Blog Category: Central & Northern BC

FARM JOBS: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Farm for Thought, Urban Farm Workers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 29, 2020

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Farm for Thought in Prince George, BC is hiring four Urban Farm Workers for the 2020 season! ABOUT Farm for Thought Located on the UNBC Prince George campus, Farm for Thought is owned and operated by the Prince George Public Interest Research Group (PGPIRG). We have more than 1,500 sq. ft. of growing area including 52 raised beds and a geodesic dome greenhouse. All farm work is done without the use of machines or pesticides. We are proud to grow vegetables and herbs in Northern BC and we sell throughout the community (farmer’s market, online sales, local businesses/restaurants). PGPIRG strives … Continue reading FARM JOBS: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Farm for Thought, Urban Farm Workers

Family Seeking Ranch Land near Prince George, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on May 15, 2020 2 Comments

We have more opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with the 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 FARMER My name is Kayla Shallard and I am a young farmer in the Prince George area. Recently I started my own Agri-business, KMS Land & Cattle Company, where my focus is to produce sustainably raised meat products that are sold direct to consumer. Along with custom land management: crop and/or grazing. Currently I have 100 mother cows, meat birds, layers and hogs. As an advocate … Continue reading Family Seeking Ranch Land near Prince George, BC

Putting the Young in Young Agrarians: Growing on Gitxsan Territory

Posted by Jolene Swain on May 15, 2020 1 Comment

One of the most common questions we get is whether Young Agrarians has an age limit. The answer is no! We are happy to support the young and the young at heart when it comes to folks growing food and stewarding land. Noah definitely falls on the young end of the spectrum, he is the youngest farmer I know.  From an early age, Noah developed a fascination with growing, getting into propagation by taking clippings from all the house plants and potting them up. “For awhile, we had a huge surplus of plants around the house” says Jacob, Noahs father. … Continue reading Putting the Young in Young Agrarians: Growing on Gitxsan Territory

Looking for Land: Farmer seeking ranchland near Prince George, B.C.

Posted by Jolene Swain on May 05, 2020

We have more landseekers and opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with the 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 FARMER My name is Laurel Vohar and I am a farmer from the amazing farming community near Prince George B.C. I grew up on my family’s third farm raising beef cattle as well as growing our own hay and grain crops. For the past 8 years I have been growing my herd of Angus cattle and am ready to take the next big step and … Continue reading Looking for Land: Farmer seeking ranchland near Prince George, B.C.

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grow food and sustenance on a self-sufficient farmstead in the Kispiox Valley, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on April 23, 2020

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 Nestled between the mountains of the Skeena and the Kitwanga Valley, the Kispiox Valley is home to this self-sustaining piece of land surrounded by mountains, water and forest. Amidst all this, bees are tended, potatoes and garlic grow and production ranges from grains to fruit to birch syrup and chaga. At the market level, potatoes, honey and an assortment of veggies are grown for sale at the local … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grow food and sustenance on a self-sufficient farmstead in the Kispiox Valley, BC

YA U-MAP NOW HAS A SPACE TO CONNECT FOR GARDEN SHARING!

Posted by Darcy Smith on April 20, 2020 5 Comments

We were excited to launch the Young Agrarians U-Map in 2013 as a “one-stop” resource to new farmers to help them find everything from training and jobs, to business planning resources, to suppliers and market opportunities. When we launched the B.C. Land Matching Program in 2016, we upgraded our U-Map so that farmland owners and farmers seeking land could list their detailed visions and needs – anyone across Canada can use the land listings to list or find land. Now, in the wake of COVID-19, we’re seeing a huge growth in people’s desire to grow food for themselves and their families. (And … Continue reading YA U-MAP NOW HAS A SPACE TO CONNECT FOR GARDEN SHARING!

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 06, 2020

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Thank you farmers for ensuring our communities have access to safe and nutritious food! We’ve pulled together this list of resources from across the internet to help you and your farm business during this time. Please reach out if you have other ideas for ways we can support you, or if you have other great resources to add to this list. Farm on! Farmers are heroes! Resources for Farmers: 1. Add your farm to the U-Map Add yourself to the U-Map so consumers can find your farm, or ensure your current listing is up to date. Consider including any pickup or delivery information … Continue reading COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

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

Posted by Jolene Swain on March 25, 2020

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

Support your local farmers- buy direct!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 19, 2020 1 Comment

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 surviving 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 to offer online ordering and contactless pickup and delivery to optimize safety and make sure their food gets to eaters. We’re all in this together, … Continue reading Support your local farmers- buy direct!