Georgia Farmers Market Association Fresh Stop Markets
Posted On: April 30, 2018
Fresh Stop Markets are “pop up”, community led, farm-fresh food markets set up at local faith-based institutions and community centers, in fresh food insecure neighborhoods. The food is ordered and paid for in advance so that farmers are assured of their earnings. Shareholders pool their SNAP Benefits and cash to purchase equal “shares” of local, fresh fruits and vegetables, every other week for a 22-week growing season. Families pay on an income-based sliding scale, everyone receiving a “share” of the same ten varieties of delicious, seasonal, fresh produce (enough to feed 2-3 people for two weeks).
New Roots, Inc. has had great success with the the Fresh Stop Market movement and GFMA is working closely with them to share similar success in Georgia.
Learn more about Georgia Fresh Stop Markets here: https://www.mygeorgiamarket.org/freshstopmarket/