Blog Category: Co-ops

FARM BUSINESS FOR SALE – FOOD PEDALERS, Vancouver BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on April 17, 2020 2 Comments

Have you been dreaming about launching a farm business or adding to your existing operation? The Food Pedalers, a microgreens business in Vancouver B.C., is now for sale! Read on for more info and reach out to info@foodpedalers.ca if you’re interested. The Food Pedalers started in 2009 as an urban microgreens project by Chris Thoreau and was incorporated as a workers’ co-operative in 2013. Since then the Food Pedalers have sold over 30 tons of microgreens and delivered them by bike across the city to dozens of restaurants, grocers, and households while also cycling and car-sharing our way to local farmers markets over … Continue reading FARM BUSINESS FOR SALE – FOOD PEDALERS, Vancouver BC

FARM JOB: MERVILLE, BC – Merville Organics, CSA & Market Staff Member

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 05, 2020

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Looking for a farm job on Vancouver Island? Merville Organics in Merville, BC is hiring a CSA & Market Staff Member for the 2020 season!  About Merville Organics Merville Organics Growers Co-operative is a co-op of 3 small farms located in Merville and north Courtenay in the Comox Valley, working together to sell our produce at the Comox Valley Farmers Market and through a popular Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  Our farms are all Certified Organic through Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA).  We are passionate about food security and sustainability in the Comox Valley, increasing the accessibility of local, organic produce to … Continue reading FARM JOB: MERVILLE, BC – Merville Organics, CSA & Market Staff Member

FARM JOBS: ALDERGROVE, BC – Glorious Organics

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 07, 2020

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Glorious Organics, in Aldergrove, BC, is seeking two farm hands for the 2020 season! About Glorious Organics Glorious Organics started operating in the 1980’s as a mixed salad and garnish company and was one of the first farms in BC to become certified organic. Glorious Organics is located in Aldergrove, BC, and the land we farm is leased from Fraser Common Farm Co-op, a housing co-operative also located on the property. In total, there is about 20 acres made up of farm land, wild areas and housing space. In 2006 Glorious Organics became a workers co-operative and grows a very diverse … Continue reading FARM JOBS: ALDERGROVE, BC – Glorious Organics

FARM JOBS: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Earth Apple Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 04, 2020

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So you wanna be a rock star farmer? Earth Apple Farm, in Abbotsford, BC, is looking for two new farm hands for 2020! About Earth Apple Farm We are a 5-6 acre certified organic mixed fruit, vegetables, and laying hens. Located in beautiful Glen Valley near the Fraser River. We are on a 50 acre land co-operative, shared with another farm operation. We operate two farmers markets in Vancouver, a 150+ member CSA, and other wholesale opportunities. I hope you love garlic, cause we are growing a lot of it this year! Shirlene has been market farming for 10 years … Continue reading FARM JOBS: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Earth Apple Farm

FARM JOBS: CAWSTON, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Multiple Positions & Apprenticeships

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 15, 2020

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Snowy Mountain Organics in Cawston, BC is hiring a Farm Administrator, Orchard Crew Leader, and Apprentices & Worker Bees for the 2020 season!  ABOUT Snowy Mountain Organics Situated in the south Similkameen valley, approximately half way from Keremeos to Osoyoos, the farm lies on the west side of the river across the Chopaka bridge between the Similkameen and Chopaka first nations reserves.  We produce tree fruits for sale in the lower mainland through the Farm Circle Organics collective at farmers markets, CSA’s, and farm gates. We have farmed organically for 36 years and our orchard trees, bushes and plants reflect our love for diversity.  … Continue reading FARM JOBS: CAWSTON, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Multiple Positions & Apprenticeships

FARM TRANSITION OPPORTUNITY: 31 Acre Gulf Island Bio-dynamic Farm and Vineyard, Lasqueti Island, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on January 08, 2020 26 Comments

This 31 acre, off-grid, biodynamic Lasqueti Island farm and vineyard is for sale! The landowners would love to see the farm be passed to farmers who will continue the legacy they have started. The property is ideal for co-op ownership as the zoning allows for three residences and three cabins, as well as B+B use, perfect for hosting farm stays, workshops and agri-tourism. The owners are offering a transition period where they can be available to mentor incoming farmers and show them the systems of the property. The Land and Location 31.35 acre (12.69 hectare) property is located on the sunny southwest … Continue reading FARM TRANSITION OPPORTUNITY: 31 Acre Gulf Island Bio-dynamic Farm and Vineyard, Lasqueti Island, BC

How to Sell your Products through the Kootenay Co-op’s True Local Program

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 26, 2019

One of the most common questions we hear from new farmers and producers in the Kootenays is about how to get their products into the local market. The Kootenay Co-op is an important sales channel for locally produced food in the Kootenays through the True Local Program. Our Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Hailey Troock, interviewed Nadine BenRabha, the True Local Program Coordinator, to learn more about how farmers and food producers can sell through the Kootenay Co-op. What started in 1975 as a food buying club run by volunteers in the Slocan Valley has since blossomed into a community-owned store that has almost … Continue reading How to Sell your Products through the Kootenay Co-op’s True Local Program

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

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