Since our beginnings in 2009, the number of individuals purchasing shares has increased by 1000 percent from 180 to 2145 in 2021.
During that same time, revenue produced for our local farm partners has grown from $1000 to $160,000
In 2021, our impact included:
- 715 families (2145 individuals) accessing fresh, healthy, organic produce
- 77 percent of our shares were purchased by those with limited resources or through SNAP Benefits
- 7,200 shares sold
- 8 markets open across Louisville and southern Indiana, with partners in Hazard, Kentucky
- $160,000 in revenue earned by local farmers
Candice Brewershareholder and Fresh Stop Leader
Since becoming a shareholder with the New Albany Fresh Stop Market, I am taking less medication and losing weight. My family has become more knowledgeable about what food to avoid. We have a better relationship with our neighbors and continue to make new relationships in our community.
Mike MaysPresident Heine Brothers Coffee on their partnership with New Roots
In my opinion, it’s a win-win-win-win: we get to help some of our employees get a nice deal on this wonderful, fresh produce, and we get to support the Fresh Stop Market in making what it offers available to even more of our neighbors in the Portland Neighborhood.
Bree Pearsall Rootbound Farm
We love Fresh Stop markets! Our partnership has allowed us to live our passion of getting local fresh veggies into peoples’ homes, and along the way we have met so many wonderful people who have become our community.
Peter Champelliformer New Roots intern
Not only was New Roots a great place for me to use my skills in video production, and to give back in a way that I cared about, but it also gave me a lot of information and passion to continue working in food justice.