ABOUT THE LAND: Located 8 minutes outside downtown Salmon Arm, the property is a total of 17.5 acres, with 5 acres ready for agricultural use. The soil is rich and dark and there is ample water for irrigation, with 3 wells on the property, a small creek running through and at least one of the fields fully sub-irrigated. The rest of the property is hayfields, walnut grove and a few fruit trees, (also on good soil), plus approx. 3 acres of natural forest. There are multiple outbuildings available for use, including a chicken house, root cellar, and large hay barn. … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Acreage for Lease, Salmon Arm B.C.
ABOUT THE LAND: Gorgeous property on the Naramata bench overlooking Okanagan Lake is home to approx. 360 healthy Lapin cherry trees which produce 10-12,000 lbs of cherries each July. The orchard is fully irrigated and has been conventionally managed with seasonal pruning, watering, spraying and bird management to date. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: The landowner is looking for long-term orchard manager to replace a retiring one and take over the lease. The landowner would like to see the orchard transition to organic management and sees possibilities for value-added sales (eg dried cherries, cherry brandy). There is the possibility of housing for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cherry Orchard for Lease, Penticton B.C.
Here at Young Agrarians, we eat, breathe, and live land access solutions to help get new farmers on the land. With the cost of land putting ownership out of reach for many new and young farmers, new entrants are increasingly turning to alternative land access models, such as leasing. Since 2016, the Young Agrarians Land Matching Program Pilot in Metro Vancouver has been pairing farmers seeking land for lease with farmland owners who want to make their land available for farming. We’re thrilled that the Real Estate Foundation of B.C. (REFBC) has chosen our Land Matching Program Pilot as a finalist … Continue reading Young Agrarians Land Matching Program Work Nominated for Land Award!
ABOUT THE LAND The land is a beautiful 45 acres of mixed forest and fields on Quenell Lake in Yellow Point. The owner currently conducts an active agro-forestry operation (Christmas trees, hay, foliage and fruit), but would like to maximize the potential of the land and make growing space available to a new farmer. There is an existing well, rain water collection systems, and water rights to the lake for irrigation. There is future potential for the farmer to live on the land. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY There is a small deer fenced garden to begin production, and up to 6 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: LAKESIDE ACREAGE FOR LEASE, YELLOW POINT BC
About the Land: 10 acres of land in the “Dry Belt” on the Bonaparte River near Ashcroft, British Columbia. For the last 3 years, the land has been developed as a small organic hopyard. The landowner has been successful in establishing 10 varieties of hops (to be narrowed to 3 for long-term operation) with an effective low-cost trellis and drip irrigation system. He is designing in proof-of-concept processing using liquid CO2 to produce a powdered concentrate of lupulin (the active component) and is getting initial positive responses from brewers in Canada and Europe. The intention has been to add various food and medicinal herbs to the … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 10 Acre Hop Farm, Ashcroft B.C.
ABOUT THE LAND Two farm fields are available for lease on Salt Spring Island, BC. Available separately or together, starting spring 2019. Both fields are fenced with standard deer fencing. Located on 25 wooded acres, 15 minutes outside of Ganges. Field 1 is approximately 0.2 acre in size and has sandy soil, good drainage and low fertility. Field 1 includes a high-tunnel on permanent foundation and cannot be moved. High tunnel dimensions are 49’ x 24’. Water from a well and pond is available for irrigation in this field. Field 2 is approximately 0.26 acre in size and is a … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: TWO FARM FIELDS FOR LEASE ON SALT SPRING ISLAND
The NFU-O (National Farmers Union of Ontario) has published the Young Agrarians Ontario Land Access Guide, thanks to funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario. The guide is an adaptation of the immensely popular Young Agrarians BC Land Access Guide. “Farmland in Ontario is amongst the most expensive in Canada with a provincial average of over $10,000 per acre. In Southwestern Ontario, farmland values are now averaging over $16,000 per acre,” noted Ayla Fenton, NFU-O Board member. “New farmers have to be more creative in finding land to grow their business. This guide highlights creative options for new farmers regarding … Continue reading NFU-O Land Access Guide for Young Farmers in Ontario
ABOUT THE LAND The property consists of approximately 4 acres of ALR land on a 6 acre property bordering the Nicomekl River in South Surrey suitable for livestock production. The landowner lives on site. The land has historically been used to graze cattle, but was not in production last year. There is excellent fencing, with one large pasture and two additional fenced areas, one of which features a small, outdoor covered area for shelter. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Four acres plus a small storage building available for lease for livestock production. Cattle are preferred as that has worked well on the land in the past. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 FENCED ACRES FOR LIVESTOCK, SURREY BC
Young Agrarians BC is hiring land matchers! Are you a connector? An intuitive networker? That person in your friend group who always has the dirt on hot jobs and cool apartments? Do complete strangers tell you their life story at the drop of a hat? Did you once set up your friends from college, and now they’ve got kids and you gave a speech at their wedding and they send you a thank you card every year? Young Agrarians needs people with that magic matchmaking quality to connect farmers seeking land with farmland owners who have land to lease. If … Continue reading POSITION FILLED – JOB: YOUNG AGRARIANS BC LAND MATCHERS
The province of BC has activated the Southwest Provincial Regional Operations Center (SW PREOC) to support the response to the 2018 lower Fraser River freshet and the potential for flooding. Additional PREOCs have also been activated in other regions of the province due to the flooding situation and the following information is also applicable to those impacted regions. The Ministry of Agriculture is providing support to Local Governments, First Nations, and agricultural producers through the PREOC. Below we have attached a number of links to provide producers with key information and resources to assist them in preparing, responding and recovering from potential … Continue reading Flooding Preparedness for BC Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley Farmers