Jeffersonville Fresh Stop Market
New Roots is excited to work with Wesley United Methodist Church in 2018 again this year! The first market will be held on June 14, 2018.
Read this wonderful article from the News and Tribune from February 16th, 2017 about the good work being done to organize this Fresh Stop Market.
LOCATION: Wesley United Methodist Church - 1201 Thomas V Bryant Dr, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
CONTACT: New Roots, 502.509.6770
CHURCH CONTACT: Ms. Janis Barnett, 812.283.3727
Fresh Stop Market Veggie Dates 2018:
*Fresh Stop Markets are powered by volunteer leaders. If you are interested in getting involved in your community, please call 502.509.6770
Meet our Fresh Stop Market leaders for 2018
Site Leader: Jim Grahn
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. He felt that many people simply don't have the resources for easy access to fresh food and he wanted to change that. Jim's favorite vegetable is collards, "they go with everything!"
Site Leader: Janis Barnett
Janis Barnett is a leader and administrative assistant 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!
Chef Liaison: Angela Horn
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. The CFSI cfsouthernindiana.com/. The Community Foundation 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. www.jeffersonvilleuez.com/about-us/.
The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County (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. horseshoefoundation.org/index.php
Sample Jeffersonville Fresh Stop Market Share (9/14)
Rootbound Farms, Crestwood KY
Organic sugar snap peas
Valley Spirit Farms, Campbellsburg KY
Organic green onions
Ashbourne Farms, LaGrange KY
In late February, Wesley UMC and New Roots hosted our first Food Justice Class in southern Indiana for 2017. New and old friends gathered around the table to break bread, share food stories and discuss pressing food justice topics.
The opening of the Market on June 8th, 2017 was a big success, with 50 families pooling their SNAP Benefits and cash to access affordable, farm-fresh food and leaders from all over Jeffersonville stepping up to run the show. Southern Indiana kids love the Market and are turning out to be true food justice leaders.