September 7: Pilgrim’s Produce & The Rudy Family Farm Tour & Potluck, Armstrong, BC

Posted by Sara Dent on August 22, 2014

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Consultation on Changes to the ALR – Opportunity to Provide Your Input by August 22

Posted by dennisjdennis on August 18, 2014

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Public input on changes to the ALR closes on August 22 – only 4 more days to provide your feedback to the government. The whole process around Bill 24 has been highly problematic, yet I encourage everyone to take the time to voice your opinion!!! The online input form can be accessed here. The BC Food Systems Network released a document with their answers to the public input questions which is a great guide to better understanding the intricacies of what is being asked.  Whether you take the same position as the BCFSN or not, it is a useful read […]

August 24: Vancouver Island Farmer Mixer in Metchosin, BC

Posted by Carina Foran on August 14, 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 August 14, 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 […]

August 31: Farmers on 57th Local Chef Talk + Potluck, Vancouver

Posted by Sara Dent on August 14, 2014

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Farmers on 57th is a half-acre mixed vegetable urban farm located at Cambie and 57th. Katie Selbee, Susheela Kundargi, and Reta Morris are three UBC Farm practicum graduates who together run the farm’s vegetable CSA program. Date/Time: Sunday, August 31st, 5pm Location: Cambie and 57th Ave, Vancouver (on the grounds of the George Pearson Center) Bring: A dish to share and tools to eat with! Confirmed Chefs: Rachel Lovick of Aphrodite’s & Craig Scherer of Trattoria Tour the half-acre urban farm and enjoy a potluck meal while hearing from a few Vancouver chefs on how local purchasing works in their restaurants, followed […]

Job Posting – Bistro Garden Manager – Summerhill Pyramid Winery/Sunset Organic Bistro

Posted by Sara Dent on August 13, 2014

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Looking for an enthusiastic, organic veggie grower to manage a half-acre bistro garden on-site at the Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna, BC. The ideal person will have some experience growing market variety vegetables using organic and permaculture methods. (If you have little experience, but are open to mentorship and learn quickly, please apply!) Also, some familiarity with biodynamic growing methods is helpful, but not required. Duties include: planning crop rotation, starting seedlings in greenhouse, managing irrigation schedules, planning soil amendments/organic fertilization, bed prep, weeding, seeding, harvests, coordination with chefs/bistro menu. The position starts March 1st, 2015 and ends at the […]

September 7: Creston Valley Tour de Farm!

Posted by Laura Hannant on August 12, 2014

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Get your bicycles tune-up and your picnic baskets stocked-up, it’s time for the first-ever, hopefully-annual Creston Valley Tour de Farm! What: We will meet in downtown Creston and take off for a day of exploring farms in the southern half of the Valley.  Our mission is to showcase the Creston Valley’s agricultural diversity.  Stops along the 26km route will include: a dairy and fromagerie, a small-scale grain farm, a market garden, an orchard, a small-scale greenhouse and livestock farm, and (fingers crossed) a vineyard and winery! When: Sunday, September 7th, 10:00am to 4:00pm (depending on biking speed) Where: Meet at the Creston […]

September 13 & 14 – Golden Ears Farm Corn Roast, Chase BC

Posted by Carina Foran on August 09, 2014

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Golden Ears Farm, in Chase BC, is hosting a Corn Roast and Farm tour on September 13 & 14. Golden Ears is providing a spit-roasted lamb and the corn!  Bring a food item to share, your own plate, cutlery, cup and drinks/money to chip in for a keg of Crannóg beer if you’re interested. Golden Ears is a small co-operative farm community committed to growing healthy food using organic practices, and living as self sufficiently as we can. We are transitioning to certified organic status this season through the North Okanagan Organic Association. We have 34 acres in the beautiful […]

September 13: Zaklan Heritage Farm 3rd Annual Harvest Festival, Surrey, BC

Posted by Sara Dent on August 08, 2014

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We’re so excited for the third annual Harvest Festival at Zaklan Heritage Farm! Young Agrarians and friends, join us for a fabulous night of networking, eating and dancing. Our hosts Doug Zaklan and Gemma McNeill are young farmers in their third year of production on this family-owned farm. This year they have increased production and offer eggs, flowers, fruit, veggies and honey to their customers. Zaklan Heritage Farm is a fantastic example of growing and managing the land ecologically for optimum health and fertility. Date: Saturday, September 13th Times: 5pm Farm Tour, 6pm Potluck, Music 8pm Address: 13278 84th Avenue, […]

September 21: Tractor & Horse Ploughing Workshop at Deerfoot Farm, Armstrong, BC

Posted by Sara Dent on August 07, 2014

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Want to learn how to plough with a tractor, and horses? Join us at Deerfoot Farm for a ploughing workshop coordinated by David Boran. Please register as soon as possible so that David can organize the appropriate teachers, tools and tractors. This workshop is a great primer for the 37th Annual North Okanagan Ploughing Match the following weekend, Sunday, September 28th. Where: Deerfoot Farm, 4420 Hullcar Road, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B4 Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014 Times: 10am-4pm You can choose to learn horse ploughing and/or tractor ploughing. The group will be split up into two to give people time […]