Blog Category: Thompson Okanagan

FARM/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 22, 2020 2 Comments

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/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres for Organic Farming in Salmon Arm, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 11, 2020 2 Comments

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 whole gorgeous property is just under 20 acres, partially in the ALR. Some of the land is forested, some  is planted in productive permaculture and food systems and some is open fields full of potential!  The water for this property comes from the municipal system and there are hydrants located at various locations for hook up, but no irrigation infrastructure is in place for the portions of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres for Organic Farming in Salmon Arm, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small Parcels for Lease, Lake Country, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on August 17, 2020 2 Comments

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 3 acre parcel in Lake Country, BC is currently planted in Haskap berries, however the current farmer will be removing the plants this fall and opening up the area for other annual crop growers.  The soil is very fertile and easy to work, a sandy loam – very clean and with no rocks. It has an irrigation system all set up in 4 separate plots, 3 plots … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small Parcels for Lease, Lake Country, BC

SEPT 26, 2020: NARAMATA, BC – Land Social at Puzzlegrass Farm

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on August 14, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Puzzlegrass Farm, a small-scale vegetable farm on leased land in Naramata, B.C! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! We will tour the farm, enjoy some a locally prepared food, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We will explore what farming on leased land is like and learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help you find the … Continue reading SEPT 26, 2020: NARAMATA, BC – Land Social at Puzzlegrass Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 acres Organic Orchard, Keremeos, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on August 13, 2020

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 8.5 acre working Certified Organic orchard is located in Keremeos, B.C.  There are 5.5 acres in high density apples, 0.3 acres nectarines and 0.25 acres in a root stock nursery.  The orchard is currently in its peak production years.  The crops are sold primarily to the local organic packing house and through some private sales.  All the last 18 years of crop records and financial records are available.  The land … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 acres Organic Orchard, Keremeos, BC

AUG 22, 2020: YANKEE FLATS, BC – Land Social at Loveland Acres

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on August 05, 2020

land social at loveland acres

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Loveland Acres, a small-scale certified organic farm on leased land in Yankee Flats, B.C! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! We will tour the farm, enjoy some a locally prepared food, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We will explore what farming on leased land is like and learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help you … Continue reading AUG 22, 2020: YANKEE FLATS, BC – Land Social at Loveland Acres

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 acre Organic Cherry Orchard for Lease

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on July 24, 2020

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 4 acre parcel of ALR land is located in Oyama, in the heart of Lake Country.  This certified organic cherry and nectarine orchard has been leased, planted and lovingly maintained by the same family for over 20 years, producing healthy yields season after season.   There are approximately 900 cherry trees on the property, spread across three different types – Rainier, Lapin, and Sweetheart.  The trees were planted … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4 acre Organic Cherry Orchard for Lease

FARM JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Seed to Culture, Farm and Ferment Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 15, 2020

Seed to culture farm job fermentation lillooet

Seed to Culture in Lillooet, BC is seeking a Farm and Ferment Assistant for the 2020 season! About Seed to Culture Seed to Culture is a small scale vegetable farm and fermented food processor. We grow mixed vegetables and fruit using organic practices on over 3 acres of productive land in Lillooet, BC. Our business, as farmers and fermenters, has been in operation for over 2 years but we have been market farmers for over 10 years. We sell our vegetables at Farmers Markets and use our vegetables at our small food production facility to make sauerkraut and other fermented … Continue reading FARM JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Seed to Culture, Farm and Ferment Assistant

Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

Posted by Darcy Smith on July 05, 2020 2 Comments

This article was originally published in the BC Organic Grower Summer 2020 and is shared here with thanks! Spring on an organic produce farm looks like baby greens, tiny radishes, overflowing seedling greenhouses, and freshly turned soil. Everything feels precious and new and brimming with possibility. Touring around Loveland Acres in Salmon Arm with farmers Robin and Maylene, those feelings were especially palpable and poignant since it’s their first season on the land. They’ve had a long journey getting here, one filled with familiar challenges and dreams. The other familiar things these farmers have are sparkly eyes and grit, ineffable … Continue reading Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

Updates from the Okanagan Land Matcher: Summerland Success!

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 18, 2020

pravin and tony summerland

I stopped in recently to check in with Pravin and Tony in Summerland, two of the B.C. Land Matching Program participants who were successfully matched last year. Pravin was matched with 18 acres of land for a vineyard and it just so happened to be vine planting day! He’s struggled to secure labour this spring because of COVID19, but still managed to get 17 workers out in the field including his Dad, cousins, sister Navneet   and workers from Spain, Jamaica and Mexico. Navneet is trimming vine roots that are covered in wax to prevent rot and soaked in seaweed juice … Continue reading Updates from the Okanagan Land Matcher: Summerland Success!