Archive | December, 2015

Farm To Freezer Program

We’re excited to announce our participation in the Farm To Freezer program — a program that supplies us with frozen fruits and vegetables from small family farms in the Northeast, packed by the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA). “Our member food co-ops purchase an estimated $50 million in local products annually,” said Erbin Crowell, NFCA executive […]

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Discover Local: Terra Nova Coffee Roasters

Jeff and Eliza Murphy of Terra Nova Coffee roast organic coffee in a barn, tucked among the rocky hills of the Connecticut River Valley in New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region. You’ll find them roasting small, fresh made-to-order batches every day of the week, and sometimes into the starry night — just so they can get it to their customers at it’s absolute peak quality. As a family-owned and operated roaster, they pay close attention to process; from sourcing to receiving, roasting to packaging, they ship 100% USDA organic coffee with care, expertise, and attention.

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Delightfully Healthy! Persimmons

Persimmons are the fruit of a tree native to East Asia. They are about the size and shape of a tomato, and can range in color from yellow to orange to red. There are two types of persimmons commonly sold in the US: Hachiya and Fuyu. Monadnock Food Co-op carries Hachiya persimmons, which have a smooth and velvety flesh when perfectly ripe. Hachiyas are typically peeled and pureed into a pulp used for baking, as we did in one of our recipes this week. Fuyu persimmons are best eaten raw like an apple, or chopped up in salads or salsa.

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Cave to Co-op: West West Blue Cheese

West West Blue raw cow milk; natural rind earthy, spicy, creamy Parish Hill Creamery, Westminster West, Vermont Parish Hill Creamery produces seasonal, hand made, raw milk cheeses inspired by the traditional cheeses of Italy. Peter Dixon brings over 30 years of cheesemaking experience and he is joined by his wife Rachel Schaal and sister Alex […]

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