Farm Markets

Discover the UBC Farm through your tastebuds! Get your local, certified organic, farm-fresh seasonal veggies, fruits, herbs, flowers and free-range eggs straight from the UBC Farm. Throughout the growing season we offer three markets each week, two at the UBC Farm and one at the UBC Bookstore. Our multi-vendor Saturday markets always have a line by 9AM of shoppers eager to get farm-fresh produce, local meats, baked goods, mushrooms, crafts and prepared foods from the UBC Farm and the diverse vendors who sell alongside us while local musicians entertain the crowd. Come out and join in on the delicious fun!

Our markets are a vital component of the UBC Farm. It is a regular opportunity for us to meet you – our community supporters and engage the public in our work. Behind the scenes it is also an important learning experience for our volunteers and students to have in agricultural business management, marketing and community leadership.

The farm offers three weekly markets in different forms from early June through mid-October, as well as occasional farm gate sales during the winter seasons. Often our seasonal u-picks for blueberries, pumpkins, hops and more will be scheduled alongside our markets. To be the first to know about market news, join our market fans and subscribe to our weekly community newsletter.

Click here to subscribe to the weekly UBC Farm newsletter.

Click here to volunteer at our markets.

Click here to see the upcoming market calendar here.

Click here to check what is in season on our Availability Guide.

Saturday November 26th and December 10th 2016

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the UBC Farm

We are ready for our trial of Winter Mini Markets! For the first time ever you - our loyal market supporter will get a fresh taste of what chefs around Vancouver order in our winter season. We'll have chard, kale, collards, onions, beets, shallots, potatoes, rosemary, bay leaves, squash, pumpkins and more. Oh and don't forget to grab some of our fresh organic eggs (no purchasing limits in the winter)!

Market Details:

  • Payment – Cash is the preferred method of payment. Interac and credit card are also accepted. Cheques are accepted for purchases over $30. Please note that many other vendors present at the market only accept cash.
  • Parking – Please park outside of the farm gate in the lot or on Ross Drive. Three spots in our parking lot are reserved for persons of limited mobility. As parking space is limited, market customers are encouraged to carpool, bus, bike, or walk to the farm. See our Directions, Hours, and Contact Information page for directions and maps. Please drive carefully and watch for pedestrians, children and cyclists.
  • Plastic bag charge – In order to reduce consumption of plastic bags, the UBC Farm charges 10 cents per plastic produce bag used (there is no charge for pre-bagged items). Customers are encouraged to bring and reuse plastic produce bags and inform the cashiers when they have done so.
  • Bring your own shopping bags – Market customers are encouraged to bring reusable shopping bags in which to pack your purchases. The UBC Farm will gladly accept donations of clean, used grocery bags to have on hand.
  • Gates Closed at 12pm

Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm, June 4 to October 29, 2016 at the UBC Farm

Come out for a lively farmers market right here at the UBC Farm every Saturday! In addition to farm-fresh veggies, fruits, herbs, flowers and free-range eggs from the UBC Farm, the Saturday Farm Market also features a variety of other local growers, bakers, craftspeople, prepared food, and live musicians.

Since 2001, the on-site Saturday Farm Market has provided a unique venue for experiential education and student research, including everything from agricultural business management and marketing to nutritional analysis.

Click here to check which vendors are at the upcoming Saturday market.

Market Details:

