Summer Bounty

The summer season is rolling right along and with it comes a bounty of fresh produce grown at the Monks garden as well as generously donated by Three Sisters Garden Project, Heron Pond Farm, and Mehaffey’s Farm.  

The Monks garden in West Newbury is growing beautifully and producing so much yummy produce that we are very excited to be sharing.  As we reach the mid-summer mark the garden is producing some new and fun vegetables such as beets, summer squash, zucchini, peas, cabbage, and cucumbers, to name just a few.  

Kailey and Emilee harvest and wash early Thursday and Friday mornings to ensure the freshest produce possible for the Friday morning pick-up and deliveries.  Friday mornings Ellie Davis and our volunteer, Louisa, come to the Monks garden to help pack up vegetables and deliver them to the Salisbury Senior Center, the Sullivan Building, Kelleher Park, Our Neighbor’s Table Food Bank, and the Newbury Food Pantry.  

Boxes packed up and ready for delivery!  A big thanks to our farmer friends for the gracious donations and to our volunteers for aiding in distribution.

Boxes packed up and ready for delivery!  A big thanks to our farmer friends for the gracious donations and to our volunteers for aiding in distribution.

Allie (left), Louisa (center), Kailey (right)

Allie (left), Louisa (center), Kailey (right)

Friday morning we had a special guest visitor and helper, Allie from B.Good Fresh Food Fast in Beverly.  Allie came over for a tour of the Monks garden and to help with packing and delivering.

Until recently, the Newbury Food Pantry had no incoming fresh produce, only shelf-stable and processed items...this is where NNS comes in!  For the past couple of weeks, we have been delivering a box each Friday afternoon full of vegetables.  This has included lettuce, kale, squash, zucchini, onions, broccoli, herbs, and plenty more to come!  This has truly made a difference for the people who visit the food pantry, and we are so happy to be able to make this possible.