From our farm to your plate, here’s where you can find Urban Roots produce and support equity and access in the local, sustainable food movement.
NOW OPEN FOR 2021 SEASON! Starting May 19th, we hold a local market on our farm at 21 Norlan Avenue every Wednesday from 4 pm – 8 pm AND Sunday 10 am – 1 pm, rain or shine. If you drive, please only park on the south side of the street.
This coincides with our volunteer days, and is a great way to meet people in the community and from around the city, learn about our work and the work it takes to produce high-quality, sustainably-grown food, as well as gain access to ‘farm gate’ and more affordable prices on our freshly-harvested produce.
We offer you the ability to invest in Urban Roots’ mission and vision by purchasing a reloadable Market Card at any point going forward, in an amount of your choosing, and then redeem your Market Card at any of our Farm-Gate Markets. You can reload anytime in person or by e-transfer, and apply your balance toward any produce, merchandise purchase, or as a meaningful donation.
Every purchase of a pre-loaded Market Card is an investment in our organization’s operations and infrastructure which helps get us in the ground this spring and hit the ground running. Think of it like a loadable gift card for fresh, organically-grown produce from right here in London!
Pre-loaded Market Cards can be loaded for any amount, have no cash value, and do not expire. However, for those who spend a certain amount, we will be offering some small tokens of gratitude!
Those who spend $200 or more will receive an Urban Roots tote bag (beautifully printed by our friends at Rezonance) and for pre-loaded Market Cards of $300 or more upfront will receive the bag as well as one of our Urban Roots t-shirts!
To invest in your pre-loaded Market Card send us an email for further information or an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up your card in time for our first market on May 19th!
Following our ‘Model of Thirds,’ Urban Roots sells, at most, 33% of its high-quality, sustainably-grown produce to restaurants in London who support urban agriculture, and believe in making healthy foods accessible to all.
While we’re currently in our growing season for 2021, here are just a few of our restaurant partners from the previous years:
At Urban Roots, we’ve committed to donating at least 33% of our produce to local charitable organizations, and selling at least 33% of our produce at affordable rates (50% of market value) to social enterprises and directly to individuals within our neighbourhood.
To us, these community partners are why we do the work we do; providing invaluable support services to the people and communities of London, and helping to increase high-quality food access for all.
We are raising the funds for the down payment on the land we have been caring for since 2017. We deeply appreciate your support in helping us make Urban Roots a permanent fixture in our city!