Who we are
We are a service-disabled veteran-owned small business that promotes Resilient Local Farms that engage in organic practices, Resilient Local Businesses that reuse, and Resilient Local Restaurants that compost. We were founded during the coronavirus pandemic to assist likeminded farms, businesses, and restaurants weather the collective economic hardship. Bridging the divide between our ideals and where we get our food, where we shop, and where we eat, is integral to to being a good steward and preparing our community for the future. We do this not only to encourage the revitalization of a local economy that adapts to the moment, but to embolden a more conscientious community that perseveres as being more robust, sustainable, and resilient as ever.
About our founder
Josh Denton fell in love with the seacoast while attending UNH, thought about the area often while he was in the army, and moved to Portsmouth upon returning from Baghdad where he served as a combat advisor to an Iraqi infantry battalion. Josh waited tables downtown as he earned his Master of Public Administration at his alma mater, used the GI-Bill to become an attorney at the now UNH School of Law, and recently served four years as a Portsmouth City Councilor. Josh is best known for his time on the City Council for creating the All Veterans Tax Credit, doubling the Disabled Veterans Tax Credit, and making Portsmouth the first municipality in New Hampshire to ban Styrofoam containers citywide. Josh also successfully championed fully funding Portsmouth's Farm to School program, created a highly successful residential curbside compost collection rebate program, and he both conceived and chaired the committee that created Portsmouth’s Renewable Energy Policy. Several early successes from that policy were his expanding of Portsmouth’s Solar Energy Tax Incentive, increasing their building code’s energy efficiency standards, and promoting Electric Vehicles efforts like initiating Portsmouth's annual Electric Vehicle Show. Josh rides his bicycle to work every day, is President of PopUp NH's Board of Directors, and is by far best known for walking his two poodles downtown almost every afternoon since he moved to Portsmouth.