Buy Local, Invest Local: Our Member Loan Campaign

Building community, supporting the local economy, embracing a business model that balances people, profit, and planet — these are the values we hold dear and they are in evidence every day at Monadnock Food Co-op. We are happy to do whatever we can to support our healthy, growing co-op. It’s making our world a better place!

-Lisa Mahar

Invest in Our Mission

Our Member-Owners will help fuel the 2020 expansion of the Monadnock Food Co-op, and with our expansion comes more community impact, such as increased support for local farmers and producers, more local jobs, more healthy food choices, and a more positive shopping experience for you.

Eligible Member-Owners can invest in our co-op through our Member-Owner Loan Campaign that offers:

  • A fair return on investment.
  • The opportunity to invest dollars locally in a community-owned social enterprise.

Our entire expansion will cost $10-11 million, which includes the purchase of our existing building and the land to our east and finance the construction of a 6,675 square feet expansion including renovations to our existing store.

Our goal is to secure $1.5 million from our co-op Member-Owners to finance equipment, inventory, and other expenses within the building.


Eligibility to participate in our Member-Owner Loan Campaign is limited to Member-Owners of the Monadnock Food Co-op who live in New Hampshire.


Interest will be paid annually. Loan terms are between 6 to 10 years.

How will we use these funds:

We will use the loan fund to finance the purchase of equipment, inventory, and cover other expenses within the building.

Download our Member Loan Brochure

The Monadnock Region has been my home for more than 40 years. Strengthening the local business community is important to me and I have never had an opportunity like this to invest so directly in the local economy. On top of that, my investment will contribute to all that our co-op represents beyond being a great food store and providing jobs.

– Carolyn Crane