What Is Farm To Campus?
Farm to Campus started in Fall 2020 as a recipient of funds awarded by the Strategic Planning Oversight Committee. During the Fall and Spring semesters, fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, and seasonal items like maple syrup and honey are delivered to Pratt’s Brooklyn campus for purchase.
Where Does The Produce Come From?
All produce is grown primarily by regional farmers and sourced through GrowNYC, a sustainability resource for all New Yorkers interested in food access, conservation, green spaces, and education.
Produce availability changes according to season and yield from participating farms. Customers will not be able to choose what items are ordered, nor will they know what will be available the following week prior to payment.
How Can I Participate?
Farm to Campus will resume on Wednesdays 11am-2pm in the Spring semester. To sign up, please come to the Student Union to sign up and pay in advance, starting on Wednesday, January 24th. If Wednesdays don’t work for you, similar programs occur year round across the city and can be found here: https://www.grownyc.org/freshfoodbox
All payments must be made via credit or debit card, in person, at least one week in advance on Wednesdays 11am-2pm. Online payments and day-of payments will not be accepted.
Do I Have To Participate Every Week?
All payments must be made in advance and customers pay for one week at a time. Farm to Campus is flexible. If you don’t plan on participating every week, you can sign up and pay for the following week. You will not be asked to pay for a week if you do not plan to attend. If someone pays ahead of time and does not arrive to collect their bag during the pick-up window, their bag will be donated without a refund.
I Want To Participate But Cannot Attend At This Time. May I Coordinate A Pick-up Outside Of Normal Hours?
Out of respect for our workers’ schedules, we will not accommodate pick-ups outside of the Wednesday 11am-2pm timeframe. If you have a colleague, roommate, or friend with campus access who is willing to retrieve your bag during this window, you may send them in your place.
We will not deliver bags to offices or outside of the Pratt gates.
Any Other Questions?