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Myrna Camp of Contoocook picks out heirloom tomatoes at the Lewis Farm booth at the Steeplegate Farmers' Market in Concord on July 24, 2014. "I am sad about Market Basket," said Camp, who shops at the supermarket's Warner location in addition to regular visits to the farmers' market. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

Farmers markets, local stores benefit from Market Basket shortages

Friday, July 25, 2014

Whether motivated by zeal for Arthur T. Demoulas or just plain desperation, Market Basket shoppers are increasingly turning to farmers markets, independent stores and competing chains as the prolonged dispute drags on. Stacey Cooper, an employee at the Yankee Farmer’s Market store in Warner, said the store sold out its vegetable stock Sunday and has been working to keep up … 6

Market Baskets in Tilton, Warner running out of produce amid companywide protests

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mike Leclair is a grocery store manager. He’s not a politician, and not a public speaker, he told a crowd of about a hundred employees, friends and family – and local and state media. He didn’t have a speech prepared, so instead, he spoke from the heart. “We’ve crippled this company now, and … 10

Adapted from “Vibrant Food: Celebrating the Ingredients, Recipes, and Colors of Each Season,” by Kimberley Hasselbrink (Ten Speed Press, 2014).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This is a noodly tangle you can feel good about serving. Zucchini and yellow squash yield nicely after a salt session. Then they’re dressed with a yogurt-based riff on a 90-year-old French recipe. Serve with avocado slices and fresh salsa. Summer Squash Pasta With Green Goddess Dressing 2 medium zucchini 2 yellow squash … 0

Rhubarb and chutney, made for each other

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ask a dozen people about rhubarb, and some will tell you stories of a childhood summer day spent dipping it into cups of sugar. The rest will give you a baffled look and ask, “Rhubarb?” The vegetable with … 2

Get ‘Grilled’

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

All eyes are on the giardiniera. After making the cut and practicing with likely ingredients, after surviving two quick rounds in which Cracker Jack, Vienna Beef franks, smoked cheese, deep-dish pizza dough and kielbasa had to be charred … 0

Farm vendor finds avenues beyond farmers market to sell products

Saturday, July 5, 2014

With 40 vendors and a variety of locally made products for sale, the Concord Summer Farmers Market attracts a crowd to Capitol Street every Saturday morning. Customers can seek out their favorite stands week after week, but the system can be a bit more complicated for the farmers … 1

Gluten-free Living: The true taste of summer: s’mores

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Warm weather means barbecues, icy drinks and fresh produce galore, but, to me, the real flavor of summer involves melted chocolate and gooey, mildly charred marshmallows. The challenge with gluten-free s’mores, though, is finding a decent graham cracker. … 0

Woman sues, saying chia powder caused salmonella

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Colorado woman has filed suit against Navitas Naturals of California, saying she contracted salmonella from the company’s chia powder. Carolyn Marie Shirley of Fort Collins filed the lawsuit last week in federal court in Denver. The suit says Shirley was diagnosed with salmonella after getting sick in … 0

Contaminated parmesan cheese seized in Italy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Italian police have seized 2,400 wheels of contaminated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and detained four people in the latest safety problem afflicting some of Italy’s most prized foods. The cheese was contaminated with aflatoxin, a highly-carcinogenic toxin that can be found in corn used to feed animals, Italian news agency … 0

Hemp seeds seized at US-Canada border

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds heading from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota. The seizure marked the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin. The federal Farm Bill signed into law earlier this year allows cultivation … 0

Lemon-pepper really pops in this pulled chicken

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

For a fresh take on barbecued pulled pork, I decided to reinvent it from the bottom up. And I started by ditching the pork. As delicious as pork is, for this July Fourth offering I wanted something that … 0

Scientist gets World Food Prize for wheat advances

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A crop scientist credited with developing hundreds of varieties of disease-resistant wheat adaptable to many climates has been awarded the 2014 World Food Prize. Sanjaya Rajaram, who was born in India and is a citizen of Mexico, wins the $250,000 prize founded in 1986 by Norman Borlaug, who … 0

Red, white and grilled

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

As somebody who spends a whole lot of time thinking about grilling, I love that so many Americans celebrate July Fourth by busting out the grill. So many of us are eating the same thing cooked in the … 0