Vancouver, British Columbia

UBC Farm’s Saturday Farm Market and 2009 Season Kick-Off Event + Official Launch of the Vancouver 100-Mile Diet Foodshed Map

Everyone welcome! Fun for the entire family, including farm tours, live music, a 100-mile pancake breakfast cooked by local chefs, fresh, local produce, garden tool sharpening (bring your tools!), bike tune-ups, local artisans, baked goods, children’s activities, and more.

Date: Saturday, June 13th 9am to 1pm
Location: UBC Farm (6182 South Campus road; visit the farm’s website for a map)

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm and the 100-Mile Diet Society are celebrating the Farm’s first market of the year and the official launch of the Vancouver 100-Mile Diet Foodshed Map.

Mark Bomford, UBC Farm Program Coordinator and Kelly Kuryk, Foodshed Project Coordinator will be speaking about the unique collaboration between the 100-Mile Diet Society and the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, synthesizing action, research and education.

As the only working farmland within the city of Vancouver, the UBC Farm is an urban agrarian gem, featuring a landscape of unique beauty and productivity. Currently, it is highlighting how sustainable agricultural techniques can reduce the negative impact of the food system on climate change and the environment.

The Vancouver Foodshed Map takes the tradition of bioregional mapping to a new edge. It is a unique, hand-built looking poster crowded with painted images and narrative blurbs that evoke the area’s food culture. Folks will be able to view this magnificent piece, purchase the poster and tickets for the pancake breakfast at the 100-Mile Diet booth at the UBC Farm Market.

Collaboration of on-farm research, education and outreach are impacting the food system by creating a critical mass of “empowered eaters” with the knowledge and desire to make changes to their food consumption habits. Please join us in our efforts to celebrate these endeavours and to make a toast to our farmers and this region’s bountiful supply of delicious foods. Bring your own cup.

This project between the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm and the 100-Mile Diet Society has been generously supported by Environment Canada through the EcoAction Community Funding Program, VanCity and Metro Vancouver.

UBC Farm Saturday Market 9:00am to 1:00pm
100-Mile Pancake Breakfast 9:00am to 11:00am (or until they run out, get’em early!) with Chef Ian Lai
Speakers: Mark Bomford and Kelly Kuryk 9:30am to 9:45am
UBC Farm Tours 10:00 – 10:30
Beehive Tours 11:00 – 12:00
Ongoing Tool sharpening with Henk Suys from Lee Valley ($5/tool), bike maintenance provided by the UBC Bike Co-op (by donation), children’s activities, live music


Shirlene Cote
100-Mile Diet Vancouver
Phone: (778) 829-2683
Email: [email protected]

“Eating with the fullest pleasure – pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance – is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience and celebrate our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend.”
— Wendell Berry

Official Website: http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/ubcfarm/

Added by thegreenpages on June 9, 2009