Groentetas is a project run by students since 1994. Groentetas means ‘vegetable bag’ in Dutch, not surprisingly we sell vegetables and fruit. These goods are local and (mostly) organic to stimulate a more sustainable consumption amongst students and staff. We are a non-profit organisation, which means that we sell our vegetables for the same price we buy them from the farmers. The vegetables of the Groentetas come from the farmers collaboration called Local2Local.
The perks of buying a groentetas
The Groentetas is inexpensive – it is probably the cheapest option you have for organic vegetables and fruits.
Moreover, the Groentetas is healthy – besides organic goods, variation and vegan recipes, we provide a healthy system by taking care of the farmers.
Groentetas is focussing on sustainability – we provide local seasonal products and do not use packaging. Customers bring their own bag.
Groentetas is easy - you do not need to go to the shop or decide what to eat for dinner. You just pick up your bag and can use the provided recipes. Especially when you are eating with friends or roommates, many of our customers buy several bags with their house and eat together.
How to order a Groentetas
The first and foremost easy option is to come to our stand in the Green Office (Heidelberglaan 8) on Monday between 11AM and 2PM. If you bring 6 euro’s in cash, you can order the bag for next Monday.
In case you don’t have cash, you can transfer 6,- to IBAN NL33 TRIO 0254 7063 12 in name of UMP Utrecht. Mention your name, on which Monday you wish to get your bag and your e-mail address if it is the first time you order. Make sure you transfer the money in time: At the latest on Monday evening at 11:59PM, a week before you want to pick up your vegetables.
Also you can order a Groentetas at the office of one of the study associations we collaborate with. Currently we have arrangements with UBV, SGS UBV, SGS, Alias, EcologiCo and Djembé. Even if you are not a member you can use this option, but ask the board of the study association concerned. Orders made at study associations can be picked up at that same study association.
At the Groentetas you can freely choose which weeks you want to order or not, but we do ask you to pay in advance. This is because we do not want to run the risk that people will not bother to pick up their veggies forcing us to find another destination. You can choose to pay for several weeks at once (either in cash or by transferring money digitally) – but don’t forget to tell us which Mondays you would like to pick up a bag.
Where to pick up your veggies?
You can pick up your vegetables at our veggiestand every Monday from 11AM till 2PM at the entrance of the Bestuursgebouw (Heidelberglaan 8). Please bring your own bag (B.Y.O.B)! We want to stimulate people to re-use their own bags to reduce plastic pollution and the excessive waste of paper. Orders made at study associations can be picked up at that same study association.
Be in time!
Keep in mind that if you forget to pick up your bag on Monday during our opening hours, you will not get a refund. If you let us know in advance, it might be possible to move your order to the next week – but only in proper consultation with us.
To better reach students and staff alike, we work together with student associations on various locations on campus. They have wider opening hours. These associations function as other places to order and receive your vegetable bag, for their own members, but also for other people.
Currently, we work together with the following two student associations:
Utrechtse Biologen Vereniging (UBV)
Budapestlaan 4B; V.J. Koningsberger Building, room 2.02 | Debit- or credit card usable
StudentenGroep Sociale wetenschappen (SGS)
Heidelberglaan 1; Martinus J. Langeveld building, room E1.46
Drift 21, room 1.03
Sjoerd Groenmangebouw, kamer A2.18
If you are a student association and you would like to help our cause and at the same time offer a new service to your members, you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for volunteers!
One of the reasons we’ve managed to stay successful is due to our wonderful volunteers that have been willing to help us out. We are always looking for volunteers! Do you want to help us with this wonderful, sustainable, and healthy project? Contact us at email@example.com
If you have any questions or suggestions for us, or if you would like to volunteer, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at the stand on Monday!
You can find us in the Green Office on Mondays from 11.00 to 14.00, located at the Bestuursgebouw, Heidelberglaan 8, close to the fountain
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