As a food hub we strive to make local food accessible to all neighbors. Part of this initiative is fulfilled through making regular donations to local pantries.
We work closely with the Bradford Food Pantry, Warner Food Pantry, and Merrimack County Conservation District's NH Gleans program to help farm abundance avoid the compost pile and reach local food pantries.
Through the gleaning program, over 35,000 pounds of food was taken from productive fields and delivered to food pantries in the Merrimack County last year.
As for our contribution, we were able to ensure that 1,554 pounds of produce from our food shed was diverted from the waste stream and redirected to local pantries. In addition to making donations, we serve the Bradford Food Pantry and Warner Food Pantry as wholesale clients. Through fundraising efforts and budgets allotted to fresh produce, the pantries are able to purchase local food through us and receive regular deliveries. We look forward to continuing and growing this program!
Sweet Beet Farm Stand is now a Market with a new home.
Winter Market Hours
Wednesday: 2pm to 6pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Last fall we opened the doors of the old Bradford Inn at 11 West Main Street as our new market location and Food Hub headquarters. Here our very first project as a Food Hub, Sweet Beet Farm Stand, has graduated to a full-blown, permanent market. We will be in this market space all year long now, and our supply is growing to include more local and regional products that contribute to a more comprehensive selection of goods. Our products include produce, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods, canned and preserved goods, artisanal crafts and more! Find more information on market offerings here.
The Hub team is working to develop and restore the old Bradford Inn as a community resource and wellness center. We are in the beginning stages of designing the rest of the space to suit Food Hub and community needs. Stay tuned in for new developments on this exciting project.
Beyond the Market and the Inn, we are engaging more than ever with community partners in education, food access, and business development to further our mission as a Hub. Visit our What We Do page for more information.
We envision a local food economy that thrives on community partnerships and values healthy food and farms.
Community. Access. Viability.
All photography provided by Kearsarge Food Hub.