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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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Farm Camp Scholarship Program: Call for Applications and Donations

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 […]

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Rack It Up! is Back

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 […]

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Community Supported Solar Power is Coming to Our Roof

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 […]

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