The VU FoodBox has arrived!
What is it?
A box of local, organic or circular fruit and vegetables available to collect directly from the VU Green Office. Order before 16:00 on Friday, pick up every Tuesday between 5-6pm.
How does it work?
Simply place an order online with Farmed Today before 16:00 on Friday, and come along to collect your FoodBox the following Tuesday. Remember to bring a copy of your ID so we can be sure to get the right box to you!
When placing your order please note that Farmed Today ask for a ‘billing/delivery’ address. Here you should fill in your personal address. Don’t worry, your order will still be delivered to the VU! Be sure to also select ”Shipped by producer’ and ‘Pick up Tue at VU’ in the next section (you should find these are the only options available to you!).
What are my options?
You can choose between 4 different VU FoodBoxes depending on your budget and where your priorities lie.
Want to buy more seasonal, local and organic fruit and vegetables? Then choose the ‘Local & Organic’ box.
Want to reduce food waste by buying odd shaped fruit and vegetables directly from farmers, or left-over over produce from local supermarkets? Then choose the ‘Rescued’ box.
The ‘Local & Organic’ fruit and vegetables have been grown under transparent and natural conditions and sourced as locally as possible.
The ‘Circular’ box is full of fruit and vegetables that have been saved from ending up in the wrong place (THE BIN). With 30% of all food in Europe being wasted due to it having the wrong form, shape or colour, the ‘Circular’ VU FoodBox gives you the opportunity to reduce this problem.
Alongside Famed Today, we intend to establish a sustainable food system that nourishes both our people and our planet.
How is it organized?
The Green Office collaborates with Farmed Today, who deliver food boxes to the Green Office every Tuesday. Farmed Today support local producers by selling their produce on their online marketplace, as well curating their own food boxes from local suppliers. Within the marketplace local producers (sellers) set their own pricing and can add their personal story and passion to the products and profile. The Foodhub gives students and staff direct access to these local, organic and rescued food.
Where to find us?
The Green Office is located at the basement of the VU, room KC-18, next to the restaurant.
Unable to pick up the box?
If you’re unable to pick it up the box yourself, simpy ask a friend to do so. Make sure they have proof of you asking them (a text or email to them from you will do) with the order invoice number so we can make sure they get the right box. Unfortunately we cannot hold onto your box if it is not picked up.