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To eat healthy and support farmers, visit Gilford Farmer’s Market

To The Daily Sun,

Yes, people still have the chance to get fresh produce and healthy, organic meats at the Gilford Farmer's Market. It will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Gilford Youth Center on Potter Hill Road for the month of January. Most Saturdays there will be at least four farmers and sometimes more offering their fresh, organic vegetables and their meats. Plus, there are craftspeople with a variety of attractive and practical items.

The Shepherd's Hut in Gilford has home-grown lamb, plus free booklets from the American Lamb Council that gives "cooking techniques 101" with cooking times and temperatures for the various cuts of lamb, plus some recipes. Plus, she offers jars of spices that are special for lamb, some put out by the council, so that a novice (such as me) can prepare a tasty lamb meal. Plus, she also sells honey and eggs.

Picnic Rock Farm also offers honey and eggs, along with tasty apples, farm made tomato sauces, all sorts of tasty pastries, maple syrup and other farm items.

Winnipesaukee Woods Farm will be at the Market the first and third Saturdays, while Beans and Greens will be there the second and fourth. They offer many of the same vegetables; they cooperate so as to help each other (farmers know the value of helping/sharing).

Fen Ridge Farm in Loudon offers a "unique blend of fresh, local fruit juices with vintages wines to produce a robust, versatile jelly" that can be used on bread/toast, with cream cheese on crackers as an appetizer or as a condiment with grilled or roasted meats. They are made with all natural ingredients with no artificial colors or flavors.

Our Place Farm from Loudon offers healthy, organic beef, pork, chicken, and duck, all raised in a natural free-roaming environment.

The above are the farmers that come every week (almost), plus there are craftspeople who come every week. There are some farmers and others who are "guest vendors" who may come only once or a few times during the market times.

If you like to eat healthy and support local area farmers, come to the Gilford Farmer's Market. The vendor fees go to support the Gilford Youth Center and the proceeds from the coffee and doughnuts support the Gilford Historical Society in their efforts to replace the wood shake shingles on the 1838 Rowe House.

Kathy Lacroix
Farmer's Market committee

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Christian Crusades were response to 400 years of aggression

To The Daily Sun,

Happy New Year, and another Muslim terrorist kills dozens. Not sure what the death toll is up to yet severely injured are still dying. Once again the "religion of peace" belies the claim.

Turkish police are looking for the shooter and eight others but so far no arrests. Even though Muslim-against-Muslim, it clearly shows the ruthless disregard for innocent lives shared by all the various tribes, sects and political forces within the religion. I may have mentioned that this has been going on for fourteen hundred years and after all this time nothing has changed with these people.

Mohammad hated Jews because he couldn't get them to join in his blood-thirsty wars of conquest and ever since has required Muslims to hate and murder Jews. Muslims say they hate Christians because of the Crusades, but leave all context out of those events and I don't think most Americans know much more about them than they have seen in movies.

So just a little thumbnail on the history Muslims conveniently leave out:

— 460 years before the first Crusade the first Christian city was overrun.

— 457 years before the first Crusade Jerusalem (then Christian) was conquered.

— 453 years before the first Crusade Christian Egypt was taken.

— 443 years before the first Crusade Italy was plundered.

— 427 years before the first Crusade Constantinople was besieged for the first time.

— 380 years before the first Crusade Spain was conquered.

— 363 years before the first Crusade, France was invaded.

— 249 years before the first Crusade Rome was sacked, all by Muslim armies.

Now there is more but readers get the idea. After some 400 years of aggression, invasions, terror and murder finally the Euro Christians responded in kind to the utter outrage of Islam for after all it is only they who have the right to conduct bloody wars it seems and they are still doing it today so how can anyone believe they are a religion of peace, it's absurd.

Once again I call on the so-called liberal progressives to defend themselves against my accusation of gross hyprocraicy and explain to readers exactly what moral values they believe they share with Islam which I claim is exactly opposite to their avowed beliefs? If they can not or will not then I say they are phonies and frauds. So come on liberals, prove me wrong if you dare.

Steve Earle


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