We need your help growing the movement during the 2018 Fresh Stop Market Season! Everyone is welcome; please call 502.509.6770 ext. 0 to join our family.
Our Mission and Vision
Just like air & water, everyone has a right to fresh food. New Roots ignites community power for fresh food access.
In a nutshell, we are uniting communities to spread food justice. Seventeen(!) Fresh Stop Markets will operate under New Roots’ umbrella during the 2018 growing season. The main fruit of our labor are the Fresh Stop Markets — farm-fresh food markets that pop up at local churches, community centers, and even in the courtyards of local businesses—in fresh food insecure neighborhoods. The food has been paid for in advance so that farmers don’t face the same degree of risk as they do with a standard farmers’ market. Every Market has a chef cooking up the very same vegetables and fruits that shareholders bring home. Our Beet Beat newsletter has recipes and stories from Fresh Stop Markets around the state.
We also facilitate other powerful food justice initiatives such as the Makeba Lee Fund, the Fresh Stop Training Institute, and the Gendler Grapevine Interfaith Food Justice, all of which are tied to our community-run Fresh Stop Markets.
Our office is based out of the beautiful Table Cafe in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood:
1800 Portland Avenue, Louisville, KY 40203
Get ready for the action!
Click here for the 2018 Fresh Stop Market Calendar.
Food Justice Workshops and FSTI are finished for 2018 – we can’t wait for the Fresh Stop Market kick off on May 9th, 2018!
Have a look at what we accomplished in our 2017 workshops here. We use popular democracy methods: everyone is a teacher, and everyone can be a student.