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Lil' Free Veggie Program

Lil' Farmstand gratuito

Únase a una lista cada vez mayor de habitantes de Nashua que comparten la abundancia de jardines de verano entre sí. ¡Comunidad creciendo para comunidad!

¡Tan fácil que incluso recogeremos sus frutas y verduras extra donadas en la puerta de su casa!

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Sign up to share veggies

If you are blessed with the resources to share we make it easy!

 

  1. Shop at your local grocery store, farm, or farmers market.

  2. Take some of your home garden harvest.

  3. Bring them to one of our 10 donations stations to donate.

  4. Then we'll do the rest! Delivering them to families in need.

The donation stations are spread throughout the city and you can drop 24X7, as we collect every morning during the summer. 7 days a week!

Sign up to receive veggies

If your family's budget is feeling stretched these days with no room left to buy fresh vegetables, then come and share in some fresh harvested veggies this summer.  They're donated fresh specifically for you :)

Everything is free for you!  Just bring your own bag and select from the variety of veggies we offer 7 days a week!

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Sign up to volunteer

 

Each morning we go out and collect vegetables from gardeners and farmers and deliver them in the afternoon to families that need help with affording fresh veggies.

Our volunteers help us gather in the mornings, sort/repackage midday, and then deliver out to families in the early afternoon.  We couldn't do what we do without them!

Give to support our Farm to Family Fund 

Each summer we purchase thousands of pounds of veggies from our local farmers.  Giving them a financial boost and adding variety for our Farmstand families.

This is a win win!  Supporting our local farms and putting nourishing food on the tables of families in need!

Just $5 a week will allow us to bring a bountiful 400+ lbs worth of veggies this summer to the dinner tables of families in need!

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Socios comprometidos a llevar esto a nuestros vecindarios

"I love seeing my children pick veggies they love or have never tried and then preparing/eating them with our family."

"I grew up on a farm, yet as an adult I am living in the middle of a city where I can barely afford my rent, let alone fresh produce. The farmstand reminds me of the happier days growing up."

Tengo una niña diabética y estamos tratando de comer más saludables todos para que no se sienta sola en esto.

 

"I have a diabetic girl and we are trying to all eat healthier, so that she does not feel alone in this.".

Incrementar nuestra resiliencia alimentaria local

Si cultiva alimentos, cultivar un poco más puede aumentar nuestro suministro de alimentos locales de alimentos frescos y nutritivos, así como trasladar parte de la carga del sistema alimentario a nuestras propias manos.

Si no cultiva alimentos, lo invitamos a donar y compraremos a los agricultores locales, lo que a su vez fortalecerá nuestra resiliencia alimentaria local.

 

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Tenemos áreas en Nashua donde es difícil llegar fácilmente a las tiendas que venden alimentos asequibles y saludables, también conocidos como desiertos alimentarios. Así que ubicamos aquí nuestros quioscos gratuitos.

"It makes a big difference because we are on fixed income and can supplement our groceries which we have to put on a credit card.  Since visiting the stand I have learned to prepare meals that I never imagined making. I Google recipe ideas , add protein & I'm all set. Since visiting the farm stand I have been inspired to educate myself on seasonal produce, how it is grown & ways to incorporate different kinds of produce into our meals . We are truly grateful. TY!"

"Vida mais saudável"

"It is good knowing I can get fresh veggies when I don't always have the money to buy them."

Socios comprometidos a llevar esto a nuestros vecindarios

We are grateful for our Presenting Sponsor, Service Credit Union, for their support and dedication in helping this program thrive in our community, as well as to all our growers/shoppers that give making this possible!    

We couldn't do it without everyone working together and for Dartmouth Hitchcock and the UU Church of Nashua in believing in this program back in 2020 when they helped us launch a pilot version during the pandemic in 2020 that continues to expand!

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Neighborhood Participating Partners

Unitarian Universalist Church

NH Gleaners

Crane Currency

United Way of Greater Nashua

Presbytarian Church Nashua

Dartmouth Hitchcock

Hundreds of Lil' Veggie Givers

Crossway Christian Church

Lavoie's Farm

Lull Farm

Arlington Street Community Center

Hillsborough County Conservation 

Immaculate Conception

Legacy Farm

Fresh Start Farms 

ORIS: Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success

Kimball Fruit Farm

Greater Nashua Food Council

Nashua Garden Club

Congregational Church of Amherst

Click here to donate $5 a week and we'll buy from local farms for you!

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