Agape Homestead

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by Shane Smith, Outreach Coordinator The Agape Homestead story is literally one of a Phoenix rising from the ashes.  Burnt to the ground in October of 2010 the Straughan family has rebuilt the farm on an adjacent property in Center Ossippee.  Fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire but the Straughans lost everything including […]

Get Inspired to Eat Better

Posted Posted in Eat Well

By Maria Noël Groves, Clinical Herbalist & Co-op Wellness Educator I have a confession to make: I LOVE “bad” food. Fast food, candy, french fries, bread, you name it. Over the past two decades, I’ve conditioned my taste buds to branch beyond standard American fare and enjoy a wide range of vegetables, vegetarian and ethnic […]

Salt: A Chef’s Perspective

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By Audrey Burghard, Health and Wellness Coordinator at the Co-op A couple weeks ago when Chef Mike and I were waiting in the hall to do a presentation to the AntiCancer group at Concord Hospital, we struck up an interesting conversation. I have the opportunity to hang out with Mike occasionally when we are working […]

DIY Veggie Burgers

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By Maria Noël Groves, Clinical Herbalist & Co-op Wellness Educator Veg Burger Cooking Homemade veggie burgers are a delicious way to celebrate seasonal produce and fresh herbs. Inspired by some delicious recipes, my husband and I now wing it with whatever is on hand. If you can, make extra to refrigerate or freeze and re-heat […]

Sleep Better, Naturally

Posted Posted in Be Well

By Maria Noël Groves, Clinical Herbalist & Co-op Wellness Educator  Insomnia is incredibly common amongst my clients and Co-op customers, and my own sleep issues first brought me to herbs 15 years ago. Lack of – or poor quality – sleep makes everything else worse: stress, cardiovascular disease, immune function, reproductive hormone health, pain, mental […]

Fresh Tomatoes!

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By Audrey Burghard, wellness coordinator  Summer time is great for fresh tomatoes. Here is one of my favorite recipes to have on hand for several applications. You can use this salsa in or on eggs, on chips or nachos, on a taco salad, or in a burrito with beans and rice. This salsa has respectable […]

Saphouse Meadery

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 by Shane Smith, Outreach Coordinator The Saphouse Meadery was founded in 2010 by two young entrepreneurs, Ash Fischbein and Matt Trahan. Together they rejuvenated an old store front in downtown Center Ossipee, New Hampshire using many recycled materials and sustainable methods. Saphouse Meadery is its own store front, shipping warehouse and production facility. Saphouse Meads use only […]

Ice Cream for Breakfast

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by Shane Smith, Outreach Coordinator    Nothing says breakfast like ice cream I am a little hesitant to post this for fear that too many people will find out about one of the best kept secrets in the White Mountains-the Sandwich Creamery. The Creamery is tucked into a small valley at the northern edge of […]

Love Your Skin Even If You Love the Sun

Posted Posted in Be Well

By Maria Noël Groves, Clinical Herbalist & Co-op Wellness Educator Aloe plant Sitting out in the sun on a nice summer day is the epitome of a relaxing good time. But, excess sun exposure can damage the skin over time, encouraging wrinkles and skin cancer to take hold. Take a queue from hot climates. Your […]

Snow Dragon Mountain Farm

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By Shane Smith, Outreach Coordinator  We arrived a little behind schedule for our very first farmer photo shoot. The farmers gave themselves a familiar wink and chuckle as we explained how we drove over the dreaded Saddle Hill Road due to the fact we were navigating to the farm by GPS.  It became immediately clear […]