Blog Category: Thompson Okanagan

LAND OPPORTUNITY : 6 acres on the Naramata Bench

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 24, 2020

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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 This idyllic 6.48 acre property on the Naramata bench is mostly planted out  in apple orchard on a  west facing slope. The varieties currently planted are Spartans, Macintosh and Red Delicious with an average annual harvest  of 40,000 lbs.  There is also a pear block with Anjou and Bartlett varieties that produces about 8000 lbs per year. The orchard is currently leased out until November 2020.  The owners have installed a … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY : 6 acres on the Naramata Bench

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!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres in Naramata, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 16, 2020

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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 The whole property is 4.6 acres with 3 arable acres on the gorgeous Naramata bench. The rest of the property is an important wildlife corridor with a year round creek running through. Once an apple orchard, the owners removed the old trees four years ago and since then have been growing certified organic garlic which they sell to local markets. Organic certification is no longer active, but could … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres in Naramata, BC

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

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 26 acres near Lumby with Housing

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 16, 2020

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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 The 26 acre farm near Lumby is fenced and cross fenced with approximately 10.5 acres in hay field, and 12 acres in pasture. The owners run sheep on the pastures in the lower part of the farm and have been adding better fencing to some of the upper pastures to rotate in sheep.  There are two pastures used by a few older horses.  There is a large barn … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 26 acres near Lumby with Housing

FARM JOB: SUMMERLAND, BC – Garnett Hollow Organic Farm, Horticultural Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 15, 2020

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Garnett Hollow Organic Farm in Summerland BC, is seeking a Horticultural Worker for the 2020 season!  ABOUT Garnett Hollow Organic Farm Garnett Hollow Organic Farm is nestled beside Eneas Creek in Garnett Valley, Summerland, BC. On two acres beside the house, we produce Asparagus and a variety of Leafy Greens in the field and have two greenhouses and hoop tunnels to extend the season for Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers and Zucchini as well as for propagation. We lease 10 acres on a beautiful bench above the property where we grow main crop root veggies, a wide variety of other vegetables, strawberries and rhubarb. We are in … Continue reading FARM JOB: SUMMERLAND, BC – Garnett Hollow Organic Farm, Horticultural Worker

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Established Market Garden for Lease, Kelowna, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 11, 2020

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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 This gorgeous little homestead is centrally located in Kelowna. The whole property is 4.36 acres with approximately .5 of an acres currently cultivated. The land backs onto Mission Creek and has a wilderness feeling, despite being a few minutes drive to town. The cultivated area has been lovingly farmed since 2010 by several different farmers, all whom have been adding compost, building soil and improving the productivity of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Established Market Garden for Lease, Kelowna, B.C.

FARM JOBS: MARA, BC – Wild Flight Farm, Organic Vegetable Growers/Packers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 11, 2020 1 Comment

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Are you looking for meaningful work?  Are you passionate about food, organic agriculture and environmental sustainability?  Do you love getting your hands dirty and working outdoors?  Wild Flight Farm has a job for you!  We are currently seeking enthusiastic candidates to join our team for the 2020 growing season. About Wild Flight Farm Just over twenty-five years ago, Hermann and Louise started Wild Flight Farm with a vision to produce high quality organic vegetables, care for the land, and provide fulfilling and economically sustainable work for themselves and their employees.  They have seen that vision come to fruition and have … Continue reading FARM JOBS: MARA, BC – Wild Flight Farm, Organic Vegetable Growers/Packers

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!

Take the Survey: 2020 National New Farmer Survey

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 03, 2020

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If you are intending to farm, are currently farming, or have recently exited farming, please fill out the National New Farmer Survey 2020! This survey is a follow-up to our important 2015 survey which was used to advocate for better policies to support new farmers in Canada, including through Canada’s national food policy at a Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. The results will help understand the unique experiences of new farmers in Canada in 2020. In order to give weight to our recommendations, we need as many farmer voices as possible.  We want to hear from people who are currently … Continue reading Take the Survey: 2020 National New Farmer Survey