UBC Undergraduate Research

UBC Food System Project : scenario 2 Chan, Candace; Fetterly, Nicole; Ip, Christina; Marr, Jordan; Rekken, Greg; Smith, Rebekah; van Oosten, Elaine


Scenario two of the UBC Food System Project (UBCFSP) for 2006 looks at the feasibility of introducing local food into a UBC food retail outlet. In order to observe tangible results, we chose one food service outlet, a pizza parlour, Pie R Squared (PRS) and one producer, the UBC Farm. We examined the constraints and interests of PRS and the UBC Farm by conducting interviews. Next we developed two pizza recipes and conducted a taste-test at PRS to determine customer acceptability. Currently, PRS and the UBC Farm are in discussion regarding implementation of the UBC Farm pizza for September of 2006. Additionally, to extend the length of time that UBC Farm can provide PRS with produce, we examined the feasibility of a root cellar at the UBC Farm. A root cellar can also help the farm fulfill its mandate as an educational centre. Based on our methodology, we created a model that can be applied to food service outlets both on and off campus. Finally, we provided a list of recommendations to the groups of Scenario two for Spring 2007. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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