All posts by Michelle Tsutsumi

June 18: Fresh Valley Farms Annual YA Mixer, Armstrong, BC

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on June 01, 2016

Farm Event Fresh Valley Farm Mixer

When: June 18, 4 – 10 PM *Special Note*: Please do not bring your dogs to the event as we have on-farm animals that could be disturbed by unfamiliar dogs. Where: 4 PM – Farm tour starts at 1346 Mountain View Road, Armstrong. Meet the pigs, chickens, and see how Fresh Valley Farms functions. 6 PM – Potluck and food happens at the Cub Camp, just a couple km down the road from Fresh Valley Farms, at 1052 Mountain View Road. There is ample parking available, just follow the signs to the field near the Cub Camp. About Fresh Valley … Continue reading June 18: Fresh Valley Farms Annual YA Mixer, Armstrong, BC

INTERNSHIP: Join an Urban Permaculture Community in Kamloops, B.C.

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on May 11, 2016

edible-fairy-flower

Made with Love is an eco artisan grocery manufacturing company and organic urban permaculture farm project on a secluded, natural, riverside acreage in the City of Kamloops, across from MacArthur Park on the River’s Trail. We grow veggies, fruit, nuts, berries, herbs and so many GREENS in our food forests, greenhouse and gardens. All major city amenities in a gorgeous natural, meditative environment, 10 mins from downtown, 5 mins to the airport, with Copper Crystal Swimming Pool, Chlorine free Mineral Hot Tub, Trampoline, Slack-line, Tree Silks, Piano, Drum-kit and tons of musical instruments. Peaceful, playful, actively engaged beings, passionate about … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Join an Urban Permaculture Community in Kamloops, B.C.

JOB: 5 Full-Time Positions Open at Wild Flight Farm, Mara, BC

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on April 28, 2016

Harvesting and bunching radishes.

Position: Organic Market Garden Grower/Packer Duration: Late April to early November 2016 Must be able to commit to working full-time to the end of October. Description: The work varies from week to week but will include transplanting, weeding, harvesting, and preparation of produce for market. Experience is an asset but we are happy to train people with a positive attitude who are keen to learn new skills. This work is best suited for people who are: physically fit enjoy working outdoors are comfortable bending down and kneeling for extended periods of time are alright getting their hands dirty enjoy working as part of a … Continue reading JOB: 5 Full-Time Positions Open at Wild Flight Farm, Mara, BC

POSITION FILLED: Full-Time Farm Employee Position, West Enderby Farm, Enderby

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on April 08, 2016

West Enderby Farm

** This position has been filled (April 27, 2016) ** West Enderby Farm is looking for a full-time employee from Mid-May to the end of December 2016. This is an opportunity to take on varied crop production and record-keeping responsibilities. We are a certified organic farm located on the edge of the small town of Enderby, in the beautiful North Okanagan. We grow carrots, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and onions for local retailers and wholesale customers. The farm is owned and managed by Paddy Doherty and Elaine Spearing, both experienced organic growers. This is a key position, working alongside us … Continue reading POSITION FILLED: Full-Time Farm Employee Position, West Enderby Farm, Enderby

JOB: Farmer Position at the Clubhouse Farm, Kelowna, BC

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on April 05, 2016

Morganne and the chicken at Clubhouse Farm, Kelowna.

Clubhouse Farmer Position: The Clubhouse Farm is seeking a candidate with farming experience to join our team for the 2016 growing season. This unique and exciting farm and nature based summer program for children provides a platform for childcare and education, a source of local produce, and support for local ecosystems and biodiversity. Please review the eligibility criteria before submitting your application. Start Date: May 2, 2016 Position Responsibilities and Details: Managing volunteer labour groups – sometimes weekly, groups of 10 to 30 volunteers. Production tasks – seeding, transplanting, trellising, pruning, thinning, irrigating, managing pests, weeding, harvesting, etc. Egg production … Continue reading JOB: Farmer Position at the Clubhouse Farm, Kelowna, BC

