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Farm to Campus Initiative (on-site)
Get affordable seasonal, local produce at SFU Surrey every week!
We are excited to introduce a low-cost weekly subscription service that provides SFU students, faculty and staff with fresh, local produce. The produce comes direct from local farms and will vary by what is currently being harvested.
What do you get?
Right now, the following are in season:
- - Winter Squash (Butternut, Acorn, Kabocha)
- - Swiss Chard (Rainbow, Red, Green)
- - Kale (Black Lacinato, Green, Red)
- - Kohlrabi
- - Broccoli
- - Field Cucumber
- - Zucchini
- - Parsley (Italian & Curly)
- - Cabbage (Red, Green)
- - Melons (Galia, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew)
(produce is subject to change weekly)
Small bags have 3-5 pounds of veggies, Large bags have 6-10 pounds of veggies.
What are the benefits of signing up?
- support local farmers who are committed to sustainable practices like protecting habitats for birds and reducing waste
- reduce food waste and contribute to climate mitigation (food waste is the number 1 source of carbon emissions in the Lower Mainland!)
- have access to healthy, nutrient-rich food at a reduced price
- contribute to a just, sustainable food system
How does it work?
- Register with us and then you will get a weekly reminder to confirm your order for that week through an online order form
- You can order a small bag (1-2 people) or a large bag (3-4 people)
- Order every week or every other week or as needed
- Orders must be submitted by Sunday night for pickup on the following Wednesday
- Show up at SFU Surrey on Wednesday mornings to pick up your order
- Bring cash for payment
How much does it cost?
SFU Faculty & Staff
- $5 small bag (1-2 people)
- $10 large bag (3-4 people)
* students are subsidized through funding from the SFSS, and make a contribution on a sliding scale according to their means:
- Small bags: 1-2 people, $3-5
- Large bags: 3-4 people, $6-8
Note: If you are an SFU student that can benefit from a bag of produce, but can't afford it, just pay what you can when you come to pick up your box.
What is the schedule?
- Confirm Sunday, Aug 16th for pickup on Wednesday, Aug 19th
- Confirm Sunday, Aug 23rd for pickup on Wednesday, Aug 26th
- Confirm Sunday, Aug 30th for pickup on Wednesday, Sept 2nd
- Confirm Sunday, Sept 6th for pickup on Wednesday, Sept 9th
- Confirm Sunday, Sept 13th for pickup on Wednesday, Sept 16th
- Confirm Sunday, Sept 20th for pickup on Wednesday, Sept 23rd
- Confirm Sunday, Sept 27th for pickup on Wednesday, Sept 30th
- Confirm Sunday, Oct 4th for pickup on Wednesday, Oct 7th
- Confirm Sunday, Oct 11th for pickup on Wednesday, Oct 14th
- Confirm Sunday, Oct 18th for pickup on Wednesday, Oct 21st
- Confirm Sunday, Oct 25th for pick up on Wednesday, Oct 30th
- Confirm Sunday, Nov 1st for pickup on Wednesday, Nov 4th
What COVID-19 safety precautions are in place?
As concerns are growing around the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, we want to take steps to protect our community, while still reducing food waste and increasing food security on campus. As the situation is evolving, we will continue to assess the risk involved for our community. We will continue to update our team and ensure that we are transparent about all of the safety measures we use. Currently incorporating the following precautions:
- The volunteers will check the safety of all the produce and then place it in paper bags for community members to pick up.
- Introducing contactless pick up for community members. Participants will pick up a pre-bagged produce assortment from a designated pick up area.
- Practicing physical distancing of 2 meters at all times.
- Providing an alcohol based hand sanitizer at the sign-in and distribution tables for volunteers and community members to use.
- Sanitizing all equipment with hard surfaces, with an alcohol based sanitizer, before and after each distribution.
- Having volunteers wear non-medical face masks at all times.
- Ensuring that all volunteers wash their hands thoroughly, before, during, and after their shifts.
- Asking all volunteers to stay home if they are feeling sick or if they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Who is making this happen?
Farm to Campus is a joint initiative of SFU Surrey-TD Community Engagement Centre and Embark Sustainability Society, and is supported by the Plot Sharing Garden, Offbeat Produce, the SFU Office of Sustainability, and the SFU Food Systems Lab. Special thanks to the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) and SFU Surrey Administrative Office for their generous contributions to this program.
Pick up day & time:
Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 12 pm
Pick up Location:
SFU's Surrey Campus: SRYE building
10285 University Dr, Surrey, BC
- corner of 102nd and University -
- just outside the main entrance of the new building -
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Partner with us:
- For partnership, please contact Trisha Dulku or call 604-715-6457