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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

Rindge: Well-traveled diner off and running

Monday, October 28, 2013

If you’ve driven through the intersection of Routes 119 and 202 during the last few Saturday mornings, chances are that you’ve seen the out-the-door line of people at the Hometown Diner. The historic diner that was moved from … 0

The low-down on gluten: The difference between intolerance, sensitivity

Monday, October 21, 2013

Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. If neither of these sound familiar, perhaps the term gluten intolerance does as well. But with the growing awareness of different types of gluten sensitivity, it’s important to know the facts and … 0

Know your food: On eating  natural, organic

Monday, October 21, 2013

No matter what type of diet someone follows, whether they eat meat, don’t eat any meat, eat dairy or none at all, their diet can still be all-natural and organic. Many responses to eating only natural and organic food may be that it’s too hard or too expensive, … 0

Challenges and benefits: So what is vegan, anyway?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Some may have heard of a vegetarian diet, which excludes meat from the diet. But the vegan diet may be on the rise, and even this lifestyle has a few variations. Some vegans don’t eat anything that our … 0

FALL HARVEST: Sweet year for apples

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The orchards in the area are winding up a successful season this month, as a slow spring and rainy summer provided an abundance of fall apples. Even though the season is coming to a close, there are still … 0

ML: School Menus

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

conval schools Elementary and middle Monday: Mini pancakes, turkey sausage, baby carrots, crunchy veggie, applesauce Tuesday: Chicken patty, green beans, cucumber, pear Wednesday: Tacos, corn, pineapple, churro Thursday: Ham/cheese on bun, three-bean salad, Mandarin oranges Friday: Cheese dippers/marinara sauce, hot pasta, celery/hummus dip, kiwi Every day: Fruit and … 0

Temple: Tapping possibilities

Monday, October 14, 2013

A tractor-trailer truck pulls up, loaded down with over 2,000 plastic bottles, waiting to be filled with the pure maple syrup produced at Ben’s Sugar Shack in Temple. The driveway for the shack isn’t large enough to accommodate … 0

School Menus

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

conval schools Elementary and middle Monday: Chicken fajitas, red beans, baby carrots, Mandarin oranges Tuesday: Meatballs bread bowl, hot pasta, broccoli, crunchy veggies, pears Wednesday: Macaroni/cheese, green beans, cucumber, apple Thursday: Chicken fingers, rice pilaf, kale chips, crunchy veggies, pineapple Friday: Nachos, chili w/beans, corn kiwi Every day: … 0

Sharon / Wilton: Planting seeds for spring

Monday, September 23, 2013

After all that hard work in the spring and summer months to get the garden in pristine shape, there is no need to have it all go to waste over the winter. There are some quick and easy … 0

For past decade, suppers have been dishing up food and friendship

Monday, September 16, 2013

This fall marks the 10th Anniversary of the Thursday night community suppers in Francestown, Bennington, Antrim and Hancock, initiated in 2003 by The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center. The first supper was served at the First Presbyterian … 0