Farm to Pantry

Our mission functions on the basic premise that all members of our community deserve 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 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. Our partners include:

  • Bradford Food Pantry

  • Warner Food Pantry

  • Community Action Program

  • Manchester VA

  • Merrimack County Conservation District

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


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 produce, dairy and baked goods from our farm and Sweet Beet Market 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! 


2018

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Local food is able to make it’s way to all neighbors, at least to some degree, because of the important work of local pantries and their willingness to partner with us here at the hub.


2017


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 in 2017.

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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