This coming February 26 marks the second annual CSA Signup Day, an international, virtual event that celebrates Community Supported Agriculture and invites people to participate by signing up for a CSA with a local farm. VIEW CSAs IN THE MONADNOCK REGION A CSA is a direct-to-consumer business model for farmers, whereby people invest in a […]
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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.
I vividly recall the dawn of my love for skin and beauty products. It was a Christmas long ago, perhaps I was 5 years old or so. The twinkling lights of the tree were glowing in the dark, early morning hours as we (my 2 younger brothers, mom, dad & I) sat around the living […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Help FOOD DAY double its impact and reach 10 million new people A donation of as little as $5 will help Food Day engage 1,000 new people with the message of “real food!” Join the Food Day movement and help reach 10 million new people with the vision of celebrating real food and improving our […]
It is possible that I am jumping the gun here but, with the crisp mornings and smell of autumn in the air, I’ve begun to daydream about soup. I’ve tried to hold it off because, well, there will likely be PLENTY of time in the long New England winter for soup but, alas, this need […]
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 […]