Demand for organic seed is increasing across North America and many regions of BC offer a great growing environment for seed crops. On-farm seed production can bring additional revenue to your farm and help you grow seed optimally suited to your farm environment. SEED PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS WITH PATRICK STEINER Join long-time organic seed producer and founder of Stellar Seeds, Patrick Steiner, for these seed production workshops and field days in Winlaw (July 15) and Prince George (July 10 & 11). These workshops include both classroom and field time as Patrick covers the fundamentals of seed production in the classroom and … Continue reading JUL 10,11,15: WINLAW & PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Seed Production Workshops
Looking for a great farm and food volunteer opportunity this summer? Have a great time and help out this summer at FarmFolk CityFolk’s Feast of Fields in one of three BC locations! WHAT IS FEAST OF FIELDS? Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual local food celebration and fundraiser, highlighting the contribution local chefs, restaurants, farmers, ranchers, fishers, food artisans, vintners, brewers and distillers make to our local food economy. It emphasizes how they are connected to the land, support the regional economy, and create the most delicious local, seasonal, sustainable flavours BC has to offer. In 2018, Feast of Fields will … Continue reading Feast of Fields: Call For Volunteers!
FarmFolk CityFolk is pleased to welcome Laurie McKenzie of the Organic Seed Alliance to Vancouver Island for a kale breeding workshop! Kale is a popular crop in BC and a great candidate for breeding and seed production. Although the principles we will cover in this kale breeding workshop apply to all kale varieties, we will be working closely with Dazzling Blue from Frank Morton at Wild Garden Seeds in Oregon. Dazzling Blue was one of the Lacinato varieties in the 2016 BC Seed Trials—and it had the best survival rate after our cold winter! It has a unique purple stem and blue-green leaves, … Continue reading JULY 12: DUNCAN, BC – Kale Breeding Workshop with FarmFolk CityFolk
Southern BC: It’s a question that stumps many of us, from farmers to food policy makers to farmers’ market fans: how do we get more farmers on farmland when land prices are so high? Farmland access and land management are hot topics in British Columbia. A fresh-off-the-press report by FarmFolk CityFolk, CRFAIR, Young Agrarians and Deer Crossing the Art Farm profiles four on-the-ground projects as inspiration for land access solutions. The report’s authors affirm that they are “jointly committed to ensuring that the next generation of farmers in BC have access to land to develop viable farm operations, and that elder generations of farmers are … Continue reading Four Innovative Ways to Access B.C. Land – B.C. Farmland Access Report is Out!
FoodFlicks: Spring Edition is a new event hosted by FarmFolk CityFolk, in partnership with Slow Food Okanagan and Okanagan College’s Culinary Foods Program. On June 10th join us to Celebrate the Bees – with honey-themed nibbles (from Culinary Arts Students), honey wine tastings (with Meadow Vista Honey Wines), a screening of the award-winning film ‘Queen of The Sun’ and a facilitated discussion to wrap up the night. Tickets are $20 and include food, wine tasting and the film. More details and online ticket sales at www.picatic.com/foodflicks BUY YOUR TICKET THIS WEEK! Anyone who buys a ticket before this Friday, May 22, at noon, … Continue reading FoodFlicks: Spring Edition, Kelowna, BC – June 10, 2015
A challenging contract role for an experienced sales, marketing and customer service coordinator on FarmFolk CityFolk and Vancouver Farmers Markets’ distribution system team. About FarmFolk CityFolk and Vancouver Farmers Market Society FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF) is a not-for-profit society and Canadian registered charity. Since 1993, FarmFolkCityFolk has worked to cultivate local, sustainable, food systems across British Columbia. Working with a variety of partners from farmers and chefs to not-for profit societies and corporate partners, our projects provide access to and protection of foodland; support local growers and producers; and engage communities in the celebration of local food. The Vancouver Farmers Market … Continue reading JOB: DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING COORDINATOR, FarmFolk CityFolk and Vancouver Farmers Markets
FarmFolk CityFolk and Kwantlen Polytechnic University are proud to sponsor the Second BC Seeds Gathering! Dates: Friday, November 14, 2014 4:30pm to Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 1:30pm Location: Kwantlen University, Richmond Campus, 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, BC This event presents an unique opportunity to: support a provincial gathering of seed growers, community leaders, and farmers from across BC showcase innovative practices in seed cultivation, harvesting and storage to an educated audience, and participate in the strong and committed community of seed practitioners from across North America. Like no other agricultural gathering in BC, this event will bring together an … Continue reading BC Seeds Gathering Nov 14-16, 2014
We’re just back from Slow Food Internationals 2012 Terra Madre event in Turin, Italy. It was an honour to be there as a representative of Young Agrarians- thanks to the fundraising efforts of Slow Food Vancouver and FarmFolk CityFolk. The global youth food movement is doing good things everywhere. It’s amazing to feel part of something bigger focused on ‘good, clean, fair’ foods. We connected with and tasted foods from peoples all over the world. It is impressive the scale at which Slow Food International is networked. I have some prep to do for Food Secure Canada’s conference this weekend. … Continue reading Slow Food Youth Network Terra Madre 2012!
It’s been natural for us to pull people together to eat. Since we’re focused on farmers and foodies, our monthly gatherings started small and are growing. We like the idea of young folk around the province potlucking and pulling together local food, food lovers and growers. Potlucks are free, participatory and a wonderful way to bond and build community. Our first potluck was a house gathering in Vancouver’s Strathcona. Our secound potluck was at Cottonwood Community Garden to meet Jane Rabinowicz from The Bauta Initiative, who was touring B.C. with FarmFolk CityFolk. Our third potluck marked the beginning of a collaboration … Continue reading Potluck!