Employees are encouraged to take advantage of local food pop-up markets
N Good Health is partnering with two local organizations to offer four pop-up markets through August.
Employees are encouraged to take advantage of the pop-up markets on the following dates:
- Friday, Aug. 13 at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital in partnership with Black Market Kentucky
- Friday, Aug. 20 at Nortom Women’s & Children’s Hospital in parnership with Louisville Community Grocery
The pop-up markets allows visitors to take home healthy and delicious local foods, support area farmers and workers and socialize with colleagues and community members.
About Louisville Community Grocery
In 2015, a group of food justice advocates came together to open a community-owned grocery store to serve Louisville’s urban neighborhoods. The group believes a community’s self-reliance is essential to an equitable food system and that our community grocery should be a place where everyone feels welcome, owner and non-owner alike.” The group incorporated in 2017 into the non-profit Louisville Association for Community Economics that aims to foster the growth of community-owned initiatives in Louisville. The Louisville Community Grocery is LACE’s first project.
When you visit any of their pop-up markets, you can learn more about how to become an owner or how to donate to help them raise the funds needed to build a grocery store in one of the West End neighborhoods.
About Black Market
Shauntrice Martin, director and founder of the food justice program #FeedTheWest, worked closely with board members and West End residents to open Black Market in January 2021. Because there are insufficient options for fresh, nutritious foods in the West End, Shauntrice worked to break down the barriers that residents face when trying to find healthy food options for themselves and their families. The store located at 2313 West Market Street offers products from Black local farmers and business owners and includes meat, fresh produce, eggs, beans, coffee, grain products as well as household essential items like toilet paper, trash bags, toothpaste, and dish soap. The store also offers bundles like the #FeedTheWest bundle which allows you to donate a bag of food to a West End family or the Veggie Bundle full of vegan goodies like non-dairy milk, herbal tea, vegan cookies, and 5-10 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables sourced from Black farmers in Kentucky.
For additional questions, contact N Good Health at firstname.lastname@example.org.