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Pathways for Keene is a non-profit (501c 3) group of volunteers who promote a public bicycle, pedestrian multi-use trail system in the City of Keene, who solicit funding, and/or make other types of contributions to accomplish this goal.  Currently, they are seeking volunteers to fill open positions within PFK, or join in other initiatives which may be of interest to you.

As a result, PFK invites you to attend a “Community Outreach Forum” at the Keene Public Library Auditorium (downstairs) on March 26, 2013 at 7 p.m. They will highlight some of the history and accomplishments of PFK, as well as Q & A to focus on strengthening our organization.

To learn more: pfk@tlaorg.org or 603-357-7567.

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Farm Appreciation Night 2013 at Stonewall Farm

Friday, March 8, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Hosted By Monadnock Farm and Community Connection

Farm Appreciation Night is 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!

View all the details and PRE-REGISTER today!

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The organizers at TEDxManhattan donated giveaways for our Changing the Way We Eat Viewing Party on Saturday.  Be sure to add your name to the sign up sheet at the event for your chance to win one of the following:

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Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer’s Market – CONGRATS JACKIE C.!

While others have identified in the past which wild plants are edible, Tama Matsuoka Wong, the forager for Daniel, the flagship restaurant of renowned chef Daniel Boulud, and Eddy Leroux, its chef de cuisine, go two steps further, setting the bar much higher. First, they have carefully selected only the wild plants that are worth seeking out for their fabulous flavors. Second, after much taste-testing, they have figured out the best way to prepare each ingredient—a key in getting to know these exciting new foods.

 

Sustainable Table Tote Bag– CONGRATS MARY KATE S.

Sustainable Table, celebrates sustainable food, educates consumers about food-related issues and works to build community through food. Their projects include the Meatrix and Eat Well Guide.

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Jack Discover Local

Monadnock Food Co-op Discover Local T-Shirt – CONGRATS JACLYN L., WREN, & MARCUS

Organic t-shirt printed locally at Beeze Tees of Keene.

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About Our Theme: From the Year of Co-ops to the Co-operative Decade

The United Nations declaration of 2012 as the “International Year of Co-ops” brought unprecedented attention to co-operative enterprise and its contribution to local economic development, community resilience and food security at home and around the world.  Still, many people are unaware of the impact and potential of the co-operative movement across our economy.  How can we use the Year of Co-ops to launch a Co-operative Decade that will build more vibrant and resilient local communities?  How can our food co-ops be catalysts for a stronger co-operative economy in our region?  How can we build a better world, together?

About our Guest Speaker: Erbin Crowell

Erbin Crowell serves as executive director of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association, a network of 30 food co-ops and start-up initiatives – including the Monadnock Food Co-op – with a combined membership of more than 80,000 people across New England. Prior to joining the Association, Erbin worked with the Cooperative Fund of New England and the Valley Alliance of Worker Co-ops.

For more than a decade, he was a member of Equal Exchange, a worker co-operative and pioneer in the Fair Trade movement. Erbin holds a Master of Management: Co-operatives & Credit Unions from St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, and serves on the boards of the New England Farmers Union and the National Cooperative Business Association.  He teaches courses on the Co–operative Movement at the Universities of Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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Responding to the Call of the Land:

Building a Community Supported Food System

– Friday, September 14, 2 – 9 p.m., Stonewall Farm, Keene
– Saturday, September 15, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Peterborough Historical Society

These events are designed to help farmers and food-related organizations, businesses and consumers to think and act clearly and interactively about the steps to take as a region to design and implement a structure that will provide an increased supply of local food for consumers and fair financial benefit for producers.

Steven McFadden is the featured presenter. A native New Englander, Steven lived in the Monadnock Region for 20 year.  Michael Faber, Monadnock Food C0-op’s General Manager, will present with other local food system builders on Friday afternoon. More details at http://www.stonewallfarm.org.

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Monadnock Food Co-op
Annual Meeting & Celebration
From the Year of Co-ops to the Co-operative Decade

Saturday, October 13, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Heberton Hall, 76 Winter Street, Keene

The Monadnock Food Co-op invites you to its second Annual Meeting and Celebration. Our Guest Speaker this year is Erbin Crowell from the Neighboring Food Co-op Association.  We’ll offer bowls of Stonewall Farm ice cream and opportunities to learn more about the Monadnock Food Co-op.  Member-Owners will vote for the 2012 Board of Directors and current Board Members will be available to answer your questions.  Before the meeting, Michael Faber, the Co-op’s General Manager, will offer construction tours of the building site.

SCHEDULE

1:00 Building Site Tour at Railroad Square (meet at the Co-op’s sign)
2:00 Stonewall Farm Ice Cream at Heberton Hall
2:30 Business Meeting
2:50 Q&A Session
3:00 Vote for Board of Directors
3:10 Guest Speaker: Erbin Crowell
3:55 Closing Remarks

Member-Owners, future Member-Owners and ALL are welcome to attend!

From the Year of Co-ops to the Co-operative Decade

The United Nations declaration of 2012 as the “International Year of Co-ops” brought unprecedented attention to co-operative enterprise and its contribution to local economic development, community resilience and food security at home and around the world.  Still, many people are unaware of the impact and potential of the co-operative movement across our economy.  How can we use the Year of Co-ops to launch a Co-operative Decade that will build more vibrant and resilient local communities?  How can our food co-ops be catalysts for a stronger co-operative economy in our region?  How can we build a better world, together?

About our Guest Speaker

Erbin Crowell serves as executive director of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association, a network of 30 food co-ops and start-up initiatives – including the Monadnock Food Co-op – with a combined membership of more than 80,000 people across New England. Prior to joining the Association, Erbin worked with the Cooperative Fund of New England and the Valley Alliance of Worker Co-ops.

For more than a decade, he was a member of Equal Exchange, a worker co-operative and pioneer in the Fair Trade movement. Erbin holds a Master of Management: Co-operatives & Credit Unions from St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, and serves on the boards of the New England Farmers Union and the National Cooperative Business Association.  He teaches courses on the Co–operative Movement at the Universities of Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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Double R Alpacas is having an “Alpaca Farm Day” on September 29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at their farm on Lincoln Road in Spofford, NH (follow the signs off Rt 9 around mile marker 10, turning onto Cady Lane).

Spend time with the alpacas, check out their new store, enter a raffle and just enjoy the day. Local vendors will join the fun, including Mr. Frosty Ice Cream Truck.

  • Food & drinks
  • Music
  • Honey bees
  • Alpaca yarn, hats, mittens, scarves, boot inserts and more for sale

Join them to learn more about alpacas, honey bees and more!

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