Eat Smarter: Fresh Produce Series

Purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and more – right here on campus! Eat smarter while supporting U-M’s commitment to offering sustainable, locally sourced foods. See what is typically available and when. Visit us at three convenient locations:

  • University Hospital Courtyard
  • Wolverine Tower
  • North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)

Payment can be made with cash at all locations. Credit/debit cards accepted at some locations. If the options below don't work for you, find local foods close to your home.

Produce Cart


The Produce Cart @ University Hospital

New Location!: University Hospital Courtyard
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Scheduled Dates: CANCELED for 10-14 due to weather

Produce Days @ Wolverine Tower

Location: Wolverine Tower Courtyard (in case of inclement weather, market will be moved to Room G-18)
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Scheduled Dates:

  • Thursday, August 21
  • Thursday, September 11
  • Thursday, September 25
  • Thursday, October 9
  • Thursday, October 30

Produce Days @ North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)

Location: Building 18, ground level next to the Flavors Cafe
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Scheduled Dates:

  • Thursday, August 14
  • Thursday, August 28
  • Thursday, September 4
  • Thursday, September 18
  • Thursday, October 16

Additional University Resources

MFarmers' Markets

In partnership with Central Student Government, University Unions hosts the MFarmers' Markets in the fall. The markets are designed to provide an opportunity for students and the campus community to learn about the benefits of locally grown food, sustainable living and healthy eating.

2014 Dates/Locations:

  • Thursday, September 18 - Duderstadt Center, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 2 - Duderstadt Center, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 16 – Michigan Union Courtyard, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Help Yourself Garden

The Help Yourself Garden began in 2014 as a community resource. Staff, students, and faculty from the School of Dentistry maintain the garden. Everyone – dentistry personnel, patients, and anyone walking by – is invited to enjoy the garden. Learn more ...

Produce Cart

Supporting local farms

All produce is provided by Zilke Vegetable Farm (Milan, MI), a family-owned and operated farm that is dedicated to providing food grown simply and sustainably. Zilke does not use chemicals or pesticides on any produce they grow. Learn more ...

The Produce Series is a partnership between:

In Partnership with MHealthy, UMHS, Planet Blue, NCRC, Zilke, Wolverine Tower Wellness Committee