UBC Apple Market 2021

UBC Apple Festival turns 30 with online sale!


Celebrate all things apple with the UBC Apple Market

Many beloved events have been reimagined due to the ongoing pandemic, including the UBC Apple Festival. This year, the Friends of UBC Botanical Garden have once again turned the UBC Apple Festival into the UBC Apple Market, an online shop featuring favourite varieties of apples, trees, juice, and more.

Coming soon: online apples sales will begin in September

How it will work

  1. Place your online orders and select an on-site pick-up time at UBC Botanical Garden.
  2. Collect your items between October 15-17.
  3. Enjoy your purchase!

This year’s apple selection will focus on 15 varieties of festival favourites, including Cox’s Orange Pippin, a favourite for pie baking, and Red Rome, a beautiful bright red apple that stores well until March. At this year’s Market, up to 10,500 lbs (4763 kg) of BC-grown apples are expected to be available for sale online.

For the home gardeners, over 35 varieties of apple trees grown by our local growers will be available to enhance your garden. Delicious juice will be available, and for those curious about local apples, The Apples of the Apple Festival booklet and interesting apple merchandise will also be for sale.

UBC Apple Festival has been supporting BC growers for 30 years and is grateful to everyone who helps to keep our pantries stocked. For many of us, the past couple years have been tough, and this is especially true for those who grow our food. While we are not able to host a festival safely this year, at this unprecedented time we want to continue to support and show our gratitude for local growers and their families by showcasing BC’s apples. We hope to be able to celebrate our 31st festival in person next year.

Thank you also to our wonderful community for supporting us throughout the years. While not the same as previous years, we hope UBC Apple Market will foster love and taste for apples this Fall, from home, for all.

This fundraising event is organized by the Friends of UBC Botanical Garden and supports UBC Botanical Garden.