AUG 13, 2023: SMITHERS, BC – Farm Tour at Lauriston Farm

Posted by Kat Roger on July 19, 2023

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Lauriston Farm in Smithers, B.C. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event. Come out to connect with other farmers and food lovers, share a meal, and tour this beautiful farm!

We’ll enjoy a farm tour from leasing farmers David and Bethany, as well as farmer-landholder Lesley, who were matched through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP), and hear about their farm start-up process and the steps to building a successful land sharing relationship. The day will wrap up with a shared potluck meal and informal time to socialize.

Farm tours connect farmers and farmland holders, and set them up to receive ongoing support through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Your regional Land Matcher will share information about how they can help you find a farmer for your land – or farmland where you can build your dream farm business. Both farmers seeking land and farmland holders thinking about sharing land are encouraged to attend – as well as anyone who loves food, farming, and getting out onto the land.

We can’t wait to see you there!

DATE: Sunday, August 13, 2023 • 2pm-7pm

LOCATION: Traditional Territory of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. 7055 Tatlow Rd, Smithers, BC V0J 2N5

DIRECTIONS/PARKING: Lauriston Farm is located off of a dirt road with a long bumpy driveway. There are lots of dogs onsite, so please do not bring dogs to the event.

REGISTER: So that we can plan for the tour and potluck, please register on Eventbrite.

SCHEDULE (times are approximate): 

2:00 – 3:30 Networking and Farm Tour

3:30-4:00 Intro Circle

4:00-7:00 Potluck social

BRING: Please bring a dish to share potluck-style! Bring your own plate, cutlery, and cup for snacks/refreshments. Please include a little card with ingredients if you can for folks with food sensitivities. There will be a wash station available to clean plates, so please plan accordingly. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on (some seating will be provided), and weather and farm-appropriate clothing and footwear.

CARPOOL INFO: If you are looking for or can offer a ride to or from the event, please post in the Facebook event discussion to connect with others.

SHARE: Planning on joining us? Invite your friends and share the Facebook Event.


  • This event is free and open to everyone!
  • Children are welcome but please leave furry friends at home
  • Please stay home if you have cold or flu symptoms
  • Please wash your shoes before visiting the farm, especially if you work on or have visited a farm recently
  • Please do not bring alcohol to this event
  • Not sure what to bring to the potluck? Consider supporting your local, organic farmer and/or food producer and find inspiration from their ingredients



Lauriston Farm is located just outside Smithers BC, and is owned by Lesley. Lesley land matched with David and Bethany of Quality Harvests and Wild West Herb Co. in 2022. Lesley raises layers and meat birds and grows an assortment of things such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and herbs. David started Quality Harvests to provide produce to the community and Bethany started Wild West Herb Co. to specialize in growing and selling culinary and medicinal herbs.

Check out LAURISTON FARM online:

Facebook: Lauriston Farm, Quality Harvests

Instagram: @quality.harvests (Quality Harvests), (Wild West Herb Co)

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If you are interested in hosting an event at your farm and bringing together the farming community in your area, please reach out to with your idea!


Through the B.C. Land Matching Program, Young Agrarians offers support to farmers looking for land for their farm business, and landholders looking for farmers to farm their land. We’ve made more than 283 matches on over 10,425+ acres to date! The Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher will be attending the event to answer any questions the B.C. Land Matching Program. For those unable to join us, you can send a message to for more information.

The B.C. Land Matching Program is funded in Central and Northern B.C. by the Province of British Columbia, with support from the Real Estate Foundation of B.C.