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Rosaly Bass of Peterborough has written a new book, Organic! A Gardener's Handbook. The 77-year-old's farm on Route 123 is the oldest and largest organic farm in the state.

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 him saying. Bass, chuckling while retelling this story, said her protégé, Matt Gifford, lowered his voice as deep as he could and … 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. The 28-year-old, 2004 ConVal High School graduate is opening her Vicuna Chocolate Factory and Cafe … 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, Brenda Bhatti, for many years local consumers have gathered at the market to support local … 0

School Menus

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

conval schools Elementary and middle Monday: Mini French toast, turkey sausage, green beans, baby carrots, juice box Tuesday: Chicken nuggest, rice pilaf, red beans, cucumber, Mandarin oranges Wednesday: Rotini/ meat sauce, spinach/romaine salad, garlic bread, peaches Thursday: Cheeseburger, potato wedges, kiwi Friday: Cheesy pizza sticks/marinara sauce, broccoli, three-bean … 0

Peterborough: Home cook sharing her secrets

Monday, January 20, 2014

Seven years ago, Laura Mahoney of Peterborough opened up her big upright freezer to take out some meat, and discovered that the freezer had died and all of her food was thawing. It was a big freezer, and … 0

Greenville: French Canadian dinner at Sacred Heart Saturday

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A dinner celebrating the large pool of people sharing French Canadian heritage in the area will be held at the Sacred Heart Church in Greenville on Saturday. The Knights of Columbus Council 8016 in Greenville is hosting its 17th Annual French Night Dinner. This event is open to … 0

Jaffrey: Friendly meal set for Jan. 16

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Jaffrey Friendly Meals for seniors will be held on Jan. 16 at the VFW post. The meal, served at noon, will be roasted pork tenderloin with gravy, mashed potatoes, Capri vegetables, and tapioca pudding for dessert. This month’s Information Station will feature Scott Maslansky of ENH Power … 0

Francestown: Village Foods now based in Milford

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

FRANCESTOWN — Francestown Village Foods, which started in the historic Main Street store and gained a regional presence in recent years, has recently moved to a new location in Milford. Former Village Store owners Jason and Jennifer Martel began preparing meals like lasagna, burritos, shepherd’s pie, pasta dishes … 0

ML: Squares are my downfall

Monday, November 25, 2013

While shopping at the local grocery store a few weeks ago, I met a friend I haven’t seen in years. We asked each other about our kids and family life, and she commented that she follows our family … 0

New Ipswich: Nisu, tying family, friends

Monday, November 25, 2013

Nisu, a Finnish coffee bread, once graced the tables of Finnish folks in the region on a weekly basis. But now it’s made much less frequently, says Eileen Haavisto of New Ipswich, mostly just for special occasions and … 0

Peterborough: From the history books

Monday, November 25, 2013

Around 1900, the ladies of the Peterboro Grange published a community cookbook, “Reliable Recipes,” but Michelle Stahl of the Monadnock Center for History and Culture says she’s not so sure how reliable the recipes are for modern cooks. … 0

A chef’s passion made from scratch

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

When Adam LeComte of Peterborough was a teenager, the he was working as a dishwasher at the now-closed Depot Restaurant in Greenville, where he grew up. One day, one of the prep cooks didn’t show up for work, … 1

Rindge: PastaFest planned for Saturday

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A PastaFest will be held at the Meeting House on Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Homemade pasta dishes will be served, including lasagna, ravioli, and spaghetti with meatballs. Salad, garlic bread, beverages and desserts also will be part of the dinner. Tickets are $9 for adults, $6 … 0