Localvore & Vegetarian/Vegan

The July 2011 Monadnock Localvore Newsletter honored local foods that are vegetarian and vegan & compiled news and resources highlighting beans & grains:

Divine Burger
Published Monday, June 13, WMUR NH Chronicle

What do you get when you mix a love for cooking whole foods with the search for the best veggie burger in the world? Well the owners of the Divine Cafe and Grille in Exeter think they’ve found the answer. Jennifer Crompton stopped by to take a taste. Watch this news clip at WMUR.com.

Growing Beans for Beantown
By Naz Sioshansi, EdibleBoston, Winter 2010

As the chill of fall became the true cold of winter, Bostonians of Colonial times would settle in for a winter of baked beans and bean soups.”Beans were a hearty staple that would help the Colonists make it through the cold New England winters when there was little else to eat,” explains Charley Baer of Baer’s Best Beans. “The Native Americans taught the Colonists how to grow and cook the beans, along with corn. Back in those days, varieties of soldier beans and Jacob’s cattle were popular.”

MELOMEALS: Vegan for $3.33 a day…it’s yummy! A blog run by Melody Polakow in Portsmouth, NH. She is a vegetarian chef and photographer, and this blog is filled with recipes that incorporate lots of fresh ingredients: Melomeals.blogspot.com.


Four Star Farms, Northfield, MA: A family farm that grows and processes buckwheat, whole wheat, wheat berries, hops, barley and more. Their products can be found throughout western Massachusetts (find locations here) and at the Brattleboro Food Co-op! Check out FourStarFarms.com.


What’s your interest?
Are you a vegetarian or vegan localvore? Do you have great locally vegetarian resources to share? Do you just have more questions that you want answered?

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