Grow Nashua’s Lil’ Free Farmstands are set up set up in food deserts where approximately 400 families rely on it for their weekly fresh produce throughout the summer thanks to generous community members! Our local gardeners are invited to bring extra produce to the stands or to one of several drop spots conveniently placed throughout the city. We take any and all vegetables and fruits, with the exception of greens (lettuce, kale, etc.) as they wilt too quickly. We also deliver into neighborhoods using our Lil' Free Veggie Truck that can fit into nooks and crannies in the inner city to distribute veggies ice cream truck style (even with a jingle)!
Our drop spots are open each year from July 1st - Sept 31st. We accept donations 7 days a week during daylight hours. To receive the current list of locations you must register at www.grownashua.org/share
We have drop spots throughout the city. To access current information please visit www.grownashua.org/share
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.