Farm Lease Opportunity in Valemount, BC

Posted by newjillenium on July 28, 2014

Robson Valley Fresh Farms

The Robson and Canoe Valleys are a hidden treasure – sparesly populated by people, but full of spectacular mountain vistas and fertile river valleys. When new and young farmers contact us at Beyond the Market looking for affordable farmland opportunities in the north, we often point them in this direction. One of our local farmers has decided she needs to move on, and is offering up her farm and home for rent. She has an established 1/2 acre garden that has been in production for five years, and an existing farmers’ market, restaurant and box program customer base. She is […]

Aug 3: Social Weed Date at Seabluff Farm! Metchosin, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on July 13, 2014

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WHAT’S WEED DATING?!? Think speed dating for gardener, farmer and foodie types. If you’re single or wanting to meet new friends and like-minded folks, there’s nothing like hoeing a row to find out what someone is all about. Join us for a farm tour and get inspired by this beautiful heritage farm! To tell all of your friends about it – click here to check out the event page on Facebook. DATE & TIME: Sunday, August 3, 2014 @ 2:00-5:00PM ABOUT SEABLUFF FARM Seabluff Farm is run by a team of experienced and new devoted farmers who are excited about […]

August 7: Tricycle Acres Rocket Stove Pizza Party

Posted by Laura Hannant on July 12, 2014

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What: Young agrarians everywhere, gather with us for a true taste of the Kootenays… pizza, wood-fired in a collaboratively-designed, collectively-built, decidedly beautiful cob rocket stove on a permaculture smallholding nestled in the Slocan Valley! When:  Thursday, August 7th, from 5:30pm on Where: Tricycle Acres, 6209 McKean Road, Winlaw, Kootenays, BC What to bring: Pizza toppings and a salad or dessert (Our hosts are graciously providing the dough!) Tricylce Acres is a family homestead whose story is in many ways typically Kootenay.  In 2010, Shauna and Dylan, two former-Calgary kids and their daughter came to the Slocan in search of a simpler, […]

August 11: Ranfurly Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Sara Dent on July 11, 2014

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Come to picturesque Turtle Valley and checkout Ranfurly Farm. A mixed family farm with pasture raised poultry, a market garden, sheep, cattle, and farmers with five to forty-five years of farming experience. We freerange our pastured poultry in rotation behind our cattle and sheep, and have a 2-acre market garden with a moveable greenhouse. Monday, August 11, 2014 Farm Tour: 4pm Potluck: 5pm, please bring a dish to share, tools to eat with and something to sit on! Address: 797 Bailey Road, Turtle Valley (Chase) BC Click here to join the event on Facebook and invite your friends!  About the […]

August 18th – REGISTER NOW for ACORN’S 3rd Beginner Farmer Symposium + Mixer

Posted by Lucia Stephen on July 10, 2014

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le francais suit…. SAVE THE DATE & SPREAD THE WORD!  The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 3rd Beginner Farmer Symposium & Mixer, taking place Monday, August 18th, 2014, at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick–a fundraiser event supporting the future and success of local organic agriculture!  Building on the great success of our previous Symposiums, drawing hundreds of farmers from throughout Eastern Canada, we are thrilled to once again showcase another busy day of workshops, panel discussions and prime networking opportunities for new, aspiring and experienced growers across the region.  This year, […]

August 24: Vancouver Island Farmer Mixer in Metchosin, BC

Posted by Carina Foran on July 08, 2014

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The amazingly talented Virginie Lavallée-Picard and Alex Fletcher of Wind Whipped Farm are hosting a Young Agrarians Farmer Mixer on August 24th in Metchosin, BC.  On the agenda is a farm tour, a potluck dinner on Taylor Beach and a beach party! Wind Whipped Farm is a small (less than 0.5 acre) market garden and orchard in Metchosin, BC. It is also the home of The Local Food Box (thelocalfoodbox.com), a multi-farm CSA partnership between Metchosin producers, coordinated by Alex and Virginie. “We have been in operation since 2008 and we founded The Local Food Box Program in 2011. We farm on land leased from family […]

August 24: The Pig Out at Edible Acres!

Posted by Laura Hannant on July 07, 2014

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What: The Pig Out is how the folks at Edible Acres in Winderberry offer up a taste of their farm and the Columbia Valley.  It’s a taste adventure that you don’t want to miss out on… chefs from the region serve up a bounty of local foods, beer and wine are on hand for thirst quenching, local bands play, and it all happens in the gorgeous outdoors – so you can wander through fields of veggies and flowers as you eat! Bonus, Young Agrarians will be set up with a booth.  Drop by for a chat. Why: The Pig Out […]

Muskoka, Ontario: Let’s Mix It Up!

Posted by Sara Dent on July 02, 2014

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Young Agrarians is excited to grow into other parts of Canada. After attending a Young Agrarians Mixer on Vancouver Island this past Spring, Dan Kretschmar is organizing a mixer in the area where he farms in Muskoka Ontario. The mixer will include a one-day workshop with Quebec young farmer Jean-Martin Fortier. Please help us get the word out and make this event a success! Want to help organize or make a donation to support the event? Please get in touch: theyoungagrarians@gmail.com. To join the event on Facebook and invite your people please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/315310348645036/ When: Saturday & Sunday, October 18-19, 2014 […]

Eastern Ontario – Young Farmer Mixer!

Posted by Sara Dent on July 02, 2014

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Young Agrarians is excited to grow into other parts of Canada. After attending a Young Agrarians Mixer on Vancouver Island this past Spring, Ayla Fenton is organizing a mixer in the area where she farms, near Kingston, Ontario. Please help us get the word out and make this event a success! Want to help organize or donate food and supplies to the event? Get in touch: theyoungagrarians@gmail.com. To join the event on Facebook and invite your people please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/816988275002482/ Young = new and young farmers (40 and under), and anyone else who wants to join us. Event is open […]

Farmer Profile: Ayla Fenton, Roots Down Organic Farm

Posted by Sara Dent on July 02, 2014

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We’re thrilled to be working with young farmer Ayla Fenton from Ontario. Ayla is coordinating a Young Agrarians mixer in her area fall 2014. For more info on the event – check out this blog post: Young Agrarians Eastern Ontario Mixer This profile first appeared on the National Farmers Union blog. Name: Ayla Fenton Age: 24 Farm name: Manager at Roots Down Organic Farm Location: Near Kingston, ON What do you produce? Lots and lots of vegetables! Size of farm? 100+ acre forested property, 15 acres cultivated Number of years farming?  2 Farming background? I grew up in the suburbs, but my parents cultivated a love of the outdoors from a very early age with frequent camping trips […]