All posts by Michalina Hunter

FARM JOB + ACCOMMODATION: PEACHLAND, BC – The Homestead Organic Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 20, 2019

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The Homestead Organic Farm in Peachland, BC is seeking a couple to live and work on the farm long term! About The Homestead Organic Farm We have been farming  organically at our 120 year old Homestead in Peachland, BC, for 33 years. We raised produce commercially for the past 32 years, but are currently only growing hay for sale. We still have gardens, berries, fruit, and a greenhouse. Desired Qualities We are  looking for someone, preferably a couple, who is interested in living and working on an organic farm, long term.  The qualities we are looking for are honesty, a good communicator, … Continue reading FARM JOB + ACCOMMODATION: PEACHLAND, BC – The Homestead Organic Farm

MAR 5-6, 2020: BRANDON, MB – Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm Conference

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019

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Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm 2020 The Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm conference and trade show is back for its third conference! This exciting event will be held March 5th and 6th, 2020 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm 2020 will bring together the science and practice of organic farming. During 2 days of conference presentations, conference delegates will learn about building soil fertility, managing weeds, the latest cultivation and seeding equipment along with other cross cutting issues such as building biodiversity and responding to a changing climate. Producers can build their markets by participating in one-on-one business meetings … Continue reading MAR 5-6, 2020: BRANDON, MB – Prairie Organics: Think Whole Farm Conference

Late Bloomers Flower Farm on Farming Leased Land

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019

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Photo by Damaris Riedinger Elly of Late Bloomers Flower Farm is a participant in the B.C. Land Matching Program, which provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and to find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. ~ Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your farm. I’m Elly Rakhmetouline, and I own and run Late Bloomers Flower Farm. The farm was started three years ago in Richmond, moved to … Continue reading Late Bloomers Flower Farm on Farming Leased Land

Fields of Hope: Farm Photography Book Fundraiser

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 15, 2019

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Doublejay Farms. Photo by Andrée Thorpe Local photographer Andrée Thorpe has been photographing life on farms for four years. She goes beyond capturing daily activities to focus on what it really means to have a deep commitment to the land, to the community, and to social good. She has learned that farming is serious hard work and that you cannot be afraid to embrace it.  Andrée has published a beautiful book called Fields of Hope. It is a collection of images that celebrates farmers and their way of life. With it, the goal is to create a sequence of images in unity to … Continue reading Fields of Hope: Farm Photography Book Fundraiser

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Bookkeeper

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 01, 2019

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Job Posting for Maternity Leave: Book Keeper The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to hire an experienced temporary bookkeeper to cover maternity leave for 12-18 months. The Bookkeeper works closely with the COABC Executive Director. This is a part time position, 14 hours (2 days) per week. The position will be based out of our Vernon office. COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony.  COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods.  The organization also supports activities that contribute to … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Bookkeeper

FARM JOBS: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Associates

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 01, 2019

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Ignatius Farm in Guelph, ON, is hiring 2 Farm Associates! Ignatius Farm is looking for passionate, imaginative, eco-minded individuals to help them care for the Ignatius organic farm. You will help build the Ignatius Farm vision of developing local food systems, innovative crop production, eco-spirituality, community shared agriculture, and education programs. About Ignatius Farm The Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) is a not-for-profit charity situated on 600 acres of woodlands, wetlands and farmland just outside of Guelph Ontario. IJC welcomes all and is home to Loyola Retreat House & Ignatian Training, Ignatius Farm, the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest, St Brigid’s Villa and Orchard Park Office … Continue reading FARM JOBS: GUELPH, ON – Ignatius Farm, Farm Associates

FARM JOB: PITT MEADOWS, BC – Manager, Golden Eagle Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 01, 2019

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Golden Eagle Farm in Pitt Meadows, BC is seeking a permanent, full-time Farm Manager. Golden Eagle Farm Located in Pitt Meadows at the foot of the beautiful Thompson and Cascade Mountains, Golden Eagle Farm is one of the largest Blueberry and Cranberry growers in North America. Its products reach domestic and international markets while maintaining the highest standards within the industry. Golden Eagle Farm is part of the Golden Eagle Group, which operates a variety of recreational and agricultural businesses within the Greater Vancouver Area and Washington State. Desired Qualities As the ideal candidate, you have a combination of technical and … Continue reading FARM JOB: PITT MEADOWS, BC – Manager, Golden Eagle Farm

JOB: BC – COABC, Change Management Contractor

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 26, 2019

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Contract Posting: Change Management Contractor The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to hire a professional Change Management Contractor to help guide the organization through the switch to a new online system. The contractor works closely with the COABC Executive Director of Operations as well as other staff and contractors.  The contract runs from August 2019 to March 2020, with the possibility of renewal.  The contract is approximately 20 hours per week at a rate of $40.00. COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony.  COABC views the organic certification system as … Continue reading JOB: BC – COABC, Change Management Contractor

New Farmers: Here’s What You Need to Know About Organic Marketing in BC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 26, 2019

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Have you checked your website and packaging to ensure it’s aligned with the new Organic Certification Regulation? A new Organic Certification Regulation came into effect in BC on September 1, 2018. The term “organic” is now a protected label within BC.  This means producers and processors must have organic certification from an accredited certification body if they want to make any sort of organic claim on a product, including “grown following organic principles”, or “made with organic ingredients”. Claims such as “uncertified organic” or “more than organic” are not permitted. Greater clarity around what organic means is something consumers in … Continue reading New Farmers: Here’s What You Need to Know About Organic Marketing in BC

SEPT 8, 2019: BUFFALO CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Big Rock Ranch

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 22, 2019

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Join us at Big Rock Ranch in Buffalo Creek (near 100 Mile House), BC for a farm tour, potluck social, and discussion on farming on leased land! Come get inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Farmers Robin and Johan have built up a hugely productive farm in the few years they been leasing this land, and we are lucky to be able to spend the day learning on-site about their experiences building the farm and business! They focus heavily on season extension in an area that gets frost almost every month of the year, and still manage to produce vegetables weeks … Continue reading SEPT 8, 2019: BUFFALO CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Big Rock Ranch