Take the Local $5 Pledge!

During NH Eat Local Month, we’re encouraging all of New Hampshire to take a pledge to spend $5 a week on locally produced foods. $5 might not seem like a lot, but if every person in New Hampshire dedicated $5 of their grocery money each week to local foods, we would contribute over $338 million back into the state’s economy. Even better, the money you spend won’t be going to a stranger out West – it will go right back into your community, helping out your neighbors and friends. Already eating a lot of local food? You can challenge yourself to try new foods every week, and see if you can double your impact with $10, $20, or more.

Supporting local food doesn’t just help the economy, though. Purchasing your food close to home often means it will be fresher, in-season, and tastier than food grown thousands of miles away. Many small farmers also grow organically, with regenerative practices that encourage healthy soil and water. Local food also promises cleaner air – the average piece of produce in the US travels over 1,500 miles to your plate, adding up to a lot of additional CO2 emissions! And by supporting small farmers here, you help to make sure our beautiful rural landscapes aren’t sold to developers.

Perhaps the best part of local eating is the increased connections you make with others in the community. Don’t be afraid to talk to the farmer at the market, or the small restaurant sourcing local ingredients. Ask questions about where, when, and how your food was grown or made. Get to know the food producers and businesses around you – what you find might surprise you!

Sign your name below to take the Local $5 Pledge, and thank you so much for your support of local food! Download the Local $5 Pledge flyer here.


2019 Pledge Signers

Samantha Cave
Jen Risley
Kate Savage
Ashley Suckling
Josh Marshall
Anonymous
Andy Rogers
Sugarmomma’s Maple Farm
Anonymous
Anonymous
Michelle Descoteaux
Melissa Babcock
Deb Cate
Anonymous
Sharon Park
Laurie Comp
Justin Monroe
Anonymous
Alyssa Vautier
Bob Baker
Kim Heath
Laura Carbonneau
Anonymous
Carolyn Parker
Chip McGee
Anonymous
Scott & Robin Lambert
Jillian Tomlinson
Janessa
Anonymous
Tamera Harriman
Anita Klein
Amanda
Jenny Plante
Backwoods Goods
Anonymous
Marie Cassady
Anonymous
Katie McQueeney
Leigh Marthe
Tammy McCosker
Joan O’Connor
Anonymous
Robin Abodeely
Anonymous
Sue Lucia
Robin Hannibal Bolton
April Reynolds

Theresa Walker
Kate Kerman
Anonymous
Mary Ewell
Allison Rogers Furbish
Andrea Rhodes
Tanya Dean
CarolAnn Horne
Robin Boynton
Susan Brady
Tina Graves
Katy Peternel
Tina Olsen
Katie Archer
Anonymous
Gail Hammer
Krystal Thurston
June Cairns
Mike Saba
Anonymous
Cluster & Vine
Anonymous
Christine Fitzgerald
Anonymous
Marla Fisher
Wendy Morneau
Keeping it Local with Leslie
Emily Remillard
Anonymous
Cheryl Fuentes
Anonymous
Anonymous
Peggy Jellie
Anonymous
Molly Taflas
Beth Kosuk
SA
Meg Whittle
Anonymous
Joni Potter
Jacqueline Lindberg
Anonymous
Danny & Stephanie Teaze
Tracey
Jessica Gorhan
Kim
Karen O’Neill
Kristen Snowman-Shelly
Anonymous