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Believe in the Badger: Companies Who Walk the Talk

If you live in the Monadnock Region you’ve undoubtedly heard about the W.S. Badger Company, their infamous founder, Badger Bill, and their unyielding commitment to the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.  Badger gets a lot of well-deserved press for everything from providing their staff with a free, organic lunch everyday, to allowing new parents to bring their […]

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Reports from the Field: Porcupine Acres, Winchester, NH

This summer, Allen and I set out to Winchester, NH to visit the sunny and fruitful Porcupine Acres. Upon arrival, we found Robert Leustek in the garden weeding. Robert and his wife Gloria came from New Jersey, where they spent over 20 years perfecting their farming practices. Now, they inhabit 2 acres of fertile, loamy […]

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Egg-cellent: Naturally Dyed Eggs

Egg dyeing is a fun way to celebrate this time of year—and it’s a tradition that goes way back—as much as 5,000 years when Persians celebrated springtime with eggs colored with plant-based dyes. Plant dyes can be just as useful today and they’re plentiful; in fact you very well might have dye-worthy ingredients in your […]

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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: Acorn Squash Cranberry Boats

For the Delightfully Healthy Food Demo this week, we have designed acorn squash to be our edible serving dish for our featured ingredients: navel oranges and cranberries. The navel orange season starts in November and continues to May or June and these medium sized oranges are sweet and juicy. With Thanksgiving in mind, we made […]

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Shift Your Shopping: Have Fun, Reconnect With Neighbors and Shop With Your Values In Mind

Originally posted in the Monadnock Shopper News With the holiday season fast approaching, life is about to get busier and busier for you and your family — maybe even frantic. Monadnock Buy Local extends, to you, an antidote to the mainstream consumer frenzy that descends upon us all each November. We offer you opportunities to have […]

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