Monadnock Food Co-op Hosts Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

The Monadnock Food Co-op and Walpole Creamery will host an Ice Cream Social Fundraiser on Saturday, June 22, 2019, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. to benefit the Monadnock Localvores Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Camp Scholarship Program that offers financial support to local youth to attend agricultural camps each summer. The fundraiser takes place at the co-op’s outdoor patio at 34 Cypress Street, Keene.

“Our Ice Cream Social Fundraiser is a great opportunity to celebrate the end of the school year and the start of summer while supporting a local cause — not to mention eating some delicious ice cream with the best spread of toppings you’ve ever seen,” said General Manager Michael Faber.

The suggested donation for ice cream and toppings is $5. Dairy-free options will also be available, along with a scrumptious range of toppings donated by co-op vendors. Singer-Songwriters Pat Clark and Jentri Jollimore will provide live music in the amphitheater and event attendees are welcome to bring a blanket and relax on the lawn. The Monadnock Waldorf School will offer face painting, too.

The Co-op hosts this fundraising event to support nonprofits and community initiatives that further Monadnock Food Co-op’s goals of increasing access to healthy food, connecting community, strengthening the local food system and supporting the local economy.

The Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Camp Scholarship endeavors to connect young people with local agriculture and nature by supplementing the cost of sending children to local farm camps, in hopes of nurturing the next generation of local farmers and food supporters.

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Monadnock Buy Local Celebrates Farmers Market Week In August

Part of New Hampshire Eat Local Month:
Celebrate All That Farmers’ Markets Have to Offer

Monadnock Buy Local joins with farmers’ markets and buy local networks across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 5-11.

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As demand for local food continues to grow, so too have the opportunities for America’s farmers to market fresh food directly to the consumer. According to statistics recently released by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farmers markets and farm stands account for roughly $2 billion of the $3 billion that Americans spend annually on farm-direct products. This revenue, in turn, supports the livelihoods of more than 165,000 mostly small and mid-sized farms and ranches.

“Farmers markets play a vital role not just in generating real income for farmers, but in forming a healthy, prosperous food systems,” says Jen Cheek, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. “By providing the opportunity for farmers to connect directly with consumers, markets serve as education centers. Vendors are teaching customers about agriculture and sharing recipes and new foods with their neighbors. Markets are making people and communities stronger and healthier.“

Farmers’ Markets By Day of the Week

This Farmers’ Market Week, be sure to visit one (or more!) of our region’s Farmers’ Market.  There’s one almost every day of the week!

MONDAYS

Fresh Chicks Marketplace:

Monadnock Community Hospital northeast parking lot, Peterborough, Mon., May–Oct., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Vegetables, fruits, flowers/plants, dairy, maple, baked goods, meat, crafts. Rain or shine.

Team Jaffrey Community Farmers Market:

Jaffrey Common, Mon., June-Sept., 3-6 p.m.

TUESDAYS

Farmers’ Market of Keene:

Summer Market is on Gilbo Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will be held Tuesdays and Saturdays through October. SNAP/EBT accepted. The market offers a great selection of vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meat, eggs, preserves, wines, and maple products. Bakers are also present selling breads, cookies, granola, and other tempting treats. And don’t forget to check out the local crafters selling furniture, soaps, and jewelry.

WEDNESDAYS

Peterborough Farmers’ Market:

Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm St., Weds., May–Oct., 3-6 p.m.  Vegetables, fruits, flowers/plants, dairy, maple, baked goods, meat, honey, crafts. Rain or shine.

THURSDAYS

Rindge Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market:

West Rindge Village Common Park (Rte. 202 N, north of the 119/202 intersection) Thurs., May-Sept., 3-6 p.m. Produce, flowers/plants, dairy, maple, baked goods, meats, poultry, eggs, fiber products, pottery, crafts. Rain or shine. Winter market planned.

FRIDAYS

Why not visit a farmstand instead?

SATURDAYS

Farmers’ Market of Keene:

Summer Market is on Gilbo Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will be held Tuesdays and Saturdays through October. SNAP/EBT accepted. The market offers a great selection of vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meat, eggs, preserves, wines, and maple products. Bakers are also present selling breads, cookies, granola, and other tempting treats. And don’t forget to check out the local crafters selling furniture, soaps, and jewelry.

New Ipswich Farmers Market:

NeWest Mall, 800 Turnpike Road, Saturdays, May to Oct. 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Herbs,vegetables & fruits, locally raised and produced meats, eggs & handmade crafts, breads & maple syrup.

Winchester Farmers Market on Main:

Gazebo Area next to the Conant Public Library, Sat., June-Oct., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

SUNDAYS

Hinsdale Farmers’ Market:

Millstream Riverfront Park (Rte. 119), 21 Main St., Sun., Late May-Oct, 10a.m. – 2p.m. Vegetables, fruits, flowers/plants, maple, baked goods, meat, sauces, prepared foods, skin care, crafts. Live music and demonstrations. Shine only.

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From the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food

**Please contact market to verify products available**

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