Our Social Responsibility Statement
“Do your little bit of good where you are;
it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
― Desmond Tutu
New Morning Market works to create an environment where trust and care are at the center of all we do. From our customers, to our employees, to the way we source our products, and to our community, we strive to learn and share ways to support each other and the planet and work towards an environment of fairness, diversity, respect.
Please revisit this page as we share the ways that we put our values into action.
Our Guiding Principles
Food & Nutrition Security and Hunger Relief
Care & Education of Children
Round-up for a Cause
This month we are excited to be partnering with Two Coyotes Wilderness School. Two Coyotes Wilderness School is a nonprofit mentoring organization that connects youth to nature, community, and self.
Two Coyotes Wilderness School | Newtown, CT
• Two Coyotes Wilderness School runs programs year-round in Newtown, Granby, and Killingworth.
• Day Programs offer a six hour day of school in the woods every week, in most weather – fall, winter, and spring. They serve over 600 kids and gave away more than $60,000 in scholarships to programs in the past year.
• The school runs a weekly summer camp which reaches more than 450 kids in Newtown and Granby.
• Programs are designed in partnership with schools, nonprofits, and other community organizations to reach kids who otherwise wouldn’t be able to
attend the programs. This year, they ran partnership programs in Hartford, Bridgeport, and Waterbury.
• Two Coyotes Wilderness School also offers a ten-month adult apprentice ship program called Heartwood Wilderness Skills.
A Huge Thank You to Our Community!
With our customer donations and store matching, we were able to raise $771.85 for Children’s Community School!
We thank you all for your continued support.
Bags for Change
Bring a reusable bag and you will reduce your environmental impact while supporting a charity of your choice! For every reusable bag used, you will earn a wooden nickel. Select one of our featured non-profit partners to support and we’ll donate five cents per wooden nickel!
Choose to support one of our current charities:
A 700-acre nature sanctuary and education center located in Southbury, Connecticut, Bent of the River’s mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
NHS works to build strong neighborhoods and communities of choice through affordable and comprehensive housing development, financial education, and furthering home and community ownership.
Coloring Book for Safe Haven
We are excited to share the New Morning Market Coloring Book, with proceeds benefiting Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury. With images drawn by local artist Charlotte Chapman, the book is filled with fun produce pictures and witty food puns. $5 each, with all proceeds going directly to Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury.
Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury is a nonprofit organization committed to providing free, confidential services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in a safe, caring environment. They rely heavily on support from the community, approximately 35% of their budget comes from fundraising events, grants, and individual donations. Just $25 can pay for a dinner of 8 women and 7 children at the shelter or a birthday party for a shelter child. And that can be done by purchasing just 5 coloring books.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
New Morning Market is committed to sustainability—from the ground up. In 2012, owner John Pittari tore down a defunct bowling alley and built New Morning’s fourth and final storefront using recycled materials, including those salvaged on-site, and local resources. New Morning’s polished concrete floor and pine paneling were sourced from nearby towns, and our distinct barn wood decor was reclaimed from a 1792 barn! From our environmentally conscious lighting to refrigerator coolant, we considered the ecological footprint of the store’s blueprint with every square foot. Sustainability in design even expands into New Morning’s unpaved parking lot! Rain water filters through the gravel lot and native plant border to replenish the groundwater below. This level of environmental consideration is the cornerstone of New Morning Market’s mission and is evident in everything we do—from our community initiatives to our product offerings.