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 in 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 buy that locally baked bread, or purchase locally raised grass-fed beef or locally-grown organic vegetable, 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!
Filling Your Pantry
Tracy Tanner Craig, of The Savory Root Farm & Kitchen, in Sharon, established her home-based business in 2010, starting with homemade organic breads & granolas sold at area Farmer’s Markets. This year, she is expanding by offering a wide variety of food-preservation classes, sharing her knowledge & skill of a beloved tradition in our food heritage that never should have gone out of style. Canning classes include in-your-home canning instruction, at her farm individual classes, and group canning. Anyone, with or without experience, individuals to groups of 6, can sign up for a class, and Tanner Craig supplies everything, from the jars to the organic produce and fruit. Most of the produce she grows herself, but she utilizes local growers as well. Tanner Craig, who has been canning since the age of eight, offers many choices for budding canners including pickles, relishes, tomatoes, ketchup, sauerkraut, applesauce, and fruit butters.
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 here every Tuesday, and find more images on her website: kimberlypeckphotography.com.