JOB: Farm Manager Position at Tree to Me, Keremeos

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on March 16, 2016 1 Comment

tree to me sign

Tree To Me is a new organic farm operation that has a farm market, coffee shop, bakery and bed and breakfast. The company requires a full time Farm Manager. This is a career position with the opportunity for equity ownership in the business. The current farm operation includes tree fruits, perennial vegetables and berries, annual vegetables and a greenhouse operation. Along with increasing production in these areas, additional farming activities will be added in the future. The successful candidate will have both academic and practical farm experience, an aptitude for equipment and building maintenance and be capable of functioning within … Continue reading JOB: Farm Manager Position at Tree to Me, Keremeos

INTERNSHIP: Hooked on Farm Life and Looking for your Next Fix? Ranfurly Farms, Chase, BC

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on February 19, 2016

Garden in full swing at Ranfurly Farms, Turtle Valley near Chase, BC.

Wanted:  an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to take on the day to day operation of Ranfurly Farms market garden. Duration: April 15 – October 15, 2016 The Farm: Ranfurly Farm is a 30 acre family farm located in picturesque Turtle Valley, 10 minutes from the little town of Chase, BC.  It is home to three generations of farmers with 6 – 40 years of experience.  This year we will run 200 “freer” than free range laying hens and 900 broilers on pasture.  We raise Blue Face Leicester and Gotland sheep for fibre; pigs, rabbits, and ducks for our own consumption, milk … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Hooked on Farm Life and Looking for your Next Fix? Ranfurly Farms, Chase, BC

3rd Winter Okanagan Mixer a Whirlwind Day!

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on February 12, 2016

What an array of amazing dishes - squash and apple soup, mushroom barley risotto, devilled eggs, lentil and roasted beet salad, homemade sourdough bread, squash gratin, roast chicken & pork, and Dutch apple pie!!!

It was a remarkable day to gather and talk about our passion for stewarding the land, getting our hands dirty, and savouring the most nourishing, delectable food ever! We were thrilled to have @ 125 people in attendance throughout the day, travelling from all over the South Interior, Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland to be in Kelowna. It was exciting to see that close to half of the room were new to the Young Agrarians and, based on feedback so far, there are some clear needs in terms of supporting new entrants to agro-ecology. We’re working on it! People commented … Continue reading 3rd Winter Okanagan Mixer a Whirlwind Day!

INTERNSHIP – POSITION FILLED: Fresh Valley Farms in Armstrong

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on February 11, 2016

Fresh Valley Farms chickens

Farm Description Fresh Valley Farms is located on two quarter sections along Mountain View Rd, just outside of Armstrong BC. The farm is made up of 90 acres of arable field and animal pasture and just over 200 acres of wooded hillside. It is a beautiful location with a view over this part of the North Okanagan valley. Just 3 km from the town of Armstrong, it is an easy bike ride into town where you’ll find art and music, a great farmers’ market, an active community theatre group and good coffee and lunch. 15 minutes away from the farm … Continue reading INTERNSHIP – POSITION FILLED: Fresh Valley Farms in Armstrong

Internship: One Spot Away From the Best Season Ever at Golden Ears Farm in Chase, BC!

Posted by Michelle Tsutsumi on February 08, 2016

View of the hills with the greenhouse and seed house in the foreground.

Golden Ears Farm is looking for one more full-time intern for the 2016 season to complete our crew of four interns plus Tristan and Michelle. About Golden Ears Farm: The internship would be from April 4 to September 30, with a possible extension into October depending on the fall harvest and storage needs. We’re situated next to the South Thompson River in Secwepemc territory, close to the village of Chase. Although the farm sits on 34 acres, the market garden and perennial zone occupy 8 – 16 acres, depending on the season. We also have pigs, laying hens, and cows. The farm … Continue reading Internship: One Spot Away From the Best Season Ever at Golden Ears Farm in Chase, BC!