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Sustainable Food

Fair Trade Campus

Fair trade is a label that allows you to identify products that empower marginalized producers to improve their own living conditions. With the proper resources, capacity, and access to key relationships, disadvantaged producers are able to earn their own means to a better life for themselves and their communities.

At Laurier you support producers by purchasing Fairtrade products at the following locations:

Coffee:

  • Fresh Food Company (Waterloo, Dining Hall)
  • Union Market (Waterloo, Terrace Food Court)
  • BYTE75 Coffee and Social (Waterloo, Lazaridis Hall)
  • Wilf's Restaurant (Waterloo, Fred Nichols Campus Centre)
  • Veritas Cafe (Waterloo, GSA)
  • Golden Grounds (Brantford, RAC)
  • Catering (Waterloo and Brantford)

Tea:

  • Fresh Food Company (Waterloo, Dining Hall)
  • BYTE75 Coffee and Social (Waterloo, Lazaridis Hall)
  • Wilf's Restaurant (Waterloo, Fred Nichols Campus Centre)
  • Golden Grounds (Brantford, RAC)
  • Veritas Cafe (Waterloo, GSA)
  • Golden Grounds (Brantford, RAC)
  • Catering (Waterloo and Brantford)

Chocolate:

  • Union Market (Waterloo, Terrace Food Court)
  • BYTE75 Coffee and Social (Waterloo, Lazaridis Hall)

Other:

  • Veritas Cafe (Waterloo, GSA): Little Miracles Organic Fusion Bottled Tea

What is Fair Trade?


Urban Micro Farm

Did you know that on Laurier's Waterloo campus at Northdale (66 Hickory Street West) we have a 14,000 square foot urban micro farm? Well, we do! And through our partnership with Young City Growers (YCG) we are able to offer students, faculty, and staff weekly bushels of fresh, home-grown produce during the harvest season through a Laurier Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

Laurier's Northdale community garden project is well under way this season under the advisory of YCG. YCG works to increase participant's knowledge and skills of organics farming, environmental stewardship, local food systems, and entrepreneurial skills in operating a CSA micro-urban farm. Visit the YCG CSA market at Laurier and get your weekly veggie basket!

Urban Garden Plot

Laurier also hosts a urban garden plot on the Northdale Campus, which is run by Patchwork Community Gardens and KW Urban Harvesters.