Blog Category: Opportunities

FARM JOB: Carstairs, AB – Garden Gnome or Student on Summer break

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 30, 2018

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Happiness By The Acre is a small start-up farm between Didsbury and Carstairs that operates a non-certified organic market garden, orchard, and 125 acres of pasture. We are currently looking for a student, or garden gnome, interested in working on our farm. We deliver product to Calgary and the surrounding area, as well as are opening a trust-based on-farm store in 2018. Primary job duties will revolve around the market garden and orchard. A great deal of the job is weed identification and manual removal; but plenty of opportunities for general labour, washing and bagging vegetables, and chasing cows or … Continue reading FARM JOB: Carstairs, AB – Garden Gnome or Student on Summer break

YA Apprenticeship: Grass Roots Family Farm – Ferintosh, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 19, 2018

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business? Grass Roots Family Farm is excited to provide you with a meaningful apprenticeship experience in your path to becoming a farmer. About the Farm Our rolling 250 acre farm borders the North Eastern shores of Red Deer Lake near Ferintosh, Alberta. Parcels of our land have been managed by our family for 3 generations and bordering lands even longer. In 1988 we began using organic agricultural principles to guide the stewardship of … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Grass Roots Family Farm – Ferintosh, AB

January 13 & 14: Alix, AB – Young Agrarians Alberta Winter Mixer

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 01, 2018 1 Comment

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Are you an aspiring or new farmer working on building a regenerative, ecological farm? Are you looking for opportunities to learn and connect? Join us at the Alberta Winter Mixer for two days of workshops  on accessing land, building relationships with mentors, getting starting in livestock and market gardening, communicating with farm partners and creating a regenerative business model that supports your farm and your livelihood. Share ideas and stories through farmer slideshows and test your know-how in the Farmer Fails and Hacks Championships. There will be farmer yoga, tobogganing, camp fires and more! JOIN US! Everyone is welcome! When: Saturday, January 13 – Sunday … Continue reading January 13 & 14: Alix, AB – Young Agrarians Alberta Winter Mixer

YA Apprenticeship: Nature’s Way Farm – Grimshaw, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 31, 2017 1 Comment

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain skills and knowledge that match the ecological values you hold? Are you feeling the farming bug, but not quite ready to take the plunge and launch your own business? Peter and Mary Lundgard and their farm manager Lilli Klamke (a fellow-young farmer herself) are excited to provide you with a meaningful apprenticeship experience in your path to becoming a farmer. About the Farm Nature’s Way Farm, a 640 acre farm close to the banks of the Peace River in northern Alberta. Covered by aspen, birch, spruce, pine, and willow shelter belts, this farm provides wildlife habitat for moose, deer, beaver, foxes, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Nature’s Way Farm – Grimshaw, AB

Calling all prairie vegetable growers: We want your input!

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 13, 2017

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The overall goal of this project is to ensure that Canadian vegetable farmers and seed producers have access to high quality seed that are well adapted to their particular region. Samantha Flasha with the Bauta Initiative will be hosting meetings (conference calls) for those who are interested on. For Alberta farmers the call will be on January 17th, for Saskatchewan Farmers to call will be on January 18th and for Manitoba farmers the call will be on January 19th. During the calls we will identify the most important traits you would like to see improved or developed in the varieties … Continue reading Calling all prairie vegetable growers: We want your input!

YA Apprenticeship: Redtail Farms – Castor, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on December 12, 2017 1 Comment

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Are you an aspiring farmer, rancher or grazier looking to gain the hands-on skills and experience? Are you feeling like you’re not quite ready to start your own business yet but want to keep the dream moving along? Retail Farms is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Redtail Farms is located 3 kilometers south of Castor, Alberta, on a rich mix of rejuvenated grasslands and wetlands.  Ian Griebel and Dana Blume (young farmers themselves) are building on the legacy of Ian’s parents, Kathy Charpentier and Richard Griebel, who had a pioneering vision for healing … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Redtail Farms – Castor, AB

FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Plenty Wild Farms 2018

Posted by Alyssa Belter on December 05, 2017

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Plenty Wild Farms in Pemberton, BC is seeking a passionate & hard working farm worker to join their team for the 2018 farm season!  ABOUT PLENTY WILD FARMS We are passionate young farmers who are committed to sustainable agriculture. Our 10 acre certified organic farm is surrounded by mountains in the beautiful Pemberton Valley of BC. We grow over 40 different types of veggies on 2.5 acres and have just planted a 1 acre apple orchard. Produce is sold through two local farmers’ markets and at our farm stand. Find out more about us here: http://www.plentywild.ca FARM JOB DESCRIPTION Duration: May 1st, 2018 to October 13th, … Continue reading FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Plenty Wild Farms 2018

YA Apprenticeship: Sand Springs Ranch – Lac La Biche, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 16, 2017 1 Comment

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on an organic farm? Are you wanting to learn about agriculture education? Sand Springs Ranch is offering a unique apprenticeship program providing experience in organic livestock and vegetable production while offering opportunities to work with them on in-classroom agriculture education and farm tours. About the Farm Sand Springs Ranch, located near Lac La Biche, Alberta is run by Ty and Janice Shelton, their daughter Jolene and son Tyler.  Including Ty and Janice’s grandchildren, there are 3 generations working on this farm. A certified organic farm, Sand Springs Ranch includes a large certified organic … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship: Sand Springs Ranch – Lac La Biche, AB

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1-3 Acres for Veggie Production, Surrey BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on November 10, 2017

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About the Land The land is a total of 20 acres, with about 10 acres in wild grasses and the remainder in annual crops and orchard. The current farmer has owned the land for 20 years, prior to which it was a steer operation. The farmer specializes in Japanese fruits vegetables, including an Asian pear orchard. There is also a U-PICK strawberry patch on the land, and a weekend on-farm market. The farmer-owner resides on the land part time, and another farmer lives on the land in an RV. The soil is very fertile: peat moss, rich and black. The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1-3 Acres for Veggie Production, Surrey BC

FARMSHARE: SAANICH, BC – Little Mountain Farm

Posted by Moss Dance on November 02, 2017

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Hello! I run Little Mountain Farm http://www.littlemountainveggies.ca/, a 1-acre non-certified organic mixed vegetable farm and I am looking for a fellow farmer to share the land with for the 2018 season. Sales are primarily through a CSA (I currently harvest 50 shares/week, though this would likely be expanded with the addition of another vegetable farmer!), as well as one farmers market. About Little Mountain Farm Little Mountain Farm has 1 acre currently cultivated and has been farmed for the past 4 seasons, with all infrastructure in place (irrigation, fencing etc) and pretty lovely soil! I am looking to make about 1/2 of it … Continue reading FARMSHARE: SAANICH, BC – Little Mountain Farm