Blog Category: Young Agrarians

SURREY URBAN FARMERS MARKET LOOKING FOR NEW FARMERS

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 25, 2018

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  A unique community gathering place, the Surrey Urban Farmers Market (SUFM) is a local based non-profit community market located at the North Surrey Recreation Centre beside Surrey Central Mall and the Surrey Central sky-train & bus loop. Our market benefits hundreds to thousands of residents in the Surrey Central City area as well as the small business vendors from all across Surrey, the lower mainland and BC. The market opens this year on Wednesday June 6th with the last day on Wednesday October 3rd. We are now into our 10th year and host free live music shows, kids’ activities … Continue reading SURREY URBAN FARMERS MARKET LOOKING FOR NEW FARMERS

JUNE 29: Armena, AB – Sunworks Farm Tour

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 23, 2018

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Interested in growing a livestock enterprise? Learn the ins and outs from long-time organic livestock farmers, Ron and Sheila Hamilton. About Sunworks Farm Sunworks Farm is a certified organic farm that grows chicken, turkey, beef, pork and eggs. Ron and Sheila Hamilton moved to the farm in 1992 having never farmed before. On the advice of a friend they took a 10 day holistic management course which taught them a whole farm planning system that took into account the environmental, economic and social issues farmers face today. They soon discovered the demand for quality organic meat in Alberta and started selling at farmers markets. As … Continue reading JUNE 29: Armena, AB – Sunworks Farm Tour

June 23: Sundre, AB – Farming with Biodiversity Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 18, 2018

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Alberta’s farms and ranches are home to so much more than livestock and crops. There’s dung beetles, deer, crocuses, spruce trees and countless wildlife species living on agricultural land. In fact, the more diverse a farm or ranch is in plants and animals the more agricultural producers benefit. It is a win-win for producers and ecosystems. Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, Little Loaves Farm and Organic Alberta are hosting a pay-what-you-can ($10 or less) workshop on how producers can protect, boost and benefit from biodiversity on their land. Limited spots are available. Register now: Date: Saturday June 23rd Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm … Continue reading June 23: Sundre, AB – Farming with Biodiversity Workshop

Ranch Job: Provost, AB – SP Cattle Company

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 09, 2018

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Looking for an opportunity in ranching? Check out this job opportunity with SP Cattle Company. About The Ranch Our family started into the meat business because like many Canadians we believe in the importance of environmental sustainability and also valued the social benefits of agriculture, such as egalitarianism and the contribution of rural and small-town perspectives to society. In 2008, Sandra and Preston, invested in the ranching side of the business. The Ranch is located near Elkwater, Alberta. At present, the land is certified organic by Ecocert. In past years we were able to certify the cattle and meat and we … Continue reading Ranch Job: Provost, AB – SP Cattle Company

JUNE 10: Oliver, BC – Forbes Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on May 08, 2018

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Forbes Farm is on 13 acres in Oliver, BC, and is a very diverse operation of vegetables, tree fruits, berries, herbs, nuts, apiary, and livestock. Join Gord and Steven on this tour of the farm and learn about their wetland conservation, and diverse production methods and practices. Their farm was the first in the Okanagan to plant almonds, and now the trees are in full production at 12-14 years old. They were told the trees would never survive, but they tried anyways and proved naysayers wrong! Their farm is a testament to their “let’s try it” attitude with a broad … Continue reading JUNE 10: Oliver, BC – Forbes Farm Tour & Potluck

May 27: Cawston, BC – Farmersdotter Organics Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on May 03, 2018

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From garlic cultivation to bread, touring Farmersdotter Organics in Cawston, BC, is a chance to learn about crop rotations, soil health, and more! ABOUT FARMERSDOTTER ORGANICS Farmersdotter Organics is a certified organic farm in Cawston, BC specializing in growing garlic and making naturally leavened bread. This farm tour will focus on garlic production, and we’ll also get a chance to check out their wood fired bread oven. The farm has been growing garlic for 7 years, and has developed a four year crop rotation cycle to keep their soil in peak condition. This farm tour will be a great opportunity to get … Continue reading May 27: Cawston, BC – Farmersdotter Organics Farm Tour & Potluck

June 24: Cawston, BC – Organic Only Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on May 03, 2018

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Is your dream all about farming alone and making a living on a small-scale farm? Meet Emilie at Organic Only Farm for a tour on June 24 in Cawston! How much can one person grow (with a bit of help here and there) and make a living? Organic Only is a small scale farm working to answer that question. In season 4, on 3/4 of an acre of leased land, Emilie faces the challenges that organic growing and mother nature present. Emilie is demonstrating that one can start a farm alone and make a living on the land. When: 4-7pm, Sunday, June 24th, 2018 Where: Organic … Continue reading June 24: Cawston, BC – Organic Only Farm Tour & Potluck

April 28: Cawston, BC – Joshua’s Trees & Red Barn Produce Farm Tours, Bench Grafting Demonstration, & Potluck Party

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on April 12, 2018

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When & Where: Saturday April 28th, 4pm – 10pm 4:00pm: Bench Grafting Demonstration & Red Barn Produce Farm Tour @ 671 Kurtz Road, Cawston BC 5:00pm-ish: Farm Tour of Joshua’s Trees (just down the road) @ 253 Beecroft River Rd,  Cawston BC 6:00pm: Community Potluck and Party @ 2284 Newton Rd, Cawston BC RSVP: It’s a free event, but we love to know who’s coming! Join the facebook event & share with your friends 🙂 Join in for a tour of two great farms, a bench grafting demonstration, and an awesome evening of community potluck and music. Joshua’s Trees is an organic … Continue reading April 28: Cawston, BC – Joshua’s Trees & Red Barn Produce Farm Tours, Bench Grafting Demonstration, & Potluck Party

April 29: Cawston, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at Klippers Organics

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on April 12, 2018

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When: Sunday April 29th, 11am-2pm Where: Klipper Organics,  2200 Ferko Road, Cawston BC RSVP: It’s a free event, but we love to know who’s coming! Join the facebook event & share with your friends 🙂 Join Kevin Klippenstein for a tour of Klippers Organics. This 45 acre organic farm is very diverse mix of vegetables and fruits. Along with checking out their crops, we’ll also get to and learn about how they’ve diversified their operations to include a processing facility, guest suite, and the potential for a farm to table restaurant in the future! About the farm: Klippers Organics began … Continue reading April 29: Cawston, BC – Farm Tour & Potluck at Klippers Organics

Letters to an Elder Farmer

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 05, 2018

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Inspired by Stone Barns Centre for Food & Agriculture’s recently published book Letter to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming and Our Future, Young Agrarians invited young farmers to write Letters to an Elder Farmer. As young farmers, we walk in the footsteps of those that have come before us caring for the land and cultivating a community that values organic and ecological farming. You may have noticed too, that young farmers have also been blazing new trails to adapt to our changing society and changing planet. We hope, like the book Letters to a Young Farmers, that the stories in these … Continue reading Letters to an Elder Farmer