Farm Email Lists
UBC Farm Market & Events Email List:Stay informed about what produce is available at the UBC Farm Sat and Wed markets, what other local vendors will be at Saturday Farm Markets, offerings in the Growing Season workshop series, and farm & food related events.
Subscribe to the UBC Farm Market List
Volunteer Email List: Receive updates about volunteer opportunities, as well events and workshops.
Subscribe to the UBC Farm Volunteer List
Hops Email List: Learn about opportunities to purchase hops from the UBC Farm’s on-site hop yard.
Subscribe to the UBC Farm Hops List
Tours of the UBC Farm
Free tours of the farm are offered every Saturday at 11:00am during the Farm Market season. Please meet on the hill above the market at five minutes to 11:00. Tours are approximately 30 minutes in length. Please note the Saturday tours are intended for individuals and their families. Organized groups that would like to book a tour should contact email@example.com and refer to the UBC Farm Event Guidelines for information about rates.
Q: Are there wheelchair-accessible washrooms nearby?
A: None of our permanent buildings have wheelchair-accessible washrooms. During the summer and for most larger events, we have a single wheelchair-accessible portable washroom next to the Harvest Hut (the site of our Saturday Markets, near the main gate). Please check in with us or your event organizer about the specific event you are attending to determine whether a wheelchair-accessible porta-potty will be available.
Q: Is there a place nearby I can park?
A: There is a small parking lot just outside the gates where you are welcome to park. Please don’t drive vehicles inside the farm gates. For large events, we make sure to reserve the parking lot at our front entrance for people with limited mobility.
Q:What is the distance between the parking lot and my event on the farm?
A: From our front entrance parking lot, you are approximately 200 feet away from the Events Field and Saturday Farm market, and 1,000 feet away from the Farm Centre.
Q: Is the ground fairly open and even (any protruding rocks/roots, any potholes, any narrow walkways)?
A: The parking lot in front of the gate is mostly packed gravel and dirt, though some of it is grass. It’s got a very slight downward slope at parts. The roads to the Saturday Farm market and Farm Centre are packed gravel with no major protrusions, but depending on the time of year and how recently it has been repaired, there may be some potholes. You should be able to navigate around them with care. If you are coming for a farm tour, the terrain is generally bumpy off the road. We have had wheelchairs on tours before, but we generally recommend having someone to push your wheelchair, if possible, and only if you don’t mind a bumpy ride at times. If it has been raining steadily, you may want to be cautious as some fields and paths are very muddy.
Q: The public transit stop is about a 10 minute walk from the farm. Are there any shuttles available?
A: At this time, there are no shuttles available between transit stops and the farm, nor between main campus and the farm. A new shuttle route will be implemented in Sept 2014 that will provide more direct access to the site.