We Heart Local Awards

Posted by Sara Dent on September 01, 2015

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Let’s hear it for local: it’s time for the We Heart Local Awards! Get ready to show your favourite local food producer a little love: it’s time for the third annual We ♥ Local Awards! For the last three years, this people’s choice awards has highlighted the most popular food and agriculture businesses and organizations across the province. Your vote helps support the local economy, spread the word about why local is better…and it also tells your favourites- in a very concrete way- how important they are to your community. If you want to support your local butcher, baker, or ice … Continue reading We Heart Local Awards

September 13: Creston Valley Tour de Farm, Creston BC

Posted by Laura Hannant on September 01, 2015

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Creston Valley Tour de Farm is back on track! The day long cycling tour of 5 of our local farms has been rescheduled for September 13th. Hopefully the weather will have cooled a bit by then! For all those who had already purchased tickets, if you can’t attend on September 13, please contact Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre to arrange a refund by calling 1-866-528-4342. For those wishing to see a non-bike option, keep your fingers crossed. We will do our best to organize an alternative in the meantime! Get your bicycles tuned-up and your picnic baskets … Continue reading September 13: Creston Valley Tour de Farm, Creston BC

SEPTEMBER 12: Golden Ears Farm Annual Corn Roast, Chase, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on August 31, 2015

Golden Ears Farm Corn Roast

Join YA for a Farm Tour, Corn Roast & Potluck at Golden Ears Farm in Chase, BC! This is an annual event at Golden Ears Farm  – a family farm tradition for over 30 years! Starting last year, we have opened it up to include a YA Farm Tour and Potluck. The farm tour will start by exploring the market garden and carry on to showcase the various animals that we tend. The potluck will start around 6ish with Golden Ears supplying the spit roasted pig ($5 contribution to cover this cost, please) and corn on the cob. Yum! Variety show and … Continue reading SEPTEMBER 12: Golden Ears Farm Annual Corn Roast, Chase, BC

September 20: Horse & Tractor Ploughing Workshop, Armstrong BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on August 30, 2015

Deerfoot Farm- Tractor & Horse Ploughing Plowing Workshop Potluck and Farm Tour

Want to learn how to plough with horses or tractor? Join us at Deerfoot Farm for a ploughing workshop coordinated by David Doran. When: Sunday, September 20th | 10:00AM – 4:00PM Where: Deerfoot Farm, 4420 Hullcar Road, Armstrong, BC Registration: $20/person Please bring: Potluck lunch, a dish to share and tools to eat with! 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 Saturday, September 26th. To register contact David Doran:daviddoran@telus.net or 250 546 6884. Please let us know if … Continue reading September 20: Horse & Tractor Ploughing Workshop, Armstrong BC

Farming in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island

Posted by Heather Shobe on August 28, 2015

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In 2010, at the age of 35, I started farming in the Alberni Valley region of Vancouver Island. Surrounded by mountains, with a long inlet leading to the Pacific, this area’s climate is less moderated by the sea than many others; we typically get some of the the warmest summers and coolest winters on the island. Climate and soil conditions are great for agricultural production. I run a teeny-tiny farm, over various properties, with an often overwhelming hodgepodge of elements. While tuning into nature and keeping my hands in the soil is of utmost importance for my overall well being, I’ve … Continue reading Farming in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island

August 21: Soil Carbon Monitoring Demo & Workshop, Lillooet, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on August 13, 2015

Soil Carbon Monitoring Demo and Workshop Agriculture Lillooet BC

Get the dirt on soil carbon monitoring – Join Young Agrarians, Spray Creek Ranch, & Dan Denesiuk for a demo and workshop in Lillooet, BC! When: Friday, August 21st — 12 pm to 5 pm Where: Spray Creek Ranch, 15045 Texas Creek Rd, Lillooet BC Spray Creek Ranch will host a potluck lunch at midday. Lunch will be followed by a soil carbon monitoring workshop with a soil sampling demonstration. Our fearless workshop leader is Dan Denesiuk, MSc student at Thompson Rivers University. Dan is studying grazing management as a climate change mitigation and adaptation strategy throughout the BC Interior. Participants are welcome to … Continue reading August 21: Soil Carbon Monitoring Demo & Workshop, Lillooet, BC

AUGUST 23: Lazy Sunday at Umi Nami Farm, Metchosin, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on August 12, 2015

Umi Nami Farm Crew Young Agrarian Potluck & Tour

YOU’RE INVITED! AUGUST 23rd TO UMI NAMI FARM FOR A TOUR, POTLUCK, & SOCIAL! In the midst of all the busy seeding, weeding, harvesting, and marketing sometimes what we really need most is to kick back, relax, and enjoy a Lazy Sunday at the Farm, especially someone else’s farm where the weeds aren’t your problem… Take some time for yourself and enjoy the company of your friends and fellow farmers. Learn a little about Umi Nami’s history and farm operations, nourish your body with a community potluck, and refresh yourself with a dip in Matheson Lake. Sounds like the perfect afternoon! Please bring a … Continue reading AUGUST 23: Lazy Sunday at Umi Nami Farm, Metchosin, BC

August 22: Zaklan Heritage Farm Harvest Festival, Surrey, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on August 11, 2015

Young Agrarians Events Harvest Festival at Zaklan Heritage Farm Tour Potluck w/ Still Spirits

We’re so excited for the fourth annual Zaklan Heritage Farm Harvest Festival! Young Agrarians and friends, join us for a fabulous night of community networking, eating and dancing. Our hosts Doug Zaklan and Gemma McNeill are young farmers in their fourth 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. (Read more about Gemma & Doug’s goals for the future of their farm)   Date: Saturday, August 22nd Times: 5pm Farm Tour, … Continue reading August 22: Zaklan Heritage Farm Harvest Festival, Surrey, BC

August 27-31: Farm Knowledge-Sharing at the Tatamagouche Free School!

Posted by Bernard Soubry on July 15, 2015

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Calling all Maritime farm apprentices, farm workers and farming enthusiasts! Do you have a specific farm-related skill or area of knowledge you want to share with the world? Of course you do. Here is your chance to do so! This year’s Tatamagouche Free School will feature – along with amazing local food, wonderful people, music and much more – a series of farming-focused workshops taught by YOU! FAWN is collaborating with the folks at Radical Imagination to organize these workshops but we need your ideas and knowledge to make it happen. If you want to teach a farming-focused workshop at … Continue reading August 27-31: Farm Knowledge-Sharing at the Tatamagouche Free School!

July 28: Richard Bullock on the Future of BC Agriculture, Richmond, BC

Posted by Anna Railings on July 06, 2015

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Join KPU’s Institute for Sustainable Food Systems for an evening in conversation with former Chair of BC’s Agricultural Land Commission, Okanagan farmer, and long-time proponent of BC agriculture, Mr. Richard Bullock. Bullock will share his vision for a strong BC agriculture future and give guidance on actions that can be taken towards it. The event will feature an opportunity for audience Q&A. Please register for FREE on Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/richard-bullock-on-the-future-of-bc-agriculture-tickets-17521204394 Date & Time: Tuesday, July 28, 7-9pm Location: KPU Richmond Campus  Room: Melville Centre for Dialogue (2550A) NOTE: KPU Richmond Campus is easily accessible on transit via the Canada Line (Lansdowne … Continue reading July 28: Richard Bullock on the Future of BC Agriculture, Richmond, BC