  • Payment – Cash is the preferred method of payment. Interac and credit card are also accepted. Cheques are accepted for purchases over $30. Please note that many other vendors present at the market only accept cash.
  • Parking – Please park outside of the farm gate in the lot or on Ross Drive. Three spots in our parking lot are reserved for persons of limited mobility. As parking space is limited, market customers are encouraged to carpool, bus, bike, or walk to the farm. See our Directions, Hours, and Contact Information page for directions and maps. Please drive carefully and watch for pedestrians, children and cyclists.
  • Plastic bag charge – In order to reduce consumption of plastic bags, the UBC Farm charges 10 cents per plastic produce bag used (there is no charge for pre-bagged items). Customers are encouraged to bring and reuse plastic produce bags and inform the cashiers when they have done so.
  • Bring your own shopping bags – Market customers are encouraged to bring reusable shopping bags in which to pack your purchases. The UBC Farm will gladly accept donations of clean, used grocery bags to have on hand.
  • Eggs – Egg quantities are limited (the hens can only produce so much!) and in high demand. To ensure that as many people as possible can sample this popular treat, there is a limit of one dozen eggs per family.
  • Farm tours – The UBC Farm offers free 3o minute public tours at 11:00am each Saturday. Please meet on the hill above the market five minutes prior. These public tours are provided for individuals, families and small groups interested in learning more about the UBC Farm. Please dress weather appropriately (and with sturdy footwear) as tours can get messy while walking around farm fields and gardens!

Tuesdays, 4:00pm-6:30pm at the UBC Farm - June 14 to October/November 2016

The UBC Farm Tuesday evening market features our farm-fresh veggies, fruits, herbs, flowers and free-range eggs. Stop by and pick up some fresh ingredients for dinner! Cash is the preferred method of payment. Interac and credit card are also accepted. Customers are asked to bring their own bags.

Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm, June 1 to October/November 2016 at the UBC Bookstore

The UBC Farm Wednesday Campus Market features an assortment of fresh UBC Farm produce and flowers. This mid-week market in front of the UBC Bookstore offers students, staff and faculty members a convenient opportunity to purchase UBC Farm produce. Cash is the preferred method of payment. Interac and credit card are also accepted. Customers are asked to bring their own bags.

Interested in becoming a vendor at our Market? Here’s what we're looking for at our Saturday markets:

  • Produce
  • Cheese/Dairy
  • Meat/Seafood
  • Mushrooms
  • Honey
  • Prepared food
  • Whole Grains/Flour
  • Craft products (soap products, knitwear, jewelry, wood crafts, pottery, etc.)
  • Nursery products
  • Service vendors (knife sharpening, massage, bike repairs, etc.)
  • Entertainers and musicians are also welcome to busk at our markets. Please contact us if you’re interested in this opportunity.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Check that you make, bake, grow, or provide the service yourself.
    • As a member of the British Columbia Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM), our market adheres to the Association’s leading principle, which states that all products sold at the market must be made, baked, grown, raised, wild harvested or caught in BC by the vendor him or herself.
  2. Review the 2016 UBC Farm Market Vendor Guide
    • This document outlines our market policies and guidelines and provides an overview of what our Market is all about. It is important that you are familiar with our market policies and information before applying. Contact ubcfarm.market@ubc.ca if you have questions after reviewing the information.
  3. Returning Vendors
    • Please review the 2016 UBC Farm Market Vendor Guide carefully, as several of our policies have changed.
    • NOTE: If you are introducing new product(s) to your booth this year (or at any time during the year), the new product(s) must first be reviewed. Contact ubcfarm.market@ubc.ca to schedule your review.
  4. Apply online Pay Your Application Fee
    • New and returning vendors must complete an application. The application is now open for the 2014 season and can be found here. Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis prior to and throughout the season. The application fee must be paid at the time of the application. Please email us at ubcfarm.market@ubc.ca prior to your application if you have questions regarding the suitability of your product for our market
  5. Once approved, ensure you meet all requirements
    • If you have been approved to sell at the market, please submit your fees, ensure that you meet all the signage and documentation requirements outlined in the 2014 UBC Farm Market Vendor Information, and you are ready to sell at the market!
  6. Pay the Weekly Vendor Fee
    • Pay your weekly vendor fee 30 days from the date of invoice or 1 week prior to each market, whichever comes first.
  7. Join us on Market Day, sell your products and enjoy the experience!
    • Once your market dates have been confirmed, prepare to join us at the market! You will receive a weekly email notifying you of your stall assignment and relevant market updates.