This year’s Plaid Friday, Cider Monday and Shop Indie Local events are truly community-funded, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign on The Local Crowd Monadnock! Forty-five supporters contributed $5,039 to help us spread the word and inspire more people to join our movement. Together, we're generating ripple effects that create new jobs, charitable contributions and community prosperity.
Wear plaid on Plaid Friday to show your support for our local economy and commitment to buying local this holiday season. The day to wear plaid this year is Friday, November 29th.
Plaid Friday Hubs
Twenty-one locally owned businesses will serve as Plaid Friday Hubs this year. They pledge to photograph you decked out in plaid and answer questions about Plaid Friday. From Harrisville to Winchester, find a hub near you.
Manning Hill Farm in Winchester will offer a special photo-op: a photo of you in plaid with one of their cows also decked out in Plaid. Stop by the farm from Noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate made with their own chocolate milk and get 15% off purchases at their farm shop. View more Plaid Friday specials.
Plaid Friday Photo Booths
Wearing plaid in Keene on Plaid Friday? The Luxury Box Photo Booth will take photos at Ted's Shoe & Sport in Keene from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Elm City Brewing Company in Keene from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plan on wearing plaid in Peterborough? Be sure to get your photo taken with local photographer Kim Peck in front of The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
We will add these photos to our annual collage, celebrating all who wore plaid and showed their support for locally owned businesses and our local economy. Stay tuned for these photos on Facebook.
Instead of Cyber Monday, a day when online merchants offer special deals, we invite you to Cider Monday. On December 2nd, stop in for a free cup of cider from participating Cider Monday businesses including The Toadstool Bookshops in Keene and Peterborough, Monadnock Food Co-op, Mon Amie Fine Jewelry, Savings Bank of Walpole and The Yoga Space. Learn more!
Ready to Shop Indie Local?
From your Thanksgiving meal to your New Year's Eve celebration, Shop Indie Local! On November 1, the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) launched its Shop Indie Local holiday campaign, encouraging all of us to shift more of our holiday shopping, entertaining and dining to locally owned and independent businesses.
This national movement empowers us all to support local job creation and economic growth through our holiday purchases at locally owned and independent businesses. Over 70 business organizations and networks throughout the United States support this campaign that continues through December.
Shop Indie Local Weekend
Savings Bank of Walpole will host a long weekend of Shop Indie Local celebrations from Friday, November 29 to Tuesday, December 3. The bank will set up information tables at each of their branches with Plaid Friday swag to inspire more people to participate in this year's event.
Community members are encouraged to wear plaid and stop by the bank's Marlboro Street branch to take a selfie in front of the bank's Plaid Friday backdrop. Savings Bank of Walpole will then share these photos on social media to further promote this event.
- Friday, November 29th: Plaid Friday - Stop by for an opportunity to win a $25 Gift Card to Village Blooms in Walpole.
- Saturday, November 30th: Shop LOCAL Saturday - An opportunity to win a $25 Gift Card to Ted Shoes & Sports in Keene.
- Monday, December 2nd: Cider Monday - Enjoy apple cider and cider donuts. Also, get an opportunity to win a $25 Gift Card to Ideal Board in Walpole.
- Tuesday, December 3rd: Giving Tuesday - An opportunity to win a $100 Gift Card to Hannah Grimes Marketplace in Keene.
Shop Indie Local Sponsors
A big THANK YOU to this year's Plaid Friday, Cider Monday and Shop Indie Local sponsors: Beeze Tees Screen Printing, CC&D's Kitchen, Cheshire Horse, Creative Encounters, Cultural Cocoon, The Dragonfly Shop, Elm City Brewing Company, The Farm Café, Food Connects, Frogg Brewing, Hannah Grimes Marketplace, Joseph's Coat, Korvin Appliance, LuvINK&Paper, The Luxury Box Photo Booth, Mayfair Farm, Monadnock Food Co-op, One Stop Country Pet Supply, Peterborough Art Academy, Prime Roast Coffee, Savings Bank of Walpole, Ted's Shoe & Sport, Toadstool Bookshops in Keene and Peterborough, Tribals, Rugs by Hand and The Works Café.
Thanks to all who contribute to the success of Plaid Friday, Cider Monday and Shop Indie Local. See you this weekend!