm and its surrounding rural landscape in South Woodstock, Vermont. In very short order, […]

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