MCCD Local Foods Initiative

MCCD Local Foods Initiative

The Merrimack County Conservation District works with many local food initiatives to improve access to local, nutritious foods for everyone.


NH Gleans

A statewide network of organizations working to improve the accessibility of fresh and local produce for food insecure individuals and families.

Gleaning is the act of harvesting or collecting excess food from farms, farmers’ markets and gardens.

MCCD Gleaning Coordinator and volunteers then deliver the produce to local charitable organizations. We establish connections with food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and schools throughout Merrimack County to ensure that food insecure residents of all ages have easier access to fresh, nutrient dense food options. MCCD is committed to reinforcing the importance of a healthy diet, fostering “locavorism” across all socio-economic lines.

* If interested in volunteering with either program, please contact MCCD at (603) 975-0110 or

localfood@merrimackccd.org

We appreciate your support!

SNAP/EBT at Farmers’ Markets 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMCCD hosts a booth at summer and winter farmers’ markets across the county where customers using SNAP/EBT, credit, or debit cards can receive wooden tokens to buy products from vendors. This service helps our local producers by diversifying the methods of payment they can accept, thus increasing sales. The entire community benefits by keeping your dollars local.

Granite State Market Match

Granite State Market Match is a statewide incentive program that makes healthy eating more affordable. It runs in conjunction with the SNAP/EBT token program at farmers’ markets by doubling SNAP dollars. This provides SNAP beneficiaries greater means to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

 


Looking for hyper local, farm fresh foods? Check out our 2018 Local Food Guide for contact info and hours of operation for farms right here in Merrimack County!


You can find us year-round at farmers’ markets in Merrimack County, where you can shop with Credit, Debit, or EBT!

DOUBLE YOUR SNAP DOLLARS AT THESE MARKETS with Granite State Market Match:

Canterbury Community Farmers’ Market

 June-October, Wednesdays, 4-6:30 pm

Elkins Library, 9 Center Rd. Canterbury, NH

Click HERE for more information!

Concord Farmers’ Market

May-October, Saturdays 8:30-12

Capitol Street, Downtown Concord, NH

Click HERE for more information!

Contoocook Farmers’ Markets

June-October, Saturdays 9-12

Train Depot, Contoocook, NH

Click HERE for more information!

Franklin Farmers’ Market

 July-September, Tuesdays, 3-6

Franklin Regional Hospital, 15 Aiken St. Franklin, NH

Click HERE for more information!

Henniker Community Market

Summer: June-October, Thursdays, 4-7pm

Henniker Community Center Park

57 Main St. Henniker, NH

Click HERE for more information!

      Pembroke Community Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays, 4:30-7pm

311 Pembroke St, North Pembroke, NH

Click HERE for more information!

Penacook Farmers Market

June-August, Mondays 4-6:30

95-97 Village St, Penacook, NH

Click HERE for more information!

Salisbury Farmers’ Market

July-September, Fridays, 3-6pm.

The Barn Store, 96 Old Turnpike.

Click HERE for more information!

Warner Area Farmers’ Market

 May-October, Saturdays 9-1pm

5 East Main St. Warner, NH

Click HERE for more information!

Wilmot Farmers’ Market

June-September, Saturdays 9-12

Wilmot Flat Town Green, next to Town Offices on Kearsarge Valley Rd. Wilmot, NH

Click HERE for more information!



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