Blog Category: British Columbia

JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Feeding Growth, Project Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 09, 2019

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Feeding Growth, an initiative that supports progressive food businesses in Vancouver, BC, is hiring a part-time Project Coordinator! We’re looking for someone to help expand and strengthen our community. This is a part-time, hourly position that could complement well another part-time position. And there is a lot of opportunity for growth. Our dream? A caring and easy-going food entrepreneur supporter, a planning and organization wizard, and a “get things done” warrior – all in one person, available from June to December (and likely beyond this if there’s interest).  About Feeding Growth Through community engagement and education activities, the Feeding Growth community of food leaders, … Continue reading JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – Feeding Growth, Project Coordinator

Cost of Land Just Keeps Going Up: FCC Farmland Values Report

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 07, 2019

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Well, the numbers are in – and farmland gets more expensive every year! Farm Credit Canada (FCC) just released the 2018 Farmland Values Report, highlighting the high cost of land in B.C. The average value of Canadian farmland increased 6.6% in 2018, and our fair province is just above the national average at 6.7% – compare that to a 2.7% increase in B.C. in 2017. For new farmers trying to break into the sector, steep land prices effectively shut them out of the farmland real estate market. This means that alternative land access models such as leasing are more important than ever in helping … Continue reading Cost of Land Just Keeps Going Up: FCC Farmland Values Report

MAY 25, 2019: BURNABY, BC – Butternut Buddha Hoop House Raising, Farm Tour & Potluck Social

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 07, 2019

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Join us at Butternut Buddha Farm in Burnaby, BC for a hoop house raising party, farm tour, and potluck social! We will be sharing food, sharing ideas, pulling some weeds, and erecting two small hoop houses with Grey Orion. Grey is an accomplished builder of hoop houses with a great teaching style and kind demeanour. You will get your hands dirty, move you body, and spend the afternoon in the fresh air! Butternut Buddha is shared with a beekeeper and a flower farmer so we can have a peek at their operations as well. Children are welcome but please leave furry friends … Continue reading MAY 25, 2019: BURNABY, BC – Butternut Buddha Hoop House Raising, Farm Tour & Potluck Social

Results from the BC Food Hub Network Industry Survey

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 06, 2019

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These results reflect responses from 205 food producers and/or processors in BC. The Industry Survey is a supporting component of the BC Food Hub Network initiative led by the Ministry of Agriculture. More information on this initiative and development of the Industry Survey can be found below. Based on the response rate, the results were divided into regions – South Coast (Lower Mainland), Okanagan, Vancouver Island and Coast, and ‘Other’ which includes Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, Thompson Nicola, Kootenay, Omineca Skeena and Peace. Below is a summary of the high-level survey findings: The majority of respondents are small businesses – with … Continue reading Results from the BC Food Hub Network Industry Survey

AUG 24, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Fruit Beer Festival Announce Feet Stomping Lineup

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 06, 2019

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FRUIT BEER FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE FEET STOMPING MUSIC LINEUP APRIL 30, VANCOUVER, BC – The inaugural Fruit Beer Festival is excited to announce the music lineup for the 2019 Fraser Valley Event! Four live bands will perform on Saturday August 24th at the redeveloped Jubilee Park in Abbotsford, offering festival-goers the space to soak in incredible live music, fresh berries, fried chicken, ice cream, and fruit beers made in collaboration with local farms. Kicking off as the festival begins will be Kelowna talent Dan Tait, who’s sound is defined by his busy guitar, and powerful soaring voice. His songs will get … Continue reading AUG 24, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Fruit Beer Festival Announce Feet Stomping Lineup

FARM JOB: KELOWNA, BC – Bite Me Organics, Orchard Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 06, 2019

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Bite Me Organics in Kelowna, BC is hiring an Orchard Worker for the 2019 season! About Bite Me Organics Richard and Robyn King and family welcome you to our Certified Organic Farm. We grow several varieties of apples including Gala, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Ambrosia, Fuji and Pink Lady. Apples are available from late August to the end of October. The King’s farm has been granted certification through the COABC and PACS as of October 2009. The farm is 11 acres in East Kelowna. Robyn and Richard and family are passionate about growing healthy, nutritious food. Robyn and Richard have been orchardists for over … Continue reading FARM JOB: KELOWNA, BC – Bite Me Organics, Orchard Worker

July 19, 2019: AGASSIZ, BC – Abundance Community Farm Tour and Potluck Social

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 02, 2019

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Join us at Abundance Community Farm in Agassiz, BC for a farm tour & potluck social! Learn more about the vision and operation of Abundance Community Farm! We invite you to join us at 4:00 pm for a tour of the farm and facilities and a chance to get to know other local farmers. Join in the potluck at 6:00 pm and stay for a fireside gathering with members of our community. We are hosting a 2 day Permaculture Workshop with Kym Chi on July 20-21 and the farm will be bustling with activity. If you are interested to join the … Continue reading July 19, 2019: AGASSIZ, BC – Abundance Community Farm Tour and Potluck Social

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 12 ACRES OF PASTURE FOR GRAZING – COBBLE HILL, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 30, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND This beautiful 25 acres is nestled in the heart of Cobble Hill, with about 12 acres in pasture. There are 5 fields that could be rotated through, though they are not separately fenced at this point. There is livestock fencing in place around the perimeter of the fields which needs to be upgraded in some areas. Water is available from the creek that runs along the property. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The owner is looking for someone who would like to use the land for grazing for sheep or cows. You could either keep your animals there just for the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 12 ACRES OF PASTURE FOR GRAZING – COBBLE HILL, BC

FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER – Sky Harvest Microgreens, Multiple Positions Available

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 30, 2019 1 Comment

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Sky Harvest is hiring for multiple positions for their certified organic urban microgreen farm in Vancouver, BC Sky Harvest is looking for candidates with a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, interested in joining their team of dedicated employees and volunteers whose unique talents shape Sky Harvest’s development. ABOUT SKY HARVEST Sky Harvest is Canada’s first certified organic, urban farm. Our work transforms the urban landscape, improves access to healthy produce and provides a place of community, education and work for local residents. Our current focus is growing microgreens and delivering them by bicycle to Vancouver’s top chefs and grocery stores. Our day-to-day activities … Continue reading FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER – Sky Harvest Microgreens, Multiple Positions Available

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 14 acres in Kamloops, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 30, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND: Lone Pine Farm is 34 acres located on Westsyde Rd in Kamloops, adjacent to the Dunes Golf Course. The 20 acres on the west side of the road are beautiful, rolling hills, a grassland/sage ecosystem (currently in the process of being donated to BC Parks) and the 14 acres on the other side of the road, next to the North Thompson river, are arable, fertile, flat fields.  This property has been in the family since the 1920’s and used for a variety of agricultural purposes including cattle, mixed orchard and extensive vegetable garden.  The riverbank area is a corridor for wildlife.  *Side note from Land Matcher, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 14 acres in Kamloops, B.C.