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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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For the Love of My Slow Cooker

I know I am not the only one who comes home from work at the end of the day and dreads the question “what’s for dinner?” I mean, seriously, I’ve just used a good portion of my brain power at work and now you want me to figure out a meal too? Over the years, I’ve tried various methods for coping with the dinner question – weekly menus, batch prepping, tantrums – to name a few.
Given this, I’ve been learning to love my slow cooker more.

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Touring Haynes Dairy – an Organic Valley Co-op Farm

Recently Monadnock Food Co-op’s Dairy Buyer, Caleb, took a tour of Haynes Dairy, a member of the Organic Valley cooperative, arranged by the Neighboring Food Co-op Association! Dairy farmer John Haynes, one of eight siblings, is the only sibling who stayed on the farm with his father.  John claims that he has spent “half of […]

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August is NH Eat Local Month

Originally posted in the Monadnock Shopper News August is New Hampshire Eat Local Month — a time to celebrate local food and farms, and recognize how a stronger local food system builds healthier citizens, communities and local economies. Who is cultivating a stronger “Eat Local” movement in the Monadnock Region?  Feast on these featured initiatives: Start […]

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The Co-op is named “Local Food Champion” by Monadnock Menus

Monadnock Menus is pleased to announce its first Local Food Champion, The Monadnock Food Co-op! Monadnock Menus is an innovative local food delivery service launched by the Cheshire County Conservation District in 2013, that projects $100,000 in sales of locally produced food in 2015. Its purpose is to provide schools and other institutions throughout Cheshire […]

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