Our mission is to reinvigorate our community around a restorative local food system through community outreach, increasing food access, and promoting economic and environmental viability.

Since 2014, we have been working to restore the Kearsarge/Lake Sunapee region food shed through a wide scope of efforts that align with three primary objectives:

Community  We believe that healthy communities are built around responsible agricultural practices and coming together over good, local food!  

  • Engaging in educational outreach opportunities through partnerships with local schools and by disseminating information through campaigns and events.
  • Developing and maintaining key partnerships with local organizations who function under similar community-driven missions.
  • Sponsoring community food-based events to bring people together over healthy food and local agriculture

Access We believe that access to adequate, healthy, culturally appropriate food at all times is a basic human right.

  • Operating Sweet Beet Market to bridge the gap between producer and consumer through a reliable, consistent and inclusive marketplace.
  • Working with wholesale restaurant clients to broaden the reach of local agriculture.
  • Working with local pantries to ensure all our neighbors have access to healthy local foods.

Viability We believe that a resilient local food economy is based in responsible land and resource use, sustainable business practices, and a cooperation with an emphasis on long-term growth and success. 

  • Engaging with local farmers to share knowledge and build a network.
  • Creating a physical and virtual platform for sharing key resources regarding best practices and business viability.
  • Operating our own small farm based in the research and implementation of regenerative farming techniques. 

“The enthusiasm and passion for the project exhibited by the staff is bigger than life.”
— Harry Wright, Concord Monitor

What We've Achieved

  • Summer 2017: Raised over $30,000 for the Bradford INNovation Project
  • January 2017:  Received NOFA-NH's 2016 Outstanding New Farmers of the Year award
  • 2016:  Donated 2,600 lb of food to local pantries.
  • December 2016:  Sweet Beet Market opened in a new location at the old Bradford Inn.
  • Summer 2016:  Began distributing to local restaurants
  • Summer 2016:  Raised over $6000 through our first fundraising campaign
  • 2016:  Launched a grant-funded business development workshop series
  • Summer 2015:  Sweet Beet Farm Stand opened it doors!