Local economy organizers in Southwest New Hampshire have turned to crowdfunding to raise funds from local indies and community members to support Plaid Friday and Cider Monday celebrations in their region.  Here’s their pitch — could this work in your community?

We have a lot to be proud of… Over the years, we’ve built a movement of local economy builders and made these individuals visible the Friday after Thanksgiving — by asking them to wear plaid on Plaid Friday. Plus, Cider Monday was created right here in the Monadnock Region by Willard Williams of Toadstool Bookshops.

We’ve built so much together, but there’s so much more to do to fan the positive ripple effect that happens when each of us shift our spending from big box stores and online giants to our friends and neighbors: independent business owners.

Please help us continue the traditions that you helped build: Support our Plaid Friday, Cider Monday and More crowdfunding campaign on The Local Crowd Monadnock today!

Support our campaign

Every donation helps us spread the word about Plaid Friday and Cider Monday in our region.

PLUS, we have some fabulous rewards to thank you for supporting our campaign:

  • A $25 gift card to the Monadnock Food Co-op
  • 4 jars of Cheshire Garden Organic Farmstead Preserves
  • A Full Moon Moose T-Shirt and Hat Combo from Of Moose & Mountain
  • Two 1-Day Passes to the Cheshire Children’s Museum
  • Yoga from Aloha Keene
  • Plaid Friday Rock Star status
  • And more!

View more rewards on the right side of our campaign page.

Thanks so much for all you do to support our local economy — and please help spread the word about our campaign to your friends, family and neighbors.

If you have questions about using crowdfunding to grow Shop Indie Local in your community, feel free to reach out!