REGISTRATION FOR TERM 2 IS NOW OPEN!
Registration for Term 2 is now open! Spaces are limited and registration closes on January 3rd.
What is a Sprouts Box?
Sprouts Boxes are weekly local and organic produce buckets. We offer these subscription boxes to not only make healthy and sustainably produced food affordable and accessible to the UBC community, but to also support local food producers.
Pick up times:
For the rest of the program, pickup will be from the AMS Student Nest rooftop garden on Level 4 from 1-3pm!!
Due to a limited supply of buckets, and for your own carrying convenience, those of you picking up your Sprouts Box will need to bring a grocery bag each week to transfer your produce into. Think of it as going to the grocery store but having your fruits and veggies pre-selected for you! If your box is not picked up and we don't hear from you by Friday, leftover produce will be donated to Community Eats.
*Note: We have set a cap for the number of subscribers we’re accepting this semester, so if you are interested in getting a Sprouts Box it is recommended that you subscribe sooner rather than later.
How does it work?
Every Monday after the Sprouts Box coordinators receive their produce, Sprouts Box volunteers help to organize the fruits and vegetables according to weight and quantity. The produce is then distributed between all of the Sprouts Boxes by box size. When this is finished, usually around 1:00 p.m., the boxes for pick up are moved to our pick-up location (TBD) to await you, and the boxes for delivery are brought to the Bike Kitchen to be loaded onto our trailer bikes. Biking volunteers then deliver the produce-packed boxes between 1 to 3 PM right to your door (provided you live on UBC campus)!
When the bike volunteers are delivering boxes, they also collect your previous week’s box. All you need to do is leave it (empty) where your box gets delivered, and we’ll pick it up for you. If you do not feel comfortable leaving your box, or you don’t get your box delivered, you can drop the empty box off at Sprouts during café hours (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).
What's in it?
Sprouts Boxes come with assorted local, seasonal produce such as apples, pears, beets, carrots, radishes, mushrooms, potatoes, cabbage, celeriac, leeks, sunchokes, sprouts, herbs, parsnips, and winter squash. The boxes aren’t customizable, but we offer the option of two sizes so that you can receive the amount of food that’s appropriate for your home.
A box contains assorted fruits and vegetables (all local and organic, of course). A small box is recommended for households of 1-3 people. The exact content varies from week to week. A large box, recommended for households of 2-4 people, contains the same fruits and vegetables as a small box, but in larger quantity.
All Sprouts box subscribers will receive and virtual newsletter that includes news and updates from Sprouts, a summary of the box contents/where they come from, storage tips and some fun recipe ideas.
How much does it cost?
Small boxes are $200 and large boxes are $250 for the entire term. Subscriptions require that students pay up front before deliveries begin and we are no longer asking for a box deposit.
Your first Sprouts Box will be available for pickup on January 9th, 2017! Your weekly Sprouts Box will be available for 10 weeks, excluding Family Day (February 13th) and Reading Week (February 20th).
Unfortunately, there can be no reimbursements for missed boxes or program discontinuation.
HOw do I pay/Sign up?
Note: The Rezgo form will ask you to choose a delivery date on the calendar when adding a subscription to your cart. This delivery date can be ignored - regardless of which date you choose, the first delivery/pickup date will still be Monday September 26th, 2016.
BY CREDIT CARD:
By Cash or Cheque:
Complete the form by clicking on either the small box or large box option above. During the final billing process, select the cash or cheque option. You will receive a notification that your payment is pending.
Bring exact cash payment or a cheque, made payable to: UBC Sprouts of the AMS. Please submit all payments in an envelope clearly labelled with your name, email, phone number, and subscription size (small/large). Please ensure your payment matches the subscription you would like.
Please note that you must submit your subscription form online before paying in person during office hours. Thank you!