By Jayna Milan | May 22, 2018

It’s Sunday afternoon, and you’re stuck next to the spinach bags in the produce aisle at the grocery store. You can’t move, and you realize: you aren’t the only UW student meal prepping on a sunday night. You resolve to discover new ways of acquiring your bananas and spinach, but luckily for you, we’ve already done the work for you!

Listed alphabetically in no order of preference, we’ve compiled a catalog of various resources including CSA boxes, home-delivered ‘ugly’ produce packages, and campus store resources! Please email us at if you have other recommendations.

Bean Basket
Conveniently located in the HUB, Bean Basket is the go-to bulk store for students looking to stock up on nuts, grains, and tea! Established by the ASUW Food Co-op in 2017, most goods are cheaper than in supermarkets because there are few overhead costs.

Feel like treating yourself? Eat out! The one and only upscale restaurant on campus boasts a wide selection of locally and sustainably sourced ingredients. (Look for campus-grown UW Farm produce when available).

Imperfect Produce
According to Imperfect Produce, 20% of all farm produce is wasted because it looks “ugly.” Imperfect Produce buys vegetables and fruit straight from farms, customizes a box for you, and delivers them straight to your door - all while reducing food waste!

Skyroot Farm CSA
Based in south Whidbey island and managed by Eli Wheat, an Environmental Studies lecturer, Skyroot farms offers annual CSA boxes that deliver to campus.

UW Farm
Sign up for a summer CSA box from the UW Farm! From basil to cucumbers and spinach, this is a great way to get your veggie fix from a local source. Sign up now!

U-District Farmers Market
The Ave bursts to life with delicious apple cider, local cheeses, and fresh seafood every Saturday morning all year long. Student tip: show your Husky ID to the market info booth on the first Saturday of every month to receive a $2 Market Buck to spend as you’d like!