ABOUT THE FARM Shady Acre Farm is a small-scale farm in Richmond B.C. Started in 2015, the farm focuses on small-scale, mixed vegetables grown in a way that is sustainable for the earth, the farmers, and the community, following organic practices and growing a wide variety of produce. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY This farm would be ideal for someone who wants to start a small farm business. The business would be best suited to summer growing with a smaller variety of crops or niche crops, and the existing infrastructure and customer base will provide someone with a foundation on which to … Continue reading FARM BUSINESS FOR SALE: Shady Acre Farm, Richmond B.C.
ABOUT THE LAND: Gorgeous property on the Naramata bench overlooking Okanagan Lake is home to approx. 360 healthy Lapin cherry trees which produce 10-12,000 lbs of cherries each July. The orchard is fully irrigated and has been conventionally managed with seasonal pruning, watering, spraying and bird management to date. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: The landowner is looking for long-term orchard manager to replace a retiring one and take over the lease. The landowner would like to see the orchard transition to organic management and sees possibilities for value-added sales (eg dried cherries, cherry brandy). There is the possibility of housing for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cherry Orchard for Lease, Penticton B.C.
Nanoose Edibles Farm is looking for experienced knowledgeable farm workers. If you have worked on a farm before and would like to take it a step further, we are looking to train a manager/or managers for our farm to work alongside the owners. The candidate must have previous experience working on a farm; be able to understand the farming seasons—seeding, planting; cropping, harvesting, and seasonal production. Tractor and machinery work is a bonus, but we will train if needed. We are hoping to find a person or people that we can introduce into the daily operation of the farm. We would hope … Continue reading FARM JOB: NANOOSE BAY, BC – Nanoose Edibles Farm Workers
AgSafe has launched a new free safety self-assessment web tool for B.C.’s agriculture organizations and other naturally aligned industries. The Safety Ready Certificate of Recognition (COR) Self-Assessment website is designed to assist organizations in assessing their readiness for a COR program audit. The self-assessment tool begins with a questionnaire to be completed by the person responsible for overseeing the Safety Management System in your organization. Once that is done, the tool provides feedback on your readiness for a COR review. The web tool will also help you calculate your organization’s potential WorkSafeBC incentive. “There are three levels of readiness and … Continue reading AgSafe launches new COR Self-Assessment website for B.C.’s agriculture industry
Young Agrarians is seeking a dynamic and motivated contractor to build our young and new farmer network in the Columbia Basin/Kootenays! ABOUT YOUNG AGRARIANS Young Agrarians (YA), a partnership with FarmFolk CityFolk Society, is focused on growing the next generation of ecological farmers in BC and Canada. YA is a collaborative network strategy to engage and support new and potential entrants in/to agriculture. YA’s main program activities are: 1) on-line outreach and resource sharing, 2) on and off farm educational events, 3) business mentorships and 4) land access programming. COLUMBIA BASIN COORDINATOR: CONTRACT DESCRIPTION We are looking for a dynamic … Continue reading CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY: KOOTENAYS – Young Agrarians Columbia Basin Coordinator
ABOUT THE LAND Our farm is a 70 acre farm of mixed pasture, hay, vegetables and berries. The market garden plot is .25 acres currently and can be expanded to 1 acre as needed. There is additional opportunity for more land to be used in veg and berry production as needed. We have barns, sheds etc onsite that house our equipment, sheep, and our poultry. We do not have a greenhouse currently but a hoop house or two is something we have in mind to put us as part of the future plan. There is road access to the garden, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Organic Market Garden, Salt Spring Island
Ready to Grow Your Farm Business? Are you a young (or young at heart) animal or vegetable producer living in British Columbia? Are you operating a new farm and looking for guidance to grow your business? Young Agrarians is excited to offer a fourth season (woo!) of the BC Business Mentorship Network! This program pairs new and seasoned farmers together to cultivate the skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Mentors work with you to analyze your operations and lay the groundwork for your farm’s business growth. Additionally, this winter season we’re planning to spend some time together as a full cohort to work directly on your … Continue reading 2018 BC BUSINESS MENTORSHIP NETWORK – APPLY!
Hi my name is Emma and together with my partner Scott, we operate Bent Plow Farm. Where do you farm? We were farming in Eastern Ontario for the past three years, but now we find ourselves on new land in Nelson BC. What do you farm? We have been farming vegetables on a one acre piece for CSA, retail, and farmers’ markets. What type of business structure is your farm? I am the sole-proprietor of our business, but we operate much like a partnership. What is your land tenure? Are there special relationships that allow for this? We have a … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Bent Plow Farm
Ahoy! We are Stephanie Vigneux (Urban Farmer) Jordie Bulpit (Horticulturalist) from SOLscapes collaborating with Samantha Philips and Lisa Giroday of Victory Gardens. With a bit of a divergent business model, we’re so honored to be participating in the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network this season as a new ground is broken. So what do we do then? Imagine a spin off of SPIN farming. SOLscapes is an ecologically sustainable landscaping company that services the Sea-to-Sky Corridor. Our focus is to help our customers grow their own food, for their own use. We do this by designing edible and … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – SOLscapes Edible Landscaping
We are David and Alyssa of Plenty Wild Farms – we are part of the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network and are working with Chris Bodnar, our mentor from Close to Home Organics. We feel incredibly fortunate to receive mentorship support – thank you Young Agrarians! The primary goal for our mentorship this season is to prepare Plenty Wild Farms for the birth of our first child in June (model timing, am I right?). In a normal season, Alyssa works full-time on the farm – in the field managing day-to-day operations, at a desk bookkeeping and on the road marketing. Frankly, her … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Alyssa & David, Plenty Wild Farms