All posts by Azja Jones Martin

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced and Cross-Fenced Acreage with Barn – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 16, 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 eight acre farm was used for horses by the previous owner, and is set up with a eight stall barn, indoor and outdoor riding rings and fencing and cross fencing across the property. The new, current landowner would like to make the space available for agriculture, particularly three fields to start with, each just over one acre in size, for a total of about three and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced and Cross-Fenced Acreage with Barn – Courtenay, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quarter Acre Field for Farm Use – Cobble Hill, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 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 About a quarter acre of field space, easily accessible by driveway and close to a main road, yet tucked behind mature trees, is cleared and ready for use. The landowner is open to clearing additional space (perhaps up to an additional quarter acre) as well if needed, as well as erecting deer fencing. A high capacity well is available to the field for whatever irrigation is needed. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quarter Acre Field for Farm Use – Cobble Hill, BC

SEPT 19, 2020: NANAIMO, BC – Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 28, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm in Nanaimo, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land!  Leasing farmer Chris “Farmer” Brown was a founding member of Farmship Growers Cooperative and has worked as a market gardener, urban farmer, and agricultural activist in Nanaimo for the past 9 seasons. He is a certified teacher and aspires to bring agricultural literacy into public school classrooms. We will tour the farm, enjoy … Continue reading SEPT 19, 2020: NANAIMO, BC – Land Social at Morgan Creek Farm

FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm, Long-term Farm Worker

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 18, 2020

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Parry Bay Sheep Farm in Metchosin, BC (near Victoria) is seeking a long-term farm worker. ABOUT PARRY BAY SHEEP FARM We produce lambs, hay, some grain and meat birds. We operate on multiple properties of leased land in the Victoria area. We operate a slaughterhouse for lambs, do a meat box, go to a farmers market and have a farm store. We wholesale to butcher shops and restaurants. We partner in a lot of these operations with a farm that grows pigs. We are not an organic farm, but try to improve the land we use. We have access to … Continue reading FARM JOB: METCHOSIN, BC – Parry Bay Sheep Farm, Long-term Farm Worker

AUG 29, 2020: COURTENAY, BC – Land Social at Pendleton Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 08, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Pendleton Farm in Courtenay, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Sarah started Pendleton Farm in the fall of 2019, and has been busy producing mixed vegetables for her own CSA program, the Cumberland farmers’ market, the Comox Bay Farmstand, and local restaurants ever since. We will tour the farm, enjoy a catered meal, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful … Continue reading AUG 29, 2020: COURTENAY, BC – Land Social at Pendleton Farm

AUG 23, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social at Digable Roots

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 05, 2020 2 Comments

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Digable Roots in Duncan, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Meg and Callum are Digable Roots – a new farm in the Cowichan Valley that grows a variety of mixed vegetables, fruits and herbs, and raises ducks and chickens for meat and eggs. Farmers Meg and Callum also raise ten pigs in collaboration with the land owners, Val and Alan. They are preparing their … Continue reading AUG 23, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social at Digable Roots

LOOKING FOR LAND: Farmer Seeking Vineyards on Vancouver Island

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 27, 2020

We have more landseekers and 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 Nice to meet you. Here is a little about who I am and my motivations for wanting to start a business. So—about me. I did not grow up on a farm. I never had the inclination to work in agriculture from a young age. Instead, I always loved the science and thought I would one day grow up to be a scientist. I … Continue reading LOOKING FOR LAND: Farmer Seeking Vineyards on Vancouver Island

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Half Acre Field Available on Mixed Farm – Metchosin, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 20, 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 0.5 acre of available field space is currently in pasture, and is mostly flat with full exposure. A seasonal creek runs beside it, with sheep grazing in the adjacent field. The field has been used for grazing primarily in recent years, and has been hayed a few times in the last 16 years since the owners have had the property. Invasive species have been managed by … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Half Acre Field Available on Mixed Farm – Metchosin, BC

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

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 29, 2020

Avalon Organic Blueberry Farm

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

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouses and Cold Frames for Long Term Lease – North Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 18, 2020 4 Comments

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 property used to be a busy commercial nursery, and is now no longer running, but still has many greenhouse structures in place and available for lease. All greenhouses are on concrete pads, so this is an opportunity for growing on roller benches, or bench table tops could be taken off for pots or containers to be placed on the ground. There are some incandescent grow lights … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouses and Cold Frames for Long Term Lease – North Saanich, BC