On the Farm

Local Food Security, Regional Wellness, and Earth Stewardship

Date:                Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time:               5 – 7:30 pm
Place:               Stonewall Farm, 242 Chesterfield Rd., Keene, NH
RSVP by 2/15:  Kate Hickey or (603) 283-2436

An evening inspired by the book On the Farm: The Uncertain Future of an American Legacy with text by Ronald Dodson and paintings by Adriano Manocchia. Adriano’s paintings will be on display and available for purchase.

We’ll relish local foods, enjoy exquisite art, and engage in a facilitated discussion about the region’s future food supply and production, and ways our community is responding. We are convening local food solutions scholars, students, practitioners, and representatives from many of the region’s organizations who are currently involved with these critical issues.

Facilitated Discussion Groups

  • Civic Engagement & Education
  • Conservation of Nature & Stewardship
  • Equity, Access &Sustainable Communities
  • Health, Environment & Economic Prosperity

Cash Bar | Refreshments by Steve Guerriero of Pisgah Farm | Discussion and Book Signing

Herbs for Winter Wellness

By the Historical Society of Cheshire County

Join herbalist Judith LaPlume, Saturday, December 5th, 11:00am at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, for a discussion on herbs for winter wellness.  In this hour long presentation, Judith will discuss Native American herbs, the Colonists’ use of herbs, and herbs in your daily life.  She will also be discussing how to set up an herbal apothecary in your home and demonstrating how to make herbal remedies.

This presentation is part of the latest exhibit “In the Far Pasture: 300 Years of Agriculture in Cheshire County” at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene.  The exhibit tells the story of agriculture in southwest New Hampshire from the time of Native American habitation to the present.  Topics include Native American farming, subsistence farms, the sheep craze, cash crops, the decline of agriculture, dairy farming, poultry farms, farm tools and equipment, agricultural fairs and social activities on the farm, technological advances, worldwide markets, the chemical revolution,  specialization, the eat local and organic farming movements, and farmer’s markets.


Dozens of photos, documents and artifacts will be used to illustrate the story of 300 years of agricultural history in the county.  Related programming will accompany the exhibition, including guided gallery walks, lectures, farm tours, and other activities. For more information follow us on Facebook or logon to http://www.hsccnh.org.

The exhibit is generously sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers, Cheshire County Farm Bureau, Keene Sentinel, Nye Hill Farm, Monadnock Food Co-op, and the Whitney Brothers.

The Historical Society of Cheshire County was founded in 1927 and is committed to collecting, preserving and communication the history of Cheshire County.  For more information, call 603.352.1895 or log onto http://www.hsccnh.org.

Shift Your Shopping: Have Fun, Reconnect With Neighbors and Shop With Your Values In Mind

Monadnock Buy Local

Originally posted in the Monadnock Shopper News

With the holiday season fast approaching, life is about to get busier and busier for you and your family — maybe even frantic. Monadnock Buy Local extends, to you, an antidote to the mainstream consumer frenzy that descends upon us all each November. We offer you opportunities to have fun, reconnect with neighbors and shop with your values in mind.

Plaid Friday SYS flyerWe share these offerings from November 1st to December 31st through our Shift Your Shopping Campaign, a national movement that empowers each of us to support job creation and economic growth through our holiday shopping. Every time you Shift Your Shopping and spend your dollars at locally owned businesses, you boost our local economy.  The money you spend recirculates through our economy and generates ripple effects that join with others to create new jobs, charitable contributions and more. That ripple effect…

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August Harvest!

Keene Community Garden Connections

Hey Gardeners!

Happy Friday!!!  Hope you all had a wonderful week!  Community Garden Connections started the week off with a productive and informative staff meeting.  We have lots of exciting events planned out for folks for the remainder of August and the start of September.  Our Harvest Festival is in the making!  Stay tuned for more updates in the future!

We think the best way to start off the weekend is with a DELICIOUS recipe… get your cutting boards ready for this Tomato Cucumber Salad.

Image: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/tomato-onion-and-cucumber-salad-recipe.html Image: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/tomato-onion-and-cucumber-salad-recipe.html


-3 whole tomatoes, or handful of cherry tomatoes

-2 cucumbers, skinned

-2 Tbsp olive oil

-1/2 red onion

-2 pinches sea salt

-2 pinches dried oregano


  1. Slice tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions
  2. Put in a bowl
  3. Add remaining ingredients, mix, and enjoy!

If you want to spruce things up we recommend adding corn, asparagus, artichoke, and even bell peppers!  A perfect and easy…

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