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 right here on the Dalhousie campus. We also offer Food Boxes every Tuesday that feature a beautiful mix of seasonal vegetables from the valley, packed and ready to be picked up on campus or delivered to your door.
Scott Rairdan / Operations Manager
The Market Stand is on hiatus for the summer, and will return Fall 2016. In the mean time check out our Food Box program, which will continue through the spring!
Tuesday from 10:00am - 3:00pm
Student Union Building Lobby
6136 University Ave
Tuesdays from 11:00am - 2:30pm
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 with two pick-up locations and an option of delivery to anywhere on the Halifax Peninsula.
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.