WELCOME TO THE SOUTH FRANKFORT FOOD SHARE

The South Frankfort Food Share brings you healthy, locally produced, fresh food on a sliding scale—as low as $6 for 10 different types of produce. 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 and veggie-prep help so you can be sure all the food it gets eaten—even by picky eaters. All shareholders come together outside of Second Street School (506 W. Second St., Frankfort, KY) to pick up their Food Share on their chosen dates. (See dates below.) Every shareholder receives the same amount and quality of vegetables, regardless of what they pay.

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

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Let us answer your questions:

When is the South Frankfort Food Share?

Shares for the South Frankfort Food Share on September 17 are SOLD OUT! Do you want to see the South Frankfort Food Share happen again next year? Send us an email to say so. The Food Share can’t happen next year with community support!

We are planning to have four Food Shares this year:

  • June 18 (Orders accepted June 5-14)

  • July 16 (Orders accepted July 3-12)

  • August 20 (Orders accepted Aug. 7-16)

  • September 17 (Orders accepted Sept. 4-13)

You can participate as a shareholder or volunteer in just one Food Share or in all four. You can only purchase one Food Share at a time, in the weeks before the Food Share takes place. You must pre-order your Food Share. Food Shares cannot be purchased on the day of pickup.

How much does it cost?

Shares for the South Frankfort Food Share on September 17 are SOLD OUT! Do you want to see the South Frankfort Food Share happen again next year? Send us an email to say so. The Food Share can’t happen next year with community support!

The South Frankfort Food Share is available on a sliding scale, based on your income and family size. You decide what you pay:

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

  • $12 for anyone on the sliding income scale**

  • $30 for people with a higher income wanting to pay the retail value of the Food Share.

  • $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. We call this the Food Justice Share.

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 Food Justice Share, 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 around $32. 

** We use the Kentucky WIC eligibility scale to determine limited income, regardless of whether you the shareholder has 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?

Shares for the South Frankfort Food Share on September 17 are SOLD OUT! Do you want to see the South Frankfort Food Share happen again next year? Send us an email to say so. The Food Share can’t happen next year with community support!

You can expect 10 different kinds of locally grown produce 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 produce you might receive in September include sweet potatoes, tomatoes, corn, zucchini or summer squash, peppers, kale, lettuce, butternut squash, turnips and herbs.

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, volunteers will show you how to prep your veggies, and you can taste food samples, too!

How do I pick up my Food Share?

Shares for the South Frankfort Food Share on September 17 are SOLD OUT! Do you want to see the South Frankfort Food Share happen again next year? Send us an email to say so. The Food Share can’t happen next year with community support!

The Food Share pick up is set up like a farmers market: Vegetables are laid out on tables for shareholders to choose from. A guest chef makes food samples for shareholders to taste to get ideas of how to use their food. Volunteers help shareholders learn how to cut up their veggies so they’re easy to use at home. And shareholders take home recipes to be sure all of their food will be used.

All shareholders must pick up their Food Share on their chosen dates, 5 to 7 pm, outside of Second Street School. If you cannot make it to pick up your share, send a friend or family member. All shares not picked up by 7 pm will be donated. We cannot hold on to a share for you.

How do I order?

Shares for the South Frankfort Food Share on September 17 are SOLD OUT! Do you want to see the South Frankfort Food Share happen again next year? Send us an email to say so. The Food Share can’t happen next year with community support!

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 and Food Share shareholders 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! (Click here for volunteer information.)

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

The South Frankfort Food Share will happen four times in 2019. It is up to all of us who are excited about this project to keep the Food Share going!