Connecting Community

FRESH creates opportunities for people of all ages and circumstances to develop a deeper relationship with one another and with their environment. 
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Once again, FRESH collaborated with Sprout Garden at Connecticut College to distribute FRESH NL food harvested from our sites to 30 families each week as a part of CSA. This year, we returned to Thursday pickups, which our community has told us they prefer.

For more information, click HERE

Sean, Julie and Chloe stand under the Mercer St Pavilion holding our new CSA boxes, full of food for CSA members!
A FRESH volunteer poses with the herb boxes outside the Mercer St garden.
Community Events and Volunteer Days

From March to October, we have volunteer hours in our gardens on Saturdays, 10:00-12:00. Come out and grow food with us!

You can find out locations and sign up HERE 

Email if you need more information!

2021 Panel Series: Racism is a Public Health Issue

We are working with the Health Improvement Collaborative of Southeastern Connecticut to produce and present a series of monthly presentations. Each month touches on a different topic, but all relate to racism as a public health issue. These educational, insightful panels are free, online, and open to the public.

Community Knowledge Share

FRESH New London is engaging in a Community Knowledge Share Project! We want to celebrate the valuable skillsets and wealth of information that our FRESH community holds by making it widely available in a variety of easily accessible formats.

You can find more information HERE

Food for the People

In collaboration with Ledge Light Health District, L&M Hospital, the city of New London, and a host of volunteers, FRESH distributes boxes of food every Wednesday 11:00-2:00 to our friends and neighbors in need. These boxes are available free of charge to any New London resident that needs one. As our director Alicia McAvay said, “What we really want is for folks to be able to access food with dignity. We don’t want people to feel embarrassed. There is a lot of need.” There is a facebook page dedicated to the project, which you can find HERE

Culturally Appropriate Crops

In all, we are growing more than 30 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs that are staples– beloved and intrinsic– to the wide array of peoples, cultures, and cuisines that now call New London home.

Sourcing, cultivating, and sharing these products is a way of connecting and learning across cultures. It also attracts people who grew up in another country to learn to garden for the first time or to modify agricultural practices from their country of origin to this urban New London context.

FRESH New London

Call us: 860-574-9006

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