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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?

Last workday of the season

The Dream Market ended for the season but you can still come see us!

Join us on Saturday October 30th for our Garlic Planting party. We’ll put the gardens to bed and fire up the pizza oven!

Hope to see you there.

Monthly HIC Panel

Our monthly panel on Racism as a Public Health issue will be on pause until further notice. We hope to resume at the beginning of 2022.

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 Street garden. We’ll be holding an artist’s reception on Thursday, 10/14 (with food and drinks) at the garden at 5pm.
Please join us!

Thanks to MagikPress for partnering on this project.


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

FRESH New London featured on CPTV! Highlights our youth artists!

Watch Chloe Murphy and Alicia McAvay talk about FRESH New London’s mission on this episode of Re:source:ful on CPTV! This episode also highlights the work that Aly Maderson Quinlog of Magik Press has been doing with two youth members of FRESH, Roodley Merilo and Perla Vazquez! Check out Roodley’s art installation at McDonald Park thisContinue reading “FRESH New London featured on CPTV! Highlights our youth artists!”

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FRESH New London

Call us: 860-574-9006

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