RAPP Volunteer Opportunities!

Volunteer with the Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program!

If you like meeting new people and being at farmers’ markets, this is a great volunteer opportunity! Catholic Charities’ Refugee Agricultural Partnership Project (RAPP) needs volunteers to work with gardeners who are selling their produce.

RAPP is looking for 20 volunteers to help out at our Farmers’ Market booths throughout the summer. We are looking for outgoing folks who are punctual, hard-working, interested in developing relationships with refugee growers, and can be available at least two days a month for up to five hours each day. Volunteers will go through a brief training session to learn about our program, our growers, and market operations. Volunteers will then learn hands-on at Farmers’ Markets throughout the first part of the market season.

We offer two options for your brief training:

Either Saturday, May 18 from 10 – 11:30 am or Tuesday, May 21 at from 7 – 8:30 pm

at Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Drive, 40214.

To reserve a spot at the training:

Lauren Goldberg, RAPP Coordinator, 502.873.2560 ext 256 or lgoldberg@archlou.org

The markets we attend are St. Matthews, Whole Foods, and the Flea-Off. Pick the market that is easiest for you!

• St. Matthews is located at 4100 Shelbyville Road, 40207

• Whole Foods is located at 4944 Shelbyville Rd, 40207

• The Flea-Off Market, Fresh Start Growers’ Supply, 1007 E Jefferson Street, 40206


Wednesday Saturday Saturday Sunday
Whole Foods Farmers’ Market St. Matthews Farmers’ Market Flea-Off Market Flea-Off Market
3 pm – 7:30 pm 7 am – 12:30 pm Two shifts:10 am – 2 pm OR

2 pm – 6 pm

Two shifts:10 am – 2 pm OR

2 pm – 6 pm

Market weekends are mid-June through October. The markets last 22 weeks over the course of the summer and volunteers must be able to attend at least two markets per month. We are flexible – let us know your availability, and we will establish a workable volunteer schedule together!

Special Thanksgiving Shawnee Fresh Stop and Potluck!

Please join New Roots and the Shawnee Neighborhood Fresh Stop as we celebrate our second successful season of connecting families in West Louisville with farm-fresh food.  We will begin the evening with a Thanksgiving Fresh Stop from 4:30-6pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church on the corner of 37th and Riverpark.  Then we will move into a potluck dinner celebration from 6-8pm, with special guests: YOU and OUR FARMERS!  Please bring a dish and join us as we plan the 2013 season.

This is your last chance to order produce shares for the 2012 season! Shawnee Fresh Stop will be accepting share requests until Monday evening, November 12, for a special Thanksgiving Fresh Stop share, which will include fresh herbs, butternut squash, greens, etc.

To order a share, contact New Roots at info@newrootsproduce.org or Portia at the Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center at (502) 775-5268 or Portia.White@louisvilleky.gov.  You may also order online here: http://www.newrootsproduce.org/shawnee-orders.html.

Thanks for all of your support for the Shawnee Fresh Stop this season!  We look forward to seeing you back next year!

People’s Garden Harvest Festival on Saturday!

This Saturday, October 13th, the People’s Garden will be having their first annual Harvest Festival from 2pm-5pm at the garden (409 Northwestern Parkway, Louisville, KY)!  Come and join us for fresh apple cider, soup, BBQ, children’s garden activities, pumpkin carving, and more!  Contact Valerie with any questions or if you are interested in volunteering during the event at valerie@louisvillegrows.org.

RSVP on Facebook here!