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Hubbard Park – Montpelier

Help Us Renew Hubbard Park!

We have added two large properties northwest of the park with the generous support of Union Mutual and over 200 community members! We are seeking $60k to bring the new properties into a state that looks and feels more like a park. Our goal is to fund two years of the “Montpelier Youth Conservation Corps” to do trail work and install kiosks, benches, and other park features. This program will help improve the properties and provide meaningful summer employment for local youth!

We encourage our supporters to go online, buy the food they want, and have it sent to them; 30% of sales goes to the Hubbard Park Project. It’s an incredible deal: you get real organic, sustainably farmed, and authentically fair-traded food, and we get the profits.

These funds will help toward our goals:

  • Secure new, permanent public access to over 80 acres of private land.
  • Add neighborhood access to Hubbard Park for over 200 households.
  • Protect the headwaters of two high priority rivers.
  • Provide easier (less steep) access into the park.
  • Increase trails for Montpelier to capitalize on economic development through outdoor recreation.
  • Expand opportunities to teach kids and adults about the natural world.
  • Protect Montpelier’s parkland for generations to come.

Just Food Hub

We are raising awareness in our local communities about real organic and fair-traded food, worker coops, and corporate consolidation in the food system. Our products include high-quality and affordable artisan food like coffee, chocolate, tea, cheese, and hot sauce from cooperative farms in the global south and small US organic farms.

Just Food Hub’s mission is to offer community groups, like the Hubbard Park Project, a regular fundraiser for their valuable work in our communities. We do this by selling these wonderful foods online and giving the profits to the community group. The Hubbard Park Project receives 25% of all purchases when you click Hubbard Park at checkout. We offer free delivery of your purchases in 18 towns including Barre, East Montpelier, Marshfield, Montpelier, and Plainfield and can ship them elsewhere for a $10 charge.

Just Food Hub collaborates with Equal Exchange, a worker coop that develops a noncapitalist people-centered food system that brings food justice and integrity to the US family table. Equal Exchange endorses organic and sustainable farming practices and democratic and worker-owned farming cooperatives throughout the Global South, Palestine, and the United States.

In addition to helping you eat well and building strong local economies and community groups, we are working to address the climate crisis and food insecurity. Join us and be the change you want to see in the world.

Orders of $75 or more will come with a free natural cotton shopping bag.