Bridging the Rural/Urban Divide

Bridging the Rural/Urban Divide: Solidarity Models for Improving Food Access and Markets Fresh Stop Markets is an award-winning initiative of New Roots, Inc. a Kentucky non-profit dedicated to igniting community power for fresh food access. Using participatory methods rooted in respect and solidarity, New Roots successfully coordinates Fresh Stop Markets that provide organic produce on an income-based sliding scale for underinvested communities, and stable prices and volume sales for farmers. Fresh Stop Markets have been a win-win for farmers and consumers in Louisville, Brandenburg and Hazard, Kentucky, uniting 650 mainly limited resource families with ten farms for a $150K seasonal impact. How can Fresh Stop Markets, and other solidarity models be adapted for New Jersey communities to benefit farmers and consumers? Join us for this interactive workshop/dialogue about challenges, opportunities, and ongoing efforts to launch Fresh Stop Markets in New Jersey.