Blog Category: British Columbia

JOB: BC – COABC, Change Management Contractor

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 26, 2019

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Contract Posting: Change Management Contractor The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is seeking to hire a professional Change Management Contractor to help guide the organization through the switch to a new online system. The contractor works closely with the COABC Executive Director of Operations as well as other staff and contractors.  The contract runs from August 2019 to March 2020, with the possibility of renewal.  The contract is approximately 20 hours per week at a rate of $40.00. COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony.  COABC views the organic certification system as … Continue reading JOB: BC – COABC, Change Management Contractor

New Farmers: Here’s What You Need to Know About Organic Marketing in BC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 26, 2019

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Have you checked your website and packaging to ensure it’s aligned with the new Organic Certification Regulation? A new Organic Certification Regulation came into effect in BC on September 1, 2018. The term “organic” is now a protected label within BC.  This means producers and processors must have organic certification from an accredited certification body if they want to make any sort of organic claim on a product, including “grown following organic principles”, or “made with organic ingredients”. Claims such as “uncertified organic” or “more than organic” are not permitted. Greater clarity around what organic means is something consumers in … Continue reading New Farmers: Here’s What You Need to Know About Organic Marketing in BC

How to Sell your Products through the Kootenay Co-op’s True Local Program

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 26, 2019

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One of the most common questions we hear from new farmers and producers in the Kootenays is about how to get their products into the local market. The Kootenay Co-op is an important sales channel for locally produced food in the Kootenays through the True Local Program. Our Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Hailey Troock, interviewed Nadine BenRabha, the True Local Program Coordinator, to learn more about how farmers and food producers can sell through the Kootenay Co-op. What started in 1975 as a food buying club run by volunteers in the Slocan Valley has since blossomed into a community-owned store that has almost … Continue reading How to Sell your Products through the Kootenay Co-op’s True Local Program

AUGUST 18, 2019: CRESTON, BC – Creston Valley Farm Tour, Potluck & Live Music

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 24, 2019

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Join Young Agrarians in Creston and Erickson for a multi-farm tour to learn about four unique farms in the Creston Valley! Alongside our host farms, there are several farms and orchards along the way that make for a scenic route. Time is provided to enjoy and find local bounty along the way.  WHEN:  Sunday, August 18, 2019. 2-8pm. WHERE:  Bike (35 mins) or drive (10 mins) between locations (click here for route link). Join for the whole tour or drop in along the way! 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Wloka Farms Fruit Stand (3524 Crowsnest Hwy) 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Yaqan … Continue reading AUGUST 18, 2019: CRESTON, BC – Creston Valley Farm Tour, Potluck & Live Music

WORK TRADE WANTED: STUDENT SEARCHING FOR FARM LIVE/WORK EXCHANGE – VICTORIA, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 24, 2019

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Hello! My name is Shaunna, and I am in search of a unique opportunity while I’m living in Victoria for school during the fall and winter of 2019/2020. I’ve been living on Salt Spring Island for most of the last 8 years and I’ve grown accustomed to living a certain kind of way that I desperately don’t want to let go of when I move to Victoria. While on Salt Spring I was fortunate to live close to nature, amongst like-minded community members on large pieces of land. We were able to grow our own food and work together to … Continue reading WORK TRADE WANTED: STUDENT SEARCHING FOR FARM LIVE/WORK EXCHANGE – VICTORIA, BC

SEPT 8, 2019: BUFFALO CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Big Rock Ranch

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 22, 2019

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Join us at Big Rock Ranch in Buffalo Creek (near 100 Mile House), BC for a farm tour, potluck social, and discussion on farming on leased land! Come get inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Farmers Robin and Johan have built up a hugely productive farm in the few years they been leasing this land, and we are lucky to be able to spend the day learning on-site about their experiences building the farm and business! They focus heavily on season extension in an area that gets frost almost every month of the year, and still manage to produce vegetables weeks … Continue reading SEPT 8, 2019: BUFFALO CREEK, BC – Land Social! Farm Tour, Potluck & Leasing Discussion at Big Rock Ranch

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 500 ACRE FARM WITH POTENTIAL FOR VEGETABLE/LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION – QUESNEL, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 19, 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 This 500 acres of prime land for lease is near the Gravelle Ferry, approximately 30 km south east of Quesnel. There is a deer fenced market garden of about 5 acres, about 80 acres of arable hay fields, and a couple of hundred acres of rough pasture. The balance is in bush, surrounded by crown land. There is good water access and river … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 500 ACRE FARM WITH POTENTIAL FOR VEGETABLE/LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION – QUESNEL, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 360 acre ranch with established livestock, pasture, hay, and room to grow – Horsefly, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 19, 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 The Big Bear Ranch is a family-operated farm located in the foothills of the beautiful Cariboo Mountains with hundreds of lakes and streams in the surrounding area. The property boasts over 60 acres of cultivable land and 300 acres of forest. The operation is currently raising Galloway cattle, Tamworth/Large English Black pigs and sheep according to the highest welfare standards and sustainable practices (Animal Welfare Approved). No pesticides … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 360 acre ranch with established livestock, pasture, hay, and room to grow – Horsefly, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acres + Farm Buildings + Possible Home in Summerland, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on July 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 This 10 acres parcel in the ALR is 4 km west of Summerland at 580 m above sea level. It is located on public roads on route to the Kettle Valley Steam Train Station.  There is domestic and irrigation water supplied by the irrigation district. The land has a southern exposure and is a glacial silt, easy to work and very fertile. The land owners have lovingly cultivated … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acres + Farm Buildings + Possible Home in Summerland, B.C

OCT 25-16, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 15, 2019

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Photo credit: Thomas Nowaczynski, Photographing farmers at Linden Lane Farms Columbia Basin Mixer October 25th – 26th 2019, Red Mountain Resort, Rossland BC The Columbia Basin Mixer is coming together! This fall, join us at Red Mountain Resort, and the new Nowhere Special Hostel for two days of workshops and gathering. This year’s mixer will be integrated with the Basin Food Summit’s Agriculture Forum on Friday October 25th, and continue on Saturday October 26th with more in-depth programming for new and young farmers. In the spirit of YA mixers, this will be an opportunity to engage and network, share ideas and … Continue reading OCT 25-16, 2019: ROSSLAND, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer