A Fresh Stop is a place where the community gathers to share in the healthy and delicious fresh foods grown by our own farmers. Each week community members have the opportunity to buy a box of local, fresh produce that they pick up at one of three Fresh Stops. Food boxes, or shares, are offered in one size and cost between $6 and $25, depending on the location of the Fresh Stops. Southern Indiana Amish and Kentucky farmers grow our produce; most of our produce is chemical free. The Fresh Stop Project is a project of New Roots, Inc., a Kentucky nonprofit organization. Call Karyn Moskowitz at 502-475-8979 for more information about New Roots.
Each week the Fresh Stop coordinator will provide community members with a list of the local produce that will most likely be available in the share boxes for the upcoming week. This varies throughout the season and depends upon the weather condition at the farms. The Fresh Stop Coordinator will collect a list of orders and payments from community members. The food will be available the following week at the Church, to be picked up by all participating community members. All members are encouraged to volunteer any time they are available. This is a cooperative community effort.
Fresh Stops run during the growing season when farmers are harvesting their crops. Fresh Stop food shares are available starting June 5th through October 30th. Food boxes, or shares, are offered in one size and cost between $6 and $25, depending on the location of the Fresh Stops. Southern Indiana Amish and Kentucky farmers grow our produce; most of our produce is chemical free. So everyone picks up their food together and shares in the health!
Fresh Stop sites build communities around healthy food. When you pick up your food you can exchange recipes and information and connect with knowledgeable neighbors about cooking from scratch, nutrition, and more! You are also supporting local farmers when you buy from your community Fresh Stop. Joining a Fresh Stop is a great way to improve your and your family’s health!
Shares vary among Fresh Stops, but in general, each share can feed 2-3 people produce for about one to two weeks. We now accept EBT/Food Stamps at each Fresh Stop and online ordering and debit/credit at the Shawnee Neighborhood Fresh Stop. Call the Fresh Stop coordinator or the Church to order your share.
Fresh Stop Locations for 2013:
Fourth Avenue Fresh Stop at
Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church
318 W. St. Catherine Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Every Wednesday 5-7pm
741-2430 (Ask for Al)
Accepts Cash and EBT
The Shawnee Neighborhood Fresh Stop at
Redeemer Lutheran Church
3640 River Park Drive
Louisville, Kentucky 40211
(502) 644-3354 (ask for Mary)
Every other Thursday 4:30-6:30 beginning June 7
EBT cards are swiped the day of the Fresh Stop for your 1st Fresh Stop, then can be swiped the day of pickup for the following Fresh Stops.
Accepts Cash/Debit/Credit/EBT Food Stamps. WIC Recipients showing an e-WIC card are eligible for 50% off each share while supplies last.
Seniors may be eligible for free shares. For assistance in purchasing a share, contact Monica Brown with the Shawnee Neighborhood Association at 778-0001. Must be at least 60 years of age and must meet federal poverty guidelines. Limited time only; first come first serve.
Online ordering available at http://www.newrootsproduce.org/shawnee-orders.html
Wellington Elementary Fresh Stop
4800 Kaufman Lane in Shively
Operates once a month, June through October
Jun. 18, Jul. 16, Aug. 13, Sept. 24, Oct. 8
(502) 448-9799 (ask for Michelle)
EBT, Cash, Debit or Credit
The Wesley House Fresh Stop
5114 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY 40213-2739
Call Myrna at (502) 968-8231 to order shares and get more information.
Every 3rd or 4th Thursday 1-6pm
Accepts Cash and EBT