Happy New Year! We are excited to welcome 2019 and all that it has in store.
Sweet beet open all year
We are going into our 5th year of operation and for the first time we are able to keep the shop open all year with the same hours. This is a big step toward greater local food access for the community!
Thanks to over 60 donors, we surpassed our year-end fundraising goal of $5000. Thank you!
This money is going toward upright freezer displays for Sweet Beet Market so that we may better store and display local goods, like frozen meat and preserved garden goodness, all year long.
This project is a tangible and realistic step toward greater local food access, because food storage and distribution infrastructure are much needed in our area.
Not only that, but alternative forms of funding, like community-based crowdfunding, contribute greatly to the financial viability of our organization.
Being able to share our vision with the community, and all come together to see it through, is the best mode of operation we could possibly think of.
THANK YOU for being a part of the journey and your continued support. On to new things in 2019!
Committed to Local, Sweet Beet is the retail arm of the Kearsarge Food Hub where we collect and sell goods from 30+ producers with a 30-mile radius of our storefront, including our own Sweet Beet Farm.
Our supply includes (but is not limited to):
Fresh seasonal produce
Fresh baked goods
Fresh and frozen meat
Dairy & Eggs
Canned & preserved goods
Crafts & featured artists
Our journey into retail distribution of local goods began in the summer of 2015 when we opened for business at Sweet Beet Farm Stand, a seasonal roadside stand and market outlet for Sweet Beet Farm and other local producers. After two years in the stand we had an opportunity to move shop to an old inn on the other side of town and become part of something bigger - the revival of a town icon and creation of a new community space.
From farm stand to market, Sweet Beet's primary goals have been to create a new reliable market channel for local producers and to increase local food access for our community. Read more about it.
Wednesday-Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
the Bradford INNovation Project
The Kearsarge Food Hub Kitchen
After renovating the space, fundraising for equipment, and getting licensed we’ve finally opened our commercial kitchen at 11 West Main. Woohoo!
Now we are feeling out the details and seeing where we can go with this new asset. We are baking regularly and looking to the future for things like lightly processed goods, waste reduction in the local food system, and educational opportunities.
You can also check out a new business in Bradford, The Village Café, who are anchor tenants of our kitchen. They serve breakfast and lunch, Wednesday-Sunday! Find them on Facebook and Instagram.
*Note: The Village Café is a separate business. For any inquiries, please seek them out directly. Cheers!
We envision a local food economy that thrives on community partnerships and values healthy food and farms.
Community. Access. Viability.
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