Support Your Local Economy: Eat Local Monadnock Farm-Fresh

Buying local has become increasingly popular. And what could be tastier than supporting the local economy by buying locally grown and produced food? It’s an economic fact that when a purchase is made from a local business, on average, over 60 percent of your dollar works and stays in the local economy. When a purchase […]


Musings from our small businesses: Thoughts from a Local Building Scientist

Periodically we like to hear from our small businesses: What are the main challenges they face? What do they need to be successful? What have they learned? And of course, how can businesses contribute to a vibrant community? Today Gabriel LaPlume, Owner, BuildSmart NE shares his “Thoughts from a Local Building Scientist”. – MAK I […]


People are Noticing: a Local Economy is a Good Economy

I am very proud to report that Hannah Grimes’ mission and ongoing work were recognized recently in two prominent state-wide publications. The Hannah Grimes Marketplace was named Retail Business of the Year by Business NH Magazine! Organizations in nine categories were chosen for “their outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance within their industry sector.” The […]


Involved in a Small Business? Join Monadnock Buy Local Today!

Monadnock Buy Local is a network of retailers, service providers, restaurateurs, non-profit organizations and more. We’re in our fifth year and we hope to connect with you, your business and your customers and clients. We invite you to join Monadnock Buy Local today. Member surveys show that most of us joined Monadnock Buy Local to […]


Local Farming and CSA Farms: Good for You. Good for the Region.

Sign-up Now for Farm-Fresh Food This Season As this year’s cold, snowy winter slowly edges toward spring, here’s something you can do that will instantly transport you to warm, earthy, sunshine-filled days: sign-up now with a local CSA farm for farm-fresh foods this coming year. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms are an excellent way to […]



Congresswoman Kuster Meets with Community Leaders to Discuss Workforce Development

On February 19th Congresswoman Annie Kuster joined a group of local business and education leaders at Hannah Grimes for a roundtable discussion about local efforts to secure a 21st Century workforce. During the visit, Kuster heard from representatives from Hannah Grimes’ Business Incubator Program, as well as administrators and students from the Regional Center of […]