Blog Category: South Coast – Lower Mainland

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

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

FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Sky Harvest, Microgreen & Indoor Farm Operations Specialist

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 05, 2019

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Sky Harvest is hiring a Microgreen & Indoor Farm Operations Specialist for their certified organic urban microgreen farm in Richmond (near Vancouver), BC. ABOUT SKY HARVEST Sky Harvest is Canada’s first certified organic, urban farm. Our work transforms the urban landscape, improves access to healthy produce and provides a place of community, education and work for local residents. Our current focus is growing microgreens and delivering them by bicycle to Vancouver’s top chefs and grocery stores. Our day-to-day activities are driven by three core values: Lead by example: Providing a strong example of corporate social responsibility in business Inspire and assist: Spur … Continue reading FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Sky Harvest, Microgreen & Indoor Farm Operations Specialist

FARM JOB: LADNER, BC – Hydro Fresh Farm Ltd., Vegetable/Plant Grower

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 04, 2019

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Hydro Fresh Farm Ltd. in Ladner, BC is seeking a Vegetable/Plant Grower! About Hydro Fresh Farm Ltd. Hydro Fresh Farm Ltd. is a starting, new-concept agricultural company located in Delta, BC. We are looking for a proficient vegetable/plant grower who has great passion and knowledge to join us. We believe with you playing a role in part of this plan; we can ignite a change of the existing vegetable growing model in BC. This position is an excellent opportunity for people who like challenges and engage with new things. Desired Qualities 1. Agricultural diploma or bachelor’s degree 2. Canadian citizens … Continue reading FARM JOB: LADNER, BC – Hydro Fresh Farm Ltd., Vegetable/Plant Grower

AUG 11, 2019: DELTA, BC – Tsawwassen Farm School Open House & Potluck Social

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 03, 2019

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Join us at Tsawwassen Farm School in Delta, BC for an farm tour and potluck social! This event is free and open to everyone. Join us at the Tsawwassen Farm School for a farm tour showcasing their orchard, market garden and livestock (hog and chickens) operation. The tour will be given by the farm manager, followed by a potluck social where you get to meet, chat and network with other farmers and food systems players in the area. When: Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 4-7:30pm Schedule (times are approximate):  4-5 Farm Tour 5-5:30 Intro Circle 5:30-7:30 Potluck Social Feel free to come for … Continue reading AUG 11, 2019: DELTA, BC – Tsawwassen Farm School Open House & Potluck Social

Ecological Workshops for Small-Scale Farmers – Vancouver Summer 2019

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 25, 2019

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Are you a small scale farmer in Metro Vancouver, looking to learn more about ecological farming methods? Check out the following workshops from SPEC coming up this August. Registration is free! Tuesday August 6: Cover Cropping Workshop 1:00 pm at Tsawassen Farm School (4996 28th Avenue, Tsawwasen) If you are a small-scale farmer in Metro Vancouver interested in increasing your knowledge about Cover Cropping Practices, this is the place for you! We are bringing together three experts in this field: Art Bomke is a Professor Emeritus at UBC and has spent decades studying local cover crop varieties; Corine Singfield is a local farmer, … Continue reading Ecological Workshops for Small-Scale Farmers – Vancouver Summer 2019

JULY 27, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – City Beet Bike Tour & Social

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 21, 2019

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Join City Beet Farm in Vancouver, BC for a tour of their multi-site urban farm and a potluck social afterwards! Join us for a bike tour of their multi-site urban farm in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver. Bike or walk from site-to-site, while discussing City Beet’s practices, challenges and philosophy around using ecological practices that prioritize the health of our community and the soil. Join us for a social afterwards at 6 PM at the Mighty Oak Cafe to connect and share food with new friends who are interested in shaping Vancouver’s food system! Bring a dish to share! WHEN: Saturday July 27, 2019 LOCATIONS:  Bike Tour: 4:30 … Continue reading JULY 27, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – City Beet Bike Tour & Social

FARM JOB: LOWER MAINLAND, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Farmers’ Market Helpers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 20, 2019

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Snowy Mountain Organics is seeking Lower Mainland-based Farmers Market Helpers for the 2019 summer season! About Snowy Mountain Organics Snowy Mountain Organics is a 25 acre farm, in which 12 acres are planted with an assortment of fruit trees. In order of ripening we have Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Apples (including quince) and Pears. We have been growing organically for 35 years, and have focused on creating a diverse collection of new and heritage (delicious) varieties. We simply enjoy being in sunshine, and playing with the earth, in a respectful and sustainable way. We sell our produce at farmers markets … Continue reading FARM JOB: LOWER MAINLAND, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Farmers’ Market Helpers