UBC Undergraduate Research

Expanding the UBC Farm Market Alvarez, Pablo; Cheung, Abbie; Hartford, Wendy; Lauder, Erik; Reagh, Jessica; Song, Weonseon; Tran, Rebecca

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The UBC Market Garden is considering expanding their Saturday Farm Market operations into a fully fledged farmer's market. This will help meet the great demand for locally produced food, while providing revenue that will lessen the need for continuous grants to fund the farm. Surveys conducted concerning the potential expansion of vendors showed that people were receptive to the idea of increased variety of products available at the Farm's Market. A farmers’ market satisfies current UBC regulations, while also meeting the guiding principles of the Vision Statement for a Sustainable Food System. Clear procedures for the setup and operation of a farmers’ market will allow for an easy transition for the Saturday Farm Market, while the establishment of the market will aid in solidifying the future of UBC farm as part of the south campus community. 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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