Blog Category: South Coast – Lower Mainland

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Denman Island Heritage Apples

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 23, 2020

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Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! My name is Kate Janeway from Denman Island Heritage Apples and my Mentors are Chris Bodnar from Close to Home Organics and Kent Mullinex, Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at Kwatlan Polytechnic University.  Where do you farm? I farm on Denman Island, one of the … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Denman Island Heritage Apples

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!

Filled ~ FARM JOBS/APPRENTICESHIPS: POWELL RIVER, BC – Hatch A Bird Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 18, 2020

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This position has been filled. View more farm jobs and apprenticeships here.  Hatch a Bird Farm in Powell River, BC is hiring 2 Farm Hand Apprentices for the 2020 season! About Hatch A Bird Farm Hatch A Bird Farm is a 30 acre mixed farm, including a 3 acre market garden with 10,000 square feet of greenhouses, pasture for cows, goats, chickens (layers and broilers) and hogs located inside the City Of Powell River. We sell a large variety of vegetables along with beef, pork, chicken and eggs at our farm gate, local butcher shop, farmers market, and a local grocery store. With the use of 2 tractors, hand … Continue reading Filled ~ FARM JOBS/APPRENTICESHIPS: POWELL RIVER, BC – Hatch A Bird Farm

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

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Late Bloomers Flower Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 16, 2020

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Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts!  My name is Elly Rakhmetouline and I own and run Late Bloomers Flower Farm.  I’ve been lucky enough to have two mentors this season; a business one and a production one. The incredibly smart, persistent and helpful Kristen Nammour has been helping me whip the business … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Late Bloomers Flower Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up to 6 Acres plus Housing! – Yarrow, BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on March 12, 2020

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There are more available land listings available than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This stunning Yarrow property features a brand new 2.5 bedroom mobile home, greenhouse, a large barn with walk in coolers and plenty of storage space, a small orchard with pears, apples, quince, and figs (with peaches inside the greenhouse), a prepped and cleared 1.5 acre field with room to expand in 2021 on an additional 5 acres, and opportunities for farm gate sales. The fields are in good condition, and have had … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up to 6 Acres plus Housing! – Yarrow, BC

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

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 11, 2020

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River and Sea Flowers, in Ladner (near Vancouver, BC)  is seeking a Farm Crew Member for the 2020 season! This would be a great job for those looking to learn the ropes to start their own flower farm one day. About River and Sea Flowers River and Sea Flowers is a certified organic family farm producing cut flowers 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 … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – River and Sea Flowers, Farm Crew

FARM JOBS: PEMBERTON, BC – Four Beat Farm, Horse-Powered Vegetable Farm Team Members

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 08, 2020

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Four Beat Farm in Pemberton, BC is seeking field crew members and a CSA Lead for the 2020 season! ABOUT FOUR BEAT FARM Four Beat Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm in the Pemberton Meadows in Lil’wat Territory. The farm was started in 2016 and is run by Naomi with the help of two draft horses, a sassy dog, and lots of human power. We are looking for motivated, hardworking individuals to join our farm team for 2020 and beyond. We have 3 acres in vegetable production with 30+ varieties, with a focus on summer and fall storage crops. Our Harvest … Continue reading FARM JOBS: PEMBERTON, BC – Four Beat Farm, Horse-Powered Vegetable Farm Team Members

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!

POSTPONED – MAR 23, 2020: CHILLIWACK, BC – Farmer Self Care Social

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 04, 2020

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Photo of Late Bloomers Flower Farm, by Damaris Riedinger We are postponing this event. If you’d like to be notified by email when we reschedule, please register on eventbrite.  Stay well farm friends! Join us in Chilliwack, BC for a casual social and potluck on self care for farmers. Make 2020 your best season yet by establishing self care practices to reduce stress and enhance your wellbeing both on and off-farm. Farmer Self Care Social WHEN: Monday, March 23rd, 2020 – 6pm-8:30pm WHERE: Thrive Collective: 203-5960 Tyson Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 3R5 SCHEDULE: 6:00pm- Introduction to the Facility (facilitated by a Thrive Collective Counsellor) 6:30pm- Introduction … Continue reading POSTPONED – MAR 23, 2020: CHILLIWACK, BC – Farmer Self Care Social