FRESH Crew and volunteers at the Broad Street snack beds.

Welcome to FRESH New London!

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.

What’s New At FRESH?

2021 Dream Market

Mic check! We’re bringing the open mic back to the market this Saturday, hosted by New London’s Poet Laureate @anurbannerd! We also have a special performance from the New London Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program.

Dream Market
Saturdays, 4-7pm on Mercer St! Food, art and community!

Monthly HIC Panel

Our monthly panel on Racism as a Public Health issue will resume in the fall (September 29). Check back here for more information!

June HIC Panel: Food Justice (6/30)

McDonald Park Mural Project

Artist Roodley Merilo , who came to FRESH through our youth program, is creating a stunning mural with his photographs for our McDonald St garden. We’ll be holding a hangthe-art party for Roodley’s work at the garden on Wednesday, 9/22, from 4:30 to 6:30, and an artist’s reception on Friday, 9/24 (with food and drinks) at the garden from 6:00-7:30. Please join us!

FRESH’s Three Buckets
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: for youth to gain leadership skills, work with a community and learn about food justice in New London

Chloe and a youth member plant seeds in snack beds.

Mission: model and teach environmentally sustainable and small-scale cultivation as well as get food to people across New London

A large group FRESH youth and staff pose outside together.

Mission: create authentic pathways for community engagement 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 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

9/11 Market

This Saturday, in honor of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, the New London Dream Market has chosen the theme of Peace.  This Saturday will provide all of us with an opportunity to participate in the act of turning guns into gardening tools! Goggles and gloves will be available to anyone who would like to participate inContinue reading “9/11 Market”


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FRESH New London

Call us: 860-574-9006

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