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

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

Temple: A hairy situation brews at Harvest Fest

Monday, September 16, 2013

This year’s Temple Harvest Festival will be taking place on Sunday Sept. 22. The events start at 10 and go until 4 p.m. These events include a Fireman’s Chicken BBQ , a band concert, hay ride and many other events and activities. The Town Common will feature craft … 0

Greenfield: On the hunt  for ‘feral apples’

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rich Stadnik of Greenfield tromps through the grass at the edge of the road at Greenfield State Park. The long grass, branches and tangled vines on the ground don’t stop him. He just makes his way steadily to … 0

School Lunch Menus: School menus

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

conval schools Elementary and middle Monday: No school Tuesday: Mini pancakes, turkey sausage, baby carrots, crunchy veggie Wednesday: Chicken tender wrap, celery/hummus, pear Thursday: Chef salad, kale chips, Mandarin oranges Friday: Nachos, chili/beans, corn, kiwi Every day: Fruit and milk High school Monday: No school Tuesday: Macaroni/cheese, hot … 0