Tag Archives: Comox Valley

COMOX VALLEY, BC: Micro Loan Program Looking for Farmers!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 05, 2019

comox valley micro loan program

The Comox Valley New Farmer Loan and Mentorship Program matches up new farmers that require small loans to purchase farming equipment with lenders and mentors who are interested in supporting local agriculture. Loans made to farmers range from $1,000 to a maximum of $5,000. New farmers are required to have a minimum of one year of farming experience. Participation in the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network or equivalent would be a bonus! Farmers will be asked to submit a plan as part of their application to show how the loan will increase their crop production and sales. If you are farmer … Continue reading COMOX VALLEY, BC: Micro Loan Program Looking for Farmers!

Filled! FARM JOB: MERVILLE, BC – Merville Organics, CSA & Farmers Market Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 29, 2019

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This position is now filled as of March 7, 2019. Looking for a farm job on Vancouver Island? Merville Organics in Merville, BC is hiring a CSA & Farmers Market Coordinator for the 2019 season!  About Merville Organics Merville Organics Growers Co-operative is a co-op of 4 small farms located in Merville and north Courtenay in the Comox Valley, working together to sell our produce at the Comox Valley Farmers Market and through a popular Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  Our farms are all Certified Organic or Transitional to Organic through Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA).  We are passionate about food security … Continue reading Filled! FARM JOB: MERVILLE, BC – Merville Organics, CSA & Farmers Market Coordinator

APPRENTICESHIP: COURTENAY, BC – Lost Savanna Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 23, 2019

lost savanna farm

Are you interested to learn about organic pasture raised meat production? Lost Savanna Farm is now accepting applications for 2019 interns. Interns will work and live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Vancouver Island. They will learn first hand, the tools necessary to become a pasture based organic meat farmer, while working alongside the farmer and farm manager. This internship opportunity starts April 1st with a minimum commitment of 4 months. 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, … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: COURTENAY, BC – Lost Savanna Farm

APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2019 positions

Posted by Moss Dance on November 30, 2018

Amara Farm

Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island? Check out Amara Farm in the Comox Valley! About Amara Farm Amara Farm is a 26 acre certified organic farm located about 6 km north of Courtenay, BC. We have two cleared fields surrounded by a buffer of forest. We grow 1.25 acres of vegetables, 1 acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick, and 0.25 acre of asparagus. We utilize five hoop houses—two of which are movable—for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. Our produce is sold through a 150 share CSA, at farmers market, and to restaurants. The farm … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2019 positions

SEPT 29: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Movie Night & Harvest Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on July 27, 2018 4 Comments

Amara Farm Movie Night

Harvest time on the farm… what could be more beautiful? Join us at Amara Farm on Saturday, September 29 for a movie night in the greenhouse, and a fabulous harvest potluck! In partnership with World Community Film Festival Courtenay we’ll be screening Grow! A film about young farmers in the Southern U.S. WHEN: Sept 29, 2018 from 5-9:30PM 5:00PM Farm Tour 6:00PM Potluck 7:30PM (ish) Movie Night! WHERE: Amara Farm, 2641 Kirby Rd, Courtenay, BC SHARE: Planning on joining us? Please invite your friends and share our Facebook event! The evening will be hosted in the greenhouse, so please dress warmly, and remember to bring … Continue reading SEPT 29: COURTENAY, BC – Amara Farm Movie Night & Harvest Potluck

Business Mentorship Network – Toadstools & Handtools Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 27, 2018

Toadstools - Market Farm Stand

Michael-Anthony and Jessica farm in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island and operate Toadstools and Handtools Farm. We grow a variety of organically certified vegetables, herbs, and gourmet mushrooms. We are in our second season on newly rented land with an edited lease agreement that we pulled from the Young Agrarians website. Our passion is restorative agriculture. We aim to produce a nutrient dense vegetarian diet using low-impact hand tools, although Michael-Anthony would love to have a front-loader to move compost, and with carbon-sequestering farming practices, such as true no-till farming. We have incorporated fungi into the design of the … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Toadstools & Handtools Farm

Business Mentorship Network – Trent River Herb Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 15, 2018

Storkson - Fall Pasture Land

Our names are Tristan Ford and Kayla Storkson and we are Trent River Herb Farm located in Royston BC.  We just bought our 22 acre property in July 2017 and our vision is farming medicinal herbs specializing in herbal products used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Our primary crops this year are Astragalus Membranaceous ( Huang Qi) and Echinacea Purpura.  We have also planted a hazelnut orchard 60 trees strong, as well as blueberries, asparagus, garlic and holy basil. Tristan and I are practitioners of Chinese medicine and we have noticed our profession in North America desires to be more … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Trent River Herb Farm

Business Mentorship Network – Fireweed Farmstead

Posted by Kristen Nammour on April 03, 2018

Fireweed - Farm Bicycle

Name? Fiona and Jens at Fireweed Farmstead Where do you farm? Merville, Comox Valley, BC What do you farm? Currently veggies (greenhouse and field), pork, eggs. Really round rocks. What type of business structure is your farm? Partnership What is your land tenure? We own our land. What inspired you to get into farming? Jens – stupid youtube videos. Fiona – I have always enjoyed gardening. Both – we are too grumpy to work for other people J. And the serious (no, I was being serious) answer is we both enjoy many of the aspects of farming that make it a natural … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Fireweed Farmstead

APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2018 positions

Posted by Moss Dance on December 29, 2017

Amara Farm

Looking for a farm apprenticeship on Vancouver Island for 2018? Check out Amara Farm in the Comox Valley! About Amara Farm Amara Farm is a 26 acre certified organic farm located about 6 km north of Courtenay, BC. We have two cleared fields surrounded by a buffer of forest. We grow 1.25 acres of vegetables, 1 acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick, and 0.25 acre of asparagus. We utilize five hoop houses—two of which are movable—for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. Our produce is sold through a 150 share CSA, at farmers market, and to restaurants. … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm 2018 positions

INTERNSHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm – POSITION FILLED

Posted by Moss Dance on August 14, 2017

Amara Farm

—- POSITION FILLED! —- Amara Farm in K’ómoks Territory (Courtenay, BC) is seeking a farm intern for the Fall season this year—learn and grow on an organic farm is also a member of the Merville Organics Growers’ Co-operative. About Amara Farm Amara Farm is a 26 acre certified organic farm located about 6 km north of Courtenay, BC. We have two cleared fields surrounded by a buffer of forest. We grow vegetables on one acre and have one acre of blueberries for harvest and U-pick. We utilize five hoop houses for year-round vegetable growing, seedling propagation, and hot crop production. We keep a … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Courtenay, BC – Amara Farm – POSITION FILLED