The Monadnock Food Co-op gives back to our community in many different ways.
Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund
The mission of the Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund is to support local, sustainable wholesale food production, farm viability, and farmland protection. The Farm Fund consists of a grant opportunity for local farmers through a partnership with the Cheshire County Conservation District, plus a land conservation fund with The Monadnock Conservancy.
Farm Fund Grant Program
The Farm Fund Grant Program supports several of our Co-op’s End’s Statements and the Cheshire County Conservation District’s focus on supporting the viability of farm businesses, farmland protection, and the stewardship of natural resources that farmers provide. Since 2017, our Farm Fund has awarded over $151,000 in grants to nineteen local farms.
In 2023, we introduced a new funding category for emergency disaster relief. This funding is intended to alleviate the financial burdens of crop and livestock loss caused by adverse weather conditions.
Applications for emergency disaster relief are CLOSED.
All other applications are due February 1, 2024.
Make a Donation to the Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund
During months when we do not have a specific Round it Up Donation Drive at our Co-op’s cash registers, you can always ask to round your total up when you shop at our Co-op.
Tax-deductible donations to this fund can also be made to the Cheshire County Conservation District by using the button below and writing “Farm Fund” under “Add Special Instructions” or by making a check payable to “Cheshire County Conservation District” and writing “MFC Farm Fund” as a note. Mail your check to CCCD, 11 Industrial Park, Dr., Walpole, NH 03608
For more information, email Amanda Littleton or call at 603-756-2988 ext. 4.