Blog Category: Thompson Okanagan

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

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on November 25, 2019

jackalope

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

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 151 acres in Lumby, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on November 25, 2019

1219 Mabel Lake Rd - Feature Image

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 Doug and Donna purchased this farm, located just outside Lumby, 3 years ago.  They have discovered they have more farm than they are able to look after alone! They have spent the past 3 years picking roots and rocks on 55 acres that where logged before we bought the farm. This job is almost complete and they plan to seed it to hay in the spring, which will give them … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 151 acres in Lumby, BC

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Executive Director

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 13, 2019

coabc, executive director

The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC), a non-profit organization that represents the organic sector in BC. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing organizational leadership, operational functions, and strategic plan implementation. Other key duties include communications, evaluation, policy development, fundraising, and outreach. This full time (40 hours per week) position reports directly to the Board of Directors, is based out of the Vernon office, and requires occasional travel. Overall Responsibilities: Oversee operations, including liaising with the Accreditation Board Director. Provide administrative support to COABC Board of Directors. Manage contracts and projects. … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Executive Director

FARM OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on November 13, 2019

South view from pasture

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 FARM Ceres Circle Farm is a 36.8 acre livestock farm with a provincial abattoir licensed for sheep, goats and poultry in Kelowna, BC. The farm includes approximately 30 acres of pasture, cross-fenced into paddocks for rotational grazing. Most of the pasture is sub-irrigated low-lying land in the flood plain of Mission Creek and includes sandy loam soil with areas of gravel and muck soil. There is also a hill with silty … Continue reading FARM OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rad-ish Farms

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 12, 2019

Katie Ralphs with her Mentor DeLisa Lewis.

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! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? My name is Katie Ralphs from Rad-ish Farm in  Duncan, BC (unceded Cowichan Territory). I am supported by … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rad-ish Farms

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Elderberry Grove

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 04, 2019

Louise and Jed, Elderberry Grove 2019

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! Applications now open for the 2019/2020 season. APPLY NOW! Deadline extended to Monday, November 18th, 2019 – Program Application here! What is your name, where do you farm, and who are your mentors? Our names are Louise Lecouffe and Jed Wiebe and we operate Elderberry Grove. We farm in the Shuswap … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Elderberry Grove

Land Opportunity: Unique Property in Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on October 11, 2019

745 Rifle Rd -Feature Image

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 7.78 acres in the ALR is located on Rifle Rd in Kelowna has some intriguing possibilities for the right farmer.  The back of the property includes 2 fields, totalling 2.5 acres. Currently, the land owner keeps a few head of cattle in these areas. The whole property irrigated with 2 inch pipe, 4 ft underground and the water comes from the Glenmore Ellison District.  The soil is a … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Unique Property in Kelowna, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1.5 acres in Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on October 10, 2019 2 Comments

1945 Heimlich Rd- Feature Image

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 property is located very centrally in Kelowna, but has the feeling of a quiet oasis. The land has been farmed with organic principles by successful young farmers for the past 5 years, so the soil is rich, healthy and alive. The whole property is 4 acres, and there is approximately 1.5 acres that are tilled up and ready to plant. Depending on the needs of the leasing … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1.5 acres in Kelowna, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acre Productive Homestead, Malakwa, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on October 04, 2019

Malawka - Feature Image

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 The land has been lovingly farmed since 1978 by Jim and Astrida Knox who, over the years, have raised or grown pretty much any thing possible, including vegetables, sheep, broiler chickens, dairy goats, Jersey cow, and beef cattle, and laying hens. At this point in their lives they are slowing down and are now raising ducks, bees, haskaps and their own vegetables. The land is a narrow 10 acre strip … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acre Productive Homestead, Malakwa, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Lake Country, BC, .6 acres Ready to Plant!

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 25, 2019

12362 Pixton Rd -Land Opportunity

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 Approximately .6 acres of land in Lake Country is ready to plant. The soil has been ploughed, tilled and sown with a buckwheat cover crop. The land is ready to use for the immediately. The land is in the ALR and prime for a market garden enthusiast. The land has irrigation directly to the prepped field area and separate road access via Carr’s Landing Rd.  ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Lake Country, BC, .6 acres Ready to Plant!