Fresh FAVs is a campus program that aims to increase the availability and consumption of fresh produce on campus. Similar to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, produce is purchased in bulk from Gordon Foods at a great price. Priced much lower than the grocery store, Fresh FAVs is extremely cost effective for faculty, staff, and students*. Fresh FAVs is a collaboration between the dietetic interns in Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Promotion and Wellness, and Campus Dining.
Fall 2019 Program Details
Dates: Friday, September 27 through Friday, November 15.
Registration will close Wednesday, September 18 at 5 p.m.
Participants typically receive a 50/50 split of fruits and vegetables. Each week you will receive an average of seven different types of produce, along with recipes on how to use the produce. There are three options for bag sizes:
- Small bag for approximately one to two people—$55 total + tax = $55.55 total (breaks down to about $6.94 each week!)
- Medium bag for approximately three to four people—$100 + tax = $101 total (breaks down to only $12.63 each week!)
- Large bag for approximately five to six people—$150 + tax= $151.50 total (breaks down to only $18.94 a week)
Your one-time payment covers all eight weeks of the program. Space is limited to 300 participants.
Bags will be available for pick up on Fridays between Noon and 1:30 p.m. and between 3:30 and 5 p.m. at the John Green Food Service Building. Unwanted and unclaimed items will be donated to The Baby Fold.
Fresh FAVs Registration
What previous participants have to say about the program
- “This expanded the food of vegetables I typically eat and forced me to find new ways to prepare them.”
- “Bigger variety than I expected, was always fun to see what we got each week!”
- “It was so convenient to have a bag of fresh fruits and veggies waiting for me every week. I know it sounds crazy, but it takes a long time to choose produce at the grocery store and without recipes in mind, I’m a lot less likely to purchase produce. When I had the produce in my kitchen, I was challenged to make sure it was eaten before it spoiled!”
- “Loved the program in general. It really helped our household into eating more fruits and vegetables.”
- “This program was absolutely wonderful. It really cut down on my grocery shopping. Some of it was produce that I would normally buy and some of it I had never tried before. I think the cost was really good also.”
- “I enjoyed trying new vegetables and fruits. I feel I ate healthier during this time.”
*Please note that produce is high quality, but not local or organic. If you would like to support local farmers, visit the Local Harvest CSA page to find a CSA near you or the Local Harvest Farmers Markets page to locate a farmers market near you.