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Round Up in June to Grow Local Farms

During June, you can round up the change from your purchases to benefit the Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund; created through a partnership with the Cheshire County Conservation District to support local farmers in increasing sustainable food production and wholesale sales to contribute to a thriving local farm economy. Typically co-op customers contribute between $4000 […]

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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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