Tag Archives: #smallfarms

Petition to WorkSafe BC: Create a New Class of Small-Scale Vegetable Farming

Posted by Moss Dance on June 18, 2018

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John Hofer, a farmer in our Young Agrarians network, is calling all small-scale veggie farmers and supporters of local agriculture to sign his petition. The petition is asking WorkSafeBC to set a lower insurance rate standard for small-scale vegetable growers. WORKSAFEBC – BACKGROUND The WorkSafeBC website describes how industries are classified in order to set premium rates. This is an excerpt from that description: Our classification system groups employers in similar industries with similar levels of risk, so we’re able to set fair rates and charge your industry an appropriate rate that reflects the rate of injury and illness in your industry. … Continue reading Petition to WorkSafe BC: Create a New Class of Small-Scale Vegetable Farming

FARM JOB: KELOWNA, BC – Mill Creek Hop Yard Farm Hand

Posted by Moss Dance on May 29, 2018

Mill Creek Hop Yard

Want to get experience with growing boutique BC hops and help Mill Creek Hop Yard bring in their first harvest? ABOUT MILL CREEK HOP YARD We are a second year, four acre hops farm located in Kelowna, BC. The farm is located on Highway 97 (not that idyllic) and we back onto Mill Creek and Kelowna’s new rail trail (very idyllic). The farm is pretty rustic (read no potable water, electricity etc., just a humble hops farm. We use a lot of elbow grease on the farm, along with a tractor. We are expecting our first harvest this year – … Continue reading FARM JOB: KELOWNA, BC – Mill Creek Hop Yard Farm Hand

South Okanagan Farm Tours, Summer 2018

Posted by Moss Dance on May 10, 2018

South Okanagan Farm Tours

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

FARM JOB: SUMMERLAND, BC – Medley Organics

Posted by Moss Dance on January 30, 2018

Medley Organics

Medley Organics is looking for a F/T Farm worker for the 2018 season! Location: Summerland, BC Duration: From early April to end of October. 30-40hours a week on 5 days. ABOUT MEDLEY ORGANICS Very productive small certified organic farm business on an acre and a half on leased land in beautiful Summerland in the south Okanagan Valley. In my 4th year of operation growing a wide variety of vegetables for the Penticton farmers’ market and some of the great restaurants of the region. JOB DESCRIPTION Looking for a motivated worker that is comfortable working alone and with me on a very … Continue reading FARM JOB: SUMMERLAND, BC – Medley Organics

FEB 10-11: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Vancouver Island 5th Winter Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on January 29, 2018

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We are celebrating five years of Winter Mixers on Vancouver Island this year! Join us for our Vancouver Island 5th Winter Mixer at Camp Pringle in Shawnigan Lake, on beautiful Vancouver Island for two days of farming workshops & networking! Looking for the Young Agrarians Okanagan Winter Mixer? Click here! VANCOUVER ISLAND 5TH WINTER MIXER At-A-Glance WHEN: Saturday February 10 – Sunday February 11, 2018 WHERE:  Coast Salish Territory – Camp Pringle, 2520 W Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W3 COST:  Sliding scale $75-125.  All funds raised go to covering the cost of the event. Thank you for your support! Work trade options are available, … Continue reading FEB 10-11: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Vancouver Island 5th Winter Mixer

FARM JOB: SURREY, BC: Zaklan Heritage Farm Field Hand 2018

Posted by Moss Dance on December 07, 2017

Zaklan Heritage Farm Job

Zaklan Heritage Farm is a small mixed vegetable farm hiring one or two full-time (35-40 hours a week) employees and one part-time (16-24 hrs a week) position. Please state your preference in your cover letter for full or part-time employment. ABOUT ZAKLAN HERITAGE FARM Zaklan Heritage farm is a small (1.5 acre) mixed vegetable farm situated in the heart of Canada’s fastest growing city- Surrey, BC. The farm is run by Gemma and Doug, who started the operation in 2013. We produce a wide range of vegetables using sustainable practices and ecologically friendly growing methods. We rely on small machinery … Continue reading FARM JOB: SURREY, BC: Zaklan Heritage Farm Field Hand 2018

SEPT 24: CAWSTON, BC – Blackbird Organics & Food of the Sun Farm Tour & Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on September 20, 2017

Blackbird Organics

Hay South Okanagan & Similkameen Farmers: Young Agrarians Farm events are coming your way! Join us for our first ever South OK/Similkameen farm tour at Blackbird Organics and Food of the Sun on Sunday, September 24! WHEN: Sunday, Sept 24, 2017, 2:00-7:30PM 2:00PM Farm Tours at Food of the Sun & Blackbird Organics (they are right across the road from each other!) 5:00PM potluck & social till 7:30PM WHERE: Meet at Blackbird Organics, 382 VLA Rd, Cawston, BC, V0X 1C1 Please Bring a dish to share! Kids are welcome 🙂 Please don’t bring dogs—the chickens like the place to themselves! Blackbird Organics … Continue reading SEPT 24: CAWSTON, BC – Blackbird Organics & Food of the Sun Farm Tour & Potluck

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

FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Square Root Farm Crew Member

Posted by Moss Dance on April 02, 2017

Square Root Farm

The Square Root Farmers are hiring one more part time team-members to round out our crew this year! About Square Root Farm Our farm is entering it’s 12th season on our two-acre field just north of Victoria in Central Saanich. We are certified-organic and our growing techniques were developed to fit our small farm footprint. This means most of the work is done by hand with care and precision. Our farm is small, but we concentrate on efficient production of a steady supply of veggies so our days are often busy and fast-moving to keep up with our schedule. We … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAANICH, BC – Square Root Farm Crew Member

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Demitasse Market Garden at Roundhouse Farm, Assistant – POSITION FILLED

Posted by Moss Dance on April 01, 2017

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The Demitasse Market Garden at Roundhouse Farm in Victoria, BC is looking to hire someone part-time (16 hrs/week) to assist the farm manager with crop production and harvesting. About Demitasse Market Garden at Roundhouse Farm The market garden at Roundhouse Farm is a small-scale farm to table operation, supplying produce primarily to Demitasse Cafe in Oak Bay. We grow a mix of fruit and vegetable crops, including salad greens, tomatoes, brassicas, root crops, herbs, and berries as well as vegetable and flower seedlings. We use a low/no-til raised bed, high rotation growing system. The farm is located near the Victoria … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Demitasse Market Garden at Roundhouse Farm, Assistant – POSITION FILLED