Blog Category: South Coast – Lower Mainland

FARM JOB: GIBSONS, BC – Persephone Brewing Co, Full-Time Farmer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 17, 2019

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Persephone Brewing Co. in Gibsons, BC is hiring a full-time farmer! ABOUT PERSEPHONE BREWING CO. Persephone Brewing Co. (known locally as “The Beer Farm”) owns and operates an 11-acre property with a brewery, a tasting room, lawns to hang out in, 1 acre market garden, 2 greenhouses, a garlic and raspberry patch, 6 acres going into cover crop this fall (was hops), and 217 apple trees. We sell through our CSA (Summer and Fall), local Farmers’ Markets (including one on site every Sunday), to local restaurants, and through our tasting room. For machines we have: a tractor, a hand tractor (BCS), a mower, a … Continue reading FARM JOB: GIBSONS, BC – Persephone Brewing Co, Full-Time Farmer

NOV 23, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Land Linking Workshop

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on September 24, 2019

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METRO VANCOUVER – FRASER VALLEY LAND LINKING WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019   |  1-6pm Location: Langley Mennonite Fellowship, 20997 40th Avenue, Langley, BC Kwantlen, Katzie, & Semiahmoo Territory Please RSVP: Register Now Facebook: Don’t forget to join the Facebook Event to share with your community and coordinate ride sharing in the discussion! Questions about this event, or about the B.C. Land Matching Program? Reach out to our Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Land Matcher, Ashlee at: ashlee@youngagrarians.org Land Linking Workshop: Networking, Land Access Arrangements, B.C. Land Matching Program & Farmer Q&A! GOT LAND? WANT LAND? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? Are you a farmer looking for … Continue reading NOV 23, 2019: LANGLEY, BC – Land Linking Workshop

Chris Thoreau on Growing Seed on Leased Land

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 23, 2019

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Chris of the FarmFolk CityFolk Research and Education Seed 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 Chris Thoreau – former Seed Security Program Director at FarmFolk CityFolk. Our farm is a 3.5 acre site in Abbotsford, BC that is dedicated … Continue reading Chris Thoreau on Growing Seed on Leased Land

Kickstarter: Support City Beet Farm!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 23, 2019

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City Beet Farm turns front and backyards into small-scale farm sites. They prioritize the health of the soil and their community, and sell their vegetables via CSA and local pop-up markets. City Beet needs your help! In order to keep feeding their community with food that is good for people and the planet, they need some infrastructure upgrades. Pitch in to help them build a solar-powered mobile veggie trailer! Plus the perks are pretty sweet. >> Donate here << We are currently growing produce on 15 different urban farm sites making up 1/2 an acre of land. In our community-supported veggie box program, from June to … Continue reading Kickstarter: Support City Beet Farm!

VANCOUVER, BC: 2020 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Seth Friedman on August 31, 2019 2 Comments

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The 2020 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications! The UBC Farm Practicum can be taken as either a seven-month (April – October), or as a five-month (April – August), experiential-learning program.  The program is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), and is designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about sustainable agriculture and food systems. The program is often taken as a non-credit Certificate program; however, 6-9 academic credits are available for interested students. Participants gain a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and a network … Continue reading VANCOUVER, BC: 2020 UBC Farm Practicum Now Accepting Applications

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

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 ACRES OF LAND IN CENTRAL LANGLEY LOCATION – LANGLEY, BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on August 08, 2019

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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 This beautiful two acre parcel is in Langley, and is owned by a lovely young family who are passionate about local small-scale farming. The property is right off of a busy road, but once you head down their long driveway it is a tranquil property with barely any street noise – the best of both worlds for those looking for easy highway access. To their knowledge, the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 ACRES OF LAND IN CENTRAL LANGLEY LOCATION – LANGLEY, BC

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

SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 12, 2019

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Give your progressive food business a leg up with Feeding Growth. Feeding Growth’s Scale Your Progressive Food Business is a five-part workshop series that provides practical tips to environmentally progressive, organic, ethical, and socially responsible packaged goods companies at critical stages of expansion. Feeding Growth alumni include award-winning businesses such as Wize Monkey, Spread’em Kitchen and Tree Island Yogurt. The five workshops follow the proven Feeding Growth recipe: personable and caring food industry mentors share advice, participants engage in hands-on exercises, and the series culminates with a keynote event celebrating our graduates and the local food movement. Each workshop focuses … Continue reading SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – River and Sea Flowers, Farm Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 05, 2019

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River and Sea Flowers, in Vancouver, BC, is seeking Farm Crew for the 2019 summer season! About River and Sea Flowers River and Sea Flowers is a certified organic cut flower farm on beautiful Westham Island in Delta BC, 30 km from Vancouver. We grow a huge diversity of flowers and foliage on a one acre field as well as in a few hoophouses. We use a range of hand tools as well as tractors and other equipment which we share with 3 other farm operations on our family’s 50 acre parcel. Our flowers are distributed to Vancouver florists, at farmers … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – River and Sea Flowers, Farm Crew