Fresh veggies of local farmers for you!
Important update: Groentetas Price Increase
This price increase is due to a number of reasons, but namely that we have been running at a loss since our post-Covid reopening last October. We are a non-profit organization and have been working really hard to keep our initiative going.
However, due to many organizational issues, including fluctuating Covid restrictions, switching supplier, and logistical barriers, it has been challenging for us to meet the required order numbers each week to cover our costs. As shown in the Facts and Figures infographic below, by increasing our price to €7 we will be able to cover our costs with 40 bags per week, and additional earnings will be used to cover our current losses and expand our organization into the future. Under the current climate of inflation, we hope you can understand that this price increase is necessary for our organization to survive and keep supplying you with delicious locally produced fruits and veggies.
Thank you for your support on this matter, and if you have any questions please feel free to ask any of our board members or volunteers at the stand!
Fresh Oyster Mushrooms!
We have some really exciting news! Groentetas is now collaborating with De Clique to support their sustainable business here in Utrecht. De Clique grows oyster mushrooms using coffee ground waste streams from companies around Utrecht. Through repurposing this large waste stream to create a new product, they are creating a valuable, short and circular chain in our city. And we get delicious mushrooms as a result, a win-win situation! Find out more about De Clique and their great work on their website.
If you would like to order mushrooms alongside your bag, please just select ‘yes’ under the mushroom option on the order page and pay an extra €3, and we will have them ready for pick up with your bag on Wednesdays!
Local2local is back as our supplier!
However this collaboration with Local2local means that we will now be running our stand on Wednesdays instead of Mondays. This is to align with Local2local’s delivery and logistical arrangement and to ensure that we have a supply of fresh produce. We will open at the same times on Wednesdays, from 12-14 at the Educatorium and 17:30-20:30 at Parnassos. To make this transition as smooth as possible, we have decided to pause our operations for a week. Therefore our first day of this new structure will be on Wednesday March 9th, meaning that you can order until Sunday March 6th for this date.
We hope that this new venture will make our organization stronger, more coordinated and better to serve our purpose of encouraging sustainable diets within the UU community. We would like to thank you all for your patience and continued support during this time, and we are excited to supply you with delicious produce grown by local farmers. We hope to see you at the stand on Wednesday March 9th!
You can find more information about the amazing work that Local2local do to support local farmers and sustainable farming on their website!
We are back!
Delay in reopening
Delay to planned reopening on Monday January 17th
Unfortunately, we have to postpone the planned reopening of our stand next Monday the 17th of January given the current Covid situation and restrictions in place. The safety of our volunteers and customers is of utmost importance to us and we need to ensure that we work in the best interest of our community. As we await the government’s announcement regarding Covid restrictions this Friday January 14th, we are unsure whether we will be allowed to reopen next week and we therefore need to plan accordingly. We have also contacted university staff to ask for some clarification about the allowance of our stand, and hope that we will know more this week. Until we get a response from the university and guidelines from the government, we will sadly have to hold off on our reopening. We hope to get back up and running as soon as possible and will keep you updated on any information we have.
If you have already placed an order for next Monday the 17th, we will hold your order and you will be able to collect it on your chosen date once we reopen. If you will not be able to collect your veggie bag at a later date and would like a refund, please send us an email and we will organize this as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can donate your order money to our organization, which would be greatly appreciated during this challenging time for non-profit organizations like ours. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We Are Back!
Groentetas is back and in full energy mode to give the best experience possible to our
Your orders can be placed already on our website for the 25th of October!
How does it work? Go to our website until midnight on Wednesday the 20th of October
and order your veggie bag for the following week!
Next Monday, on the 25th come pick up your bag, either on the canteen of the
Educatorium (from 11:00 to 14:00) or at the main entrance of Parnassos (from 17:30 to
20:30) – according to what location you chose on your on-line purchase!
The veggie bag will contain roughly 7 veggies and fruits. And its only €6,00!
Place your order on our website: groentetasutrecht.nl
We also have exciting news!
We will start the year with products from Instock! And we continue with the help of our
partners from Local2Local, and soon we will also be getting fruits and veggies that are
But what is Instock?
Instock is a company that rescue foods from growers, packaging companies and
producers. In their Food Rescue Center, a quality check is done, and the products are
repackaged for restaurants and caterers. For more info, check their website: instock.nl
Would you like to volunteer sometimes? Well, you can!
On Mondays you can volunteer either at the Educatorium (from 9:30 to 11:45 or from
11:45 to 14:15) or at Parnassos (from 17:00 to 18:45 or 18:45 to 20:45).
And the best thing is, you get a free veggie bag!
How does it work?
You can grab a vegetable bag for € 6 euros. You can order this via the website.
If you have ordered, you can pick up the vegetable bag at the Educatorium between 11h-14h or at the Parnassos from 17.30-20.30. Do not forget to bring your own bag, because we do not give it for the environment.
Why are we doing this?
When you order a vegetable bag, you make a small contribution to promote the sustainability of the earth. Our vegetables are all grown as locally as possible, which means that they come at least from the Netherlands, but usually even from Utrecht. In addition, we do our best to make people more aware. We often provide information about the origins of our products and talk to people about sustainable topics at our booth. We also try to generate as little waste as possible. If possible, we ask that no packaging is used.
WE ARE BACK!
Hello Groentetas friends!
We are back and more excited than ever to provide to you fresh, seasonal, organic, and of course locally produced vegetable once again. It is a new year and the Groentetas team knows it!
We will be opening our pick-up location at Parnassus Cultural Center every Monday (except from certain holidays- we will post this beforehand so do not worry) from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. You can order your bag through this website before Wednesdays at midnight, so don’t miss out!
Please keep in mind we cannot save your vegetables in the case you cannot make it for pick-up, in the case you cannot make it, we advice you to ask a friend to get them for you! Vegetables that are not picked will be donated to fellow partners to make sure the veggies will not be wasted.
Don’t forget to follow us on our social media (Instagram and Facebook) to keep updated with all the latest news and announcements!
We can’t wait to see you at the stand!
PS. Remember to bring your own reusable bag to take your veggies: D
Wishing you a fun welcome back to the academic year,
The Vegetable bag team: Hannah, Jisca, Ilfa, Stephan and Leah!
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Vegetable bag is BACK! (September 2018)
After a loooooong summer with no veggies, we are proud to announce that you can start ordering your bag now !
First pick up Monday will be the 24th of September! Order before Wednesday 19 Sept!
From now on you can pin!
We have good news, from now on it is possible to pay with a debit card at our booth! So no more trouble with cash.
This is the first thing we could do with the money we receive after the price increase. We will therefore be able to make more and more investments in the future. Of course we will keep you all informed!
We are back!
From January 8, it will be possible again to pick up the delicious Vegetable Bag in the Administration Building between 11:00 and 14:00!
During the holidays a lot has happened behind the scenes, which we would like to inform you about now. We have decided to increase the price of the bags to € 6. This is due to a number of reasons: the price of vegetables has risen sharply in recent years, so that there was less and less content in the bags; We are working on several ways to expand, this website is an example of that (and there will be some announcements of cool new projects we are working on soon!).
The intention is that this extra euro will bring a lot of news. We still remain a non-profit organization! We want to maintain this, because it is one of the most important building blocks of our organization!
What is it?
Because we love fruit and vegetables, we have had a unique concept since 1994. We collect fruit and vegetables from all kinds of farmers around Utrecht. We divide this into bags that we sell on every Monday without a profit motive. This means you get the freshest vegetables every Monday for a much lower price than at the supermarket!