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Share the harvest! And egg cartons…

Across the state, neighbors are finding their “foodie” posts on Front Porch Forum have a great response.

“Edible Brattleboro’s “Share the Harvest” stand – Pick up fresh produce at NO charge or drop off surplus from your garden to share or exchange.”  • Marilyn in Brattleboro

“It’s really nice to know that lots of people do read and pay attention to the postings on FPF and don’t hesitate to reach out when someone needs something. Thank you all so much for passing along the egg cartons.”   • Linda, Waterbury Area Food Shelf

“Wow thanks to FPF we sold out of berries and muffins an hour after posting!”   • Elizabeth in Stowe

Have some farm news to share? Post about it on FPF!


Getting stuff done

Valuable connections are made on Front Porch Forum daily.

“I would just like to give another shout-out to FPF. This is such a great place to get stuff done. In the last two weeks, I sold my car, got a free tv, gave away our old BBQ, and found a beautiful baby swing. We’ve also met some very nice people. Thank you!”
•  Gretchen in Warren

FPF is one of my favorite ways to stay connected with my community. FPF gives all of us a wonderful way to relate to each other and there is no charge to use it.”  • Sandy in Burlington

Looking to get stuff done? Try your neighborhood FPF!


Donating “Green” for the food shelf

Front Porch Forum members help their local food shelf by sharing the abundance in their gardens.

“Last year my garden produced an abundance of cucumbers, so I brought them to the food shelf. They were delighted every time they saw me coming with another donation so this year I planted a little extra of everything so I can share again.”  •  Barry in Morrisville

“Bravo to Marcia for sharing her exquisite dahlia bulbs and asking us lucky recipients to donate to the food shelf. Giving so others can enjoy these gorgeous flowers and only asking to help feed the needy in return. An amazing neighbor and example to follow.”
•  Abi in Morrisville

Have tips to share on helping others in your town? Post it on FPF!


Are you reaching out to your new neighbors?

They’re looking to make connections through Front Porch Forum!

“Anybody in the Fair Haven area interested in old-time railroads? Perhaps a modeler? Senior new to Vermont would like to meet you.”  • Ron in Fair Haven

“Seeking Scrabble Players. English or German. Have sets for both. Recently settled here; want to make new friends and play Scrabble etc.”  • Llanda in Underhill

“We are fairly new to the area and were wondering is there are any local secular community oriented organizations that meet.” • John in East Randolph

Looking for someone to connect with on similar interests? Post on FPF.



Local photographer, Dan Higgins, captures Winooski FPF story

Dan hosted a FPF Winooski Photo exhibit for us a number of years ago. We’re delighted to see him at work again highlighting conversations from Front Porch Forum members!


Lending for yard and garden work

In need of a post hole digger, perennials, or a tiller? Front Porch Forum members are ready to help!

“My request for a post-hole digger brought 3 nearly instantaneous responses. In less than 24 hrs I had the job done and the loaner returned. Thank you, neighbors.”  • Bob in Burlington

“Thank you to everyone who replied to my request for perennials, the response was overwhelming and my flower beds are going to be so great next year! I love FPF and this community!”  • Rose in Middlebury

“I have a small tiling job to do, and am wondering if anyone has any left over thinset from a previous job that I could buy. And I’ve got a perfectly usable utility trailer sitting in my yard that I’d be happy to lend out to anyone needing one.”  Don in Craftsbury