Blog Category: Kootenay Boundary

FARM JOB: Nelson, BC – Hummingbird Farm, Farm Hand & Farm Intern

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 30, 2023

Hummingbird Farm in Nelson, BC is seeking a Farm Hand and Farm Intern! ABOUT Hummingbird Farm Hummingbird Farm is certified organic (KOGS#84) and grows specialty cut flowers and small fruits. We are located in the scenic Slocan valley on the Slocan river, 30 min from Nelson and Castlegar BC. We sell direct to consumer and to a very popular grocery store in Nelson. We are Certified organic and use sustainable floristry practices. This is our 9th season on the farm and we continue to learn! Our focus is on on field to vase locally grown florals. DESIRED QUALITIES We are … Continue reading FARM JOB: Nelson, BC – Hummingbird Farm, Farm Hand & Farm Intern

FARM JOB: Krestova, BC – Linden Lane Farms, Greenhouse Manager

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 20, 2023

Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, BC is seeking a Greenhouse Manager! ABOUT Linden Lane Farms We are a family operated farm located in Krestova, situated at the southern mouth of the Slocan Valley. The farm is 150 acres consisting of a mixture of forest, pasture and fields on amazing sandy-loam soils. We cultivate over ten acres across three farm sites, where we produce our diverse selection of vegetables, small fruits and nursery plants. We hire up to 14 full-time seasonal employees each year that are enthusiastic about growing organic food. Our products are available at our farm stand, local farmer’s … Continue reading FARM JOB: Krestova, BC – Linden Lane Farms, Greenhouse Manager

FEB 25-26, 2023: NELSON, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 12, 2023

Calling all new and young farmers, the farm curious and food growers! Thank you for growing food and farming. Join us to connect, dialogue, eat, workshop, and celebrate the hard work of the growing season with two days of networking and sharing at the Columbia Basin Mixer! We will gather from across Sinixt, Ktunaxa and Syilx Territories in Nelson for two days of workshops and networking! In the spirit of YA Mixers, this will be an opportunity to engage and connect with others, share ideas, and access the knowledge and experience you need to build your farm and business for success. … Continue reading FEB 25-26, 2023: NELSON, BC – Columbia Basin Mixer

FARM JOB: Winlaw, BC – Ravine Creek Farm, Field Crew & Farm Lead

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 09, 2023

Ravine Creek Farm in Winlaw, BC is seeking a Field Crew & Field Lead! ABOUT Ravine Creek Farm In operation since 2010, Ravine Creek Farm is a 3 acre, certified organic market vegetable farm located in the Slocan Valley, B.C.  We sell our produce at the Nelson, BC Farmer’s Market, at our farmstand, and our CSA program serving 30 members. Our farm is Certified Organic and in 2019 we began the transition to no-till. Since then we have transitioned our entire production in no-till. We grow 1.5 acres of vegetables and 1.5 acres of grass hay. We are passionate farmers … Continue reading FARM JOB: Winlaw, BC – Ravine Creek Farm, Field Crew & Farm Lead

FARM JOB: Cranbrook, BC – We Be Farmin’ BC, General Farm Worker

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 04, 2023

We Be Farmin’ BC in Cranbrook, BC is seeking a General Farm Worker! ABOUT We Be Farmin’ BC Our farm is located minutes from Cranbrook, BC close to the Community Forest trail system and great views. We have 2 acres of land that we organically grow vegetables for the Kimberley, Cranbrook and Fernie farmers’ markets, CSA baskets, local market grocery stores and food processors. Our focus is on vegetable farming with organic and sustainable practices. We want to supply our local community with healthy, nutritious, chemical-free food. DESIRED QUALITIES Reliable Flexible to change tasks based on the needs for the … Continue reading FARM JOB: Cranbrook, BC – We Be Farmin’ BC, General Farm Worker

From Seed to Sale: Four Years of Land Matching in the Kootenays

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 19, 2022

Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer-to-farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. With the average age of farmers in B.C. being 56, higher than the national average, and the province losing 1,687 farms between 2016 and 2021, a loss of 10%, the programs YA offers seek to support those wanting to farm and already farming. In B.C., YA offers on and off-farm educational events, business mentorships, and land access programming through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP). “The B.C. Land Matching Program has made our entire farming enterprise possible. Between matching us … Continue reading From Seed to Sale: Four Years of Land Matching in the Kootenays

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 50+ acres of flat land in Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 14, 2022

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 property is located in Salmo, about 40 minutes drive from Nelson, Castlegar, Creston and Trail. The land hasn’t been sprayed and has been left untouched for years apart from it being hayed last season. The property is located in a sunny valley and is flat with some fencing that is need of some repair. The landholders are open to regenerative and natural practices on their land, including … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 50+ acres of flat land in Salmo

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Lease on 120 acres of partially-wooded raw land above Kootenay Lake

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 06, 2022

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 property is located between Crawford Bay and Riondel, two small communities on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake, about 1 hour from Nelson, including a 30 minute ferry from Balfour. The property is minutes from the ferry terminal on the east side of the lake. Creston is 40 minutes away down the east side of Kootenay Lake from the land. The property has recently been logged and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Lease on 120 acres of partially-wooded raw land above Kootenay Lake

Farm Resilience Mentorship Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 21, 2022

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Registration is now open for the Farm Resilience Mentorship Program (FaRM)! Network and learn alongside other farmers in this free and flexible peer-to-peer program. FaRM provides free resources, mentorship, and peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities in these three Beneficial Management Practices (BMP) streams:  Advanced Nitrogen Management Advanced Grazing Systems Cover Cropping FaRM is a comprehensive learning hub to equip you with concrete tools to adopt practices that are good for the environment and your bottom line. Through FaRM, you’ll have opportunities to troubleshoot and brainstorm with other farmers, and receive input from Mentors. There are three ways to participate: Workshops: … Continue reading Farm Resilience Mentorship Program

IN PHOTOS: 2022 Land Social & Tool School at Linden Lane Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 07, 2022

On Sunday, October 23rd 2022, we gathered with 15 farm and tool enthusiasts for an outdoor Land Social and Tool School at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova (near Nelson). Linden Lane Farms operates on leased family land, as well as two other properties in the area, with agreements supported through the BC Land Matching Program. Products are grown on the nearby leased plots and brought to the main farm site for processing and distribution. We enjoyed a light potluck harvest lunch, toured the farm and learned about the farming that they are doing on leased land to expand local food … Continue reading IN PHOTOS: 2022 Land Social & Tool School at Linden Lane Farms