"The Mission of Nourishing the North Shore is to ensure equal access to healthy food to all members of the greater Newburyport community in a manner that builds community, fosters connection, and promotes dignity and self-reliance." 


What We Do

  • Build and Maintain Community Gardens
  • Develop and Lead Educational Programs
  • Support Local Farmers
  • Create Access Channels to Healthy Food 
  • Work directly with Community Members
  • Innovate and Challenge the Industrial Food System 

Our Programs

Kitchen Garden Program - We work with families to plan, build, and maintain kitchen gardens at their homes.

Pitch In -  We coordinate with local farms and put together volunteer groups to glean, weed, or work on a project. Sign up to be a volunteer to receive updates on Pitch In events. 

Stir the Pot - Our recovery and distribution program that picks up excess produce from local farms, redistributes to food pantries, community cupboards, and holds mobile produce stands. 

Food Recovery- We rescue wholesome foods from our local schools that would otherwise enter the waste stream (milk, yogurt, apples, oranges etc.) throughout the school year & redistribute to seniors and families in need in the Greater Newburyport community.

Cooking & Nutrition- NNS offers cooking and nutrition classes for all ages throughout the year featuring local produce.

Bees- We have four hives at the Emery House. These girls are busy pollinating our gardens!

At Nourishing the North Shore we like to dream big. Check out our latest video to hear all about our exciting plans for the future. See you in the fields!