Shawnee Fresh Stop Market
Our 9th Shawnee Fresh Stop Market season will kick off Thursday, May 10th, 4:30-6:30pm!
LOCATION: 3640 River Park Drive, Louisville, KY 40211 (Redeemer Lutheran Church)
CONTACT: New Roots, 502.509.6770
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
OTHER INFORMATION: Check out the Shawnee Fresh Stop Market web page here.
Meet our Fresh Stop Market leaders for 2018
Chef Liaison: Marry Cross
Mary is returning for her fourth season as the chef liaison for the Shawnee Fresh Stop Market. Marry and her husband James got involved when organizers knocked on their door during a neighborhood canvas and asked them what they thought about the food selection in the neighborhood. Soon after Marry entered the vortex and has been welcoming some of the city's top chefs and culinary enthusiasts from the neighborhood into the Fresh Stop Market ever since.
Farmer Liason: Sheila Wade
Sheila stumbled upon New Roots after looking to join a food co-op with her sister. After hearing that New Roots was providing food to anyone no matter their income, she was sold and wanted to support them. For the start she has always believed that everyone deserves the opportunity to eat healthy and fresh foods. Shiela fell into the farmer liaison role but especially enjoys the shopping aspect of it. She wants people in the community to be aware of the options that they have to live a healthy lifestyle. Her favorite vegetables include "any type of leafy green!"
Barbara works for a local non-profit as an administrative assistant. She found New Roots after taking tai chi class down in Shawnee and seeing a flyer for the Fresh Stop Market Food Justice Class. Once she saw the veggies, she never left! She became a founding member of this Market and then went on to co-create and sustain the Parkland Fresh Stop Market at her home church, Pleasant View Baptist Church. She loves the New Roots family she has made and helping in the community. Her favorite vegetable is broccoli.
Site Leaders: Pat Coppage
Pat is a retired nurse who spends her time involved in a lot of volunteer work. When she is not volunteering, she is visiting her children who live across the world. She is a member of the Shawnee Redeemer Lutheran Church and that's how she got involved with New Roots. Ms. Pat was an integral part of New Root's Veggie Rx Project. Her "Fresh Stop Market math" is superb and she loves counting the veggies. Her favorite veggie is cabbage!
Deborah "Debbie" Smith is a volunteer at the Shawnee library. She always tries to help people in the neighborhood / in need. Debbie started coming to the food pantry at Shawnee Redeemer where she first heard about New Root's program, Veggie Rx. After helping out with the Veggie Rx Project, New Root's Ms. Mary asked if she would like to volunteer as a site leader at the Fresh Stop Market. Debbie's favorite vegetables are tomatoes.
Day-Of Leaders: John Dlutowski
John "JD" Dlutowski works IT as a quality insurance for a nonprofit in Chicago. He developed a connection with Karyn which led him to volunteering with Fresh Stop Markets. He continues to support New Roots because of the high quality of the produce provided as well as meeting people in the neighborhood. His favorite vegetable is a carrot!
Nate Spencer (also a founder of this Fresh Stop Market)
Nate Spencer is a member of the Shawnee Redeemer Church where a mutual friend introduced him to Karyn and that introduced him to Fresh Stop Markets. He said the concept of Fresh Stop Markets was one of the most beautiful things that he has ever seen. He has always been aware of the obesity and diet related diseases within this community and pushed Karyn (for a year) to bring this to the Shawnee neighborhood. "This is a no brainer. This is a way to make our community better." Nate also works as a film maker and has a production company, WeCu Productions. His favorite vegetable is a tomato.
Sample Fresh Stop Market Share:
Rootbound Farms, Crestwood KY
Organic sugar snap peas
Valley Spirit Farms, Campbellsburg KY
Organic green onions
Ashbourne Farms, LaGrange KY