Are you an active or aspiring urban farmer in Vancouver?
If so, please see below for an important message from the City regarding business license(s) and relevant guidelines for existing or future urban farming operation(s) in Vancouver.
MESSAGE FROM THE CITY OF VANCOUVER:
City of Vancouver is excited to now have policy to further enable urban farming in the city. On March 8, City Council passed policy to allow two types of urban farms – Farm Class A and Farm Class B. All new and existing urban farms in the city are now expected to follow the Urban Farm Guidelines. Please review the Guidelines and information on how to apply for a business licence and development permit (if applicable) here: http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/growing-food-for-sale.aspx
City staff, members of the Vancouver Food Policy Council and Vancouver Urban Farming Society, and urban farming community members will monitor the policy over the next two growing seasons to make recommendations for any modification to the policy moving forward. These groups will be meeting in the next few months to establish a framework for assessment.
QUICK LINKS & CITY RESOURCES
03 Review the guidelines adopted by City council
04 Complete an urban farm checklist
- Visit the City of Vancouver’s urban farming resources page.
- For more resources for current and aspiring urban farmers, check out our Resources tab above.