Become a Friend of the Farm
Give the gift of local food and support us as we work toward a sustainable, food-secure future
Are you a farmers’ market enthusiast? Know someone moving to UBC? Become a Friend of the Farm! Membership with the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm brings you into our friend circle, supporting our work as we model and move the dial on food systems sustainability.
Through this new membership program, we honour the legacy of the original Friends of the Farm, a group of dedicated students, faculty and community members who were instrumental in saving the Farm over a decade ago, ensuring our future in learning and practice in sustainable food systems. Becoming a Friend of the Farm supports our educational programming, food cultivation and research projects from field to fork. This work impacts people from students and researchers, children and youth, farmers and food processors, policy-makers and non-profits, as well as our neighbours and community members.
How it works:
Your UBC Farm membership entitles you to perks at our markets, priority access to events and CSAs, free or exclusive access to our merchandise, and it also brings our community of supporters together for fun member events such as the Annual Membership Potluck.
Member perks are valid for the 2023 Market season that starts up in June. Membership cards and merch will be mailed or available in-person at the 2023 markets. Memberships are valid for 12 months from the purchase date. UBC Students with valid ID receive a 10% discount on Farm Gate membership.
Memberships are mailed to your door and can be used at our 2023 markets, running from June through November. Stay tuned for pop-up in-person sales this Spring!
Farm Gate Membership
$25 Annual Level*
- Monthly Member Deals Day at the UBC Farm Farmer’s Market
- Invitation to annual member potluck
- Access to purchase special-edition, members-only merch
- Priority access to flower CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
- *UBC Students receive 10% off on Farm Gate level for an annual cost of $22.50.
$50 Annual Level
Includes all the perks of Farm Gate membership plus:
- Automatic entry into bi-monthly prize draw at the UBC Farm Saturday Farmers’ Market
- Early invitations to coveted events
- One free members-only merch: In 2023 – UBC Farm-designed tea towel ($15 value)
$100 Annual Level
Includes all the perks of Farm Gate and Orchard memberships plus:
- One UBC Farm designed tote bag or t-shirt
- One free seed packet or seasonal item
- Recognition on our website
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