Fresh | Affordable | LOCAL






We are the Dalhousie Student Union Market. Our commitment is to make fresh, local, and whenever possible, spray-free produce available to students at a cost they can actually afford. Our network of local farmers allows us to bring in the best seasonal produce to our stand. We offer close-to-wholesale pricing, which is among the lowest you'll find in the city and we are located on both the Studley campus (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) as well as Sexton campus (Wednesdays). Produce is available at our stand for purchase or through pre-ordering via our Food Box program.

Studley Campus
Tuesdays from 10:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesdays from 10:00 - 4:00pm
Student Union Building Lobby
6136 University Ave

Sexton Campus
11:00am - 3:00pm
Emera IDEA Building, Lobby


Food boxes

The DSU Market offers a weekly Food Box that features a mix of seasonal produce to inspire your meals and introduce you to wonderful local fruits and vegetables. Boxes are pre-ordered weekly by 10AM Thursday with two pick-up locations on the following Tuesday (SUB) or Wednesday (Sexton).


Meet the STaff


ashley osa-peters

Ashley is the Market Operations Manager for the 2019/2020 school year! Her job involves making sure staff and volunteers are scheduled, ordering the veggies and other produce from the farms, and keeping everything running smooth.

Feel free to contact her with any questions, comments, concerns, thoughts, or bad veggie puns at Ashley is in her fourth year of her undergrad in Microbiology and Immunology. Her favourite vegetable is the Plantain (technically a fruit)!


claudia castillo-prentt

Claudia is the Market's Food Box Coordinator. She will be running all things food box related for the 2018/2019 school year!

She’s in her third year of a double major in International Development Studies and Political Science and her favourite vegetable is the Cassava!


danielle stewart

Danielle is one of the stand coordinators on the Studley campus.She is double majoring in International Development Studies and Sociology. She loves all vegetables, but corn is her absolute favourite!


Hannah davies

Hannah is one of the Market Coordinators at the Student Union Building Location for the 2019/2020 school year. She's in her fourth year studying Biology and her favourite vegetable at the market, for now, is green beans!

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lucia helder

Lucia is a journalism student from Maine, and she is a SUB Market Coordinator for the 2019/2020 school year. Though her diet isn't plant based, her résumé is!


Samantha Machado

Sam is one of the SUB Market Coordinators for 2019/2020. She is studying Early Modern Studies and Theatre Studies. Her favourite vegetable is corn, which she knows is not technically a vegetable. Her second favourite vegetable is the potato, which is also not a vegetable.


alana cox

Alana is one of the Market Coordinators on the Studley Campus for this 2019/2020 school year! She is majoring in International Development Studies and she loves Kale!

Credits: Alexandra Buffy Sweny

Credits: Alexandra Buffy Sweny

On the Table: Week of October 22nd

  • nectarines

  • onions

  • parsley

  • peaches

  • pears - bartlett

  • peppers - green

  • popcorn

  • potatoes - new, fingerling

  • potatoes - sweet (SF)

  • pumpkins - for pie

  • squash - butternut, buttercup, spaghetti

  • tomatillos

  • tomatoes - cherry

  • Apples - macintosh

  • Beets - chiogga, detroit

  • brussels sprouts

  • cabbage - napa (organic)

  • carrots

  • cauliflower

  • celery

  • cucumbers

  • eggplant

  • garlic (organic)

  • green onions (organic)

  • jam - hardy wares

  • kimchi - cabbage patch kimchi

  • leeks (organic)


Frequently Asked Questions

Does the DSU Market run throughout the summer?

Unfortunately, we do not run throughout the summer. We’ll be back in September!!

Where does everything on the table come from?

Our produce comes direct from local farmers to the table. Right now our wonderful suppliers are Abundant Acres Farm and Noggins Farm, and we also have maple products from Hutchinson's!

Is everything on the table spray-free or organic?

Unfortunately, no. Although a large portion of the table is spray-free or organic produce, we bring in some low-spray produce when there is not a spray-free option available to us, so that we can keep a good amount of variety on the table. There is always a list of what vegetables are spray-free, organic and low-spray at the table, feel free to ask!

What do you do with the vegetables left at the end of the day?

At the end of the day as much produce left over as possible is given to the DSU Food Bank or sold to The Loaded Ladle, where is it then incorporated into the next days meal. These wonderful relationships have allowed the DSU Market to grow, knowing that extra produce won't be wasted. 

What do you do with the profits from the table?

Profits from the table are very minimal, we mark the prices up from wholesale only as much as we need to cover the small cost of operating. This small profit goes back into buying stand supplies, such as paper bags. 

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