Tag Archives: New Farm

October 22: Creston, BC – New Farm Start-up Workshop

Posted by Paris Marshall Smith on October 18, 2016

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Looking to start a new farm operation in the Kootenays? Check out this New Farm Start-up workshop happening October 22nd. Its a free full day complete with lunch. October 22, 2016, 8:00AM-3:30PM Creston, BC Registration required: paris@fieldsforward.ca

Beyond the Market’s New Farm Initiative

Posted by newjillenium on March 29, 2013

A Prince George potato farmer for over 70 years, John Ryser once won the potato section of the BC Provincial Seed Fair for thirteen years in a row.

When you think of farming in BC, what comes to mind? Maybe you have visions of apples and wine in the Okanagan, blueberries and poultry in the Fraser Valley, or even artisanal cheese and market gardens on Vancouver Island. More often than not, the north and central interior of the province is not part of the public vision. This southern-centered vision of agriculture is drastically different from that of British Columbia’s pioneering age, when droves of settlers came north to towns like Prince George, Vanderhoof, Smithers and McBride to take advantage of vast farmland in fertile river valleys in order … Continue reading Beyond the Market’s New Farm Initiative