Blog Category: Thompson Okanagan

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Bookkeeper

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 22, 2020

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Job Posting for Maternity Leave: Bookkeeper The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to hire an experienced temporary bookkeeper to cover maternity leave for 12 months.  The Bookkeeper works closely with the COABC Executive Director.  This is a part time position, 14 hours (2 days) per week at a rate of $22.00 per hour.  The position will be based out of our Vernon office. COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony.  COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods.  The organization also … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Bookkeeper

FARM JOB: ARMSTRONG, BC – Pilgrims’ Produce, Market Garden Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 21, 2020

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Pilgrims’ Produce, near Armstrong and Vernon, BC, is seeking a Market Garden Farm Worker for the 2020 season! This established certified organic farm is fun, peaceful, inspiring, hard-work and rewarding! ABOUT PILGRIMS’ PRODUCE We offer a large variety of vegetables, fruits, berries and nuts mainly to folks in our local community via: Farmer’s Markets, our own CSA box program, U-Pick as well as other local outlets. Just minutes to Vernon and Armstrong at the base of Eagle Rock cliff face we farm 13.7 acres using a few tractors and lots of man (and woman) power. With 6 high tunnel greenhouses along with field crops, … Continue reading FARM JOB: ARMSTRONG, BC – Pilgrims’ Produce, Market Garden Farm Worker

FARM JOB: SAVONA, BC – Blue Bunch Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 21, 2020 1 Comment

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Blue Bunch Farm in Savona BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! About Blue Bunch Farm Blue Bunch Farm is nestled the beautiful Thomson River Valley, near Savona, B.C. Our farm has a small orchard of about 27 fruit trees, a large heirloom tomato garden and a small vineyard. The farm is also home to a small horse rehabilitation program called “Recuup” which houses six horses on a track system. As for our business operation we are home to Blue Bunch Farm Bakery, which produces organic wild yeast fermented sourdough bread and hand crafted pastries for the Kamloops farmers market … Continue reading FARM JOB: SAVONA, BC – Blue Bunch Farm, Farm Hand

FARM JOBS: CAWSTON, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Multiple Positions & Apprenticeships

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 15, 2020

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Snowy Mountain Organics in Cawston, BC is hiring a Farm Administrator, Orchard Crew Leader, and Apprentices & Worker Bees for the 2020 season!  ABOUT Snowy Mountain Organics Situated in the south Similkameen valley, approximately half way from Keremeos to Osoyoos, the farm lies on the west side of the river across the Chopaka bridge between the Similkameen and Chopaka first nations reserves.  We produce tree fruits for sale in the lower mainland through the Farm Circle Organics collective at farmers markets, CSA’s, and farm gates. We have farmed organically for 36 years and our orchard trees, bushes and plants reflect our love for diversity.  … Continue reading FARM JOBS: CAWSTON, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Multiple Positions & Apprenticeships

APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Stein Mountain Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 06, 2020 9 Comments

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Stein Mountain Farm in Lytton, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2020 season!  About Stein Mountain Farm We are located in the Fraser Canyon in a beautiful , natural, off grid setting. We have been farming organically since 1985. We are a family farm working together to grow quality produce for the Vancouver markets. We grow many varieties of heirloom tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onions, eggplants, cucumbers, carrots, beets, squash, basil, melons. We have 60 varieties of heirloom apples. We grow cherries, plums, pears, apricots. We use a tractor and tiller for cultivation and bed making, and rely on hand weeding, hoeing, … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Stein Mountain Farm

APPRENTICESHIPS: LILLOOET, BC – One Love Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 30, 2019

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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

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Administrative Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 27, 2019

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The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to hire an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant works under the direction of the COABC Executive Director and supports the smooth functioning of the office. This is a part time position based out of our Vernon office with a starting wage of $18.00 per hour. COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony. COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods. The organization also supports activities that contribute to a strong organic community in BC. … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Administrative Assistant

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Peninsula Kiwis Update

Posted by Melanie Buffel on December 18, 2019

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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 develops 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 Stuart Basset and I operate Peninsula Kiwi in the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. My Mentor is Chris Bodnar from Glorious Organics. What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? My goals were to improve production and … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Peninsula Kiwis Update

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Raven’s View Farm, Peachland, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on December 16, 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 Ravens View Farm from Jim Ohm on Vimeo. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY Ravens View Farm is the manifestation of a lifelong dream I held since I was 17 and worked as an “au pair” on a small family farm for a veterinarian and his young family. I loved milking the jersey and churning her cream into butter, herding the sheep and lambs, helping the young children feed the small flock … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Raven’s View Farm, Peachland, BC

LAND/FARM OPPORTUNITY: Jackalope Farm, West Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on November 25, 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 3.1 acres in West Kelowna was historically a part of the Rufli Orchard. The land was used for some time as a horse pasture, some time spent fallow, and for the last 6 years has been lovingly cultivated into a productive, non-certified organic strawberry/blackberry farm, called Jackalope Farm.  http://www.jackalopefarms.ca/index.html The cultivated area is approximately 1.5 acres and is an east facing slope, fully developed into raised beds with irrigation … Continue reading LAND/FARM OPPORTUNITY: Jackalope Farm, West Kelowna, BC