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Hello musical friends!

For more than a decade the UBC Farm has been hosting a Saturday Market on our beautiful 60-acre certified organic farm site in Vancouver's Point Grey neighbourhood. The city's only farmer's market on a working farm, our markets bring an average of 400-700 people each Saturday to support the local food economy by purchasing produce from the UBC Farm as well as baked goods, prepared food, hot meals, sweet treats, and beverages from market vendors.

Buskers are a big part of what brings community members to the farm, helping to create an atmosphere to relax, breathe in the fresh air, and walk the farm while listening (and sometimes dancing!) to music from local performers. We are now open for applications to busk at our 2017 Saturday Markets! The market offers buskers a place to perform in a beautiful setting, watching eagles soar overhead and families picnic on the grass while they get the chance to meet and engage with the local community, growers, and vendors.

Market details: our 2017 market will run every Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM, June 3-October 28 at the UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive (accessible by transit, bike, foot, and car). We have two time slots per market available for buskers: 8:45-10:45AM and 11:00AM-1:00PM. We are looking for buskers who are a good fit for our market, so if you are interested in joining us, please fill out this survey to help us get a sense of who you are, what your sound is like, and when you are available. We encourage you to fill out all of the times you are available throughout the season to streamline the scheduling process.

What we can offer you: as a token of our appreciation we provide buskers with a $20 gift certificate to spend at the market for each day they play, as well as access to seasonal culled produce. Anything you earn through busking is of course yours to keep. We provide a 10x10 pop-up tent for shade and rain protection located in the centre of the market as well as seating and electrical hook-up if necessary. We are looking to have a full schedule of buskers for the entire 22 weeks of the market, so please pass this survey link along to any of your friends who might be interested in playing.

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the UBC Farm Saturday Market experience! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us at ubcfarm.market@ubc.ca or call us at 604-822-5092.

* 1. Which Saturday dates and times during the 2017 market season are you available to busk?

* 2. Please tell us about your music. What genre of music do you play? How many people will be playing? What type of instruments do you use? If possible, provide a link where we can listen to your music.

* 3. Do you require power for your set? We are able to provide extension cords if necessary.

* 4. How did you hear about this opportunity to busk at UBC Farm?

* 5. Thank you so much for helping us create an exciting and diverse program of events at this year's UBC Farm Saturday Market. Please provide your contact information to ensure we can follow up with you. Looking forward to seeing you at the markets!

Thank you for your interest in busking and we will follow up with you soon!

Thank you for your interest in busking and we will follow up with you soon!

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