Blog Category: West Coast – Islands

JULY 14, 2019: MERVILLE, BC – Farm Tour, Potluck, Weeding Party & Co-op Discussion with Tendergreens Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 06, 2019

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Join us at Tendergreens Farm in Merville, BC (Vancouver Island) for a farm tour, weeding party, discussion on co-operatives, and potluck social! Come out to beautiful “Deep Merville” and get a tour of Tendergreens Farm, one of the four farms that make up Merville Organics Growers’ Cooperative.  Jay will talk about adventures in starting up a low-budget farm from a field of grass, farming on leased land, transitioning to certified organic, and farming solo.  We’ll do a bit of social weeding to chat and meet new people (and help Jay get on top of those weeds!) and then sit down for a … Continue reading JULY 14, 2019: MERVILLE, BC – Farm Tour, Potluck, Weeding Party & Co-op Discussion with Tendergreens Farm

FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2019

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Pender Island Community Hall, on Pender  Island, BC, is seeking a Farm Program Coordinator for the 2019 summer season! About Pender Island Community Hall The Pender Islands Community Hall is a 7000 square foot, two storey building. The gambrel-roof gives it the appearance of a modified barn, so that the Hall fits the rural landscape of the island. The Hall sits on a 3 acre parcel of land between three farms and a unique coast pine-forest. Pender Island Recreation and Agricultural Hall Association’s (“PIRAHA“) Purpose: To Assist, Develop and Foster Community Spirit. To Promote Agricultural Endeavours of all kinds. To Promote Educational, Cultural, … Continue reading FARM JOB: PENDER ISLAND, BC – Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator

FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Dudink’s Garden, Berry Pickers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2019

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Dudink’s Garden in Nanaimo, BC is hiring Berry Pickers for the 2019 season! About Dudink’s Garden We produce organic fruit and vegetables on a beautiful, quiet 10 acres outside of Nanaimo. We market through our on-farm store and three farmers markets in the Central Island Area. About the Job We are looking for hardworking piecework berry pickers. Pickers can work whatever hours work for them, any day of the week. No accommodation is provided. How to Apply Get in touch with Nick at 250-740-0302 for more information, or come by the farm at 2219 Gomerich Rd, Nanaimo. Looking forward to hearing … Continue reading FARM JOB: NANAIMO, BC – Dudink’s Garden, Berry Pickers

FILLED ~ FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sweet Acres Farm, Part Time Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 03, 2019

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This position has been filled as of June 13, 2019. View other farm jobs and apprenticeships here.  Sweet Acres Farm near Victoria, BC, is seeking a Part Time Farm Hand for the 2019 season! About Sweet Acres Farm Sweet Acres Farm is a small and diversified mixed vegetable farm located on leased land at Lohbrunner Community Farm. We grow 40 plus different high quality veggies and herbs on about 1 acre primarily with the use of a walk behind tractor, hand tools, and good old hard work! We sell through a diverse number of markets including 2 farmers markets, a local grocery … Continue reading FILLED ~ FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Sweet Acres Farm, Part Time Farm Hand

LAND OPPORTUNITY: BEAUTIFUL ACREAGE OFFERS UNLIMITED LONG TERM FARMING POTENTIAL – COBBLE HILL, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on May 30, 2019

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There are more available land listings available than what is listed here. Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory in your region! ABOUT THE LAND This beautiful 38 acre property is full of opportunity. At least 15 acres are in pasture, one 5 acre field of prime, fully exposed growing space would be a great place to start. The rest of the land is forested (including a disk golf course!) and has a lake with unlimited water supply. The pasture is currently used for very low density cattle grazing. Water lines are already in place to … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: BEAUTIFUL ACREAGE OFFERS UNLIMITED LONG TERM FARMING POTENTIAL – COBBLE HILL, BC

JOB: COBBLE HILL, BC – Farmers’ Market Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 28, 2019

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The Cobble Hill Farmers’ Market on Vancouver Island, BC is seeking a Farmers’ Market Manager for the 2019 season! They are looking for an outgoing, organized and committed person to take on the role of 2019 Market Manager. This is a contract position from the beginning of June 2019 until the end of Sept 2019 that will pay $800 per month based on 10-13hrs per week. About Cobble Hill Farmers’ Market   The Cobble Hill Farmers Market (CHFM) opens June 6th and runs every Thursday evening from 5:00pm to 8:30 pm until September 26th at the Cobble Hill Hall grounds. Cobble Hill Farmers’ … Continue reading JOB: COBBLE HILL, BC – Farmers’ Market Manager

JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cow-Op Food Hub, General Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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Cow-Op Food Hub in Duncan, BC is seeking a General Manager! Cow-op, the Cowichan’s co-operative Food Hub in on the hunt for a General Manager for our online farmers’ market and food hub: www.cow-op.ca. This job is a dynamic and exciting role working directly with local food producers and processors to market, aggregate and distribute local produce, meats, baked goods, and locally-processed foods direct to consumers both in Victoria and Duncan.   We are looking for an energetic, self-starting individual with a wide variety of skills and talents, but foremost someone who is an excellent communicator, a “get-things-done” warrior, flexible, attentive to detail … Continue reading JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cow-Op Food Hub, General Manager

JUNE 23, 2019: LANGFORD, BC – Farm Tour, Work Party, Potluck & Co-op Discussion at Lohbrunner Community Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 16, 2019

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Join us at Lohbrunner Community Farm in Langford (near Victoria), BC for a farm tour, fence care work party, discussion on cooperatives, and potluck social! Come out to and join members of the Lohbrunner Community Farm Cooperative here at our farm to get a taste of what it’s like to farm as part of cooperative! We will share the details of our unique land stewarding situation here and the unique way of farming that goes with it. There will be farmers who run commercial market gardens at Lohbrunner, as well as founding Coop members to talk about many aspects of getting … Continue reading JUNE 23, 2019: LANGFORD, BC – Farm Tour, Work Party, Potluck & Co-op Discussion at Lohbrunner Community Farm

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Northstar Organics, Blueberry Harvester

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 13, 2019

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Northstar Organics in Victoria, BC is hiring a Blueberry Harvester for the 2019 season! About Northstar Organics Northstar Organics grows certified organic and transitional-to-organic fruit and vegetables on our 10 acre farm in Central Saanich.  We specialize in greenhouse vegetables; tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and cucumbers as well as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, and year-around greens such as kale, chard, and fresh salad mixes. We sell at farmers markets in Victoria, wholesale to restaurants and grocery stores, and sell directly to customers. We’re committed to farming organically and sustainably for a healthier, happier community. Our food is safe and nutritious; grown without harmful pesticides … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Northstar Organics, Blueberry Harvester