DIY Website Toolkit for Farmers & Food Producers: Ecommerce Tricks, Tips & Tools!

Posted by Hailey Troock on April 21, 2020

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20 minute read Are you looking to move your business online, transition from what you’re currently using, or integrate Point of Sale with your online sales for your farm or food business? This article will provide a toolkit for farmers and food producers who would like to build or manage their own online business, or be better equipped to work with a web or marketing professional. Consultants and agencies can be hired to build your site for you or customize certain aspects of plug-and-play software or standard theme designs. Marketing professionals can help you build out an amazing plan and … Continue reading DIY Website Toolkit for Farmers & Food Producers: Ecommerce Tricks, Tips & Tools!

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 06, 2020

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Thank you farmers for ensuring our communities have access to safe and nutritious food! We’ve pulled together this list of resources from across the internet to help you and your farm business during this time. Please reach out if you have other ideas for ways we can support you, or if you have other great resources to add to this list. Farm on! Farmers are heroes! Resources for Farmers: 1. Add your farm to the U-Map Add yourself to the U-Map so consumers can find your farm, or ensure your current listing is up to date. Consider including any pickup or delivery information … Continue reading COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 60 acres of fields and forest for grazing near Vanderhoof, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 02, 2020

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Situated 30 minutes Southwest of Vanderhoof, this 60 acre parcel is in the Nechako region, characterized by fertile farmlands and miles of forests. Just south of recreational retreat lakes, Nulki and Tachick, the land and fields have ample water with two streams and a creek running through the property, making it a resilient pasture during the dry season. The fields are a mix of open pasture and forest, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 60 acres of fields and forest for grazing near Vanderhoof, BC

Sprout Kitchen: Regional Food Hub and Business Incubator, Northern Cariboo

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 02, 2020

Coming soon to the North Cariboo Region, Sprout Kitchen will be a small-scale food processing and innovation hub based in Quesnel and serving the area from Vanderhoof to One Hundred Mile House. As a regional food hub and business incubator, this initiative of the City of Quesnel with generous support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Northern Development, will support emerging and existing food entrepreneurs to get their ideas off the ground or scale their business for new markets. Designed to support food businesses, there could be many direct and indirect benefits to local producers. “As food businesses grow, they … Continue reading Sprout Kitchen: Regional Food Hub and Business Incubator, Northern Cariboo

Farmer Podcast Club – The Fix: Regenerative ocean farming

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 30, 2020

Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. The Fix: Regenerative ocean farming – CBC The Current with Matt Galloway   Released June 23, 2020 On our latest installment of The Fix, we hear from Newfoundland-born Bren Smith. He’s growing something special on his regenerative ocean farm, and the process is a promising fix to some of the biggest problems out there today.     Listen to the full episode on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-current/id151487761?i=1000479301837 Share This With a Farming Friend Know some farmers who might like this podcast? Invite them to sign up by sharing this link: http://eepurl.com/dtEnmr Or scroll down … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club – The Fix: Regenerative ocean farming

Spotlight on Akesi Farms & Fungi Akuafo in Sundre, AB

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 30, 2020

Kwesi and Meghan of Akesi Farms are mentoring Phil (left) as their intern this year through the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program.  Meghan Vesey and Kwesi Haizel operate Akesi Farms, a diversified ecological farm that currently hosts chickens, geese, bees, and annual and perennial gardens. They farm in a very cold climate, and demonstrate the abundance that can be produced in a short season! They also welcome many visitors to their farm in the summer, involving them in whatever projects are happening at that time, and giving them a taste of the farming life.  Meghan also operates Fungi Akuafo with Tara … Continue reading Spotlight on Akesi Farms & Fungi Akuafo in Sundre, AB

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grazing and hay land for up to 75 cow/calf pairs, Clearwater BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on June 30, 2020

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Just 1.5 hours north of Kamloops, this cattle ready ranch has buildings, infrastructure, housing and plenty of pasture and hay fields. With 300 acres of treed and grazing land, the land is able to support up to 75 cow calf pairs. The 135 acres of hay fields with 4 wheel lines that irrigate 110 acre of fields can yield around 300 tons of alfalfa hay per year. The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grazing and hay land for up to 75 cow/calf pairs, Clearwater BC

APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm, Farm Manager Apprentice

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 29, 2020

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Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, BC is seeking a Farm Manager Apprentice for the 2020 season and beyond! ABOUT AVALON ORGANIC BLUEBERRY FARM Avalon Farm is a 22 acre farm, with 1.5 acre certified organic blueberries, 5 acre hay field, large organic gardens; seeking a long term farm manager to allow the owners to ease into retirement. This position is suitable for a single person, or couples are welcome to apply. The property has several acres of land that could be used for additional farming operations for the successful candidate if desired. It is intended that … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: PORT ALBERNI, BC – Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm, Farm Manager Apprentice

FARM JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Seed to Culture, Farm and Ferment Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 25, 2020

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Seed to Culture in Lillooet, BC is seeking a Farm and Ferment Assistant for the 2020 season! About Seed to Culture Seed to Culture is a small scale vegetable farm and fermented food processor. We grow mixed vegetables and fruit using organic practices on over 3 acres of productive land in Lillooet, BC. Our business, as farmers and fermenters, has been in operation for over 2 years but we have been market farmers for over 10 years. We sell our vegetables at Farmers Markets and use our vegetables at our small food production facility to make sauerkraut and other fermented … Continue reading FARM JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Seed to Culture, Farm and Ferment Assistant

University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada-Online Course-Register NOW

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 25, 2020

About the Course: Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relationships. Topics Covered The fur trade and other exchange relationships, Land claims and environmental impacts, Legal systems and rights, Political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, Contemporary Indigenous life, art and … Continue reading University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada-Online Course-Register NOW

Farmer Podcast Club: Eula Biss- Talking About Whiteness

Posted by Lilli Klamke on June 24, 2020

Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. Eula Biss-Talking About Whiteness- On Being with Krista Tippett This episode originally aired on January 19, 2017. You can’t think about something if you can’t talk about it, says Eula Biss. The writer helpfully opens up lived words and ideas like complacence, guilt, and opportunity hoarding for an urgent reckoning with whiteness. This conversation was inspired by her 2015 essay in The New York Times, “White Debt.”    Guest: Eula Biss teaches writing at Northwestern University. Her books include On Immunity: An Inoculation and Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays.   … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: Eula Biss- Talking About Whiteness

FARM JOB: Wakefield, QC – Rock’s End Farm, Organic Farm Worker – Grazing Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 22, 2020

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Rock’s End Farm in Wakefield, QC is looking for an Organic Farm Worker – Grazing Assistant for the 2020 season! ABOUT Rock’s End Farm Rock’s End Farm is a certified organic farm providing sustainably raised sheep for wool and meat, beef cattle, dairy cattle (for home dairy consumption), pastured pork, and poultry. We provide our products to the public via farm gate sales, home-delivery, and sales at the farmers’ market and craft fairs (some of these cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19). We use regenerative and organic practices to ensure that our farm enhances water quality, biodiversity, and soil health. … Continue reading FARM JOB: Wakefield, QC – Rock’s End Farm, Organic Farm Worker – Grazing Assistant