Archive | September, 2015

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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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Coffee at Risk

Growing coffee on far-flung mountain slopes in ways that respect the earth and build rural communities is quite an accomplishment, there are routine, significant challenges to overcome.  Now there is a new threat that is hitting many communities hard all at once. Coffee Leaf Rust, or roya in Spanish, is a fungus that starts with […]

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Patronage Refunds:The Cooperative Way of Sharing Profits

We just completed our second full fiscal year at the Co-op — another successful year of building value for our Member-Owners and our community at large. We greatly appreciate your support along this journey and want to update you on our process for distributing patronage refunds to Member-Owners, the cooperative way of sharing our profits. […]

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Making Local Happen: Annual Meeting is October 24

You won’t want to miss this year’s Monadnock Food Co-op Annual Meeting,  at the Keene Public Library’s Heberton Hall on Saturday, October 24th, from  5 – 8 p.m. This year the event’s theme is “Making LOCAL Happen.”  There will be opportunities to taste the difference the Co-op makes in the local food system with samples […]

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