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UBC Farmers' Market : a collaboration between the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm and Your Local Farmer's Market Society Cheung, Priscilla; Choi, Jonathan; Guy, Meghan; Nguyen, Nhi; Singfield, Corine; Wong, Cheryn; Wu, Grace


The University of British Columbia Food System Project (UBCFSP) is a “collaborative, community-based action research project” to assess, recommend, and implement measures towards a more sustainable food system at UBC (Rojas and Richer, 3). Scenario 1’s primary objective is to extend local purchasing at UBC. In this report, Group 28 considers the feasibility of holding a full-fledged farmers’ market hosted by Your Local Farmer’s Market Society (YLFMS) at the Centre For Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm. The following factors were explored: transportation in the form of a public bus stop at the UBC Farm, parking spaces, UBC Farm space allocations, marketing, educational programs to be run concurrently by UBC Farm, preliminary terms upon which both the UBC Farm and YLFMS would collaborate. Recommendations are then made to future UBCFSP students as well as the UBC Farm and UBC administration to further our goals next year. The appendix includes preliminary proposals to both the UBC Farm and YLFMS, describing the details for a beneficial collaboration that will meet the objectives of both organizations hosting a farmer’s market in the summer of 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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