MEREDITH — The weather has turned colder, but it hasn't cooled down in the kitchen at Moulton Farm in Meredith. The farm's kitchen is staying busy and farm chef Jonathan Diola and Tricia Lutkus, the farm's talented baker, are continuing to prepare tasty food to make weeknight dinners and the holidays easier.
For busy weekdays, the farm has just started its "Farm Meals for You" program. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Diola and Lutkus will prepare a three- course dinner including appetizer, entrée and dessert that will include ingredients grown at the farm.
The menu will change weekly with the complete three course meal ranging in prices from $13 to $18 plus tax. The choices will be announced on the farm's Facebook page and at moultonfarm.com/farm-kitchen. "Just call us no later than noon of the day you want the meal. By 4 p.m. your meal will be ready for you to pick up, reheat and enjoy," says John Moulton, owner of Moulton Farm. "It's a way to have a delicious meal without the work."
The farm kitchen will also be offering pies, breads, desserts, appetizers and side dishes for the upcoming holidays. "Several years ago we started doing this for Thanksgiving," explains Moulton. "Our customers kept asking for us to expand the program, so this year the farm kitchen team will be preparing items for holiday parties, Christmas and even New Year celebrations since the farm market, which carries a range of items including fresh seafood and locally grown meats, and kitchen will be open until December 31 this year. We've even used season extending techniques so we should still be harvesting some fresh produce into December."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:22
NEW HAMPTON — Country Cottage Furniture, located on Route 104 in New Hampton, was awarded the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriotic Employer Award. This award was nominated by employee, Justin Sargent of the New Hampshire Army National Guard. Justin was deployed to the Middle East with the Guard along with other members of the 3643rd of Somersworth.
The Patriotic Employer Award was hand delivered to Peter Rudis, owner of Country Cottage Furniture, by Vic Rogers, Director of Military Outreach for the New Hampshire Committee, ESGR, a Department of Defense volunteer organization that supports all reserve components.
This honor signifies patriotic recognition, support, and cooperation between Reserve Component service members and their civilian employers. The award recognizes employers that support our citizen soldiers and make allowances for flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.
Sergeant Justin Sargent stated in his nomination for the award that "Mr. Peter Rudis has always been supportive of my reserve obligation and has willingly allowed me the time needed for military training and deployment". After Sergeant Justin Sargent returned from being deployed, his job was waiting for him at Country Cottage Furniture. Rudis has hired other Army National Guard members, one of whom recently deployed to Afghanistan.
When interviewed by Vic Rogers, NH Committee ESGR, Rudis explained that the outstanding qualities that he respects in hiring military personnel are their work ethic, professionalism, time management skills and an overall can-do attitude.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:20
GILFORD — Looking for something fun to do with your elementary school age kids this weekend? Put your dancing shoes on and come to the Gilford Youth Center on Friday, November 15 from 5:30 -8:30 p.m. for a Kids Dance Party to Benefit the WLNH Children's Auction.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:16
BARNSTEAD — Sticks & Stones Farm of Center Barnstead will be hosting the Annual Festival of Trees event Friday, November 22-Sunday, November 24.
Join local businesses throughout Belknap County to vote for your favorite decorated tree. This fun-filled, family event includes sleigh rides, hot cocoa/hot cider, marshmallow toasting, baked goods, carolers and pictures with Santa on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 per person or $20 max per car. 6 and under free.
Proceeds will benefit the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center (GLCAC) of Belknap County. The Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit that serves children between the ages of 2 and 18 who have been victims of crime; specifically sexual abuse, physical abuse and witnesses to violence.
The GLCAC provides direct service forensic interviews, coordination of child abuse investigations, referrals to medical/mental health treatment and community outreach through awareness and prevention trainings.
To purchase a tree for your business call 524-5497. Trees are $45 and decorating times are November 21 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and November 22 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information visit Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterLakesCAC.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:13