AUG 25-26: KOOTENAYS – North Kootenay Lake Multi-Farm Tour

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 06, 2018

Join Young Agrarians for a two day, multi-farm tour at the stunning north end of Kootenay Lake (Johnsons Landing, Meadow Creek and Argenta) August 25 & 26, 2018.

We will be touring several diverse farms (Animals, Herbs, CSA, Market Gardens, Agritourism),  explore local farm resources in the area and and learn about grizzly bear coexistence solutions from Gillian Saunders.

Participants are invited to join us for part of, one or both days. Camping Saturday night is available on a local farm but numbers are limited. The event will start at 10:00 am on both days at 2251 Kootenay Joe Road.

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Date: Saturday, August 25 to Sunday, August 26, 2018 
Time: 10:00 am start time both days at
Location: 2251 Kootenay Joe Road (Nano’s Farm) is our meeting spot both days. We will be traveling as a group by carpool from that site to visit nearby farms. 

Tour Schedule
Nano’s Farm – Sheep – Karen Newmoon
Grizzly Bear Solutions – Coexisting with Grizzly Bears – Gillian Saunders
Grandmas’ Farm – Homestead and Garden – Sara Adair

hand and pawPhoto submitted by GIllian Saunders of Grizzly Bear Solutions

Earth Temple Organics – Market Garden – Michael Silver
Half Moon Herbs – Herbal CSA – Nikola Barsoum
Swen and Lila’s Farm – Heritage and Locally Acclimatized Potatoes

EarthTemple-1Photo from Earth Temple Gardens’s website. 

Please note: the list of farms we visit may grow. Farmers are busy at this time of year and we are waiting for confirmation from a few more.

Young Agrarians’ Columbia Basin Land Matcher – Hailey Troock
Basin Business Advisor Program Agriculture Specialist – Tracey Fredrickson
Tipi Land Organic Produce – Gary Diers and Inanna Judd

Meal Schedule
Please Note: Participants must bring their own cooler and ice-packs to keep food cold. Please bring your own plate/bowl, mug/cup & cutlery for meals as well as chairs or a blanket to sit on.

Lunch: Bring your own picnic
Dinner: Beach potluck*

*Not sure what to bring to the potluck? Consider supporting your local, organic farmer and/or food producer and find inspiration with their ingredients. Also, it is greatly appreciated if you can include a little card with the ingredients list for your dish in case people have food allergies/sensitivities.

Breakfast: We have invited local business to donate food for breakfast. Nano’s Farm is donating eggs, Kaslo Sourdough is donating bread Kootenay Co-op is providing us with a gift card to purchase remaining items.
Lunch: Bring your own picnic


Remember to Bring (Full Event)
1. Two picnic lunches (Saturday and Sunday)
2. Snacks
3. A potluck dish for Saturday evening (remember there is a fire ban) and serving dishes/cutlery. It is great if you can list the ingredients of the dish you bring so people with food sensitivities or allergies can make informed decisions. 
4. A cooler and ice-packs to keep food cold
5. Plate/bowl, mug/cup & cutlery as required for meals
6. Chairs or a blanket to sit on during meals
7. Choose an item to contribute from the Breakfast List
8. Water bottle
9. Camping Gear
10. Weather appropriate clothing (sun hat and rain gear cause you never know. It will be chilly at night)
11. Sunscreen and insect repellant
12. Swimsuit & Towel
Additional Information
Children are welcome to join us us for this event but please leave pets at home.
Have space in your car? Need a ride? Post on Kootenay Ride Share

If you have any questions please contact Brittny Anderson, Columbia Basin Young Agrarians Coordinator: 

Thank you!

NKL-SponsorsFor sponsoring this event and helping us to provide local, organic food for breakfast Sunday morning!


Thank you for sharing information about the resources you can provide the farming community at this event.


The Columbia Basin event series is made possible with funding from the Columbia Basin Trust.