Students, staff and faculty can arrange for weekly deliveries of locally grown produce and other food through Sprout, developed by Nourish UNC, a student movement for sustainable development and member of the Campus Y.
Sprout partners with Coon Rock Farm, a local, sustainable farm, to provide fresh, seasonal produce for pick-up on campus. The venture supports the local economy and food system while making healthy food accessible to the campus community. All proceeds from Sprout go to grassroots community development projects all over the world.
Sprout members receive a canvas bag of produce each week for eight weeks, starting Oct. 4. The bags will be available for pick up at the Campus Y. Customers will receive a variety of produce each week, depending on the harvest calendar. For the fall, a wide variety of vegetables and greens includes eggplant, okra, zucchini, sweet potatoes, carrots, peppers, baby turnips, salad greens (arugula, mesclun, etc.) and cooking greens (bok choy, kale, etc.). Additionally, this semester Sprout will take pre-orders of Coon Rock eggs, meat products (pasture-raised chicken, pork roast, bacon, sausage, steak) and honey.
A season of Sprout produce deliveries costs $80 ($10 per week). A suite bundle that is twice the single order alongside a side order of produce not in the regular bundle costs $224.
Published September 24, 2012.