Welcome

FRESH New London builds momentum for food system change through local agriculture and youth empowerment. We use food to connect the community, encourage stewardship, inspire leadership, and incite change.

WE HAVE MOVED! 120 Broad Street, Room 220, Second floor of the Martin Center, New London


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A TASTE OF FRESH:

Special Benefit Dinner

La Belle Aurore, Niantic’s delightful Farm to Table Restaurant, is hosting a special “Meet the Farmer” meal to benefit FRESH New London. The meal– seven tasty small plates– will feature our produce, and while you dine, Alicia McAvay and members of the FRESH Summer Crew will share their insights on the food justice movement!

Thursday, August 4, 6 pm

La Belle Aurore, 75 Pennsylvania Ave, Niantic

Tickets, $75 per person

Reserve your place today by clicking HERE

All labor donated, so most of the ticket price will go directly to FRESH!


FRESH MARKETThe FRESH Farm Stand started Thursday, July 7th

Come out every Thursday and buy delicious, healthy produce grown, cared for and harvested by New London area youth.

See cooking demonstrations and sample delicious eats! Support youth empowerment! See your neighbors! Tour FRESH’s new composting system.

This Thursday is FRESH’s first Farm Stand of 2016, so come out and help make it great! We accept EBT and Farmers Market coupons. We accept credit and debit cards. We look forward to serving you!!


Special Event: Farm to Pier

farm to pier.croppedWant a special night out this summer? We have a treat for you! Enjoy a 5-course seated dinner on Waterfront Park in New London. Featuring fresh local ingredients from Huntsbrook Farm and other local purveyors, it will be an elegant night with a twist on the well-known farm to table themed events.  Cash bar with beer and wine.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to FRESH’s “Farm to School,” a program to provide schools with fresh healthy food grown locally.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and will sell out!  Wednesday, August 17. Door opens at 5:30 PM Seating begins at 6:30 PM. Rain date Aug 18.

 

(Click here for a complete list of upcoming events)


Saturdays at the FRESH Garden

At FRESH, we grow food with the community, for the community!
Our Saturday volunteer days connect you with the land to learn and grow. Whether you are an expert, or not, you’ll share and learn about urban growing, interact with new people from our beautiful community, and you will love your work. We provide volunteers with free snacks and drinks. Students and community members can earn service hours.

Come and work with us, and help us to build a better (more sustainable, more just and more beautiful) food system! Click here to sign up or just come by!

Every Saturday, rain or shine, between 9am and 1pm at our community garden at the corner of William and Mercer Streets.


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 Together we can build and sustain a healthy and just food system; we will exercise our collective power to establish community food security in Connecticut, and take part in the global movement for food justice.

Check out more pics from FRESH on Flickr