Archive for September, 2011

Just a reminder that we will be unveiling the winners of the FarmAde photo contest tonight! We hope you can make it to this special community potluck at Sprouts and cast your ballot for the people’s choice picture. Did we mention that voters will be rewarded with Sprouts’ famous fair trade, vegan chocolate brownies?

If you can’t make it to tonight’s potluck, please be sure to swing by Sprouts over the next two weeks. A dozen beautiful images from the talented FarmAde photo contest entrants, including the three below, will be gracing the walls of the cafe until mid-October. They will also be sold at Sprouts as a fundraiser for the UBC Farm.

When: Wednesday, Sept 28, 5:30pm-7pm

Where: Sprouts in the Student Union Building basement, just steps from the north bus loop.

What to bring: A veg-friendly dish to share, along with a plate and eating utensils.


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Farm-fresh corn

***Update: Please click here to see the route map for our three free FarmAde Shuttle buses, which will run from 3pm onward!****

We’re pleased to welcome you to the 9th annual FarmAde this Friday, Sept 16 from 3-8pm!  Our free-admission, all-ages event serves as a celebration of food, music and community at Vancouver’s very unique urban farm.  Where else in the city would you find audience-participation square dancing, children’s potato sack racing, belly dancing and farm-fresh food at one event?
This year, we’re excited to feature:

  • Vegan, vegetarian and local, free-range beef burgers
  • Smoothies & juice from The Juice Caboose (organic, vegan, gluten free and soy free)
  • Farm-fresh corn and organic UBC Farm veggies
  • Organic, fair trade baked goods from Sprouts (vegan options)
  • A beverage garden featuring handcrafted brew from East Van’s Storm Brewing

Many thanks to the generous support of the Alma Mater Society, Student Care, University Neighbourhoods Association, and UBC Transportation Planning. Looking forward to seeing you this Friday!

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Summer is still on here at the farm AT LEAST until the Fall Equinox on the 21st!  The cooler air is somewhat refreshing, and plays along with the continued buzzing of the fields and Harvest Hut.  As for many, there is the continued movement with the school year almost upon us as well.  Yipppee!  Fall is great: harvest and abundance, processing and preserving, enjoying every moment of sunshine and clear skies.

Markets are going strong through October and there is still plenty of time to get your hands dirty, your bellies full of fresh produce and frolic with fun-ness.  Our annual FarmAde is a couple short weeks away, hope to see you all there!  Volunteer positions are now up online.

Enjoy a stroll through these images of the past few weeks at the farm!

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