January 27-28: Kelowna, BC – Young Agrarians 5th Okanagan Winter Mixer

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on December 12, 2017


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Celebrating five years of Winter Mixers in the Okanagan, we’re back at the location of the first ever mixer – the beautiful Summerhill Pyramid Winery in Kelowna, BC!

Summerhill Pyramid Winery gives us more space for sessions and gathering with a beautiful backdrop of Okanagan Lake and the vineyard. Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Okangan Winter Mixer with a full two days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. We will have two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket.

Saturday night we will host a great community Potluck, hear your stories at the Farmer Slideshow, and enjoy a fire in the Kekuli.

WHEN: Saturday January 27 – Sunday January 28, 2018

WHERE:  Syilx Territory – Summerhill Pyramid Winery, 4870 Chute Lake Rd, Kelowna, BC 

COST:  Sliding scale $65-125.  All funds raised go to covering the cost of the event. Thank you for your support! Work trade options are available, and let us know if accommodation is a barrier to attending. Contact Emily at okanagan@youngagrarians.org.

READY TO REGISTER: Register on Brown Paper Tickets, and don’t forget to join our Facebook Event.

WHAT TO BRING: Lunch and light snacks will be provided both days, but bring a travel mug for your coffee or tea. Saturday night will be a potluck and social at the end of the day –there is nothing better n’ sharing a community made meal together. Please bring a food item to share. To make the most of this part of the Mixer, please invite your friends and family – the more, the merrier!


When: 6:30pm-9:30pm, Saturday, January 27 2017

Where: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, 4870 Chute Lake Rd, Kelowna, BC 

The Community Potluck is free, open to all ages, and for the whole community (not just those attending the Mixer). Just bring a dish to share! Invite your friends and family – the more, the merrier! 

Joy Road Catering will be providing farm fresh lunch at the upcoming okanagan winter mixerMEALS & ACCOMMODATIONS

The amazing folks at Joy Road Catering will be preparing our lunches, so you are guaranteed to enjoy some delicious and nourishing food at the Mixer. Armstrong Apiaries, Fieldstone Organics, Grass Roots Dairy, Rancho Vignola, and Sproule & Sons Farm have generously donated food or beverages.  If you are interested in donating any food items, please let Emily know at okanagan@youngagrarians.org.

  • Light snacks throughout the day and lunches will be provided. Please let us know of dietary restrictions when you register).
  • Please bring a travel mug for your hot beverages.
  • Please bring a dish or food item to share at the Community Potluck on Saturday night.

BILLETING: Please use the Facebook event page to find billeting or offer to billet people. If you are NOT on Facebook, please send a note to okanagan@youngagrarians.org SUBJECT: want to billet for Okanagan Mixer, OR can offer billeting for Okanagan Mixer.


Please use the Facebook event page to find rides and plan your travels. If you are NOT on Facebook, please send a note to okanagan@youngagrarians.org SUBJECT: need to find a ride to Okanagan Mixer, OR have a ride to offer to Okanagan Mixer. Let us know where you are travelling from.


Details coming soon!


We’ve been working hard to bring you a full and inspiring agenda, and many opportunities to connect and build relationships. There will be hands on sessions, open discussions, and formal presentations – something for everyone!

YA Mixers are known for the remarkable connections that can happen at them, such as new possibilities for selling, meeting someone with the land that you would like to work, or identifying a shared interest/resource. To make the most of this, come to the mixer with an openness to meet new people, share something that you have to offer (like employment, land or special skills) and something that you might need (such as specific tools, crop planning models, or mentorship).


Session Descriptions & Presenter Bios



This event was made possible by the Central Okanagan Foundation and with funding support from Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. Thank you to all our funders and sponsors.



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