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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 … 2

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

FDA prepping plan to reduce salt

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty – a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The Food and Drug … 1

There are healthier ways to reset your eating habits than by going on a juice cleanse

Sunday, June 22, 2014

I took my 3-year-old daughter to the pool recently and witnessed a cluster of high school girls sipping green juices. At first I smiled, thinking how wonderful it was that these girls had chosen vegetable juice over the classic teenage drink, soda. But as the day progressed and … 0

No need for fat in this potato salad

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Let’s talk potato salad. Everyone knows it’s good – there’s a reason it’s a summer perennial – but that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Here’s a crafty version that swaps in sweet potatoes for the more traditional … 0

Home Plate: Now’s the time to enjoy local lettuce

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June is peak lettuce season in New Hampshire, still cool enough that greens haven’t gone bitter, but well enough along in the growing cycle that heads have taken on some size. If you don’t have your own garden, … 0

Concord School District food services director puts focus on local foods

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Native corn harvested in Gilford, fresh salsa made in Bow and farm-raised beef from Loudon. These aren’t daily specials at a local restaurant. They are the result of John Lash’s first year as food services director in the … 1

salad sampler

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What color is your chicken salad? The option-happy dish enjoys year-round rotation but seems to come into its own in warm weather. With the right combination of ingredients – starting, say, with a rotisserie bird – you can … 0

Egg titan, son to plead guilty in food safety case

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A self-made titan in the egg production industry, his son and the Iowa company they ran are expected to plead guilty to federal food safety violations stemming from a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands. Austin “Jack” DeCoster … 0

Case of needle burger at Hawaii base nears trial

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A former soldier’s lawsuit alleging he bit into needles in a Burger King sandwich purchased at Hawaii’s Schofield Barracks is headed to trial. Clark Bartholomew sued after he said he was injured in 2010 when he bit into a Triple Stacker from a Burger King on the central … 0

Dinner in 25 minutes: One-Pot Pasta

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dinner on autopilot This is a fun way to feed, say, a distracted band of students. A young cook could assemble the ingredients before his or her parents came home from work. You get the picture: so easy it’s almost autopilot. One-Pot Pasta 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 … 0

FDA taking another look at mercury in seafood

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says the agency won’t require mercury labels on seafood packages. In a wide-ranging interview, Hamburg … 0