We have a co-farming opportunity on our certified organic farm for a couple with a keen interest in homesteading, small-scale farming and wilderness living. WoodGrain Farm is a 320 acre century-old farmstead in the Kispiox Valley (in the mountains of northwest BC), 25km north of Hazelton.
Our comfy, self-contained A-frame guest house on a knoll overlooking the farm is available now, with the potential of a farm work trade towards some rent (dependent on skill-set, farm work through the winter is limited). Near the end of a gravel road, the farm is incredibly quiet through the winter, with endless cross-country ski trails out the back door. Heat comes from the woodstove.
Come spring, there are various options for the farming season – both co-operative and independent – depending on your experience and where your interests lie. This farm has lots of space and potential yet, and we are happy to discuss any ideas. We are primarily looking for good neighbours, to work together on some tasks (possibly the market garden) and share some farm responsibilities, but with independent space and room for your own interests.
Presently, we market garden about an acre for two farmers’ markets, where we focus on seasonal vegetables with small-scale grain and lamb on the side. We are largely self-sufficient year-round in vegetables, grain, meat and dairy on the farm. We strive to find a healthy balance between farmsteading as both a way of life and as a livelihood, and this potential long-term opportunity would be best suited to those with a similar focus.
Read more about our farm and community here in The BC Organic Grower, and find lots of pictures at our website. If you’re interested in having a chat, please send us a note with your aspirations and experiences in rural living to firstname.lastname@example.org