Originally Published in the Monadnock Shopper News This Valentine’s Day show your “local love” — love for your sweetie and your whole community — by purchasing gifts (or gift-making supplies) and meals (or ingredients) at locally owned businesses. Last year, Americans spent $19.6 billion on Valentine’s Day. Imagine if we shifted some of that spending […]
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Looking back on Monadnock Buy Local’s accomplishments (like nurturing Plaid Friday in our region), while looking forward to what is happening in the local economy movement has me thinking — is it time to move away from traditional nonprofits and towards different types of business models to support this work? Enter the Fourth Sector Economy.
Originally published in the Monadnock Shopper News Great news! The Local Crowd Monadnock (TLC Monadnock), a community-based crowdfunding platform, will extend beyond its pilot phase. While TLC Monadnock will continue to host crowdfunding campaigns based in Keene and seven other towns in the region, the question that we’re asking our community right now is: Should […]
The Monadnock Food Co-op invites you to support The Local Crowd Monadnock’s latest crowdfunding campaign: The Local Crowd (TLC) Monadnock launched its fourteenth online crowdfunding campaign to expand TLC Monadnock to all towns in the Monadnock region. Monadnock Buy Local hopes to raise $5,000 by December 10, 2018, to extend TLC Monadnock beyond its pilot […]
On November 1, the eighth annual Shift Your Shopping holiday campaign launched for the 2018 season, encouraging individuals and businesses to “shift” more of their holiday shopping, entertaining, and dining to locally owned and independent businesses. Monadnock Food Co-op, along with twenty-six other businesses, organizations, and networks in towns and cities throughout New Hampshire, will […]
From November 1st to December 31st each year, Monadnock Buy Local (MBL) works extra hard to ensure your spending matches the community values you support. To make our “think local first” message stronger, MBL participates in the Shift Your Shopping campaign. This national movement encourages citizens to support job creation and economic growth through their […]
Originally published in Monadnock Shopper News Part of a thriving local economy is safe, affordable and comfortable housing for all — where people can afford to live in the same town or city where they work. According to Vital Communities, an organization that supports workforce housing in the Upper Valley, “When residents live and work in […]
We invite you to sponsor the 2018 Feast On This Film Festival, an annual film festival which brings award-winning films to our region.
We will launch a month-long Round It Up Donation Drive to benefit Monadnock Understands Childhood Hunger (MUCH) for the month of September. MUCH is a coalition of members who share the vision of access to abundant, healthy food for all children in our region. The money you donate through our co-op will help MUCH distribute their vacation […]
We’re thrilled to sponsor this week’s NH Eat Local Month Scavenger Hunt. Please check it out: Join the New Hampshire Food Alliance and New Hampshire Eat Local Month in a virtual scavenger hunt celebrating our local food system. How to Participate: Download Instagram on your phone, or use your existing account. Follow the instructions to […]