In response to current conditions, we have made the difficult decision to suspend the South Points Farmers Market until further notice.
Guided by our vision to cultivate a healthy and equitable community where people and places thrive, the Food Literacy Project is focusing our efforts on food security during this difficult time by providing farm fresh produce grown at Iroquois Urban Farm to South Louisville Community Ministries, Southwest Community Ministries, and the Taylor Boulevard Save-a-Lot. These community partners will ensure the safe and efficient distribution of this locally grown and healthy food to community members.
We will continue GROWING ON at Iroquois Urban Farm, and we plan on harvesting salad greens, radishes, kale, chard, onions, potatoes, and spinach in the coming weeks. As the weather warms up, we will begin planting summer squash, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, and melons. All of this delightful produce will be made available through the alternative channels mentioned above!
While we are temporarily suspending our market, we still heartily recommend patronizing a market near you if safely possible to support your local farmers. Click here to see a list of farmers markets and fresh stop markets operating around town, compiled by our own Program Coordinator, Grace “Green Pepper.”
Assistance for Market Shoppers
The South Points Farmers Market uses the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) and Kentucky Double Dollars (KDD) program to help make our produce accessible to all of our neighbors. SFMNP voucher recipients will receive booklets of five $6 vouchers to use throughout the season on locally grown fruits, vegetables, and honey. For more information on the program click here. The Kentucky Double Dollars program is administered by the Community Farm Alliance and Bluegrass Farm to Table. It doubles federal food assistance benefits such as SFMNP vouchers and SNAP benefits. For more information and to find participating markets, visit this website.
For our neighbors in South Louisville, the Beechmont Open Air Market typically runs from May to September, and will run Saturdays from 8am until 12pm. The KY Proud Market accepts Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program vouchers and is located in the parking lot on the SE corner of Wellington and Southern Pkwy, next to Beechmont Baptist Church. The market operates in accordance with guidelines set by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control. Only one adult per household is allowed to shop and face masks are advised. There will be 9 local farmers, and local soap and face mask vendors.