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"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another." - Anne Raver

MFCC invites you to "Farm to School: Classrooms to Cafeterias" - Thursday, February 6

Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition invites you to the winter forum: Farm to School: Classrooms to CafeteriasFebruary 6th at 4:00pm - 6:30pm Heberton Hall (next to Keene Public Library)RSVP here!Panelists: Sarah Lovitz & Richard Berkfeld, Monadnock Menus; Donna Reynolds, ConVal Food Service; Jenny Wichland, Surry Village Charter School; Eloise Clark, The Hooper Institute

Exhibitors: NH Farm Bureau, Early Sprouts, NH Farm to School, The Cornucopia Project, Stonewall Farm, Keene SC Sustainability, The Hooper Institute
Stations: Monadnock Menus, Surry Village Charter School, NH Healthy Eating Active Living, Keene State College Dietetic Internship Through presentations, takeaways, displays, and learning stations, we will learn how other communities successfully implemented farm to school food programs, make available innovative lessons for learning in the classroom, and identify next steps for our Education Working Group toward the completion of our goals:
Improve students'…

Farmer Appreciation Night 2014

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Sharing this invitation from the Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition:


Join the Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition for a night of merriment and tribute to the farmers who enable us to eat local, farm-fresh foods throughout the season, contribute to our community, and help preserve the rural feel and agricultural heritage of the beautiful Monadnock Region. This volunteer-run event brings farmers and the broader public together to kick back, eat, drink, and be merry together - and perhaps even dance a little!






EVENT DETAILS





Buffet dinner! 5:30pm-7pm


Featuring a dinner of many local ingredients,


generously prepared by Inn & Out Hospitality


and an army of volunteers!*


Potluck - casseroles, salads, and vegetable dishes welcomed.
Cash bar!




Dance! 7:30pm-10pm

Get your groove on with The Bump Road Band,

The Cold River Ranters, Contradance & more...

Awards! Oldest farmer and newcomer!




*Local foods are cooked by a fantastic & fun team of volunteers - if you would like to help …

Monadnock Earth Journal: "That global coffee with a splash of local flavor"

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New column in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript:



That global coffee with a splash of local flavor


I'll be writing a new "Monadnock Earth Journal" piece every month. Your feedback is welcome!