Nourish Your Roots

A Healthy School Fundraiser

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A farm-to-school fundraiser

Nourish Your Roots is a farm-to-school fundraiser created and facilitated by Nourish Nova Scotia to help schools and non-profit child cares support their own healthy eating programs and initiatives.

Students sell boxes of fresh produce from local farms to their family and the greater community. Farmers are paid fairly for their produce, customers enjoy the harvest while supporting the school. It’s a win-win-win for schools, farmers and families!

Why support Nourish Your Roots?

  • It provides funds for healthy food programs in Nova Scotia schools for example breakfast, snack program, gardens and cooking skills.

  • It supports Nova Scotia farmers.

  • It increases opportunities for children to eat more vegetables and fruit.

What’s in a Nourish Your Roots box

Each Nourish Your Roots box contains an assortment of 8-10 fresh Nova Scotian grown items including a variety of root vegetables and maybe some fruit and/or herbs.

Box contents vary across the province and by year, depending on who your school's farm partners are. All of your produce will be grown with care, with recipes available to help you enjoy every bite!

How to buy a Nourish Your Roots Box?

Students across Nova Scotia are selling Nourish Your Roots boxes to raise funds to support their school’s healthy food programs and initiatives.  Each box costs $30 and should be paid to the school/childcare you are buying from.  

If you know a student who is selling, please purchase your box(es) from them.  

If you don't know a student who is selling, you can contact a school close to you directly.  Check the list below to find out which schools and non-profit childcare centres are selling, and when.  If you place an order, confirm the location, date and time that you must pick up or pack your box(es).

You can also contact the school directly to pay and donate a box(es) to the school to use at their discretion.

There are a few exceptions to these delivery dates and the schools will be able to provide that information when you inquire about purchasing a box.  When you place your order, you will be given the location, date and time to pick up or pack your box(es).

You can also contact the school directly to pay and donate a box(es) to the school to use at their discretion. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in NYR as a fundraiser?

Is NYR right for you? 

Customers

Looking to purchase or donate a Nourish Your Roots box?

Participating Schools/Childcare Centres

Information to help your promote and manage your NYR fundraiser.

 

  NYR Farm Partners

Thank you to our amazing farm partners for providing NYR customers with fresh, local produce. Continue to support local by visiting a farm or market

 

Promotional & Classroom Resources

Make your campaign a success; from sales to classroom activities  

Share Your Story

Whether it's kids in the kitchen, a family meal celebration or school activity — we'd love to see it! 

Send us your photos, videos or stories about your #NourishYourRoots experience. 

 
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Program Signup

 

Schools & Childcare Centres

The expression of interest for Fall 2019 is now closed. If you wish to be notified when it opens for the 2020 campaign please sign up below. 

 
 

Farmers

The expression of interest for Fall 2019 is now closed. If you wish to be notified when the 2020 campaign opens please sign up below.