Blog Category: Central & Northern BC

Land Opportunity: Off-grid Ranch in the Beautiful Bulkley canyon, Hazelton BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on March 25, 2020

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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 OPPORTUNITY What do you want out of life? If your answer is to live in harmony with nature, contribute to a sustainable local food system, and have endless opportunities to learn more about everything going on around you, then the Hazeltons are a good choice for settling down. Our homestead/farm is a lifelong project and we are only 10 years in. We’re new enough to the land here that there are … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Off-grid Ranch in the Beautiful Bulkley canyon, Hazelton BC

FARM JOB: SMITHERS, BC – High Slope Acres, Carpenter/farm helper

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 20, 2020

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High Slope Acres in Smithers, BC is seeking a Carpenter/Farm Helper for the 2020 season! This is a full time position split between two neighbouring businesses / employers. ABOUT High Slope Acres Mountains, lakes, and a cultural community all close by this 80 acre, 2 parcel farm. It is located in the Bulkley Valley, overlooking both Telkwa and Smithers in Northern British Columbia. There is an abundance of wild and cultivated foods, fields, forests, chickens, pets, and the neighbours bees to enjoy. There are some apple trees and raspberries but mostly the 3 acre garden supplies mixed veggies to the local farmers markets … Continue reading FARM JOB: SMITHERS, BC – High Slope Acres, Carpenter/farm helper

Now’s the time to support your local farmers!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 19, 2020

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The Young Agrarians team has been brainstorming ways we can support farmers during these challenging times, and ensure our communities have access to safe and nutritious food. Supporting our local food systems is more important than ever. Small farms will have a much harder time riding the economic slowdown than bigger businesses. As restaurants and other markets close, some farmers are experiencing challenges getting their produce to consumers.  Fortunately, farmers are a creative bunch, and many are restructuring their sales channels via online pre-ordering, pickup, and delivery to optimize safety and make sure their food gets to eaters. We’re all in this together, and … Continue reading Now’s the time to support your local farmers!

APPRENTICESHIPS: LILLOOET, BC – One Love Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 16, 2020

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Looking for a farming apprenticeship in BC? Check out One Love Farm in Lillooet, BC! About One Love Farm Our farm is located on a very scenic and rural Mountain Bench in the rugged Fraser Canyon. We are located twenty minutes from the town of Lillooet, B.C. Town offers an organic sourdough bakery, a well-stocked grocery store and a health food store. We are in a rain shadow but have access to pure gravity fed mountain spring water; providing great conditions for growing and working in. We farm with respect for the land, environment and our customers by only using organic and sustainable growing … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS: LILLOOET, BC – One Love Farm

Buy from SPUD.ca in March & Support Women Farmers!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 08, 2020

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Gender Equality For Food Sustainability In celebration of all the hard-working women in the food system, SPUD.ca is donating 25% of all sales from eight highlighted women-led vendors to Young Agrarians! Thank you SPUD.ca! Buy from any of their women-owned vendors this month and a portion of your purchase will support aspiring women farmers in BC and Alberta. Get groceries, grow a farmer! >> Shop SPUD’s Women-Owned Businesses << Funds raised will go towards the Young Agrarians B.C. Business Mentorship Network, and the Alberta Apprenticeship Program, which pair up new and seasoned farmers to cultivate skills for running ecologically sustainable and financially viable businesses. Get … Continue reading Buy from SPUD.ca in March & Support Women Farmers!

BC Timber Goats Find New Home on Leased Land in Quesnel, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on March 05, 2020

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Bruce Bradley is a participant in the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP), 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: Hi, my name is Bruce. I am very passionate about conservation and sustainable farming. I operate BC Timber Goats, an invasive weed and fuel mitigation company. We … Continue reading BC Timber Goats Find New Home on Leased Land in Quesnel, BC

Take the Survey: 2020 National New Farmer Survey

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 03, 2020

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If you are intending to farm, are currently farming, or have recently exited farming, please fill out the National New Farmer Survey 2020! This survey is a follow-up to our important 2015 survey which was used to advocate for better policies to support new farmers in Canada, including through Canada’s national food policy at a Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. The results will help understand the unique experiences of new farmers in Canada in 2020. In order to give weight to our recommendations, we need as many farmer voices as possible.  We want to hear from people who are currently … Continue reading Take the Survey: 2020 National New Farmer Survey

FARM JOBS: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC – Big Rock Ranch, Farm Hands

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 19, 2020

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Big Rock Ranch in 100 Mile House, BC is seeking Farm Hands for the 2020 season! Big Rock Ranch Big Rock Ranch is a 148-acre farm, a short 15 minute drive from the historic town of 100 Mile House, in Buffalo Creek BC. Here we grow many varieties of fruits and vegetables on 1 acre, raise heritage chickens for eggs, grow mushrooms, care for our 2 hives of honey bees, have 3 lovely horses, 2 awesome farm dogs and a fierce little kitty. We sell our produce at the South Cariboo Farmers Market and to local restaurants/grocery stores from Spring to … Continue reading FARM JOBS: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC – Big Rock Ranch, Farm Hands

Land Opportunity: Farm in the wild and mountainous Yukon Territory, near Haines Junction

Posted by Jolene Swain on February 13, 2020

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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 Just outside of picturesque Haines Junction, the farm overlooks Kluane National Park in southwest Yukon. Purchased in mid-2018, the farm is still in its development phase. Previously used for hay and oats, the long term objective is to establish a diverse, sustainable, organic farm that incorporates elements of permaculture. Different value adding opportunities will be explored for fruit and grain. Northern varieties have been selected for trial on … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Farm in the wild and mountainous Yukon Territory, near Haines Junction

Land Opportunity: Off-grid Wilderness Oasis near Hazelton, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on February 13, 2020

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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 For over 40 years we’ve lived off the grid (with an array of solar panels and a backup generator run on recycled veggie-oil) on our 160 acre Goddess Country homestead of mixed forest with several creeks, ponds and cleared areas for gardening and pasture. We have a good sized vegetable patch and orchard with perennials including currants, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, hascaps, asparagus, and apple, plum, cherry, and hazelnut … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Off-grid Wilderness Oasis near Hazelton, BC