Monday, October 6, 2014

Muster Field Farm Harvest Day 2014

by Jaimie Jusczyk, Digital Marketing Specialist

After a rainy Saturday, I awoke Sunday morning, October 5, to blue skies and warm sunshine, the perfect day to head on over to Muster Field Farm in North Sutton for their annual Harvest Day event. Muster Field Farm delivers Monday through Saturday to the Concord Food Co-op of New London fresh produce, including a variety of apples, potatoes, red peppers, and different kinds of seasonal squash and pumpkins. I regularly see farm manager, Steve at the Co-op and thought I would go visit his stomping grounds on this beautiful fall day. [Read more...]

View of the Pillsbury Barn.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Homeopathy Success Stories in Animal Care

by Dr. Wendy Jensen, D.V.M., Homeopathic Veterinarian & Co-op Wellness Educator

Greetings from Acorn Acre, my own little slice of paradise here in the (currently quite moist) wilds of Bow. I am pleased to share some happy stories from my practice. Yet even though accepting and appreciating my stories, my editor reminded me that the Co-op is all about SELF help. Now that is a trait near and dear to my heart, so why the success stories from a practitioner’s perspective? Read More

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

German and Swiss Cheeses at the Co-op

by Jaimie Jusczyk - Digital Marketing Specialist

For October the Co-op's monthly Cheesy Wine Down Wednesday tasting class participants wanted to sample festive German and Swiss cheeses, and what a great suggestion!

The Co-op's Cheese Buyer, Suzy sourced us some great new cheeses to try along with the Co-op's Wines of the Month from Van Ruiten Family Winery.
We tried  Bauer Butterkäse, a Cambazola, König Ludwig Bierkäse and the dreaded smelly Limburger from Germany. As I held my nose to try the Limburger I was surprised that the cheese definitely had a strong flavor that wasn't too bad. Definitely worth the try, though I am not sure you will find it in my shopping basket. The Butterkäse was delightfully creamy and salty, I can see using it in grilled sandwiches or wraps in my future.
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Sunchokes at the Co-op

by Jaimie Jusczyk Digital Marketing Specialist

Sunchokes are available at the Concord Food Co-op!

Sunchokes at the Concord Food Co-op
Sunchokes are a type of sunflower with a bright yellow flower and can grow to 9 ft tall. They are native to New England and can even become invasive if not tended to.

You may know them as Jerusalem Artichokes or Sunroot, but whatever you call these knobby little carbohydrates, introduce them into your diet slowly to avoid any unwanted side effects as the human digestive system can not break down the inulin and it will be metabolized by bacteria in the colon.
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Friday, September 5, 2014

French Cheese Tasting at the Co-op

by Jaimie Jusczyk, Marketing Specialist

Heidi took us all for a tour of the French countryside this past Wednesday for the Co-op's monthly Cheesy Wine Down Wednesday tasting class. We were also treated to samples of Tierra Del Fuego wines from The Imported Grape and Caramel Apple Cheesecake from the Bakery Box.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fungi with Benefits: Mushrooms for Food & Health

by Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG), Registered Clinical Herbalist & Co-op Wellness Educator

In spite of the many cultures in Asia and Europe that adore mushrooms, most Americans are fungalphobes with the exception of an occasional button mushroom gravy smothered steak. This autumn, I encourage you to break out of your plant-loving shell and venture into this amazing kingdom of healing creatures. I consider medicinal mushrooms part of “herbal medicine” even though, genetically, they have more in common with humans than plants. The unique nature of mushrooms is part of the reason why they offer so many healing properties that other remedies and foods do not... read more

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Grilling & Chilling Grand Finale 2014

by Jaimie Jusczyk, Marketing Specialist

As summer starts to wind down and the kids get ready to go back to school, the Co-op hosted the last Grilling & Chilling in the parking lot for the season on Friday, August 22. Chef Stephen was out grilling four different worldly themed kabobs, the Mideast Feast, the Old World, the New World and Caribbean Cruise from 11:30am - 6 pm. This time he also served corn on the cob with two different compound butters to choose from and deep fried pineapple with ice cream, which proved popular.
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