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Monadnock Menus Newsletter

Farmstands are opening up throughout Cheshire County. The delicious greens & other veggies being purchased for your businesses, schools, institutions, restaurants and camps can be purchased direct from the farms on our list at a location near you. Make the connection by buying locally!
Cool weather is liked by leafy greens like spinach. Since we seem to be getting our fair share of rain let's make the best of it and cook up some Cream of Spinach Soup!
Cream of Spinach Soup Recipe
2 cups chopped fresh spinach -
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter
3 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered (about 1 pound)
1 1/2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian option)
1 1/2 cups water
2 chicken bouillon cubes (or vegetable bouillon cubes for vegetarian option)
2 cups half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup sour cream
Optional: chopped chives and/or ground allspice for garnish
1 In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté onion in butter for 3 minutes or until limp. Add potatoes, chicken broth, water, and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Add spinach and cook for 2 to 4 minutes longer until spinach is tender.

2 Working in batches, purée soup mixture in a blender. Return to saucepan. Whisk in half-and-half, salt and pepper.

3 Over low heat, bring to just before simmering. Whisk in the sour cream. You may want to use an immersion blender to get the sour cream fully incorporated.

This soup can be served hot or chilled. Garnish with chopped chives, sprinkles of allspice, or a dollop of sour cream.

Yield: Serves 6 to 8.
Our market represents many of our Cheshire County Farmers by providing a place to market their Farm Fresh products to the schools, institutions and businesses within our county. Creating a simpler way for buyers to purchase local products.
Buyers go now to MONADNOCKMENUS.ORG and support your local farms by placing an order!
FEATURE INVENTORY 4.2 oz. cheddar spinach
Bagels make a great base for a healthy, fresh veggie sandwich!
Menu Group: Food
Section: Baked Goods
Elm City makes their bagels fresh that's why you have to order 72 hours ahead!
Description: 4.2 oz. cheddar spinach
Vendor: Elm City Bagels & Deli
Unit: dozen
Price: 7.08
FEATURE INVENTORY Lovely large savoy-leaf spinach.
Fresh spinach is high in iron and loves the cool weather we have been experiencing.
Menu Group: Food
Section: Vegetables
Fresh spinach makes a great base for a variety of salad combinations!
Description: Lovely large savoy-leaf spinach.
Vendor: Pete's Stand
Price: 3.50/lb.
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