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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….

Collective workdays!

Want to get together with your friends and neighbors to reclaim green spaces and grow food in
New London?
Every Saturday, 10-12
at one our 5 gardens.

This week:
Saturday
6/25 – NO WORKDAY
7/2 – Mercer Street, with “Pay What You Can” veggie stand

Food to the People:
Covid Pop Up Pantry

Join us every Wednesday 9:00-2:00 at the
New London Senior Center (corner of Brainard and Mercer in NL) to pack and distribute boxes of food!
(And grab a box of food for your people.)

Find out more HERE or call Esther at 860-917-5508

What Else is Going On?

STRAWBERRIES!

Snack beds at Mercer, McDonald Park, Broad Street (by Bartlett Park), & Ledyard Street have ripe strawberries!
And a few still have spring greens to harvest.
Go get some before they run out!

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