Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of produce do you offer?

We grow and sell a wide range of produce including leaf crops (salad greens, lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, spinach, mustard greens, sorrel), seed crops (peas, beans, corn), root crops (carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga), vine crops (squash, cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkins), plus onion, leeks, garlic, potatoes, tomatoes, herbs, assorted other vegetables (peppers, tomatillos, artichokes, Jerusalem artichokes, broccoli, kohlrabi, cabbage, Chinese cabbage), some fruit (strawberry, elderberry), and flowers. The produce that we have available changes throughout the season, so please check our Produce Available page or sign up to our weekly email for updates on what we are currently harvesting.

Where can I buy your produce?

Produce is available from the sales stall that we set up at the Garden during market times. For our location and current market hours, please check our Visit Us page.

How much does your produce cost?

Garden produce is available during our twice-weekly markets by donation. Donations should be based on fair market prices – in other words, what you would pay for produce at a farmers’ market. All donations for Garden produce go to support the Tubahumurize Association for women in Rwanda.

What forms of payment do you accept for produce?

At this time, we are only able to accept cash for produce.

Can I pick my own produce?

The Garden is not a U-Pick. Garden volunteers will happily pick the produce for you.

Can I make a financial contribution to Tubahumurize?

Yes, in addition to sales of Garden produce and handicrafts from Tubahumurize, we accept direct donations for the Tubahumurize Association. Cheques should be made payable to the University of Alberta. The University will provide a receipt for your donation, but unfortunately it is not an official tax receipt.

Other Questions?

If you have any other questions, please let us know and we will get back to you shortly.