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BOM Spotlight: West Lebanon Feed & Supply

We are excited to be celebrating Local First Alliance Green Circle Sponsor West Lebanon Feed & Supply (WLFS) as the November Business of the Month! Visit West Lebanon Feed & Supply November 17-30, congratulate them for being the BOM, and get a free treat for your four legged friend.

In addition to having an amazing selection of pet, garden, and gift items, WLFS is also a dedicated supporter of our community. They organize free educational community events year round, collect donations for pets in need, and generously support Upper Valley nonprofits. One small example of how they strengthen our community is that they are a collection hub for surplus eggs from customer’s flocks and the fresh local eggs are donated to Willing Hands, which then distributed them to area food pantries. Stop in WLFS and ask them about the many other ways they support our communities.

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You can read more about how West Lebanon Feed and Supply has become a new generation of feed store in this Valley News Enterprise Magazine article.

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Co-op Food Stores: Nourish. Cultivate. Cooperate.

Since 1936 The Co-op Food Stores has been nourishing our community through their stores, educational activities, and community support. The co-op is owned by more than 20,000 families, and is one of the oldest and most successful co-ops in the United States. Anyone can shop, member or not. They also employ close to 400 people and have nearly 300 local suppliers, which means their impact ripples throughout our community.

Local First Alliance began as a Co-op local economy building initiative almost 10 years ago. The Co-op believes that a strong local economy keeps our community strong and resilient and started LFA to build support among the business community and to educate the community of the value locally owned businesses bring to the Upper Valley.

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The Co-op engages in dozens of community building project including Pennies for Change, which collected more than $264,000 last year for Upper Valley nonprofits (include 2,023.66 for Vital Communities!). The Co-op also supports the work of dozens of organizations doing good around the Upper Valley with food and product donations and staff community service hours. The Hanover Cooperative Community Funds supports Upper Valley nonprofits through annual donations and the Co-op recognizes the value of community service with the King Award each year.

When you shop at the Co-op Food Stores, you are not only buying the freshest products with a focus on locally sourced, at a fair price,  you are also supporting thier ability to strengthen our community in a multitude of ways. Nourish; cultivate; cooperate; because community matters.

 

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The Skinny Pancake is the October BOM!

Celebrate our wonderful, community-building, locally owned businesses with

Local First Alliance Business of the Month (BOM)

The Skinny Pancake will be our October featured business with a delicious promotion and engagement opportunities.

Our friends and neighbors are the people behind the amazing locally owned business and the BOM program is a way to learn about all the ways they support our communities (job creation, charitable giving, civic engagement, economic impact) and to thank them for all they do to make the Upper Valley a great place to live, work, and play.

Visit the BOM during the promotion and learn about the often overlooked value that locally owned  businesses contribute to our communities while taking advantage of the personal attention,  expert service, and unique products they provide.

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Join the Celebration October 10-27 and enjoy a delicious bonus!

Visit The Skinny Pancake October 10-27 and  thank them for being such valuable community members and get a free group munchie with purchase of two meals (crepes, salads, and dinner plates)!
Learn about Local First Alliance , snag a Love Local bumper stickers,  and enjoy a locally sourced meal at Skinny Pancake.

Keep your dollars circulating through our economy and support our locally owned businesses!

Future BOMs:

November – West Lebanon Feed & Supply

December – Hubert’s of West Lebanon

January – Norwich Bookstore