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

FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Ol’ MacDonald Farm, Market Garden Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 25, 2020

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Ol’ MacDonald Farm in Duncan, BC is looking for a Market Garden Farm Hand for the 2020 season!  ABOUT Ol’ Macdonald Farm We are a very small family farm on two quiet sites close to town. We use hand tools only and sell almost exclusively at the Saturday market. We sell non-certified organic vegetables and free range eggs. Though not certified we do follow organic practices most of the time. We also observe permaculture principles and employ them when possible. We think farming should be fun, not drudgery, and always strive for a good work/leisure balance. Desired Qualities We are … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Ol’ MacDonald Farm, Market Garden Farm Hand

FARM JOBS: KELOWNA, BC – Wise Earth Farm, Farm Hands

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 21, 2020

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Wise Earth Farm in Kelowna, BC is seeking two Farm Hands for the 2020 season! About Wise Earth Farm Our farm is an intensive, 2 acre, market garden style operation. We grow a wide variety of vegetables using mostly hand tools, and minimal tillage. Our sales avenues are (new this year) an on-line farmers market store where our customers pick up at the farm, the Kelowna Farmers Market (Saturdays), grocery stores, and restaurants. Our philosophy is to work with nature to provide the healthiest and most flavourful vegetables for our community. We are Certified Naturally Grown (because we use the … Continue reading FARM JOBS: KELOWNA, BC – Wise Earth Farm, Farm Hands

FARM JOBS: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Workers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 20, 2020

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Ignatius Farm in Guelph, ON, is hiring Farm Workers for the 2020 season! About Ignatius Farm Ignatius Farm grows certified organic vegetables and berries for Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) members, farmers markets, local businesses and service agencies. The Farm’s programs include community gardens, acreage rentals, internships, working shares, volunteer opportunities, and several annual community events. The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) is a not for profit charity situated on 600 acres of woodlands, wetlands and farmland just outside of Guelph Ontario. IJC welcomes all and is home to Loyola Retreat House & Ignatian Training, Ignatius Farm, the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest, St Brigid’s … Continue reading FARM JOBS: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Workers

FARM JOB: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 19, 2020

Fresh Roots Farm is looking to ideally hire a summer student (18 yrs+), or alternatively a non-student, willing to help our family with farm work this Spring and/or Summer. Tasks may include: – working with livestock (cattle, sheep) and poultry (laying hens) – working in our apiary with bees – building, maintaining and moving fences for livestock – helping tend to family vegetable garden – gathering and cartoning eggs from pastured poultry operation – collection of honey supers and honey extraction/bottling in our processing facility Job Details An ideal candidate will be willing to work hard, willing to learn and … Continue reading FARM JOB: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm

Farmer Podcast Club: The Natural Experiment

Posted by Lilli Klamke on May 19, 2020

Enjoy listening to your weekly Farmer Podcast Club episode. The Natural Experiment-  99% Invisible Released May 05, 2020 Summer is normally cruise ship season in Southeast Alaska. Starting in late April ships filled with tourists sail up the inside passage, stopping at little coastal port towns. One of the popular destinations along this route is Glacier Bay. It’s this spectacular bay filled with icebergs, sea otters, and lots and lots of humpback whales. The National Park Service regulates how many cruise ships can come in and out of the bay, but still, the humpbacks that are there in the summer … Continue reading Farmer Podcast Club: The Natural Experiment

Family Seeking Ranch Land near Prince George, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on May 15, 2020

We have more opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with the 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 FARMER My name is Kayla Shallard and I am a young farmer in the Prince George area. Recently I started my own Agri-business, KMS Land & Cattle Company, where my focus is to produce sustainably raised meat products that are sold direct to consumer. Along with custom land management: crop and/or grazing. Currently I have 100 mother cows, meat birds, layers and hogs. As an advocate … Continue reading Family Seeking Ranch Land near Prince George, BC

FARM JOB: AVA Byte – Smart Indoor Gardens: Grower/Horticulturist, Vancouver, BC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 15, 2020

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AVA Byte – Smart Indoor Gardens in Vancouver, BC is hiring a Grower/Horticulturist for New Innovations! About AVA Byte – Smart Indoor Gardens AVA Technologies Inc. is an agtech startup. We invented AVA Byte, the world’s smartest indoor garden, designed for connected consumers who want to unlock their green thumbs. We have a physical office space set up with our indoor gardens, which are hydroponic-based growing devices that use a software operating system called “AgOS” that recognizes what plants are growing, and how to adjust the lighting and watering settings to grow those plants. We’re looking for someone to help … Continue reading FARM JOB: AVA Byte – Smart Indoor Gardens: Grower/Horticulturist, Vancouver, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced pasture at alpaca farm in Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 15, 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 This land opportunity is located in Salmo, a community of just over 1000 people, 30 minutes south of Nelson. The land is currently developed as an alpaca farm, with several fenced pastures, farm buildings, implements and tools. The property has a a few fenced pastures available that are accessed from the road just off the highway. The residential lot has wifi and cell service. The driving time … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced pasture at alpaca farm in Salmo

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for community-minded farmer with housing options

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 15, 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 This land opportunity is located in Castlegar, a community of about 8000 people at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, 40 minutes west of Nelson. The land is currently being developed as a homestead with a small orchard, market garden, greenhouse and chicken coup. The property has a pieces spots that are still raw and unfenced, accessed from the same driveway as the main residence. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for community-minded farmer with housing options

Putting the Young in Young Agrarians: Growing on Gitxsan Territory

Posted by Jolene Swain on May 15, 2020

One of the most common questions we get is whether Young Agrarians has an age limit. The answer is no! We are happy to support the young and the young at heart when it comes to folks growing food and stewarding land. Noah definitely falls on the young end of the spectrum, he is the youngest farmer I know.  From an early age, Noah developed a fascination with growing, getting into propagation by taking clippings from all the house plants and potting them up. “For awhile, we had a huge surplus of plants around the house” says Jacob, Noahs father. … Continue reading Putting the Young in Young Agrarians: Growing on Gitxsan Territory