Let's be sure we have a shared understanding of the Fresh Stop Market concept, which is the lead story in this month's edition of the housing authority newsletter (above).
Fresh Stop Markets are “pop up” farm-fresh food markets set up at local churches, housing authorities, and community centers in fresh food insecure neighborhoods. People in the community describe Fresh Stop Markets as welcoming and happy-like a family reunion where all five senses are engaged and there is lots of laughter, food, and fun! Our Fresh Stop Markets are open to everyone and created, led, and sustained by community leaders.
It is explained in greater depth here.
NAHA Fresh Stop Market
Join us on Thursday, June 16th, from 4:30 - 6:30, for our VERY FIRST Fresh Stop Market! Look for our one of a kind mini-classes: Free Verse-Food Stories, Still Life with Veggies, How to grow Micro-greens and Herbs, Fermentation Fun....and much more!
This Market was organized in partnership with the New Albany Housing Authority.
LOCATION: 1200 Bono Rd, New Albany, IN 47150
CONTACT: New Roots, 502.509.6770
Online ordering will be available soon.
To place an order for shares of seasonal produce call 502.509.6770 (if payment method is debit/credit for SNAP), or drop off cash to New Albany Housing Authority at 215 Erni. (Christal): 812.206.2065
2016 Fresh Stop Market Season (every other Thursday 4:30-6:30pm):
Check us out on Facebook!
*Fresh Stop Markets are powered by volunteer leaders. If you are interested in getting involved in your community, please call 502.509.6770
We're talking about seasonal produce, every other week, with shares priced according one's ability to pay, and no obligation to subscribe to the entire season. A lesser number of $25 shares helps underwrite the greater number of in-need subsidies.
The issue at present is the need for a strong kickoff week to build word-of-mouth. Gina Brown explains:
I'm probably gonna annoy a few of you, but I really need your help. And too many people have worked too hard on making the NAHA Fresh Stop Market happen in our community. I know once we get the first one off the ground, the rest will be a breeze. If you are on WIC, it's only $6 for you to sign up. If you are reduced income or on SNAP funds, it's only $12 to sign up. If you can afford a little more, it's $25 for a share. Maybe you are not interested in fresh, local and organic produce ... or maybe you'll gonna be out of town, you can donate your share to someone in need. You DO NOT have to live in Floyd County to be part of our Fresh Stop Market. And you DO NOT have to purchase the whole season or month. You just purchase just the ones that you want. Please take a second and think about what this means to your neighbors. This can not happen without your help! Thanks in advance!
The Confidentials are down for a share, and we'll be donating a few as well.