UBC Farm Saturday Farmers’ Market

About This Market

The UBC Farm at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver operates a vibrant farmers market known for its dedication to cultivating healthy, sustainable food systems. They offer a variety of organic and farm-fresh seasonal produce, fruits, herbs, flowers, and seeds throughout the growing season via their on-site markets, a weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box program, wholesale distribution, and online seed sales.

For the 2023 season, UBC Farm hosts three weekly markets. The Tuesday and Saturday markets are located at the UBC Farm, while the Wednesday market is situated in front of the UBC Bookstore. The Saturday market, operating from June 3rd to November 25th, is a multi-vendor event and the only farmers market in Vancouver located on an actual working farm. It features dozens of vendors selling a wide array of local goods including meats, baked goods, beverages, and crafts, as well as organic produce from the UBC Farm. Local music groups add to the market’s lively atmosphere.

The Tuesday evening market, held from June 6th to October 31st, and the Wednesday market, from June 7th to October 25th, focus more on the fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers from the Farm itself, providing community members and the university population a convenient mid-week option to purchase fresh produce.

Additionally, the UBC Farm farmers market encourages sustainable practices among its customers by accepting various forms of payment and urging shoppers to bring their own bags. The market also participates in the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, offering discounts to families, seniors, and pregnant people in need. They regularly host bi-monthly draws for market gift cards and value respectful interactions, ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all patrons. Parking is free for two hours during market visits.

The UBC Farm also offers a CSA program, providing weekly boxes of fresh, organic produce to its members and flower CSA shares that supply seasonal, freshly arranged bouquets.

For those interested in floristry or hosting events, UBC Farm offers sustainable, local flower options and a diverse selection of organically grown seeds through the BC Eco Seed Co-op for gardening enthusiasts.

The farmers market at UBC Farm is not just a place to shop; it’s an engaging community hub that contributes to sustainable living and creates a unique, educational space for students, volunteers, and the wider community.

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June 2024
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