FRESH New London
is a tiny but mighty food justice organization. We work through three buckets: Empowering Youth, Connecting Community and Growing Food to dismantle systemic oppression and build food sovereignty.

FRESH acknowledges our gardens grow on occupied
Pequot territory. Indigenous growing techniques have and
continue to contribute to the health of our people and planet.
To learn more about Indigenous culture and history in Southeastern Connecticut, visit the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, the Tantaquidgeon Museum
(of the Mohegan Tribe), and learn about the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation.

FRESH Happenings….

Garden Walk for Food Justice!

Please join us in
building momentum for food justice and sustaining green spaces in New London, at FRESH’s First Annual Garden Walk for Food Justice!

Saturday, September 17, starting at 9:30.
Find out more HERE

Pop-up Food pantry!

We’re battling food apartheid every Wednesday with our pop-up food pantry! Won’t you join us to pack and distribute boxes from 9:00-2:00 at the New London Senior Center?

Click HERE to sign up

Collective workdays! CSA Harvest

Collective workdays are happening on Thursdays, 9-12 for CSA harvest, at the Cottage Street Urban Farm, &
Saturdays, 10-12, at the Mercer St. Garden.
Click HERE to sign up for CSA harvest.

Click HERE to sign up for Saturday workdays
Click HERE to see all the garden locations.

Key Initiatives

Grace, a FRESH youth member and a Connecticut College student hold vegetables and FRESH merch at our Farmer's Market table, wearing masks for safety.

Mission: build leadership skills and critical analysis of food justice, work with a community on solutions, and earn some money to do critical work in New London!

Chloe and a youth member plant seeds in snack beds.

Mission: model and teach urban growing that is environmentally sustainable and culturally appropriate. Use our spaces to increase access to fresh food across the city.

A large group FRESH youth and staff pose outside together.

Mission: create authentic pathways for building collective power, engage community in decision making, and make systemic change with partner organizations

Food Justice Corner

Food justice promotes a food system that is inclusive, community-led and participatory, without the exploitation of people, land, or the environment. It identifies and acts to remove the significant structural inequities (ie racism and other oppressions) that exist within our food and economic systems. Food justice activists seek to establish healthy, resilient communities with equitable access to nourishing and culturally appropriate food.  –Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council


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FRESH New London

Call us: 860-574-9006

Write to us: PO Box 285, New London, CT 06320