I am thrilled to present my new photographic series, Locally Known: A Photographic Celebration of Our Local Food and Folk. You can find my column every Tuesday on page 2 of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, with an expanded column posted here on my website. My hope is that you will start a new relationship with your food, to know where it comes from and to connect with the people who provide it. I believe it strengthens our community when we have a connection with the hard-working people that provide us with a bounty of local food. And then, the next time you purchase locally raised grass-fed beef or a locally-grown organic vegetable (or two!), you will know exactly where it came from and who made it – how exciting is that! Come with me on my culinary journey through the foods and farms of the Monadnock Region – let’s make the choice to support the people who are genuinely taking care of our land and our dinner tables. Join me in celebrating the amazing food folk of the Monadnock Region!
Fresh off the vine
Dana O’Brien, owner of Dana Farm in Dublin, has a gorgeous garden spread with 26 raised beds, including 100 tomato plants with 12 different varieties, fresh peas & carrots, and lettuces, just to name a few of his crops. Dana delivers weekly shipments of his organic vegetables to the Hancock Market and the Dublin General Store, as well as to customers that come for weekly pickups (and he delivers too!). Dana also has six bee hives with an estimated 500,000 honey bees that produce around 200 pounds of honey each year. For the past 5 years, he has shipped his honey all over the United States as well as supplying local shops, including Countryhouse Corner Café in Dublin. The bee sting I got was worth the experience of being near the amazing hives! I, of course, had to purchase the honey…words cannot describe how delicious it is.
Peterborough photographer Kimberly Peck is delighted to present her new series, Locally Known, a photographic celebration of our local food folk. Peck found her artistic roots in organic free-range photography and she always has at least two vegetables on her dinner plate. Follow her journey every Tuesday, with more images on her website: kimberlypeckphotography.com.