Blog Category: Quebec

FARM JOB: Wakefield, QC – Ferme et Foret, Ecological Farm Worker

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on May 03, 2024

Ferme et Foret in Wakefield, Quebec is seeking an Ecological Farm Worker! ABOUT Ferme et Foret Our farm is a hybrid that is about 50% maple, 25% prepared food, 10% cultivated crops, 10% wild harvested crops, and 5% livestock. In addition to tapping about 2800 trees and making maple syrup, butter, sugar, and candy, we also produce granola and a few others prepared food products; grow asparagus, garlic, berries, and shiitake mushrooms; harvest wild apples, nettle, sumac, plums, and herbs for teas; and keep a flock of laying hens. We are located in the rolling Gatineau Hills north of Ottawa, … Continue reading FARM JOB: Wakefield, QC – Ferme et Foret, Ecological Farm Worker

FARM JOB: Farrellton, Quebec – Rock’s End Farm, Grazing Assistant

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on January 30, 2024

Rock’s End Farm in Farrellton, Quebec is seeking a Regenerative Grazing Assistant! ABOUT Rock’s End Farm Rock’s End Farm is a 300-acre, certified organic farm located in the heart of the Gatineau Hills in west Quebec. We raise Icelandic sheep for wool and meat, beef cattle, pastured pork, pastured poultry, and horses. This job is a great opportunity for somebody looking to deepen their knowledge of livestock management, grazing management, grazing systems development, transformation of livestock products (meats/wool) and direct-to-consumer marketing channels. You can read more about our farm on our website or check out our farm Facebook and Instagram … Continue reading FARM JOB: Farrellton, Quebec – Rock’s End Farm, Grazing Assistant

FILLED – FARM JOB: Wakefield, Quebec – Ferme et Foret, Ecological Farm Helper

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on July 27, 2023

This position has been filled. View more Farm Jobs and Apprenticeships on our Job Board —————————————————————————————————————- Ferme et Forêt in Wakefield, Quebec is seeking an Ecological Farm Helper! ABOUT Ferme et Foret We produce maple syrup, eggs, log-grown shiitake mushrooms, berries, garlic, asparagus, wild foods, and prepared food. We are on a 150 acres farm of mixed fields and forest. We don’t use a ton of machinery but have a tractor, ATV, truck, wood splitter, and all the equipment necessary for maple syrup production. We sell at a farmstand, a local farmers market, online,  and at several nearby stores. We … Continue reading FILLED – FARM JOB: Wakefield, Quebec – Ferme et Foret, Ecological Farm Helper

COPING WITH FARMING STRESS: RESEARCH FINDINGS

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on June 09, 2023

Farming can be challenging – and while the conversation around mental health in agriculture is not a new one, the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of opening up these conversations and mobilizing our resources to provide increased mental health supports in agriculture.  If you’re wondering what other farmers are experiencing – and how they are coping, a recent study from researchers Rochelle Thompson, Dr. Briana Hagen, Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton shines light on the topic through interviews with 75 farmers and industry professionals in Ontario. Read on to learn about their findings! Seeing the forest for the trees One of … Continue reading COPING WITH FARMING STRESS: RESEARCH FINDINGS

June 15, 2023: ONLINE – Holistic Management for New Farmers

Posted by Alex on June 06, 2023 2 Comments

Are you excited about regenerative agriculture? Do you want to nerd out on grazing with others? Do you wonder if you’ll ever be able to achieve farm-work-life balance? Then this introductory online event is perfect for you! We’ll look at how farmers are regenerating the ecology and improving communities through land management. Join Dana Penrice, a Holistic Management educator, to learn how to apply the principles of holistic management from the perspective of a new farmer. We will talk about how to ensure that economic, ecological and social considerations can be woven in to farm planning. You’ll also learn about … Continue reading June 15, 2023: ONLINE – Holistic Management for New Farmers

Accessing the On-Farm Climate Action Fund

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 03, 2023

The federal government has created the OFCAF program to help farmers tackle climate change. This is a great opportunity for new farmers to access funding for infrastructure, consultation and management practices. The objective of the Fund is to support farmers in adopting beneficial management practices (BMPs) that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases, specifically in the areas of: Nitrogen management, examples include costs associated with: consulting, agronomic services and creating fertility plans soil testing and mapping applying manure and composts (potential for equipment costs) planting legumes Cover cropping, examples include costs associated with: consulting, agronomic services and creating cover cropping … Continue reading Accessing the On-Farm Climate Action Fund

Mar 14 – May 2: ONLINE – Holistic Management Fundamentals & Grazing Planning

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 07, 2023

Learn Holistic Management from the comfort of your computer. This modular series of live online sessions will get you ready for the upcoming grazing season. Get grounded in the fundamentals of Holistic Management and design your grazing plan for the 2023 growing season. Do you want to nerd out on grazing with others? Do you struggle with the farm-work-life balance? Are you just excited about regenerative ag? If so, then this course series is for you! Discover tools to design your farm to generate wealth (both financial and non-financial) for your family and community through improved land management. Whether you … Continue reading Mar 14 – May 2: ONLINE – Holistic Management Fundamentals & Grazing Planning

FARM JOB: Hemmingford, Quebec – Homefield Flower Farm, Team Member

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on March 02, 2023

Homefield Flower Farm in Hemmingford, Quebec is seeking a Flower Farm Team Member! ABOUT Homefield Flower Farm Homefield is a flower farm based in Hemmingford, Quebec (60 minutes south of Montreal). We have been responsibly growing cut flowers, to be sold wholesale to florists and direct to pubic at market for the past 6 seasons. What does responsible mean? It means that though we are not organically certified, we use purely organic methods and zero pesticide (not even certified ones). We care for the soil, as it cares for us. Practical earth first farming, abiding by no one method, but … Continue reading FARM JOB: Hemmingford, Quebec – Homefield Flower Farm, Team Member

Local Seed Producers in Canada

Posted by Alex on February 14, 2023 13 Comments

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Photo Credit: Patchwork City Farms It’s spring and you know what that means…SEEDS!! In the same way that we promote buying local food, we also promote buying local seeds. Seed sovereignty is, of course, foundational to food sovereignty! Virtually all vegetable seed planted in Canada is imported. Buying, planting, and saving local seed is one way to support local growers and strengthen our food system, starting with regionally adapted seeds. Steph Hughes, from The Bauta Family Initiative for Canadian Seed Security, talks about five reasons to buy local seed: Seeds learn as they grow. By saving seed, farmers adapt their crop varieties to their growing conditions, and improve … Continue reading Local Seed Producers in Canada

FOOD JOB: Montréal, Québec – Food Secure Canada, Executive Director

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on October 27, 2022

Food Secure Canada in Montréal, Québec is seeking an Executive Director! ABOUT Food Secure Canada Founded in 2001, Food Secure Canada (FSC) is a pan-Canadian, non-partisan, bilingual alliance of organizations and individuals working together to achieve healthy, just, and sustainable food systems for all. Building on diverse community food practices, we work with our members towards food sovereignty and for deep and lasting change in our food system. FSC brings together organizations to advance food sovereignties and tackle challenges related to the food system. We do this by: 1. Providing a platform through which the food movement unites to influence … Continue reading FOOD JOB: Montréal, Québec – Food Secure Canada, Executive Director