IUPUI Food ServicesIUPUI Food Services is a valuable partner for all food-related sustainability initiatives on campus, including the Fresh Produce Market, the Campus Kitchen at IUPUI, and the IUPUI Urban Gardens.
IUPUI Urban Gardens
IUPUI proudly features two urban gardens on campus: The New York Street Garden, located east of the White River, and the Central Garden, located east of the University Library. These organic gardens produce hundreds of pounds of fresh produce annually, which is used by IUPUI Food Services, the Campus Kitchen at IUPUI, Paw's Pantry, and sold at the IUPUI Fresh Produce Market.
Every day spent in the garden is a course on patience, community reliance, and ingenuity.Nick Schwaberow, Urban Garden Manager
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This garden is on the west side of campus.
It’s on New York Street.
It is an initiative by the Office of Sustainability.
Their initiative was the DIGS initiative,
which stands for Developing IUPUI’s Garden Sustainably.
All the produce from this garden goes straight to,
first and foremost, to the Fresh Produce Market on campus.
It goes straight to them but we have a lot of extra all the time.
So that goes to Paw’s Pantry on campus.
Whatever extra we have from there goes to our other community partners on the west side of Indy.
The primary goal of the garden
is to just increase engagement in our campus community.
That kind of gardening is important because it’s important to expose people
to being able to produce things yourself and not have to rely on everybody else for everything.
The grant that we received, the Greening IUPUI Grant,
is set out to double the size of the garden,
and then also to construct some shade structures over the outdoor learning space
in the garden and the post-harvest handling areas.
It would encourage classes to start utilizing the space more.
Of course anything related to gardening and sustainability,
but also hopefully more of like art, and humanities, and sciences as well.
IUPUI Fresh Produce Market
The Fresh Produce Market is a monthly pop-up produce stand taking place the third Thursday of every month from 10am - 2pm at the IUPUI Campus Center. There, you can find and purchase a variety of organic herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other food items sourced locally or from the IUPUI Urban Gardens.
The Fresh Produce Market is hosted by IUPUI Food Services, Healthy IU, and IUPUI Sustainability. Learn more about the Fresh Produce Market.
2019-2020 Market Dates
Aug 15, Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 14, Dec 19, Jan 16, Feb 20, Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18
The Campus Kitchen at IUPUI
The Campus Kitchen at IUPUI (CKIUPUI) is a student-powered food rescue and hunger relief initiative and a model of social, economic, and environmental entrepreneurship where students address social challenges with sustainable solutions.
CKIUPUI rescues food from going to waste, transforms it into healthy meals, and serves to those experiencing food insecurity on campus and in the community. CKIUPUI employs a lean operating model of utilizing rescued food, existing university kitchen space, and volunteers to prepare and serve meals.
Learn more about the Campus Kitchen at IUPUI.
We know it's tough to be in a financial pinch and wondering how you're going to meet basic needs. Paws' Pantry is here to reduce your worries by providing food assistance to all IUPUI students, faculty, and staff.
Paws' Pantry student chairs and volunteers work to educate the campus community on issues of hunger while advocating for those who experience food insecurity. The pantry provides non-perishables, fresh produce, fresh bread, frozen meals, household items, and hygiene products.
To learn more about Paws' Services, visit the Office of Student Advocacy and Support in Campus Center room 270, online, or on social media - @iupuipaws.
Sustainable CateringIUPUI Food Services offers many sustainable catering options, including vegetarian and vegan options, local and seasonal produce, cruelty-free animal products, and zero waste catered meals. Download the Green Catering Guide below to help guide your conversations with IUPUI Food Services.
Healthy IU is Indiana University's employee wellness program, serving all IU campuses, including IUPUI. Full-time faculty, staff, and their spouses are eligible for free, one-on-one nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian to help you develop a plan to achieve your health and nutrition goals. Sessions include personalized nutrition education on any topic of interest, including weight loss, heart-healthy eating, digestive health, and more. Learn more about Healthy IU and the many programs and workshops they offer.
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