Food

The bird flu epidemic has raised egg prices nationwide. But, customers in the region prefer free-range, pasture raised or organic eggs, which are a separate market.

Bird flu raises egg prices

Monday, June 22, 2015

Although bird flu has not spread to the Northeast, the U.S. egg shortage has driven up the price of eggs in the Monadnock region. But proprietors aren’t hurting as much as other parts of the country, since customers here prefer free-range, pasture-raised or organic eggs. “It’s definitely worth it,” said Nancy Drake of Peterborough, as she reached for a carton … 0

First generation on the farm

Monday, May 18, 2015

Linda Estabrook doesn’t have a background in farming. But as she looks around and sees a vibrant, growing dedication to local food, it makes her want to get down in the dirt. “This is an area where you can know your farmer,” said Estabrook. “I love that.” So, though she made her living … 0

Peterborough: Cafe opens in Village Shops

Monday, May 4, 2015

Joe Stanislaw mans the kitchen at the newly opened Joe’s at the Grove Cafe. The restaurant is sandwiched between Ava Marie’s Handmade Chocolate and Ice Cream and Monadnock Oil and Vinegar in the Grove Village Shops. The menu specializes in farm-to-fork specialties, and includes numerous dishes Stanislaw featured in cooking demonstrations at Monadnock … 0

Peterborough: Brothers take first place

Monday, April 13, 2015

A panel of three judges sipped 21 varieties of maple syrup, closing their eyes between each taste to immortalize the syrups’ flavors. Meanwhile, several dozen audience members crowded around to sample the same syrups. This was the spectacle … 1

Food: Syrup a-boiling

Monday, March 30, 2015

Local sugar houses gave demonstrations and showed off the bounty of the season Saturday and Sunday … 0

Peterborough: Turning the tables at Aesop’s

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A new face is in the kitchen at Aesop’s Tables, serving pastries and quiches, and becoming more comfortable at the register. Jon Dunn of Peterborough is the new owner of the cafe inside the Toadstool Bookshop. Dunn is … 0

Peterborough: They’re expanding their horizons

Monday, November 10, 2014

When Martha Schaefer joined the staff at Monadnock Oil and Vinegar, one of Korey Snow’s first remarks to her was that he wanted to expand. Snow owns the store with his wife, Kim Homoleski. Now, less than a … 0

Farming: Growing organic: Taking the worry out of farming

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

For years, not many people knew who Rosaly of Rosaly’s Garden was, the 77-year-old matriarch said in an interview last week. Once, a man wandered into Rosaly Bass’s farm stand. “Which one of you is Rosaly?” she recalled … 0

Peterborough: Chocolate factory to open

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

After making chocolate by hand in a Peruvian museum dedicated to chocolate and cacao — and even harvesting cacao beans in the Amazon, Peterborough resident Neely Cohen is bringing the historic art of chocolate making to Main Street. … 0

Jaffrey: Local support runs deep

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Throughout the years, the Jaffrey Farmers’ Market has seen different locations as well as various managers, but one thing that has remained the same is the community feeling surrounding the event. According to the former farmers’ market manager, … 0

Peterborough: Salad supper served on Saturday

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A summer salad supper will be served at the Union Congregational Church on Saturday, June 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. Diners will be able to choose between six salads: chicken, black bean and pasta, picnic rice with … 0

Peterborough: Fresh Chicks grand opening

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Fresh Chicks Outdoor Marketplace will be celebrating the grand opening of its summer season on Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. New vendors will be joining the 30 weekly vendors. There will be ice cream, smoothies, rhubarb lemonade and live music. The market hosts a variety … 0

ConVal schools Elementary and middle Monday: No school Tuesday: Mini French toast, turkey sausage, corn, baby carrots, juice box Wednesday: Chicken fajitas, red beans, green peppers, orangel smiles Thursday: Pasta/meat sauce, Caesar salad, garlic bread, peaches Friday: Pizza bagel, cucumber, chickpeas, pear High school Monday: No school Tuesday: Chicken fingers, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, breadstick Wednesday: Roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, breadstick Thursday: Pasta bar, Caesar salad, garlic bread Friday: Chicken Caesar wrap, veggie sticks, tortilla chips Jaffrey-Rindge schools Grade and Memorial Monday: No school Tuesday: Sausage, egg, cheese on bagel, hash brown; Rib-b-que sandwich, Boston baked beans, oven-baked potato wedges, broccoli Wednesday: Turkey sausage breakfast pizza; Beef taco, seasoned corn, cherry tomatoes Thursday: Ham, egg, cheese on Eng. muffin; Popcorn barbecued chicken, seasoned peas/carrots, celery Friday: Pancakes; Pepperoni pizza, broccoli, Caesar salad, pasta salad Middle and high school Monday: No school Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, brown veggie rice, seasoned peas/carrots, broccoli Wednesday: Pasta/meat sauce, seasoned broccoli, cherry tomatoes Thursday: Roasted turkey, gravy, brown rice pilaf, seasoned carrots, toasted breadstick, cucumber Friday: Cheese pizza, veggie medley, seasoned broccoli, Caesar salad MASCENIC schools Elementary Monday: No school Tuesday: Muffin, hard-boiled egg; French toast sticks, baked ham, roasted potatoes, applesauce Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, toast; Chicken parmesan, spaghetti, garden salad, pears Thursday: Breakfast wrap; Meatloaf, mashed potato, roasted carrots, banana Friday: Bagel w/cream cheese; Cheese pizza or chef’s topping, broccoli/hummus, Middle and high school Monday: No school Tuesday: Chicken salad sub, oven fries, green salad, apple Wednesday: Lasagna, green beans, fruit sorbet Thursday: Chicken fajitas, rice ‘n’ beans, Mandarin oranges Friday: French bread pizza, cucumber/tomato salad, banana Every day: Fruit St. Patrick School, jaffrey Monday: No school Tuesday: Chicken fajita and cheese quesadilla, black beans, Spanish rice, pineapple Wednesday: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, applesauce Thursday: Hamburgers, pickles, corn, Sun chips Friday: St. Pat’s pizza w/pepperoni, bell peppers, cucumbers, toppings optional Daily: Milk and fruit: School Menus

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ConVal schools Elementary and middle Monday: No school Tuesday: Mini French toast, turkey sausage, corn, baby carrots, juice box Wednesday: Chicken fajitas, red beans, green peppers, orangel smiles Thursday: Pasta/meat sauce, Caesar salad, garlic bread, peaches Friday: Pizza bagel, cucumber, chickpeas, pear High school Monday: No school Tuesday: … 0