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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 … 4

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

Ardent Mills, biggest flour maker in U.S., now operating

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ardent Mills, a joint venture by ConAgra Mills, Cargill and CHS, began operating as the nation’s largest flour milling company last week, following approval by the U.S. Justice Department. Ardent Mills, which will be based in the Denver, Colo., area, combines the resources and facilities of ConAgra Mills … 0

Pudding parfaits

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Nilla wafers are still here, but the pudding is a classic cornstarch-thickened milk version with no eggs, and flavored with vanilla two ways. If you’re a cookie lover, feel free to add up to twice as many … 0

Summer farmers markets increase consumer base by exchanging credit, debit, EBT card funds for tokens

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Though the locally grown selection is limited this early in the season, the Concord Farmers Market drew a crowd to Capitol Street on Saturday morning – and instead of paying in cash, many shoppers exchanged wooden tokens for … 7

Be the Change club shares culture, food at Concord High School’s International Night

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Leticia Brascher moved from Brazil to Concord six months ago. And her homemade Brazilian bite-sized desserts were flying off her table yesterday at International Night held at Concord High School. “I made these,” said the freshman, 14, pointing … 0

Chicken tenders even adults will love

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Adults with a soft spot for chicken tenders and with children to cook for might want to double this recipe. The nutty, slightly sweet coating makes the chicken almost irresistible. Make these for nights when a stand-up/on-the-run kind … 0

Say hello to bourbon (plus some maple syrup) for this killer barbecue

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Simply put, bourbon belongs in barbecue sauce. Bourbon, by definition (at least in the U.S.), is distilled from a grain mixture that must be at least 51 percent corn. And corn is naturally sweet. So of course bourbon … 0

Aissa Sweets brings owner’s Syrian culture to Concord

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The kitchen at Aissa Sweets is clean and quiet. There’s a big wooden table where owner Ahmad Aissa can roll out long sheets of filo dough. A metal tray with several pans of pistachio baklava waiting for the … 3

At Siam Orchid, old practice and new ideas come together in the family business

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Scott Saktanaset was just 12 when his parents opened Siam Orchid on the corner of North Main and Centre streets in 1995. He did his homework at the same table in that restaurant every night, through high school in Concord and college at Northeastern University in Boston. He … 1

Ohio: Go for the food: Fried chicken in Cincy

Sunday, May 25, 2014

When it comes to cuisine, Cincinnati is known for its quirky version of chili, a pile of sweet, cinnamon-flavored meat sauce served over spaghetti, topped with a heaping mound of shredded cheddar. Locals who grew up eating the … 0

Gluten-free Living: Savoring summer

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

After weeks of rain and cool temperatures, it feels like summer has finally arrived. That means months of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and peaches, all perfect bases for easy, seasonal desserts. Those desserts get even easier with this make-ahead … 0