All posts by Marsha Shack

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Kelowna, BC – Helen’s Acres Community Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 29, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer curious to learn how to grow lots of vegetables for donation to local organizations in the Central Okanagan? Helen’s Acres Community Farm may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm Helen’s Acres is part of the Trinity Legacy Foundation, a registered charity that grows vegetables on a 24 acre farm, exclusively for donation to local agencies to help fight food insecurity across the central Okanagan. Our crops are selected based on the needs of the community, and generally fall into two main categories: Easily recognized produce with a longer shelf life (ie. potatoes, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Kelowna, BC – Helen’s Acres Community Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Kispiox Valley, BC – WoodGrain Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 29, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer  curious to learn about seed saving, Co-ops, veggies and cows  in beautiful Kispiox Valley, British Columbia? WoodGrain Farm may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm We are a small-scale diverse organic farm in the Kispiox Valley, northwest BC. This land that we steward, and the communities who we grow food for, lie within the homelands of the Gitx̱san and Wet’suwet’en peoples. We take to heart our responsibility to nurture and respect these lands and waters, so they may continue to provide for future generations as they have always done. Using a traditional … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Kispiox Valley, BC – WoodGrain Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Duncan, BC – Lila’s Music Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 23, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer  interested in weaving together your passion for growing food, playing music and building community on Vancouver Island? Lila’s Music Farm may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm Lila Music Farm is a permaculture farm, music school, Nature Connection school, and hub for community.  The 3 acre lot is filled with lots of fruit trees, herbs, veggies and medicinal plants.  There are chickens for eggs and meat that are integrated into the orchard systems.  There are a variety of folks living on the farm, including children and furry friends. This place is a … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Duncan, BC – Lila’s Music Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Terrace, BC – Farmer Cam’s Foods

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 23, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer  interested in learning about producing greens, root crops, fruiting crops, and micro greens in beautiful North West British Columbia? Farmer Cam’s Foods may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm In the fertile soils of the Skeena River Valley, Farmer Cam’s Foods (FCF) grows vegetables and distributes them in Terrace, BC. Owned and managed by Cameron Bell on rented land, the business uses regenerative practices to grow almost 30 different crops including greens, root crops, fruiting crops, and microgreens. Our production methods include outdoor fields, unheated high tunnels, a greenhouse, and an insulated … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Terrace, BC – Farmer Cam’s Foods

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Victoria, BC – City’s Edge Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 17, 2024

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Are you a young, aspiring farmer  interested in learning about producing over 40 varieties of vegetables, herbs, berries, and cut flowers for Community Support Agriculture?  City’s Edge Farm may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm City’s Edge Farm is a mixed-vegetable farm, producing over 40 varieties of vegetables, herbs, berries, and cut flowers, primarily for CSA. We are dedicated to continually learning how best to nurture the land, capture carbon as we build up the soil, and create a healthy agro-ecosystem that can be resilient in the face of so many challenges to come. The farm has been … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Victoria, BC – City’s Edge Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Oliver, BC – Amazia Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 17, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer interested in learning about different sales streams for over 40 vegetable varieties? Amaiza Farm may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm Amazia Farm is a Gap certified, certified organic no-till vegetable farm, with a small amount of animal integration to bolster their regenerative goals. Originally they set out farming for Farmers Market sales, with the long term goal of building a core Community Supported Agriculture model (CSA) to drive sales. By the third year their farm focus was mainly on supplying our local restaurants, managing a small CSA and a weekly farmers … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Oliver, BC – Amazia Farm

Looking for a place to start your farmpreneur journey?

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 05, 2024

Do you have an idea for a farm enterprise that needs space and community support to make it happen? Good Note Community Farm is looking for a self-starter farmpreneur starting this spring. About the Farm Good Note Community Farm is a non-profit, diversified Community Farm, sharing food-producing knowledge with families and individuals from nearby cities and acreages.  They care for dairy cows and dairy goats as well as their young. They have a flock of 100 chickens and 10 Muscovy ducks. In all cases they steward these animals with as much care and attention to their needs and that of … Continue reading Looking for a place to start your farmpreneur journey?

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Brisco, BC – Patty’s Greenhouse

Posted by Marsha Shack on December 15, 2023

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Are you an aspiring, young farmer interested in learning how to operate a commercial greenhouse using regenerative agriculture principles? Patty’s Greenhouse could be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm Patty’s Greenhouse is a family owned and operated in Brisco, BC. We grow a wide range of vegetables in a 5 acre garden at the base of the Columbia Wetlands.  We use both greenhouses, hoop houses, and vegetable gardens to provide year round produce through our delivery service to the Columbia valley (Golden and Invermere). With over 25 years of experience of farming using sustainable practices and organic fertilizers to … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Brisco, BC – Patty’s Greenhouse

YA Apprenticeship 2024: W̱SÁNEĆ territory (Saanich)- The Plot Market Garden

Posted by Marsha Shack on December 12, 2023 2 Comments

Are you a young, aspiring regenerative farmer looking for experience with a mixed vegetable CSA and market garden? The Plot Market Garden might be the place for you! About the Farm The Plot is a 2-acre mixed vegetable farm that has been in operation for 6 years and is located on two different parcels on W̱SÁNEĆ territory (Saanich). About 3/4 – 1 acre is on our home farm where we, Emily & Tyler the farm owners live, another acre is leased land, just 5 minutes drive away from our home farm.  We started farming regeneratively in Saanich on the property … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: W̱SÁNEĆ territory (Saanich)- The Plot Market Garden

YA Apprenticeship 2024: North of Lytton, BC – Solstedt Organic farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on December 11, 2023

Are you a young, aspiring ecological farmer looking for an off-grid living and farming experience this spring? Solstedt Organics might be the place for you! About the Farm “Solstedt” means “sun home” in old Norse. Solstedt Organic Farm is a woman owned and operated Certified Organic farm in an off-grid, remote mountain setting.  This is a commercial vegetable farm and fruit orchard, selling to some of the best Vancouver restaurants and at a farmer’s market weekly from July through October.  There are approximately five cultivated acres divided into gardens and orchards. The gardens grow heat-loving crops, like hot peppers, tomatoes, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: North of Lytton, BC – Solstedt Organic farm