All posts by Alyssa Belter

About Alyssa Belter

Alyssa Belter is a writer, trained cheese-maker, certified Red Seal cook, and one-half of Plenty Wild Farms.

FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Plenty Wild Farms 2018

Posted by Alyssa Belter on December 05, 2017

Plenty Wild Farms Harvesting Kale

Plenty Wild Farms in Pemberton, BC is seeking a passionate & hard working farm worker to join their team for the 2018 farm season!  ABOUT PLENTY WILD FARMS We are passionate young farmers who are committed to sustainable agriculture. Our 10 acre certified organic farm is surrounded by mountains in the beautiful Pemberton Valley of BC. We grow over 40 different types of veggies on 2.5 acres and have just planted a 1 acre apple orchard. Produce is sold through two local farmers’ markets and at our farm stand. Find out more about us here: http://www.plentywild.ca FARM JOB DESCRIPTION Duration: May 1st, 2018 to October 13th, … Continue reading FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Plenty Wild Farms 2018

Business Mentorship Network – Alyssa & David, Plenty Wild Farms

Posted by Alyssa Belter on April 03, 2017

Plenty Wild Farms Greenhouses piled with white snow against purple pemberton mountains

We are David and Alyssa of Plenty Wild Farms – we are part of the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network and are working with Chris Bodnar, our mentor from Close to Home Organics. We feel incredibly fortunate to receive mentorship support – thank you Young Agrarians! The primary goal for our mentorship this season is to prepare Plenty Wild Farms for the birth of our first child in June (model timing, am I right?). In a normal season, Alyssa works full-time on the farm – in the field managing day-to-day operations, at a desk bookkeeping and on the road marketing. Frankly, her … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Alyssa & David, Plenty Wild Farms

FARM JOB: Plenty Wild Farms – Pemberton, BC

Posted by Alyssa Belter on December 12, 2016

farm job harvesting carrots plenty wild farm

F/T Farm Job  Location: Pemberton, B.C. Duration: Start of May until mid-October, 2017; ~40 hours/week, 5 days/week About Plenty Wild Farms We are a small-scale, Certified Organic farm in our 5th year of operation. Our focus is on growing a wide variety of high-quality vegetables, which we sell directly from the farm and through local farmers’ markets. We also have a small but steadily expanding flock of Clun Forest sheep. Farm Job Description You are a hard-working, self-motivated person who takes pride in doing their job well. You can work comfortably by yourself or with others in a fast-paced environment. … Continue reading FARM JOB: Plenty Wild Farms – Pemberton, BC

Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Plenty Wild Farms

Posted by Alyssa Belter on December 08, 2016

plenty-wild-lambs

We are Alyssa Belter & David Tanner of Plenty Wild Farms in Pemberton, B.C. Our mentor for the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Program was Chris Bodnar of Close to Home Organics. Our original goal for this mentorship was to develop two business plans – one for a livestock/dairy operation and the other for a cheese-making operation – to see if either would be viable and at what scale. Using a template and list of questions we formulated with Chris, we began our research on the livestock/dairy operation – gathering information from online sources, reading books and contacting established farm operations in … Continue reading Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Plenty Wild Farms

Business Mentorship Network – Plenty Wild Farms, Pemberton, BC

Posted by Alyssa Belter on April 13, 2016 1 Comment

Plenty Wild Spring Field

Names? Alyssa Belter & David Tanner Where do you farm? Plenty Wild Farms, Pemberton, B.C. What do you farm? Currently our focus is on growing a wide variety of certified organic vegetables. We also raise a small number of weaner pigs each year and have started a flock of sheep. What type of business structure is your farm? Corporation What is your land tenure? Are there special relationships that allow for this? We own our land, or at least owe the bank for most it. How did you seriously get into farming?  David: After an apprenticeship with Cropthorne Farm I knew farming was for … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Plenty Wild Farms, Pemberton, BC

JOB: F/T Farm Worker, Plenty Wild Farms, Pemberton, BC (Position Filled)

Posted by Alyssa Belter on January 05, 2016

Harvesting at Plenty Wild Farm Jobs

Looking for a farm job this summer? Join the rad team at Plenty Wild Farm! Position: F/T Farm Worker Location: Pemberton, B.C. Duration: May 3rd to October 15th, 2016; 40 hours/week, 5 days/week (Tuesday through Saturday) About Plenty Wild Farms: We are a small-scale, Certified Organic farm in our 4th year of operation. Our focus is on growing high-quality vegetables, with approximately 2 acres in production, which we sell through local farmers’ markets and a CSA program. We also raise pastured pigs, which we sell through a pork share program, and are in the process of expanding our small flock … Continue reading JOB: F/T Farm Worker, Plenty Wild Farms, Pemberton, BC (Position Filled)

JOB: Plenty Wild Farms, Pemberton, BC

Posted by Alyssa Belter on March 20, 2015 2 Comments

Plenty Wild Field

Plenty Wild Farms is a small-scale, mixed-operation farm located in the beautiful Pemberton Valley, close to the Village of Pemberton (less than 5 minutes by car, 10 minutes by bike). Check out an Agrariannaire  interview with Plenty Wild Farms Our primary focus is growing a wide variety of Certified Organic vegetables that we sell through Farmers’ Markets, and a CSA Harvest Box program. We also produce pastured heritage pork that we sell through a Pork Share program. The farm is 10 acres in total, with approximately 3 acres in veggie production. We use a BCS walk-behind tractor for field cultivation while … Continue reading JOB: Plenty Wild Farms, Pemberton, BC

Plenty Wild Farms – The Agariannaire #3

Posted by Alyssa Belter on March 01, 2014 3 Comments

Plenty Wild Farms Winter 3

It’s harder to interview your partner than you’d expect, as David and I discovered when we interviewed each other about our farm start-up.  Together, we make up Plenty Wild Farms. We began farming in Agassiz, on land borrowed from The Farm House Natural Cheeses, and recently moved to our own land in Pemberton. Alyssa Belter: So, what’s your name? David Tanner: David Stuart Tanner. No, just David Tanner. David Tanner Junior. Wait, did you just write all that down? No, just David Tanner. Wait, did you just write down all of that? (Laughs). Just David Tanner. Stop typing. Alyssa: Where … Continue reading Plenty Wild Farms – The Agariannaire #3