Bringing fresh produce to the U of G community
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With rising costs of food, food security is becoming an increasing issue for students looking to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. University of Guelph students, Maya Nickel and Vivian Ma, are working to address this challenge by setting up a food market where students, staff and faculty can purchase fresh produce at affordable prices.  

Fruits and vegetables are sourced through SEED, a not-for-profit community food project at the Guelph Community Health Centre that buys produce at wholesale. All items are then priced on a sliding scale, ranging from grocery store prices to 30-50 per cent less. When checking out, shoppers are given a price range for their total, where they can pay what they can within that range.  

For more information, visit University of Guelph. 

“Our hope is that the market will help increase students’ access to fresh fruit and vegetables in ways that uphold their dignity, while at the same time, creating an event to bring people together and build community.”
Sam Laban
GuelphLab facilitator
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