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2016 Feast on This! Film Festival

Produced by the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition and Monadnock Food Co-op, Healthy Monadnock Champions! November 1 & 7 – 13, 2016 The 7th Annual Feast on This! Film Festival features movies that educate our community about the diverse issues affecting our national, regional and local food and agricultural systems. We chose films that will spark conversation and action around […]

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Congratulations: Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship Winners

The Monadnock Localvores are proud to announce the following twenty-two recipients of the 2016 Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship award. All scholarship recipients demonstrated a desire to learn more about farming and gardening and they will have the opportunity to attend a farm camp of their choice this summer. Congratulations to Duncan Beauchamp of Jaffrey, […]

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The Bee’s Knees of Pollinator Enterprises: Zingerman’s

Another way Zingerman’s helps strengthen other businesses is through their consulting business, called ZingTrain. ZingTrain provides training on customer service, leadership development, open book management and business visioning. The positive effects of these trainings extend to our region: Many staff members at the Monadnock Food Co-op received training from ZingTrain. I was lucky enough to take a 2-day workshop on open book management with ZingTrain last year. ZingTrain’s website features free essays and webinars for all to peruse.

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The Latest Local Economy Buzz: Pollinator Enterprises

In nature pollinators like bees, butterflies, or bats carry pollen from plant to plant, and they instinctively know that the intermixing of these pollens nourishes the entire ecosystem. Pollinator businesses similarly carry the best elements of one local business to another, thereby fertilizing all local businesses and creating a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem. ~ Michael Shuman, […]

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Round Up for Meals on Wheels in March

During the month of March, Monadnock Food Co-op encourages customers to round their purchase totals up to donate their change to Cheshire County Meals on Wheels. Cheshire County Meals on Wheels (run by Home, Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services) brings over 100,000 meals to home-bound seniors and community members with disabilities, enabling them to eat […]

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