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.