Blog Category: Business

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – T Diamond Ranch

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 21, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Tessa Terbasket, I am a syilx Nation member and I own T Diamond Ranch. T Diamond Ranch is located in West Kelowna in … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – T Diamond Ranch

Freshpal Farms: A Geologist Turned Farmer Shares His Story

Posted by Michelle Lam on April 18, 2021

Freshpal Farms is based on Treaty 7 territory, a traditional gathering place, travelling route and home for many Indigenous Peoples including the Kainai (Blood), Siksika, Piikani, Tsuut’ina and Stoney Nakoda. In addition, Métis peoples. The land is also known in Canadian geography as Olds, AB.  This case study is a part of Young Agrarians Alberta Land Access Guide, a toolkit for farmers seeking land opportunities. Farming wasn’t always in the books for Jianyi Dong, co-owner and operator of Freshpal Farms in Olds, AB. With a background in geology from China, he hoped to continue his career when he arrived in … Continue reading Freshpal Farms: A Geologist Turned Farmer Shares His Story

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Peas n Carrots Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 13, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Hi everyone, my name is Katie and my farm is called Peas n’ Carrots and I focus on growing classic staple vegetables and chickens for eggs. … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Peas n Carrots Farm

Fork in the Rowed Farms: The Journey of a Small-Scale Market Garden

Posted by Michelle Lam on April 11, 2021

Fork in the Rowed Farms is based on Treaty 7 territory, a traditional gathering place, travelling route and home for many Indigenous Peoples including the Niitsítpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ (Blackfoot / Niitsítapi ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ), Ktunaxa ɁamakɁis, Tsuu T’ina, Michif Piyii (Métis), Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. The land is also known in Canadian geography as Lethbridge, AB. This case study is a part of Young Agrarians Alberta Land Access Guide, a toolkit for farmers seeking land opportunities. Jodi and Moira didn’t want to start farming when they did. They had a five year plan to get into market gardening but things sped up when a … Continue reading Fork in the Rowed Farms: The Journey of a Small-Scale Market Garden

The Northern Table: A Non-Traditional Trade for Land Use

Posted by Michelle Lam on April 07, 2021

The Northern Table is based on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place, travelling route and home for many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit. The land is also known in Canadian geography as Edmonton, Alberta. This case study is a part of Young Agrarians Alberta Land Access Guide, a toolkit for farmers seeking land opportunities. While Melanie was working her magic in the kitchen of the YA Winter Mixer in Alix, Alberta, Tom was busy socializing with the wonderful Phil and Heather Seutter of Bretona Farm Co. It … Continue reading The Northern Table: A Non-Traditional Trade for Land Use

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rake and Radish Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 05, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Ardeo Mann and my farm is Rake and Radish Farm. I’m being mentored by Arzeena Hamir from Amara Farm. Where do you farm? … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rake and Radish Farm

KELOWNA, BC: Urban Farm Business for Sale

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 01, 2021

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Wise Earth Farm in Kelowna, BC is looking to sell their 2 acre urban farm business! We are looking for an immediate sale of a successful, turn key small scale (2 acre) urban farm located in Kelowna for $125,000. We would like to hire the buyer ASAP (individual or a couple) and train them to successfully learn and take over all aspects of the operation by the fall of 2021. It’s a great opportunity for an individual or a couple with some farming experience that are looking to own and run their own farm business. Wage for this season would … Continue reading KELOWNA, BC: Urban Farm Business for Sale

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Vida Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 30, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Vida Rose, and I farm at Vida Farm. My mentor is Arzeena Hamir.  Where do you farm? I am a small-scale urban farmer … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Vida Farm

Lazy T Farm: A Story of a Generational Farm Transition

Posted by Michelle Lam on March 25, 2021

Lazy T Farm is located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place, travelling route and home for many Indigenous Peoples including the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Cree, Michif Piyii (Métis), Tsuu T’ina, and Niitsítpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ (Blackfoot / Niitsítapi ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ) nations. The land is also known in Canadian geography as Halkirk, Alberta. This case study is a part of Young Agrarians Alberta Land Access Guide, a toolkit for farmers seeking land opportunities. Brett and Jenna live and farm on Lazy T Farm, which was homesteaded in 1904 by Jenna’s great great grandfather. The farm has since been transitioned through the females … Continue reading Lazy T Farm: A Story of a Generational Farm Transition

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Hoe Down Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 22, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh 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 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Kate Rustemeyer and my farm is Hoe Down Farm, in Krestova. My Mentor in the program is Nigel Francis, from Cartwheel Farm in Creston. … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Hoe Down Farm