Blog Category: Opportunities

FARM JOBS: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Earth Apple Organic Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 11, 2019

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Earth Apple Organic Farm in Abbotsford, BC is hiring a Field Manager, Harvest Manager, Market Manager, Farmers’ Market Stall Operator, and Farmhands for the 2019 season! They are also looking for volunteers on Saturdays. These are full time on-farm and part-time on farm and at farmers’ markets. Join their crew and get ready to farm hard!  ABOUT EARTH APPLE ORGANIC FARM Earth Apple Organic Farm was established in 2011 and is based at Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op in Abbotsford, BC as of January 2016.  Our roots quite literally are earth apples or les pommes de terre, but we’ve since expanded, growing over 50 different … Continue reading FARM JOBS: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Earth Apple Organic Farm

YA Apprenticeship: Reflections from Redtail Farms, Castor AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on January 07, 2019

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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

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 21 ACRES – GRONLID, SASKATCHEWAN

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 07, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND This farm is 21 acres in the township of Gronlid, Saskatchewan. The farm is 20 minutes from all amenities (grocery store, building supplies, farm equipment and lots more) and is easily accessible off  SK 335, the main road passing through Gronlid. There are several out buildings including a 30×50 barn with a loft and stalls, two enclosed garages/workshops with power, two mid-land storage sheds, one primary two-story residence with basement, and one secondary guest house as well several additional small out buildings. There is a small water feature on the south side of property that may be useful for irrigation as well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 21 ACRES – GRONLID, SASKATCHEWAN

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

EDUCATION: SEED FARMING – PILOT SEASON AT THE COWICHAN INCUBATOR SEED FARM

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 03, 2019

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ABOUT THE INCUBATOR SEED FARM On the path to Food Security, Cowichan Green Community is thrilled to present the 2019 Pilot Incubation Season at the Cowichan Incubator Seed Farm. Without seed security there can be no food security, basically without seeds there would be no food. What does seed security look like? It looks like a diverse, regionally adapted, sustainable and organic supply of seeds, enough for our region. ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Pilot Incubation Season will run from May 1st to October 31st where a variety of topics will be researched as a group cooperative and then applied through … Continue reading EDUCATION: SEED FARMING – PILOT SEASON AT THE COWICHAN INCUBATOR SEED FARM

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

JOB: ABBOTSFORD – Ministry of Agriculture New Entrant Agrologist

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 20, 2018

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The Sector Development Branch of the BC Ministry of Agriculture is hiring a New Entrant Agrologist. The role provides support and technical expertise to new producers to the industry. The role builds capacity, supports business management and entrepreneurial skill development, increases awareness of programs and services, and encourages the use of sound management practices.  This role is responsible for the effective implementation of the New Entrant Strategy and all aspects of developing and delivering programs, tools, resources and projects for new farmers and ranchers. Position Summary New Entrant Agrologist Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 2 Bring your operational expertise to this unique opportunity The … Continue reading JOB: ABBOTSFORD – Ministry of Agriculture New Entrant Agrologist

JOB: Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields Event Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 20, 2018

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FarmFolk CityFolk is seeking someone who is responsive, highly organized, detail oriented, and tech savvy, with great communication skills. Marketing/Communications/Events background a definite asset and no previous food work experience required. About Farm Folk City Folk FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF) is a not-for-profit charitable organization working to cultivate local, sustainable food systems across BC. We develop, operate, and act as a catalyst for projects that support access to and production of local, sustainable food; support local growers and producers; provide access to and protection of farmland; and connect, educate, and celebrate with communities across BC. For 25 years FFCF has been a … Continue reading JOB: Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields Event Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator

LAND OPPORTUNITY: FARM FULL OF ESTABLISHED PERENNIALS AND ROOM FOR MORE – Metchosin, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on December 20, 2018 2 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND We are a six-year-old (under current owners) 2.5 acre farm in Metchosin. The land is fully cleared (previously used for pasture) with good sun exposure in all seasons on most of the property. A small creek bisects the property. There are no water rights on the creek and it dries up in summer. The property is fully deer fenced. It will need some work on maintenance in the coming year. All practices regarding the plants/soil have been done meeting organic standards. Some antibiotics have been used on the animals when necessary. There is a barn, 2 coops … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: FARM FULL OF ESTABLISHED PERENNIALS AND ROOM FOR MORE – Metchosin, BC