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
Alumni Lounge, B Building
1360 Barrington Street
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).
Kate is the Operations Manager of the Market. Her job is to make sure staff and volunteers are scheduled and working well. She also orders the produce from the farms and works on growing the business. If you have any questions, comments, concerns or happy thoughts about the market feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kate is studying International Development and Political Science and her favourite vegetable is kale.
Caleb is the incoming Market Operations Manager for the 2018/2019 school year! His job will involve making sure staff and volunteers are scheduled, ordering the veggies and other produce from the farms, and keeping everything running smooth.
Starting this summer, feel free to contact him with any questions, comments, concerns, quips, thoughts or bad veggie puns at email@example.com. Caleb studies Contemporary Studies and Classics, and his favourite vegetable right now is a beefsteak tomato (he knows it's a fruit, technically).
Aly is the food box coordinator for the market! She creates, organizes and helps to pack our weekly food box program. If you would like more information about our food box program feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Aly is studying Urban Planning and Sustainability, and her favourite vegetable is tomato (unless it's considered a fruit...).
Ashley Osa- Peters is the incoming food box coordinator. She will be popping in and out of the market from January - April 2018, and then running the show 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.
Sahar is one of the market coordinators for the Student Union Building Location. She is an undeclared bachelor of science's student with the intent of hopefully transferring her degree to a bachelor of science in nursing. Sahar's favorite vegetable is a fruit treated like a vegetable, the tomato, but if she had to absolutely choose a vegetable it would be sweet potatoes!
Kathleen is the Sexton Market Coordinator, which is located in the Alumni Lounge at 1360 Barrington Street. She is studying Economics and her favourite vegetable is sweet potatoes!
Annika is one of the market coordinators at the Student Union Building Location. She is studying a combined honours degree in Economics and International Development Studies (minor in Spanish), and her favourite vegetable is asparagus.
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. Our other goods on the table right now come from Scotian Bee Honey and Made in Moontown
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 any produce left over is sold to The Loaded Ladle, where is it then incorporated into the next days meal. This wonderful relationship has 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.