The Crop Swap: A community fridge accessible to all.
The Crop Swap is a new, collaborative project of the Provincetown Health Department, the Provincetown Public Library, and the Soup Kitchen in Provincetown (SKIP).
The premise of the Crop Swap is similar to the town’s swap shop – people can drop off fresh, uncut fruits and vegetables, and people can take them. The Health Department purchased a new refrigerator to hold the fresh produce, and shelves are available for produce that does not refrigerate well. J&E Produce and Stop and Shop are among the large-scale, committed produce donors, as the goal is to reduce food waste in the community as well.
The fridge is located on the first floor of the Provincetown Public Library and is open to all during the Library’s hours of operations.
Mondays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesdays through Thursdays 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fridays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Shopping bags are not provided; shoppers need to bring their own bags when they come to pick up produce.
The program is run primarily by volunteers who will manage quality control of the fridge’s contents, pick up items from regular donors, and help get the word out about the fridge.
Anyone interested in volunteering or providing regular donations can contact Morgan Clark at the Provincetown Health Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.