What is The Tree?

The Tree is a non-profit student cooperative dedicated to bringing local, organic and ethically sourced staples to the whole St Andrews community at affordable prices. 

Localising our food in where we shop and what we consume is a great way to support local business and reduce the carbon footprint of our meals. As a food hub, we connect producers and consumers around Fife so that we all build a resilient local economy.

We are even branching out what we sell. On top of the food, we now offer cleaning and hygiene products. 

As much as possible, The Tree is trying to move towards being plastic free. 

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How does it work?

Pick up or Delivery:

Pick up – Tuesdays at The Student’s Union, St Mary’s Place. 4.45-5.30pm.

Delivery – We are not delivering at this time

Please place your order before 9pm Sundays to receive it that week. Stocks may change so make sure to check in weekly to see what’s new.

Payments are made through Stripe.

Buy in Bulk

You can save money, time and packaging by buying big bags of flour, tins of oil, detergent, coffee – anything that is available through our suppliers Greencity.


Then email to thetree@st-andrews.ac.uk. We will send you quote and link to payment. Once payment is received we will then order your products. Turn around is 3 to 10 days depending on the order cycle with Green city.


Pricing Policy and Transparency

Our aim is to provide a transparent and not for profit service. To do this we charge a small overhead on most of the products sold to keep the project running. You will be able to see where all the costs and overheads are when you purchase your produce.

Upcoming Events

There are currently no events.