Strawberry Fresh Stop Market
New Roots to Open 2020 Growing Season with a Curbside Strawberry Fresh Stop Market
May 14th Pickup- Pickup date changed from May 7th due to cool weather ([SOLD OUT]
May 21st Pickup [SOLD OUT]
New Roots will kick off its 2020 Fresh Stop Market season with a delicious offering:
Fresh Local Strawberry Pickups in Portland on two Thursdays, May 14th and May 21st
4:30-7:00 PM at the New Roots World Headquarters, 1800 Portland Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40203
The annual Strawberry Fresh Stop Markets demonstrate how communities that pull together, plan together and buy together can break down barriers to accessing local, farm-fresh food. Through New Roots, more than 250 families will pool SNAP Benefits and cash to qualify as volume strawberry purchasers from VanMeter Farms in Clarkson, Ky. While New Roots serves all, it primarily works with families with limited resources who would otherwise be unable to purchase local berries and other produce.
“Pooling resources in this way makes local strawberries affordable and available to everyone,” said Ms. Gwendolyn Mitchell, New Roots Organizer and Shareholder.
All of the strawberries are locally grown without chemical pesticides or herbicides by VanMeter Farms. “We find it very rewarding to partner with New Roots on their Strawberry Fresh Stop Markets. 2020 will be a fantastic season for our berries,” remarked farmer Danny VanMeter. “They are looking great and taste delicious.”
New Roots is a local organization, which believes access to fresh food is a basic human right. It has helped to organize the Fresh Stop Markets.
Buy Shares for 2020 Fresh Stop Markets Here. Only SNAP Benefits and Limited Resource Shares Available for 2020