All posts by Michalina Hunter

FARM JOB: ARMSTRONG, BC – Greenlion Farms, Principal Greenhouse Grower

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 27, 2020

greenlion farms

Greenlion Farms, in Armstrong BC, is seeking a Principal Greenhouse Grower! Greenlion Farms Our operation is an indoor, hydroponic, vertical farm system. We will be growing a variety of lettuce, herbs, and micro greens. We are in a rural setting, therefore your own transportation is required. The growing containers that we use are automated and controlled using an online platform. We have a brokerage system in place to coordinate sales through major distributors. Green Lion Farms Ltd. is a family operated business committed to growing clean, fresh, and pesticide free produce year round in the Okanagan valley with a state … Continue reading FARM JOB: ARMSTRONG, BC – Greenlion Farms, Principal Greenhouse Grower

SURVEY: Soil Quality, Farmer Health, and Product Quality

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 27, 2020

Soil Quality, Farmer Health, and Product Quality

You are invited to participate in a study to understand how capturing soil carbon through agricultural management practices impacts farmer health and food quality.  As a farmer in BC, we thought you might be interested in supporting efforts to shift the current policy paradigm to one that recognizes the multidisciplinary aspects of your job. If you are not a farmer, please pass this along to those that you know! The survey below will take about 20-25 minutes, and doesn’t require any long narrative contributions (although there is space for that if you are so inclined). You may wish to have … Continue reading SURVEY: Soil Quality, Farmer Health, and Product Quality

FARM JOB: SODA CREEK, BC – Puddle Produce Farm, Assistant Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 20, 2020

puddle produce farm

Puddle Produce Farm in Soda Creek, BC (near Williams Lake) is seeking an Assistant Farm Manager for the 2021 season! Puddle Produce Farm Puddle Produce Farm is a small 1.5 acre certified organic vegetable farm established on a 70 acre property in the Soda Creek region of the Cariboo in BC (approximately 40kms north of Williams Lake). We grow 30-40 different vegetables and microgreens for the local farmers market, a CSA program, and retail. About the Position The farm manager is looking for 1 full-time committed Assistant Farm Manager from April-October. They will be second in command to allow the … Continue reading FARM JOB: SODA CREEK, BC – Puddle Produce Farm, Assistant Farm Manager

SAANICH, BC: Apply for the Farmpreneur program at the Sandown Centre

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 20, 2020

Calling all future farmpreneurs on the Saanich peninsula: The Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture is launching its FARMPRENEUR supported incubator plot program for the 2021 growing season. We know that being a successful farm is more than just growing food; being a farmpreneur also means building a healthy business mindset. Our Farmpreneur supported incubator plot comes with a land lease, shared production amenities, support getting to market, farming and business mentors, guest & site visits from experts working in the field, and opportunities to participate in agri-tourism events like food festivals and farm-to-fork dinners. This is a short window to … Continue reading SAANICH, BC: Apply for the Farmpreneur program at the Sandown Centre

FARM JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Fort Berens Estate Winery, Irrigation Tech

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 13, 2020

Fort Berens Estate Winery

Fort Berens Estate Winery in Lillooet, BC is seeking a full-time Irrigation Tech! About Fort Berens Estate Winery Our goal at Fort Berens Winery is to create handcrafted award-winning wines that reflect our unique Lillooet terroir. We like to have our wines tell the story of our terroir with limited intervention and manipulation. As a result, we have started to work as a sustainable farm. We use many organic practices and we are continually trying to improve and expand these every year. As an example, after abandoning herbicide sprays in our vineyard, and moving to finger weeding, we’re currently working … Continue reading FARM JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Fort Berens Estate Winery, Irrigation Tech

VANCOUVER, BC : City Beet Farm is for Sale!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 12, 2020

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ABOUT THE FARM City Beet Farm is a multi-site urban farm that was established in Vancouver, BC in 2013. We grow vegetables and flowers on front and backyards in Mount Pleasant, Riley Park and Southlands, with our current growing space being a little under 0.5 acre. City Beet is a unique farming model focused on building urban food security and community engagement. City Beet sells produce primarily through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model in addition to a weekly pop-up market in partnership with The Federal Store, and wholesale relationships. Since 2016, City Beet has been co-owned and operated by … Continue reading VANCOUVER, BC : City Beet Farm is for Sale!

*NEW* B.C. TRANSITION TOOLKIT FOR NON-FAMILY FARM TRANSFER

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 09, 2020

It’s here! We are very excited to release the Young Agrarians B.C. Transition Toolkit for Non-Family Farm Transfer. It’s a resource kit for anyone curious about – or neck-deep in – alternative ways to transition land and farms from one generation to the next. Accessing land for farming can be challenging to say the least. Over the last seven years that we’ve been offering land access support, we’ve heard stories from seasoned farmers struggling to see a way to pass their farm on to the next generation, and from the next generation struggling to find a way into agriculture.  Fortunately … Continue reading *NEW* B.C. TRANSITION TOOLKIT FOR NON-FAMILY FARM TRANSFER

FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Nanaimo Foodshare Urban Farms Project (Five Acre Farm and Cline Farm), IRP Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 05, 2020

Nanaimo Foodshare Society

Nanaimo Foodshare Society, in Nanaimo, BC, is seeking an IRP Farm Manager! Nanaimo Foodshare Urban Farms Project (Five Acre Farm and Cline Farm) Nanaimo Foodshare has two urban farm locations with ~4 acres in production and a large greenhouse located off farm(s). The farms work with multiple community groups learning skills in agriculture and contributing volunteer labour to the farm. The farm is non certified organic, producing for a weekly Good Food Box, online, farmers market, local caterer and restaurant sales. You would be working with the Farm Mentor to plan, grow and harvest local vegetables for two farm sites … Continue reading FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Nanaimo Foodshare Urban Farms Project (Five Acre Farm and Cline Farm), IRP Farm Manager

BC FUNDING: Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 04, 2020

Small and medium-sized businesses are vital to British Columbia’s economy. The Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant program provides fully-funded grants to businesses to ensure they have the support they need during and beyond COVID-19. How the program works The Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant program will invest up to $300 million in targeted financial support for some of the hardest hit businesses in B.C. that employ between two and 149 B.C. residents and have experienced declines in revenue since March 10, 2020. Grants of $10,000 to $30,000 are available. An additional $5,000 to $10,000 grant is available to eligible tourism-related businesses that have … Continue reading BC FUNDING: Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant

B.C. FUNDING: Emergency On-Farm Support Fund – Deadline Nov 17

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 27, 2020

The Investment Agriculture Foundation is accepting applications for the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund. The program assists agricultural producers with some of the incremental costs for improving the health and safety of farm workers and limiting the spread of COVID-19 in agricultural operations. The program will provide up to $100,000 per recipient in non-repayable, cost-shared funding. Applications must include at least $5,000 in total eligible costs to be considered for the program. Who Can Apply? Eligible applicants are primary agricultural producers whose operations are based in British Columbia and meet the following criteria: be located in British Columbia; be one of … Continue reading B.C. FUNDING: Emergency On-Farm Support Fund – Deadline Nov 17