Campus Food Market
Date and Time
First Floor University Centre Courtyard
The Campus Food Market is back this Fall! Visit the market every Thursday in September between 12:00pm and 4:00pm to buy some fresh produce you may need. By doing so you will also be able to complete an activity in the Wellness@Work Employee Orientation Month Passport Challenge and work towards entering a draw for some amazing prizes! Prize package #3 for the passport challenge includes a $25 credit to the Campus Food Market.
Submitting Completed Employee O-Month Passports
All afternoon from 12:00pm-4:00pm Wellness@Work will have a representative at a table by the Campus Food Market for those who completed their Employee O-Month Passports and are entering to win one of three amazing prize packages. Passports must be submitted in person either on the following Campus Food Market date or Mon, Oct 3 at the Campus Mile as we kick off Healthy Workplace Month. The prize package draw will happen during the Campus Mile, however, if you are unable to attend and are a winner you will still be contacted. You can register for the Campus Mile now!
What is the Campus Food Market?
Held every Thursday afternoon, the market is open to everyone in the University of Guelph community. Since launching a pilot in March 2022, the market has proven a hit, with customers lining up early with reusable bags to shop for fresh produce right on campus.
The market is the result of a collaboration between the Feeding 9 Billion initiative at the Arrell Food Institute, the GuelphLab within U of G’s Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, the Office of Sustainability and Hospitality Services.
All the fruits and vegetables are sourced via The SEED, a not-for-profit community food project at the Guelph Community Health Centre that buys produce at wholesale prices for its own community markets throughout the city.
How does the Campus Food Market work?
All of the produce items are sold on a sliding scale. The upper end of the scale is comparable to retail value and the lower end of the scale is the cheapest they can offer it, typically being 30 to 50% below retail price. Customers who come to the market are given the option to choose the amount they would like to pay in that range, with no questions asked. You can pay with your U of G card or with debit/credit.
Why go to the Campus Food Market?
All U of G community members are welcome to purchase produce from the market, including faculty and staff! Community food markets that use sliding scale models have proven to be beneficial in the Guelph community because they bring together people for one common goal: to enjoy fresh food and social connection. The on-campus affordable food market not only helps to address issues of food insecurity, but it also can build meaningful social connections and support our physical health by making eating fruits and vegetables more accessible and affordable.
Who can shop at the Campus food Market?
This market is open to anyone and everyone, with the goal of making healthy food as accessible as possible for all.