Choose Cider Monday Over Cyber Monday

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Log off your computer, put down your cellphone, and go enjoy yourself out and about in your community during Cider Monday by visiting local businesses who will be offering cider and exceptional service.

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Cider Monday is purposefully on November 27 the same day as Cyber Monday to start discussions about the virtues of local businesses. While many people will be staring at their computer screens filling virtual shopping carts, you can be supporting local independent businesses in an easy and enjoyable way by drinking cider, conversing with community members, and visiting local shops.

Cider Monday was started by Toadstool Bookshops in Keene, Milford, and Peterborough, NH and spread with the help of Monadnock Buy Local in Keene, NH. Cider Monday encourages residents to support locally-owned retailers and organizes those retailers to present customers with complimentary cider. Appreciate the personal service and community aspects of shopping locally during this special day aimed at combating Cyber Monday.

Visit these locally owned businesses on November 27 and enjoy cider and community cheer as you make shopping a joyful fun event:

Visit the Monadnock Buy Local website to learn more about Cider Monday.

Local First Alliance is a program of Vital Communities, a nonprofit organization based in the Upper Valley that brings together citizens, organizations, and municipalities to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. Go to to learn more about how we strive to make our region a better place to live, work, and play every day.

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