The Veggie Volunteer Program, organized under the UNH Master Gardening program in Carroll County, is starting up for the 2019 season!
Kids, Teens, Adults all are welcome to volunteer, no experience necessary. We head out to the farm fields and pick excess or second-quality vegetables for local food banks. Picking is rain or shine. Bring water, sun hat and sturdy footwear. Sherman Farm in Conway 1st pick date is July 15th @9:45am. We will be there Mondays and Wednesdays thru August. Spider Web Garden in Tuftonboro 1st pick will begin in late July @9:45am, Monday’s only ending mid-September. Bring along banana boxes to help us distribute the produce.
In 2018 alone volunteers picked and donated 9,830 pounds of food (estimated value of $17,583) from two participating farms. The work of volunteers helped contribute to 12,117 meals at local food banks and meal programs.
Contact Olivia Saunders at UNH Cooperative Extension at 447-3834 if you have questions. This program is open to groups and individuals looking to volunteer. Picking & distribution can take between one to three hours.