Schools take root, offering schools, daycare centers, educational childcare services and community organizations the opportunity to raise funds for their institutions through the sale of local and organic vegetable baskets provided by a Family Farmers Network (FFN) farm.

What: Local and organic vegetable baskets
Registration: April 1 to June 24, 2024
Basket sales: September to November 2024 (allow at least 3 weeks)
Delivery of baskets to your establishment: October to November 2024


Baskets of organic and local vegetables

Baskets can be sold in three sizes: small ($35), medium ($70) or large ($105). The cost breakdown is as follows: 70% for the farm, 20% for the establishment and 10% for program administration. Baskets sold earn you $7, $14 and $21 respectively. The minimum threshold to participate in the campaigns is 60 baskets.

What is the content of the baskets?
The quantities and varieties of vegetables offered vary depending on the farms and their harvests. You can expect between 7 and 9 of the following varieties: beet, onion, carrot, garlic, celeriac, potato, topinambur, squash, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, kohlrabi, parsnip, rutabaga, rabiole, winter radish, kale, leek, sweet potato, radicchio, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, herbs, etc.


1. Identify a person to coordinate the campaign (school staff or parent volunteer);
2. Obtain approval from school management;
3. Register your school to the Schools Take Root fundraising campaign;
4. Promote the fundraising campaign to students and their families using the ready-to-use tools provided;
5. Track sales through the online platform;
6. Coordinate delivery from the farm to your establishment. 
7. Participate in the evaluation of the project via an online satisfaction survey sent to families and the campaign manager.


  • A resource person will be available by phone and e-mail throughout the campaign;
  • A guide will be provided for each stage of the campaign (launch, promotion and delivery);
  • The campaign will take place on our simple and intuitive online platform, to facilitate order management;
  • Promotional tools will be provided (posters, flyers, e-mail templates, etc.);
  • Online payment option through Stripe. This service is offered at a fixed cost to the establishment (2.9% + C$0.30 per transaction);
  • The partner farm's producer will be present for the duration of the distribution at your establishment.


The project offers the opportunity to strengthen food security through a basket donation option. Families can contribute to the purchase of solidarity baskets for vulnerable families in their area, in addition to a basket for their own family use. These baskets will be directed to an organization (food bank or neighborhood organization) chosen jointly by the establishment and the farm.

Find out more about fundraising campaigns run by schools, daycare centers and community organizations:

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