School Your Salad

Summer Veggie Boxes Now Available!

Huzzah!  We’ve got Veggies for You!  Back by popular demand (and sunshine… well mostly from sunshine), we have a summer schoolyard harvest to bring veggies to you.  We have a few summer veggie boxes available and would love to have you join!

Fill Your Crisper Drawer!

For $20/week you receive a week’s worth of leafy greens, root vegetables, and herbs. Our Schoolyard Grown veggies are perfect for salads, cooked meals and smoothies! Members also receive a weekly e-newsletter containing recipes and updates from our farms and programming.

Veggie What?

This is our version of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), but we think Veggie Box sounds cuter. When you join a CSA, you enter into a direct partnership with a local farm. Members buy a share of the farm’s harvest at the beginning of the season to contribute to the costs of seeds, tools, and other inputs. As members, you will be rewarded with delicious, fresh, and hyper-local produce and a strong sense of community.

Support Schoolyard Farms

You are also helping us create a space for our programming so we are better equipped to educate and facilitate youth empowerment and experiential learning through Good Food. 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.

Convenient Pickup Location

  • Italian Cultural Centre map
  • Trout Lake Market (Saturdays!)
  • Main St Market map
  • Your office when you sign up with 10 of your colleagues!

Every Wednesday, pickup your vegetables from one of our neighbourhood pickup sites or sign up with 10 of your colleagues and we’ll deliver to your office.

For more information on exact locations click here

Eat Schoolyard Veggies This Summer!



Summer Box

July, August

Lettuce help you eat more seasonally and local! Receive delicious veggies in the fruitful summer months.
If you are part of a business, organization, or neighbourhood that would like at least 11 salad boxes dropped off to one location please let us know and we can arrange a delivery.

What comes in a weekly box?

For $20 a week, you get a weeks worth of leafy greens, root vegetables, and herbs that together can make a great salad. Items vary from week to week and with the season. The boxes are designed to give you enough variety (usually 5 to 7 items) and fun new veggies so that you don’t get bored. Our newsletter will supply you with recipes and ideas on how to prepare your veggies! Below you’ll find a few sample boxes to get an idea of what boxes might look like from week to week. This coming season we are diversifying to better meet the desires of our customers and to increase the educational capacity of and “whoaaaa” moments had on our farms. You can look forward to sweet sugar snap peas, lengthy leeks, and wonderful winter squash. Members receive a weekly newsletter containing recipes and updates from our farms and programming.

Sample Box 1

1/2 lb Spinach
1 Bunch Carrots
1 Bunch Kale
1 Kholrabi
1 Head Garlic
1/2 lb Beans

Sample Box 2

1/2lb Sugar Snap Peas
1 Bunch Salad Turnips
1 Bunch Beets
1 lb Summer Squash
1 Bunch Parsley
1 Bunch Kale
1 Head Lettuce

Sample Box 3

1/3 lb Baby Arugula
1/3 lb Salad Mix
1 Bunch Beets
1 Bunch Radish
1 Head Garlic
1 Bunch Dill
Along with a weekly box of vegetables, Salad Box members receive a newsletter complete with produce descriptions, recipes, and garden updates! 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

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

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

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!