Gleaning

Gleaning

NH Gleans is 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) 223-6020 or localfood@merrimackccd.org

We appreciate your support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Huge Thank-You to the Farms Who Donated in 2019

Picnic Rock Farm
Muster Field Farm
Windswept Maples
Windswept Farm
Hackleboro Orchards
Carter Hill Orchard
McKenna Correctional Facility Teaching Garden
Spring Ledge Farm
Pearl and Sons
Penacook Community Center
Franklin Parks and Recreation Garden
Gould Hill Farm
Giovagnoli Egg Farm