The New Hampshire Food Bank's production garden was started in 2008 with the goal of producing fresh vegetables for the Recipe for Success Culinary Job Training program, the Cooking Matters® program, and for distribution to our agencies. The garden is also an educational tool for the larger community, working with at-risk teens, refugee farmers, community groups, and corporate volunteers. It is located on an acre of land in North Manchester.
Production Garden FAQs
What kinds of vegetables do we grow?
Over the last three years, we have grown tomatoes, corn, kabocha, summer squash, zucchini, green beans, cucumbers, butternut squash, buttercup, and eggplant just to name a few!
When do you need volunteers?
During the spring, we need volunteers to help us prepare our garden for planting. The summer months are filled with watering, weeding, and harvesting some produce, and the fall is filled with harvesting as well as maintenance. We often have groups at the garden during the work day, but we can also schedule groups for late afternoons and weekends.