All posts by Azja Jones Martin

LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF-GRID WEST COAST HOMESTEAD WITH CO-OWNERSHIP POTENTIAL – BAMFIELD, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 15, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND We are Jan and Nelson Meadows. We have been stewarding this 40-acre property 13 kms outside of Bamfield for the past 13 years. We have built a productive organic garden, multiple alternative energy sources, buildings and a self-sufficient way of life – we love eating fresh, organic food from the gardens nearly year-round, hosting WWOOFERs from all over the world, and sharing the knowledge we have gained in living this lifestyle. The property was clear cut about 30 years ago. The forest is now growing back with natural regeneration that includes all the native plant species. Our hope is to help nurture … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF-GRID WEST COAST HOMESTEAD WITH CO-OWNERSHIP POTENTIAL – BAMFIELD, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: GARDEN SPACE AT UNSWORTH VINEYARD – MILL BAY, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 08, 2019

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The popular restaurant at Unsworth Vineyard and Winery is looking for a new farmer to lease its kitchen garden! The owners are keen to have a farmer to make use of the space available, and supply the popular restaurant with as much produce grown on-site as possible. The chef would particularly love a fresh supply of herbs and flowers, and will buy anything the farmer can grow there!  The restaurant would be the farmer’s first customer, and if there is any additional produce from the garden beyond what the restaurant needs, the farmer is welcome to sell that elsewhere. There is potential to sell to the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: GARDEN SPACE AT UNSWORTH VINEYARD – MILL BAY, BC

WORK/TRADE OPPORTUNITY: 5th WHEEL ACCOMMODATION IN EXCHANGE FOR FARM HELP – SAANICH, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 07, 2019

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY A small farm in Saanich is looking for someone to help out with 10 hours of work per week in exchange for living in a very neat and clean 22′ 5th wheel trailer and a share of produce. The trailer is fully furnished and ideally you would not have many belongings and some farm experience. The farm is close to bus routes, a 10 minute walk to Elk Lake and a 50 minute bike ride from Victoria. In the interest of mutual compatibility, there would be a one week trial period. GET IN TOUCH! Contact Jim at jimipine@gmail.com for more information.

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 25 ACRES OF PRIME PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS! – NANOOSE BAY, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 06, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Stone Spring Farm is located on Vancouver Island at the foothills of Mount Arrowsmith, 0.5 km off Highway 19, in beautiful Nanoose Bay. The picturesque 40-acre ALR property has been in the family for generations and used for various purposes over the years. The mix of sloped land forested riding trails and pasture, with good well water, allows the potential for many ideas to be brought to life. There are approximately 25 fenced acres of the property are available for farm use. Currently we have 10 in hay production and 15 acres of pasture for horses and grass-fed … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 25 ACRES OF PRIME PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS! – NANOOSE BAY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 ACRE LIVESTOCK FARM FOR LEASE – UNION BAY, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 22, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Hilltop Farm Union Bay is a fenced 10 acre hobby farm gently sloping between the Old and New Island Highways in the foothills of the Beaufort Range. Half the acreage is kept as a woodlot and grazing area for sheep, the other half is cleared and cross fenced. The farm was established in the 1950’s as a dairy farm after being logged years earlier. The old dairy barn has been converted to a 4 stall livestock barn and hay shed. The property, accessible from an unpaved driveway from McLeod Road, includes a 120 sq.ft. chicken barn and 200 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 ACRE LIVESTOCK FARM FOR LEASE – UNION BAY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: PROFITABLE MARKET GARDEN BUSINESS FOR LEASE – POWELL RIVER, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 09, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Morrison’s Farm is an established garden that has been farmed organically and with biodynamic principles since it was established in 2004. The growing space is about 16,000 square feet (about 0.4 of an acre) and is fully fenced and irrigated. There are five greenhouses, (30×60 feet, 20×60 feet and three that are 10×20 feet). There is also a propagation shed (8×10) and propagation greenhouse (20×8) that includes a warming table, grow lights and a 3×6 working table. The farm is complete with a building for vegetable washing with a walk in cooler, and a machinery shed for … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: PROFITABLE MARKET GARDEN BUSINESS FOR LEASE – POWELL RIVER, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 ACRE OF ESTABLISHED FARM SPACE, MENTORSHIP AND PAID FARM WORK – NANAIMO, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 08, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Dundink’s Garden is a 10 acre farm outside Nanaimo, BC. For the past 12 years, this farm has been producing an abundance of fruit and vegetables for three farmers markets and an on-farm store. The farm has 8 acres in production, with two greenhouses, field crops, and fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and currants. The farm is nestled in a warm and protected valley, with a slight south slope and full sun exposure. Two dug ponds irrigate the property. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Nick Dundink, the owner, has been farming his whole life and has a wealth of experience … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 ACRE OF ESTABLISHED FARM SPACE, MENTORSHIP AND PAID FARM WORK – NANAIMO, BC

CO-OP OPPORTUNITY: ORGANIC FARM FOR CO-OWNERSHIP – MERVILLE, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 28, 2019 2 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND We have a 43 acres total with a 4 acre field suitable for market gardening (currently 1 acre is fenced & irrigated), the remainder in pasture, hay orchard and forest. It has been farmed certified organic for 8 years. I raise livestock (currently sheep and ducks, facilities for chickens), orchard and hay, but only at a hobby scale right now. The property is mixed soil types with approximately 20 acres of organic hay fields and pasture, a small heritage orchard within the pasture, 4 acres of good sandy loam with 1 acre fenced and irrigated for a … Continue reading CO-OP OPPORTUNITY: ORGANIC FARM FOR CO-OWNERSHIP – MERVILLE, BC

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: URBAN FARMING IN FERNWOOD – VICTORIA, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 20, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND The property itself is over 1000 square feet of established, growing beds – plus other areas that could become beds. It is a south facing corner lot in the heart of Fernwood, Victoria, that has been a market garden for the past 10-plus years, with a mix crop of vegetables, some fruit, herbs and flowers. Over the years, it has produced for some of the higher end restaurants in the vicinity, contributed to hearty CSAs, and carried out solid farm-gate sales to the high volume of pedestrian traffic on their way to the theatres, restaurants, and shops in Fernwood … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: URBAN FARMING IN FERNWOOD – VICTORIA, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 ACRE FIELD WITH LIVE-IN BARN, PENDER ISLAND, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 06, 2019 7 Comments

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ABOUT THE LAND This opportunity is an 8.5 acre hay field, cleared and ready for food production, with a barn for storage and living on Pender Island!  Pender Island is a 40 minute ride on BC ferries from Swartz Bay on the Saanich Peninsula. The farm is 10 minutes from the ferry terminal. A recently completed two-story barn has the capacity to store farm equipment on the lower floor and provide accommodation of the upper floor, complete with a kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. Each floor is about 1,200 sqft. There is a large irrigation pond at one end of the field, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 ACRE FIELD WITH LIVE-IN BARN, PENDER ISLAND, BC