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Lil' Free Veggie Program

Imagine the sound of an ice cream jingle playing in the neighborhood....  A truck overflowing with fresh veggies....  And children chasing to catch it! 

Well maybe they don't run as if it was ice cream, but that is how we share them :)

Whether you need veggies, have extra veggies, or want to volunteer, come enjoy some veggies with us!

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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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Feedback from our Farmstand guests

"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.".

"The Lil' Free Farmstand matters for us a lot. I changed my life and connection with trash food because I saw the opportunity to have healthy fresh food on table. I lost my job and I decided for me and all my little kids I’m not going to give up ever love you guys"

"I love that it is close and a wide assortment. The grocery store is expensive and I have an EBT card but not a lot of money on it so now I can use it for the other necessary items like rice, pasta, and meat."

"Thank you for everything. I like going because the volunteers are very nice & happy people serving the community and making a difference."

"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."

Partners committed to bringing this to our neighborhoods

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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