In partnership with the
St John's Institute.

What we do

We are a social enterprise currently based in Garneau, Edmonton. We use a vacant lot, courtesy of the St John's Institute, to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers for local consumption. We don't want anyone to miss out on this fresh, local goodness, so all of our products are priced as "pay what you want". Our unique pricing model is designed to help community members help each other. If you can afford to pay our suggested price(or even more!), then your $$$ go directly to helping the community members who can't afford the suggested prices access our fresh veg, judgement free. You can order a customizable veg box for delivery (within University, Garneau, Strathcona, McKernan, Queen Alexandra and now the Riverdale neighbourhoods), or come to our designated pick-up site (see 'order/contact us for details). Look forward to feeding you!

Our motivation

Increase Accessibility to Local Food and work towards Food Sovereignty and Alternative Food Systems.
Grow Healthy Communities and Promote Neighbourliness.
Reduce Waste and CO2 outputs of our food system - address Food Mileage, Packaging Waste, Food Waste.
Create a Thriving Environment for Nature and Ourselves.

Who we are

We're Nicole and Jorge. Recent immigrants to Canada and adventuring companions.
<---- We do things like kayak in the snow in June.

Nicole grew up in Manchester UK, and moved to Edmonton in 2015 to pursue a career as an academic research scientist. It was an awesome job, a dream of an experience, but in the end got a little burnt-out and decided to follow some other passions - sustainability, social good and building community. During her time in Edmonton, she has met many brilliant people who are advocates and activists for local and sustainable food systems. Feeling inspired to take backyard-gardening to the next level, she then met some urban farmers - including Ryan Mason of Reclaim Urban Farm, who farmed the same vacant lot in Garneau from 2014-2017. It just so happened that Ryan was relocating, so the plot opened up for Veg in Yeg.
Nicole may have kicked off this project, but she couldn't have done it without Jorge... 

Jorge is from Bogot√°, Colombia, and moved to Montreal 9 years ago to study a Master's in Engineering, before finding work at a small engineering firm in Edmonton. He is a mechanical engineer by day and an enthusiastic, devoted and supportive farm-hand by night. He loves soccer, rivers, kayaking, camping and making home-brew beer. Fun fact: you can see his smile from a mile away.

Contact us

+1 (780) 914-8889 / hello@veginyeg.ca

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