Blog Category: Co-ops

June 1: Kloverdalen Farm Tour + BCS Tractor Demo, Courtenay, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on May 01, 2016

Kloverdalen Farm Tour Potluck Courtenay BC

Join Kira Kotilla at shiny, brand new Kloverdalen Farm for a field tour followed by a BCS tractor demo with David Wicklund of Growing Island Growers! David will be demonstrating the Berta Rotary Plow and Flail Mower implements to help Kira prep garlic beds for the fall. All this hard work learning and trying out equipment in the field will be followed by a relaxing snack-potluck & social time where we can connect with farmers & foodies in the Comox Valley. When: Wednesday, June 1, 2:00-5:00PM Where: Kloverdalen Farm – 5109 Rennison Rd at Island Hwy Bring a snack to share for a snacky field potluck! … Continue reading June 1: Kloverdalen Farm Tour + BCS Tractor Demo, Courtenay, BC

Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Umbella Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on February 29, 2016

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Name, Farm, Location? Russell Heitzmann and Calliope Gazetas, Umbella Farm, Courtenay BC What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? We had a financial goal that we set of gross sales just shy of $30,000. At the beginning of the season we said that our goal was ending the year with a positive balance in our bank account and having grown enough food to meet the targets that we committed to as part of the co-op. Calliope had a part time job and Russell worked on the farm full time. The farm was … Continue reading Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Umbella Farm

Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Golden Ears Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on December 11, 2015

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Name, Farm, Location? Tristan Cavers, Michelle Tsutsumi, Annelise Grube-Cavers, Kelsey Snelgrove, Paul Matheson, Golden Ears Farm, Chase, Unceded Secwepemc Territory What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? Our goals for the season were: To navigate a new model on the farm (shifting from a model of everyone who lives on the farm also works on the farm to one where everyone has their own enterprise, leaving only 2 out of 5 full-time residents working in the market garden) Figuring out how to farm with a toddler in tow, as well as Gaining clarity on … Continue reading Business Mentorship – Lessons Learned: Golden Ears Farm

October 17: The Epic Tasty Pastry Potluck & Farm Tour, Comox Valley, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on September 21, 2015

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 Join Young Agrarians in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island for an Epic Tasty Pastry Potluck and farm tour of two of the farms of the fledgeling co-op, Merville Organics! WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 4PM-10PM WHAT TO BRING: Delectable, scrumptious pie! Of all sorts! Savoury, sweet, fruity, spiced, bring them all. Shepherd’s Pie, Rabbit Pot Pie, Salmon & Dill Pie, Berry Pie, Pumpkin (Winter Squash) Pie, Apple Pie, the possibilities are just about endless. The Merville Organics farmers will be whipping up a few tasty pies to share with you all using veggies and meat we raised this season, bring your … Continue reading October 17: The Epic Tasty Pastry Potluck & Farm Tour, Comox Valley, 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

JULY 25: FAWN Meetup – Open Sky Co-Op, Sackville, NB

Posted by Bernard Soubry on July 04, 2015

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The Farm Apprentices and Workers Network is pleased to announce its third apprentice/worker mixer/potluck/wonderment on 25 July (Saturday), at the Open Sky Co-Operative in Sackville, NB! Where: Open Sky Co-Op, Sackville, NB (Map) When: Saturday July 25, from 11:00 – 16:00ish (Facebook event) What: A tour, a help-out, and a potluck lunch! What to bring: Work clothes (for working), delish food (for potlucking), and perhaps a bathing suit (for canoe-paddling!). Fabulous farmer Norm Hunter, program coordinator for the Open Sky Co-Operative, will take us around the farm’s systems and delve into the Co-Op’s relationship with social entreprise, mental health work, … Continue reading JULY 25: FAWN Meetup – Open Sky Co-Op, Sackville, NB

Apprenticeship: Green Arrow Farm, Royston, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on May 12, 2015

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Apprenticeship: Green Arrow Farm, Royston, BC Green Arrow Farm is seeking a full-time farm apprentice from May to October. I grow a 1-acre market garden on a 30 acre-farm in Royston, BC. I share the property with another farm business, Umbella Farm. We’re both founding members of the recently established Merville Organics Growers Co-op in Courtenay (http://mervilleorganics.ca/), a group of five organic farms working together to market our produce, fruit, chicken, eggs and wild harvested foods. We believe co-operative growing and marketing is the future of sustainable agriculture! We supply a 60-share CSA, 3 farmers markets per week as well … Continue reading Apprenticeship: Green Arrow Farm, Royston, BC

Let’s Hangout, Eat, and Make Music Together

Posted by Julie Baribeau on April 28, 2015

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Hey friends, let’s hangout some more! We’re gonna eat and chat and sing and make beautiful springtime melodies together at the West End Well in Ottawa May 10th at 5:30pm. Check out the Facebook event. Salut la gang, on veut se revoir! On va manger et jaser et chanter et créer des belles mélodies printanières ensemble au West End Well à Ottawa le 10 mai à 17:30. Voir l’évènement sur Facebook. Bring some food to share and whatever acoustic instruments you want (shakers and spoons count!). Our friend Norah Erickson will be leading a bit of a song circle at … Continue reading Let’s Hangout, Eat, and Make Music Together

Farm Food Fork is Raising the Steaks in the Kootenays

Posted by Shauna Teare on March 03, 2015

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Do you ever wonder how we, as consumers, can be more aware and responsible about the meat we eat? What can farmers do to sustainably increase their production and provide more local meat to the region? How can funders and policy makers help facilitate and support the changes necessary to increase production in our region? Can restaurants and local businesses bring more local meat onto their menu while still remaining affordable to consumers? After the success of the 2014 conference where over 400 people met to celebrate and discuss our local food system, Farm Food Fork returns in 2015 for … Continue reading Farm Food Fork is Raising the Steaks in the Kootenays

Decompte final pour l’evenement des jeunes cultivateurs de la region d’Ottawa-Outaouais

Posted by Julie Baribeau on February 20, 2015

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Crédit: Alex Chabot, Photo prise aux Jardins de la Grelinette M’sieurs-dames, Voici les détails finaux pour l’évènement des Young Agrarians (jeunes cultivateurs) jeudi prochain, le 26 février au deuxième étage de la Coop West End Well (969 rue Wellington Ouest, Ottawa). Si vous pourriez SVP confirmer votre présence au plus tard lundi le 23 février cela nous aidera à confirmer les nombres! Si vous inscrivez sur fb que vous allez y être, nous allons considérer ça comme un RSVP. C’est important pour que nous sachions si nous avons assez de place! Voici un aperçu de ce que nous avons spécialement planifié … Continue reading Decompte final pour l’evenement des jeunes cultivateurs de la region d’Ottawa-Outaouais