Welcome to The South Frankfort Food Share

Response to this project has been tremendous, and Food Shares are sold out! But don’t give up: Click here to put your name on the waiting list, and we will contact you if additional Food Shares become available. Plus, we’ll update you on Food Share projects in the future! Also, we still want you to experience the Food Share! Come out and see how the Food Share works. Click here for info about how you can help us make the Food Share happen on September 25.

The South Frankfort Food Share brings you healthy, locally produced, fresh food at an affordable price—as low as $6 for 10 different types of vegetables. We make this cooperative food-buying program work by pooling our money and effort as a community, purchasing vegetables directly from farmers, and working together to distribute vegetables to shareholders. 

One Food Share includes 10 different kinds of vegetables, plus easy recipes so you can be sure all the food it gets eaten—even by picky eaters. 

On September 25, from 5 to 7 pm, come to the Second Street School parking lot (506 W Second Street, Frankfort) to pick up your Food Share.

The South Frankfort Food Share is working TOGETHER to make fresh veggies affordable for ALL.

Let us answer your questions:

How much does it cost?

The South Frankfort Food Share is available on a sliding scale, based on your income and family size. You decide and tell us where you are on the scale:

  • $6 for folks purchasing a share with their SNAP/EBT cards

  • $12 for anyone meeting the WIC eligibility scale **

  • $25 for people with a higher income looking for a convenient way to get fresh, local food

  • $40 for community members with additional resources looking for a great source of local food and an opportunity to support fresh, local food for all

This cooperative buying program ensures that everyone who purchases a Food Share receives the same amount and quality of food. Whether you spend $6 on your SNAP/EBT card or $40 for the retail price, you take home the same food. If you were to purchase each Food Share item separately at the farmers market, we estimate the total retail cost would be $35-$40. 

** We use the WIC eligibility scale for all shareholders, regardless of whether you identify as female or whether you have children. If you meet the income requirements for WIC eligibility, you qualify for a $12 Food Share.

Email us with questions: FranklinCountyFarmersMarket@gmail.com.

How much food do I get?

You can expect 10 different kinds of vegetables in your Food Share. We can't say what kinds for sure—it depends on what's growing in the farmers' fields that day.  Examples of vegetables you might receive include potatoes, tomatoes, corn, zucchini or summer squash, peppers, green beans, kale, lettuce, butternut squash, and a pumpkin.

With every vegetable, you will also take home easy recipes. When you pick up your Food Share, a chef will talk about fun and inexpensive ways to use these veggies, and you can taste samples, too!

How do I order?

Response to this project has been tremendous, and Food Shares are sold out! But don’t give up: Click here to put your name on the waiting list, and we will contact you if additional Food Shares become available. Plus, we’ll update you on Food Share projects in the future! Also, we still want you to experience the Food Share! Come out and see how the Food Share works. Click here for info about how you can help us make the Food Share happen on September 25.

Email us with questions: FranklinCountyFarmersMarket@gmail.com.

Who is South Frankfort Food Share?

The South Frankfort Food Share is a cooperative food-buying project initiated by the Franklin County Farmers Market, inspired by the work of New Roots, Inc., and their Fresh Stop Markets. The South Frankfort Food Share is run by volunteers who want to bring healthy, fresh food to more people in Frankfort. We need more community members and Food Share shareholders who want to have fun and help out at the South Frankfort Food Share on September 25! (Click here for volunteer information.)

All of the vegetables in the Food Share are purchased from Franklin County Farmers Market vendors. This program helps bring more food to you and more income to farmers in our community.

The South Frankfort Food Share will happen once in 2018, on September 25. It is up to all of us who are excited about this project to make it happen more often in 2019!