New Albany Fresh Stop Market
New Roots is excited to partner with Sojourn Community Church to welcome all of our neighbors from the Ekins Avenue Neighborhood and beyond to join in on this wonderful opportunity for fresh food for ALL!
CONTACT: New Roots, 502.509.6770
Location: Sojourn Community Church
2023 Ekin Ave, New Albany, IN 47150
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: Gemma Newland
Farmer Liaison: Lisa Cullins
Lisa first became involved with Fresh Stop this year through Sojourn Church in New Albany. She had been interested in healthy eating and educating others on the value it can have in our lives for about 5 years so volunteering with New Roots seemed like the perfect fit. Lisa previously was a small business owner and one of the things I enjoyed was teaching people how to use the items I sold for healthier eating. Some of her favorite veggies are kale eggplant, peppers & sweet potatoes to name a few.
Chef Liaison: Angela Zimmerman
Angela Zimmerman grew up in Louisville on processed foods and peanut butter. As a young adult her typical meal consisted of watery potato soup, cheese and crackers and jelly sandwiches. But raising two children and gathering with friends who loved to cook piqued her interest in seeking out healthier and more delicious food choices. Trips to the Farmer's Market in New Albany exposed her to garden variety vegetables she remembers eating when she visited her grandmother's garden as a little girl, and she began scouring cookbooks for recipes that matched her grandmother's. Soon, the use of herbs, spices and employing various cooking techniques began to win over the hearts of her family and friends. He r culinary enthusiasm (and pallet) has grown substantially, and she loves sharing it with others. Her favorite word at the dining table is "mmmmm!" Angela got involved in the New Albany FSM through Sojourn Community Church as a way to meet the community and share food and friendship with them. She would never go so far as to call herself a "chef" but she doesn't mind the title at the local FSM, especially if it means hearing people say , "mmmmmm!" Angela has lived in New Albany for 20+ years with her husband, two kids and two dogs. Her favorite vegetable is all of them.
Sample New Albany Fresh Stop Market Share
Rootbound Farms, Crestwood KY
Organic sugar snap peas
Valley Spirit Farms, Campbellsburg KY
Organic green onions
Ashbourne Farms, LaGrange KY
In late February, Sojourn and New Roots hosted our first Food Justice Class in New Albany for 2017. New and old friends gathered around the table to break bread, share food stories and discuss how to unite communities to spread food justice. Pictured here are New Roots leaders Melanie Hughes and Mary Montgomery leading the discussion on "Why does the USDA call our neighborhood a food desert?" and other pressing food justice topics.