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.
Tuesdays from 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesdays from 10:00 - 4:00pm
Student Union Building Lobby
6136 University Ave
11:00am - 3:00pm
Emera IDEA Building, Lobby
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).
Caleb is the Market Operations Manager for the 2018/2019 school year! His 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 him with any questions, comments, concerns, quips, thoughts, or bad veggie puns at firstname.lastname@example.org. Caleb studies Contemporary Studies and Classics, and his favourite vegetable right now beets, especially roasted beets!
Ashley Osa- Peters is the Market's Food Box Coordinator. She will be running the food box show for the 2018/2019 school year. She's majoring in Microbiology and Immunology. Her favourite produce item are plantains which she could probably live off of for the rest of her life.
Kate is the Sexton Market Coordinator for 2018/2019! She is a 3rd year planning and community design student who likes to chat about food and take photos of fun fruit and veg. Her favorite thing about the market is the variety of shapes and textures that come with each bunch of fresh food. She would love to hear your thoughts on how you use the food, so stop by the Sexton Stand one Wednesday to say hi!
Hannah is one of the Market Coordinators at the Student Union Building Location for the 2018/2019 school year. She's studying Biology and her favorite vegetables are cucumbers!
Lucia is a journalism student from Maine, and she is a SUB Market Coordinator for the 2018/2019 school year. Though her diet isn't plant based, her résumé is!
Samantha is one of the SUB Market Coordinators for 2018/19. 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.
Mariah is one of the Market Coordinators on the Studley Campus for this 2018/2019 school year. She's in her fourth year of Physics and loves all things vegetables, especially brussels sprouts. Stop by anytime and ask her for recipe ideas!
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?
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.