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Where does the Monday market get its produce?

I'd like to know nowadays how ethical it is in relation to other fruit/veg sources

Submitted on Friday 9th November 2018

Hi Corin, 

Please find the below answer from our Union Services team:

Uni Fruit get all their supplies from a major Wholesaler just by Heathrow, which is just down the road from where they are based in Guildford.  This time of year all the seasonal fruit and almost all the veg is of British origin.  Of course, they do have to cater for foreign buyers, so the Bak Choi and fancy mushroom still have to come from China, at the moment the Peppers are from Holland and the Grapes from Southern Europe etc.


However, as a matter of policy they always prefer to buy British, simply because it’s cheaper and better for them.


Best wishes, 


Isabella Camilleri

VP Welfare

University of Southampton Students' Union

Wednesday 16th Jan 2019 9:40am