July 26: Farm Tour & Potluck at Willow Springs

Posted by Laura Hannant on July 12, 2014

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Willow Springs Organic Farm is tucked at the far south end of the Salmo Valley, in a part of the Kootenays called Pend D’Oreille.  At Willow Springs, Willy and his sweetheart Les grow food for their community year-round, off-grid.  They manage a full market garden and keep animals, including horses.  The farm is a place where love for living lightly and stewarding beauty is evolving truly creative farm systems. What: Willy and Les are opening their farm to young agrarians from far and wide for a tour and potluck When: July 26, 5:00pm Where: 1810 McCormmick Creek Road, Pend D’Oreille, […]

July 27: Young Agrarians Party with the Birds and the Beans! Comox

Posted by Moss Dance on July 12, 2014

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Comox, BC:  Join us for a Sunday afternoon – Monday morning hangout, field tour, and party with the Birds and the Beans at one of the most beautiful farms in Comox. DATE & TIME: Sunday, July 27 @ 2:30 – Monday, July 28 @ 12:00pm DETAILS & WHAT TO BRING: You might have guessed already that this is a camp out! Folks are welcome to bring a tent to camp on the lawn, or mats to fill the capacious basement. There will be music and dancing! Bring instruments and/or your favourite dance party playlists. As we are tenants on a […]

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

Posted by Moss Dance on July 10, 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! 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 the potential of this beautiful piece of land. We’ve just got one season under our belts running this heritage […]

August 7: Tricycle Acres Rocket Stove Pizza Party

Posted by Laura Hannant on July 09, 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, Slocan Valley, 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, truer, more creative […]

August 11: Ranfurly Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Sara Dent on July 08, 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 About the young agrarians on the land: Adam has a background in forestry, and […]

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 […]

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

Posted by Lucia Stephen on July 04, 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, […]

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 – 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, 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/ When: Saturday, October 25 – Sunday, October 26, 2014 What: Young Agrarians Eastern Ontario Mixer Location: RKY Camp, 1194 Sugarbush […]