Blog Category: Apprentice / Intern

APPRENTICESHIP: EDGEWOOD, BC – Intentional Peasants

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 17, 2019

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Looking for a farming apprenticeship in the Kootenays? Check out Intentional Peasants in Edgewood, BC! About Intentional Peasants We operate an 80 acre mixed farm nestled in a beautiful mountain valley in the northwest Kootenays, blessed with great soil and plenty of water. We are primarily vegetable growers, with an abundance of veggies through the summer and fall for a small CSA, local farmers markets, restaurants and stores. The focus is on storable root crops, which we continue to sell throughout the winter. We also have a small apple and plum orchard. We have a small herd of cattle that we raise … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: EDGEWOOD, BC – Intentional Peasants

APPRENTICESHIP: CUMBERLAND, BC – Black Horse Apiary

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 17, 2019

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Looking for a beekeeping apprenticeship on Vancouver Island? Check out Black Horse Apiary in Cumberland! About Black Horse Apiary We are a small scale sustainable apiary producing local varietal honey and bees – queens, packages, and nucs. We are passionate about breeding the best honey bees to share with other beekeepers in Canada. Visit Black Horse Apiary on Facebook here. Desired Qualities An enthusiasm and love for honey bees and an eagerness to immerse themselves into this fascinating world. Job Tasks Beekeeping: seasonal management and small scale queen rearing. Job Details Contract duration: March 1 through to November 1, 2019 Weekly hours: 25 hours … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: CUMBERLAND, BC – Black Horse Apiary

YA Apprenticeship: Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm – Carstairs, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 17, 2019

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for hands-on farming experience on an ecological farm? Are you interested in organic farming and biodynamic practices? Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm is looking for a farm apprentice starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm is a highly diversified operation located on 160 acres of rolling prairie and parkland. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Kris and Tamara, the farm produces cereal grains, forage crops, culinary herbs, vegetables, eggs and meat products, all of which are produced organically and certified biodynamic by Demeter Canada. Farm products are marketed locally, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm – Carstairs, AB

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sea Bluff Farm, Farmhand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 07, 2019

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Sea Bluff Farm in Metchosin (near Victoria, BC) is looking for a farmhand for 2019. Interested in starting your own farm one day? Sea Bluff Farm has a wealth of knowledge and has helped many new farmers launch their farming careers. And working just steps away from the beach sounds pretty nice too…  ABOUT SEA BLUFF FARM We are a 6-acre diverse vegetable farm located in Metchosin, a sweet rural enclave outside Victoria. While we grow a lot of greens and high value crops, we are most excited about really feeding people with our potatoes, squashes and brassicas. We grow about 40 … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sea Bluff Farm, Farmhand

YA Apprenticeship: Reflections from Redtail Farms, Castor AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 07, 2019

Redtail Farm: Late night field work

by Karel Beijer Many times during my apprenticeship I was asked, “How is working on RedTail Farms?” During all my time there, the best answer that I could come up with is that it is a very “real” experience. While this may seem quite vague, this one word personally embodies everything that I felt during my apprenticeship. When working with living beings that don’t have a “nine-to-five” routine your life changes to a different flow – a more natural yet no less demanding routine. Allow me to explain. Coming into the apprenticeship, I had the questions, “Is farming, especially a … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Reflections from Redtail Farms, Castor AB

JOB: Manitoba – Direct Farm Manitoba Coordinator

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 05, 2019

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Direct Farm Manitoba is a cooperative which advances the interests of member markets and farmers who direct market farm products to consumers by advocating on their behalf and connecting them to economic opportunities. Direct Farm Manitoba is seeking an Event Coordinator and Liaison to organize the annual Direct Farm Marketing Conference, as well as to strengthen the local food sector working on various projects as needed throughout the year. The candidate will be responsible for every aspect of the event, from initial planning to financial and evaluative reporting, under the guided mentorship of the Direct Farm Manitoba Board of Directors … Continue reading JOB: Manitoba – Direct Farm Manitoba Coordinator

YA Apprenticeship: The Homestead – Goodfare, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 04, 2019

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for an adventure in mixed farming? The Homestead is looking for a farm apprentice starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm The Homestead is a certified organic farm started in 2015 by Lisa and Donovan Kitt, two young farmers passionate about sustainable agriculture. The farm is off-grid and is situated near the community of Goodfare, AB, between the arable prairie of the Peace Country and a wilderness extending all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The landscape of The Homestead includes pastured meats, including lamb, beef, and pork, as well as eggs, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: The Homestead – Goodfare, AB

FARM JOB: OTTAWA – BeetBox Co-operative Farm, Assistant Market Gardener

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 03, 2019

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BeetBox Co-operative Farm is growing (pardon the pun)! And, we need people like you; people who peruse food related employment opportunities. We are looking for an assistant market gardener to catapult our CSA program to the next level!  ABOUT BeetBox Co-operative Farm We are a farmer-owned workers co-operative growing high quality vegetables, ecologically. Last year, we established a new CSA for the lovely people of West Ottawa. The co-op was established in 2017 by three young agrarians: Jeremy Colbeck, Lise-Anne Léveillé, and David Mazur-Goulet. Together, we bring over a decade of growing experience to our community. What makes us different? 110 … Continue reading FARM JOB: OTTAWA – BeetBox Co-operative Farm, Assistant Market Gardener

FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Four Beat Farm, Vegetable Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 03, 2019

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Do you enjoy fast-paced, outdoor labour? Want to work hard in the vegetable fields and to have time to pursue other projects and interests? Four Beat Farm is looking for a part-time farm worker for 2019 with opportunities for growth.  ABOUT FOUR BEAT FARM Four Beat Farm is a certified organic, mixed vegetable operation in the Pemberton Meadows in Lilwat Territory. We operate on 15 acres of leased land close to the town of Pemberton with endless opportunities for hiking, biking, and exploring the mountains. We are entering our fourth season and are looking for motivated, hardworking individuals to grow for … Continue reading FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Four Beat Farm, Vegetable Farm Worker

FARM JOB: COURTENAY, BC – Lost Savanna Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 01, 2019

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-Updated January 23, 2019- This position has been filled thanks to YA networks, but check out their apprenticeship posting here. Are you interested to learn about organic pasture raised meat production? Lost Savanna Farm is looking for a farm assistant/intern to join our team starting April 1st for the 2019 season. This is a paid position at $15/hour with housing on the farm available for rent. About Lost Savanna Farm Our 73 acre Certified Organic, Certified Demeter farm is devoted to raising animals on pasture to produce the highest quality meat (chicken, pork and beef) and eggs. We sell our … Continue reading FARM JOB: COURTENAY, BC – Lost Savanna Farm