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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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 […]
This coming February 26 marks the second annual CSA Signup Day, an international, virtual event that celebrates Community Supported Agriculture and invites people to participate by signing up for a CSA with a local farm. VIEW CSAs IN THE MONADNOCK REGION A CSA is a direct-to-consumer business model for farmers, whereby people invest in a […]
The Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship Program is now accepting applications and donations. To apply, please use this application. Does your child have interest in farms or gardening? Would he or she like to explore these interests this summer? The Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship endeavors to connect young people with agriculture and the natural […]
The Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation (MAST) and the Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC) are seeking businesses and organizations in Troy and Hinsdale to participate in Rack it Up!, a community based bike rack initiative that works to increase bicycle infrastructure and bike parking space availability in the Monadnock Region. ONLINE INTEREST FORM Over the […]
The Farmers’ Market of Keene is currently looking for volunteers to help work the information booth during market days. The Winter Market is open through April. February markets are on Saturday 13th and 27th. In March and April, the market is Every Saturday. It is open from 10a.m. to 1p.m. at the Colony Mill Marketplace, […]
We are incredibly excited to announce that Monadnock Food Co-op (Co-op) will be the host of the first locally owned community supported solar project in the Monadnock Region. This community supported solar project is locally developed, funded, owned and controlled, whereas most community solar projects are owned and controlled by developers or utilities. The 43.5 […]
Monadnock Menus is pleased to announce its first Local Food Champion, The Monadnock Food Co-op! Monadnock Menus is an innovative local food delivery service launched by the Cheshire County Conservation District in 2013, that projects $100,000 in sales of locally produced food in 2015. Its purpose is to provide schools and other institutions throughout Cheshire […]
The Monadnock Food Co-op is one of twelve area businesses that will be ‘setting the pace’ by conducting their company’s Monadnock United Way campaigns before the official campaign kickoff. They begin their campaigns early to jump-start the annual campaign by building momentum so other area businesses and organizations can build upon their success. The Pacesetter […]
Does your child have interest in farms or gardening? Would he or she like to explore these interests this summer?
The Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship endeavors to connect young people with agriculture and the natural world around them. We hope to inspire the next generation of local farmers and local food supporters, by giving regional children an opportunity, through summer camp, after school programs, or membership to NOFA NH, to experience sustainable farming practices first-hand and watch their efforts bear fruit.