Great for the Community. Great for the Farmers
The way we make fresh food available for all is through the Fresh Stop Markets — farm-fresh food markets located in fresh food-insecure neighborhoods. These markets pop up every two weeks during the growing season, June-November, at churches, businesses and community centers. Shareholders pay on an income-based sliding scale, two weeks before each pick up date. Each bag contains nine varieties of fresh, local, mostly organically-certified vegetables and some fruit: $6 if paying with SNAP; $12 for limited resources; $25 for higher income; and, $40 for Food Justice Shares (small processing fees are added to each level except for $6). Everyone gets the same bag regardless of what they pay. Eight Fresh Stop Markets currently operate under New Roots’ umbrella: seven in Metro Louisville, one in southern Indiana. There also is an independent Fresh Stop Market in Hazard, Ky.
To become a 2023 shareholder, go to the Apple App Store (iPhone) or Android Google Play Store to download our free mobile app, “New Roots Fresh Stop Market.” Click here for our instruction booklet on how to download the iPhone App. Android booklet coming soon. The App will tell you what your closest Fresh Stop Market is when you sign up and will tell you the price of a share based on your income and household size.