Market at Macquarie University- Social Enterprise

Sports & Leisure Centre Saturday Market Macquarie University

Saturday Market encouraging new leadership.

For 3 years a bustling farmers market was run outside the Macquarie Sports and Leisure Centre, 2013 to 2016.

A true Social Enterprise – balancing profit with Social Outcomes.

The market managed to donate almost 50 tonnes of fresh produce to the residents of Ivanhoe housing estate since July 2015 – a massive feat!

The market also provided a great opportunity for Macquarie University students in the Global Leadership Program to get some hands-on experience running a produce market.

And lastly, it provided local growers – from the Hawkesbury and Horsley Park to Wallacia and Leppington – with a chance to showcase their wares.

All good things must come to an end – eventually.   A new project was created for students giving them the opportunity to run their own Fruit & Veg coop.

There are Food Hubs for staff at Macquarie Uni:

  • Sustainability Cottage at Hadenfeld Ave (Tuesdays)
  • Biology department at Eastern Road (Wednesday)
  • Cochlear Hub at University Ave (Wednesday)

for ordering at these Hubs – Simply customise your order online, and pick up from the Hub.  To check it out, visit www.harvesthub.com.au.

 

 


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