School Your Salad
Support youth empowerment on school farms by eating your fresh veggies!

See you next year!

We’re all full for this year’s programs, but we look forward to sharing our bounty with you next year. If you are interested in signing up for next year, please send us an email and we’ll start getting the seeds all ready for you!

All Your Salad Needs

Participants receive a weekly supply of salad fixings. For $18/week you receive a week’s worth of leafy greens, root vegetables, and herbs. Our Schoolyard Grown veggies are also perfect for cooked meals and smoothies.

Convenient Pickup Location

  • Italian Cultural Centre map
  • Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood (524 E 15th Ave) map
  • Main St Market map
  • David Thompson Secondary map
  • Vancouver Technical Secondary map
  • Your office when you sign up with 11 of your colleagues!

Every Wednesday, pickup your vegetables from one of our neighbourhood pickup sites or sign up with 11 of your colleagues and we’ll deliver to your office.

For more information on exact locations click here

Support Schoolyard Farms

Our farms are a place for youth to connect with food. From planting a seed to cooking a meal, we catalyze learning that students carry forward to make healthy food choices, become strong community leaders, and advocate for a more just and sustainable food system.


Three Boxes to Choose From

All programs will begin the week following registration. All prices are prorated to reflect the number of weeks left in the season.

20
Weeks

Full Season Box

Now – October

This is the full program that lets you eat fresh and seasonally all year long and provides the most support to our Schoolyard Market Gardens.
11
Weeks

School Year Box

June, September, October

Whether you are a parent, student, teacher, or staff this might be the perfect box for you. With convenient pickup during the school year and the summer off, this 11-week program lets have your salad and eat it too!
7
Weeks

Fall Box

September, october

Do you want to fill your fridge with delicious fall veggies such as beets, carrots, radicchio, and cabbage?! Or perhaps you loved your Summer Box so much you want to extend your season! Then this 7 week Fall Box is for you.
If you are part of a business, organization, or neighbourhood that would like at least 12 salad boxes dropped off to one location please let us know and we can arrange a delivery.

What comes in a weekly box?

For $18 a week, you get a weeks worth of leafy greens, root vegetables, and herbs that together make a great salad. Items vary from week to week but will consist of similar types of produce. While each box has been created with salad making in mind, many of the items can be used to create a variety of meals. Below you’ll find a few sample boxes to get an idea of what boxes might look like from week to week.

Sample Box 1

1/3 lb Salad Mix
1 Bunch Mustard Greens
1 Bunch Parsley
1 Bunch Kale
1 Bunch Carrots
Sample Box 2

1/3 lb Baby Kale
1/2 lb Spinach
1 lb Beets
1 lb Baby Pac Choi
1 Bunch Swiss Chard
Sample Box 3

1/3 lb Baby Arugula
1/3 lb Baby Kale
1 Bunch Swiss Chard
1 Bunch Carrots
1 Head Garlic

Along with a weekly box of vegetables, Salad Box members receive a newsletter complete with produce descriptions, recipes, garden updates, and garden poetry! It’s a tasty relationship and a great way to support the Schoolyard Market Garden in your community.


Here’s what our Community has to say

Kris
I don’t have to battle the grocery store crowds to pick up fresh vegetables for dinner. Instead, I pick up my salad box program goodies at the very convenient pick up location once a week – and because everything was picked about 2 seconds ago, the taste, vitality and longevity is incomparable to grocery store offerings. Each week, the varied selection of greens, root vegetables and herbs inspire me to try new things. I’m also honoured to be a part of the mission of Fresh Roots – teaching our youth to feed themselves. I can’t wait for my 2016 box to start!

– Kris, Salad Box Member

Laura
I am truly inspired by my participation in this year’s CSA with Fresh Roots. After eating an entire seasons worth of delicious and fresh harvests, I am convinced that this is how food is meant to taste and be experienced. There is a sensibility with which the food was grown and harvested by the farmers and interns that is palpable. This added dimension of love and appreciation for the process came through the fresh food I received weekly. Knowing the values Fresh Roots upholds, I couldn’t be happier to support them.

– Laura, Salad Box Member

Robin
These salad boxes never disappoint. Our fridge is always stocked with fresh, healthy, and incredibly tasty food, with the added pleasure of variety week to week and the knowledge that we’re supporting a great program that benefits local farmers, educators, students, and the community. I would recommend this program to anyone who likes to eat really well and feel good about the food that they are buying.

– Robin, Salad Box Member


We look forward to sharing the harvest with you!