South Okanagan Farm Tours, Summer 2018

Posted by Moss Dance on May 10, 2018

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Hay South Okanagan farmers, foodies, and farm-curious folk: we have an awesome line up of South Okanagan farm tours and potlucks coming your way this summer! WHY ATTEND SOUTH OKANAGAN FARM TOURS? Joining in regional farm tours is a great way to meet other farmers and build community — so join us for one (or all!) of our upcoming farm tours! YA farm events are a great way to get connected! Are you looking for land to farm? A community to grow into? Thinking of moving to the South Okanagan? This is a great way to meet other farmers, nerd out about farming, and learn about the unique … Continue reading South Okanagan Farm Tours, Summer 2018

Farmer Podcast Club: Stonyfield Yogurt

Posted by Moss Dance on May 10, 2018

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Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Stonyfield Yogurt: Gary Hirshberg on NPR – How I Built This with Guy Raz Released Oct 02, 2017 In 1983, two hippie farmers decided to sell homemade organic yogurt to help raise money for their educational farm in New Hampshire. As the enterprise grew into a business, it faced one near-death experience after another, but it never quite died. In fact it grew — into one of the most popular yogurt brands in the US. Listen to the full episode: https://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=551875796:554548920 Subscribe to How I Built This on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/how-i-built-this-with-guy-raz/id1150510297?mt=2 Share This … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Stonyfield Yogurt

Young Agrarians Farmer Podcast Club

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 10, 2018

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Do you enjoy listening to podcasts? Are you spending a lot of time on a tractor, out in your garden, or hoeing rows in the fields? Many farmers are turning to podcasts to keep their brains occupied, and there’s a lot of interesting podcast material out there. Thanks to the Young Agrarians Farmer Podcast Club, you no longer have to dig for the good ones! Sometimes it just seems hard to choose the episodes that are going to be interesting… Wouldn’t it be convenient to pick from a “best of” list, by and for farmers? Join the Young Agrarians Farmer … Continue reading Young Agrarians Farmer Podcast Club

JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society Executive Director

Posted by Moss Dance on May 09, 2018

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Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society (LAFS) is promoting agriculture in the the District of Lillooet & St’át’imc. They are hiring an Executive Director! Click here for the complete job description. (9 month contract, starting June 1, 2018) ABOUT LILLOOET AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SOCIETY The Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society (LAFS) is a newly established non-profit society tasked with implementing the SLRD Electoral Area B, District of Lillooet & St’át’imc Agricultural Plan (Ag Plan) and beyond. Delivering on key recommendations of the Ag Plan, LAFS is focused on: enhancing the agricultural viability of the region; promoting awareness, education, and research around local agriculture and … Continue reading JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society Executive Director

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

Opportunity: Sedgewick, AB – Broadview Farm

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 05, 2018

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Farm with Roy!  Roy has more growing space than he can farm and is looking for someone to come and work with him. If you are a person wishing to farm but unable to find land, Roy would love to hear from you! Roy is currently marketing vegetables and seeds but there are opportunities on the farm for small scale livestock. He markets at Seedy Saturdays and at the Camrose Farmers Market. Roy would love to share his horticultural and gardening knowledge. Roy is open to lots of options from working a few days a week to living on the farm. If … Continue reading Opportunity: Sedgewick, AB – Broadview Farm

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

THE FARMHOUSE BARD ON LAND AND FARM START-UP

Posted by Darcy Smith on April 30, 2018

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My name is Roger and I’m farming in Surrey, BC at The Farmhouse Bard. I’m just starting my second season of intensive vegetable production in BC. For many years, I worked as a cook, cultivating my love for the various stories, scents, and colours of heirloom vegetables. I wanted to share the histories of curious things, like crookneck watermelons, and the tale of mortgage lifter tomatoes. I also deeply believe in the power of farms to serve as hubs for communities to re-connect with their land: physically, ecologically, culturally, and spiritually. I farmed in Ontario and Vermont for four years … Continue reading THE FARMHOUSE BARD ON LAND AND FARM START-UP