Our Mission and Vision
Just like air & water, everyone has a right to fresh food.
New Roots ignites community power for fresh food access
In a nutshell, we are uniting communities to spread food justice.
The main fruit of our labor are the Fresh Stop Markets — farm-fresh food markets that pop up at local churches and community centers in fresh food insecure neighborhoods. The food has been paid for in advance so that farmers don’t face the same degree of risk as they do with a standard farmers’ market.
We also facilitate other powerful food justice initiatives such as the Makeba Lee Fund, the Fresh Stop Training Institute, and the Gendler Grapevine Interfaith Food Justice, all of which are tied to our community-run Fresh Stop Markets.
Eighteen Fresh Stop Markets will operate under New Roots' umbrella during the 2018 growing season: Eleven in Louisville Metro, two in southern Indiana, three in Lexington, one in Brandenburg and a pilot Fresh Stop Market in Hazard.
Who We Are: Our Values
What guides our actions each and every day.
At New Roots, our mantra is "Make it Happen!" No matter how big the obstacles are or how many times we’re told it can’t be done, we find a way to deliver on our promise of food justice for all. Our values are the ‘secret ingredients’ to our success.