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.

Purchase in person

Memberships can only be purchased in person at our markets, running from June through November. Online sales will resume after the market season, December to May.

Boost your generosity

Make your support go further — and get a tax receipt! Add a donation over $20 to your purchase of a membership and get a charitable tax receipt for your gift. Our staff, students, researchers, and coyotes (at least that’s what we think they’re saying) thank you for your generosity.

Harvesting and pulling a hand cart in the sunset.
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.
Orchard Membership

$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)
Apples growing in the orchard
Blossoming currant in a hedgerow with birdhouse with a drawing of an owl.
Hedgerow Membership

$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

Our Hedgerow Members

Carolyn Canfield

Bonaobra Family

Marcia Thomson

Rudolf Traichel


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