The Fresh Market is a client choice food pantry located at the north end of Lafayette across the street from the Payless grocery store on Greenbush Street. We allow neighbors who meet income requirements to shop once every day that we are open.
For individuals looking to donate food: If your donation is so large that you will need to make multiple trips or you will need assistance unloading, please drop off at our warehouse located at 1210 N. 10th Street, Lafayette.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.