Sign up NOW for next Season of Sprout and get $5 off!
What we do:
Sprout partners with local, sustainable farms to provide fresh, seasonal produce available for pick-up on campus. This venture supports our local economy and food system while making healthy food more accessible to students and faculty.
A Fall 2013 membership with Sprout will last six weeks. Your produce will be available for pick up at the Campus Y on Wednesdays (see delivery days below). Each week you can trade in your empty bag for that week’s produce. See here for sample Single and Super Bundles. All produce varies with season, creating variety between Spring and Fall semesters.
A six-week Single Bundle with Sprout costs $62 - that’s only $10 per week! A Super Bundle, perfect for larger groups or families, is $170. This includes all of your produce, two reusable bags, and the convenience of on-campus pick-up. If the pick-up location changes due to rain, general inclement weather, or any other event, you will find out through twitter and email.
All of the proceeds from Sprout go directly to fund Nourish International’s sustainable development projects with community-based partner organizations.
You can purchase a season (Fall 2013) of Sprout from now until October 2nd by signing up here, or in person with any member of the Sprout Team. Delivery will begin October 9th, with the following delivery days: October 9th, October 23rd, October 30th, November 6th, November 13th and November 20th.
Who we are:
Sprout is a new, long-term business venture developed and run by the students of Nourish-UNC, a movement and model at UNC-Chapel Hill that uses social entrepreneurship to support mutually beneficial, sustainable development projects across the globe.
Sprout works to support a local, sustainable economy and food system by making healthy, seasonal produce available for purchase on campus.
Faces behind Sprout:
Coon Rock Farms
Located in Hillsborough, Coon Rock Farm is a sustainable family farm that provides garden crops and antibiotic and hormone free chicken. Coon Rock Farm raises heirloom, chemical-free vegetables and also concentrates on bio-dynamically taking care of its range. You can read more about Coon Rock Farm here.
Started as a Hunger Lunch in 2005, Nourish-UNC is a student movement to end global poverty. A year later, Nourish became a non-profit organization and currently has chapters over 20 different universities. Nourish operates on a social entrepreneurial level, using ventures, starting international projects, and raising awareness to make an impact global poverty. Nourish is open to anyone interested in learning about development and you can learn how to join by visiting their website here.
Established in 1860, the Campus Y has been promoting social justice for more than a century and a half. Through this time, the Campus Y has evolved into a diverse institution that champions civil and human rights locally and globally. The Campus Y creates lasting social change by supporting numerous activities and even more numerous viewpoints. With a membership of nearly 2000 students per year, the Campus Y is the largest student service organization on campus. You can learn more about this historic organization by clicking here.
Last updated: Feb 5th, 2013