Eat our produce
Sales to Dining Services, the Coffee House, and UC Davis Farmers Market
Driven by a goal to become more sustainable, UC Davis Dining Services has made a financial and personnel investment in buying from the Market Garden and other local growers. The Dining Services gets fresh, local produce at wholesale prices and uses that produce to make delicious meals for students eating in the dining commons, while highlighting nutritional well-being and sustainability.
Our partnership with Dining Services has increased over the years, which has bolstered the learning opportunities for a greater number of students. More sales requires growing more crops and more student participation. The increased income also allows us to hire more students and these students are given more responsibility.
We have been selling fresh produce to the ASUCD Coffee House for over 30 years, and our produce is available for purchase at the UC Davis Farmers Market, which operates fall and spring quarters.
Support for the Pantry & Fruit and Veggie Up!
The Student Farm is dedicated to addressing food insecurity among the student population. The Fresh Focus program, a component of the Community Table Project, is a student-led initiative that connects produce from the Student Farm with food access programs on campus. Fresh Focus donates produce to the Pantry and Fruit and Veggie Up! on campus to make fresh, student-grown, organic produce available to any UC Davis student without charge. We also contribute produce to various campus events throughout the year.
Student Harvest CSA
In addition to campus sales, the Market Garden manages an 80 member community supported agriculture program—a produce subscription service that allows community members to enjoy a weekly basket of fresh fruits and veggies. Student farmers participate in all phases of the CSA operation – from planning and field preparation to harvesting produce and packing the baskets.
Student Harvests baskets are filled with a diverse mix of seasonal produce each week. Summer baskets may contain tomatoes, peppers, squash, sweet corn, melons, beans, cucumbers, basil, bulb onions and various tree fruits. A winter basket might contain lettuce, broccoli, carrots, spinach, beets, cabbage, fresh herbs and citrus. Subscribers receive a weekly newsletter about with recipes, information on who picked your produce, and CSA-related events and activities.
Becoming a CSA member
Subscribers must be UC Davis students and employees. The subscription fee is $21/week, paid in advance quarterly. Student subscribers are eligible for a modestly reduced subscription rate. Due to our educational mission, the size of the Student Harvest CSA is limited, and we have a waiting list.
If you are interested in becoming a subscriber, or would like more information about subscriptions, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.