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.
Starting in mid-June, we hold a local market on our farm at 21 Norlan Ave. every Wednesday from 4 pm – 8 pm.
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.
With Urban Roots Farm Shares, you will be able to invest in Urban Roots’ mission and vision by purchasing a loadable “Urban Roots Farm Share” card at any point going forward, in an amount of your choosing, and then redeem your farm shares at any of our Farm Gate Markets. You can reload anytime in person or by e-transfer, and apply your farm share balance toward any wholesale-priced produce, merchandise purchase, or as a meaningful donation.
Every purchase of a farm share 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!
We are loading farm shares starting today and will make further announcements about distribution of the Urban Roots Farm Share cards in the near future.
Farm Shares 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!
Farm Shares purchased for $100 or more will also receive a sustainable produce bag! Those who spend $200 or more will receive the produce bag as well as an Urban Roots tote bag (beautifully printed by our friends at Rezonance) and for Farm Shares of $300 or more upfront will receive both bags as well as one of our Urban Roots t-shirts!
To invest in your Farm Shares send us an email for further information or an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will hold your Farm Shares for you to start using at our first harvest!
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 2019, here are just a few of our restaurant partners from the previous year:
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 initial funds for startup costs, property, seeds, and growing supplies. We are pursuing grant opportunities and intend for the farms to be self-sustaining. For now, however, we appreciate your support in helping us get this exciting project off the ground!