Farm to Pantry

Our mission functions on the basic premise that all members of our community should have access to healthy, local foods. Unfortunately, the cost of such goods and infrastructural barriers greatly inhibits this access. 

It may come as a surprise to hear that one in nine New Hampshire residents are food insecure, meaning that one in nine neighbors struggle to put food on the table. We consider this statistic as a call to action: We need to nourish community connections to get healthy, local food into the hands of those who need it. 

Our partnerships with local pantries and charitable organizations are pivotal in helping local food reach the hands of all our neighbors.

If you'd like to help increase food security in the Kearsarge/Lake Sunapee area, reach out today!

ROUND UP FOR CHANGE

Help us keep this trend growing by shopping at Sweet Beet Market, where we are happy to round up your purchase to the nearest dollar of your choosing and donate the change to local pantries. The pantries can decide how to spend this donated money, whether it be on fresh vegetables from us or household products from the grocery store.  


Hub member Pierre Hahn setting up for a free farmer's market for veterans at the Manchester Veterans Association. September 2016

Hub member Pierre Hahn setting up for a free farmer's market for veterans at the Manchester Veterans Association. September 2016

Donation History

We have had the privilege of donating excess produce, dairy and baked goods from our farm and Sweet Beet Market to local pantries. Here is the breakdown on what we've been able to give throughout our first two years of operation.

Total Donations

 

  • Over 2,500 pounds of produce
  • Over $5,500 worth of produce, dairy and baked goods

2016

 

  • 1,925 pounds of local produce donated. 
  • A value of $4,210 of local goods donated.
  • Institutions supported through our 2016 donation efforts:
    • The Warner CAP Food Pantry
    • The Bradford Food Pantry
    • Bradford Elementary First Graders
    • New London Hospital
    • Manchester VA

2015

  • 940 pounds of local produce donated. 
  • A value of $1,500 of local goods donated. 
  • Institutions supported through our 2015 donation efforts:
    • The Warner CAP Food Pantry
    • The Bradford Food Pantry
    • Merrimack County Conservation District's NH Gleans program