Blog Category: Business

How to Sell Produce Wholesale: Tips and Tricks from 3 Kootenay Farmers

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 11, 2022

Are you a farmer wondering how to sell produce wholesale? It can be tricky to sort out insurance, packaging, transport, and breaking into grocery and distributor markets. In this article we hear from three experienced farmers on the subject of selling farm products wholesale. In spring 2022, the Agriculture Business Advisor program, funded by Columbia Basin Trust and administered by Community Futures, offered a webinar on wholesaling featuring a panel of three farmers and business owners and operators from the region. The panel discussion was facilitated by Nyree Marsh, the Agriculture & Food Processor Advisor, who provides free, one-to-one, confidential … Continue reading How to Sell Produce Wholesale: Tips and Tricks from 3 Kootenay Farmers

The Art of Growing Food and Relationships with Natasha Anderson – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Rachel Spruston on July 11, 2022

Natasha Anderson is member of the Key First Nation from Treaty 4 territory and is currently farming at Amara Farm, a small-scale, certified organic market farm on the unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. In the Fall of 2021, Natasha took part in the Business Bootcamp, an 11-week online business planning course for new farmers. She sat down with the Young Agrarians team to talk about her experience in the Business Bootcamp and her vision for a collaborative farm community centred around Indigenous culture and food sovereignty.   For Natasha, there is no singular moment she can point to when … Continue reading The Art of Growing Food and Relationships with Natasha Anderson – Business Bootcamp Stories

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Smithereens Mushrooms

Posted by Melanie Buffel on May 31, 2022

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth 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 develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2022 Mentee Cohort have been working and planning with the support of their Mentors and we are  thrilled to profile them and wish them lots of success for the year ahead! Watch out for applications to open again in fall of 2022! Please tell us your full name(s), your … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Smithereens Mushrooms

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Clutch Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on May 10, 2022

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth 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 develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2022 Mentee Cohort have been working and planning with the support of their Mentors and we are  thrilled to profile them and wish them lots of success for the year ahead! Watch out for applications to open again in fall of 2022! Hi, I’m Mel Weston, part of Clutch … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Clutch Farm

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Suelo & Faa

Posted by Melanie Buffel on May 04, 2022

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth 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 develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2022 Mentee Cohort have been working and planning with the support of their Mentors and we are  thrilled to profile them and wish them lots of success for the year ahead! Watch out for applications to open again in fall of 2022! My name is Teresa Porter. I operate … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Suelo & Faa

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – City Beet Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 26, 2022

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth 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 develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2022 Mentee Cohort have been working and planning with the support of their Mentors and we are  thrilled to profile them and wish them lots of success for the year ahead! Watch out for applications to open again in fall of 2022! Hello! My name is Liana, I use … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – City Beet Farm

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Gibsons Farm Produce

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 20, 2022

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth 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 develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2022 Mentee Cohort have been working and planning with the support of their Mentors and we are  thrilled to profile them and wish them lots of success for the year ahead! Watch out for applications to open again in fall of 2022! My name is Alisha M’Lot, and I … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Gibsons Farm Produce

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – A Rocha

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 15, 2022

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth 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 develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2022 Mentee Cohort have been working and planning with the support of their Mentors and we are  thrilled to profile them and wish them lots of success for the year ahead! Watch out for applications to open again in fall of 2022! My name is Carly Richardson, I manage … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – A Rocha

BUSINESS FOR SALE: Salmon Arm, BC – Wild Flight Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 07, 2022 2 Comments

BUSINESS FOR SALE!          Wild Flight Farm Ltd.          $445,000 A longstanding, successful, organic, market vegetable business in Mara, BC (near Salmon Arm and Enderby) in the North Okanagan/Shuswap This is a unique opportunity for someone with extensive market vegetable farming experience ready to commit to organic vegetable production as a career by purchasing an established, successful, income-generating business with an excellent reputation in the community. Wild Flight Farm Ltd. was created as an operating company to make it easier for a new farmer to acquire an organic, market vegetable farming enterprise. The company … Continue reading BUSINESS FOR SALE: Salmon Arm, BC – Wild Flight Farm

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Wild Bee Florals

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 24, 2022

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth 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 develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2022 Mentee Cohort have been working and planning with the support of their Mentors and we are  thrilled to profile them and wish them lots of success for the year ahead! Watch out for applications to open again in fall of 2022! My name is Thanushi Eagalle and my … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Wild Bee Florals