New Roots is excited to continue working with Wesley United Methodist Church a second season for the 2018 Jeffersonville Fresh Stop Market!
Welcome to the sunny side of the River! Read this wonderful article from the News and Tribune from February 16th, 2017 detailing the wonderful organizing behind the scenes. We will pop up outside (weather permitting) every other Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm, beginning June 14, 2018. To place an order for shares of seasonal produce, click below (credit/debit orders only), call 502.509.6770 (if payment method is debit/credit or SNAP), or drop off cash to New Roots Office (1800 Portland Ave), 9 AM to 5 PM.
Thank you to the following community leaders for their generosity in helping to fund the start up of this wonderful Market.
Community Foundation of Southern Indiana (CFSI): The CFSI provides the structure that allows its donors to support their own unique charitable objectives in ways that are easy, flexible and meaningful. Through the administration of charitable funds and distribution of grants, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana supports the community and addresses Southern Indiana’s most pressing needs.
The Jeffersonville Urban Enterprise Association (JUEA): The JUEA funds projects within the Jeffersonville Urban Enterprise Zone. Their mission is to enhance, revitalize, and encourage the businesses and neighborhoods of the enterprise zone through partnerships, incentives and cooperation. Thank you for believing in the power of community to help solve our food insecurity challenges.
The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County (HFFC): The HFFC is a private foundation, created to benefit the Floyd County community. The Foundation’s philanthropic focus traditionally falls into the categories of grant making to charitable non-profit organizations, educational scholarships, and program related investments which encourage economic development.
Jim Grahn was first introduced to the Fresh Stop Market after doing an interview at the 2016 New Albany Fresh Stop Market for Explorer Magazine, which he publishes monthly for distribution around southern Indiana. He asked the question “why not a Fresh Stop Market in Jeffersonville,” and the rest is history. He felt compelled to join the Fresh Stop Market volunteer leadership team because he wanted to alleviate the very evident gap in food access within the Jeffersonville community. Jim’s favorite vegetable is collards, because “they go with everything!”
Day Of Leaders: “The Broccoli Kids”
Not all kids need to be told to eat their vegetables. If left to their own devices, the “Broccoli Kids” at the Jeffersonville Fresh Stop Market might be able to eat their weight in them, while simultaneously encouraging you to eat your vegetables! The Broccoli Kids are Ligia, Ervin, Colin and Dara, who along with their mother Heather have been volunteering at every Jeffersonville market.
“Our Mom has raised us to eat vegetables, so we’ve always liked them,” said Colin, 10.
Every other Thursday finds the Brandt kids manning the tables at the market, helping shareholders pick their produce. For those who need a little extra help, one of the Broccoli Kids is happy to jump in and carry the bag and collect their share. And if someone is not too sure about a particular vegetable, they have advice and encouragement.
Janis Barnett is a leader at Wesley United Methodist Church, the host site for the Jeffersonville Fresh Stop Market. Janis also directs Break Away, a recovery program for women, located in New Albany. She has been a driving force in the creation of the Market and continues to help in any way she can—especially with community organizing and share orders—to make this Market a success.
Check-In Leader: Pauline Shanklin
Ms. Pauline Shanklin first heard about the Fresh Stop Market movement after Ms. Mary from New Roots gave a presentation on it to the church. She feels that with this opportunity, the community here in Jeffersonville has a chance to get fresh produce. Before this, fresh food was hard to find.
Farmer Liaison: Danielle Collins
Danielle first heard about the Fresh Stop Market through Ms Mary. She feels that the whole program is a no-brainer, its beneficial to everyone. “It’s beneficial to the farmers and to the consumers. The farmers make money and we eat well. It’s a win-win.” Danielle’s favorite vegetable is broccoli, in all forms!
Sample Share & Recipes
Sample Jeffersonville Fresh Stop Market Share:
Rootbound Farms, Crestwood KY
Organic sugar snap peas
Valley Spirit Farms, Campbellsburg KY
Organic green onions
Ashbourne Farms, LaGrange KY