Blog Category: Events

EVENT RECAP: Farm Tour and Potluck at Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms

Posted by Nyree Marsh on June 20, 2024

A lovely group of 20 mushroom enthusiasts and those curious about mushrooms gathered on the sunny afternoon of May 30th for a tour of Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms. The tour was hosted by the delightful Robin Mercy at his farm in Kalso, BC, situated on the unceded and traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Sinixt, and Syilx Nations. Founded by Robin in 2017, Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms is a certified organic mushroom spawn supplier and fresh mushroom farm. The tour commenced outside the lab, where Robin showcased the equipment used to sterilize the wood-based substrate used for cultivating mushrooms. All mushrooms grown at … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Farm Tour and Potluck at Mr. Mercy’s Mushrooms

July 14, 2024: SALMO, BC – Salmo Tour de Farm Stand

Posted by Kim Watt on June 18, 2024

Join us for a Sunday morning bike tour of the farm stands of beautiful Salmo, BC! Self-serve farm stands are surging in popularity, and the village of Salmo is leading the way when it comes to farm stand culture in the Kootenays. Within an easy bike ride of the village centre, there are three farm stands that offer fresh produce, fruit, cheese, meat, wool, soap, flowers, and value-added products. Shopping at farm stands is a great way to get the freshest farm products possible, all the while supporting your local producers and connecting with the farms that feed you. The … Continue reading July 14, 2024: SALMO, BC – Salmo Tour de Farm Stand

AUG 24, 2024: INGLIS, MB – Farm Tour and Potluck at Skinner Native Seeds

Posted by Jennifer Sparling on June 17, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour and potluck at Skinner Native Seeds near Inglis, Manitoba! Get to know John and Michael, the father and son duo behind Skinner Native Seeds who specialize in growing native seeds for prairie restoration. They have been growing, collecting, cleaning, blending, and re-seeding native prairie grasses and wildflowers for over 20  years. Currently, they are growing their operation in order to expand their nursery and supply several restoration projects across the prairie provinces. They are also host farmers in the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program. Come join us on this unique farm tour, where you’ll learn … Continue reading AUG 24, 2024: INGLIS, MB – Farm Tour and Potluck at Skinner Native Seeds

AUG 10, 2024: ALCOMDALE, AB – Haskap Orchard Tour and Potluck at Rosy Farms

Posted by Marsha Shack on June 13, 2024

Calling all haskap and regenerative farming enthusiasts! Join us for an enriching tour of Rosy Farms, Alberta’s first and only certified organic haskap farm and one the 2024 Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program host farms. This multi-faceted and immersive on-farm experience will include an exploration of haskap production, hands-on fruit harvesting and discussion on the principles of regenerative farming. Cap off the day with a delightful potluck dinner amidst the serene orchard backdrop.  WHEN: August 10, 2024 | 3:30 pm – 7:30pm LOCATION: Treaty 6 & North Saskatchewan River Territory | Rosy Farm I 57114 Range Road 264, Alcomdale, AB T8R … Continue reading AUG 10, 2024: ALCOMDALE, AB – Haskap Orchard Tour and Potluck at Rosy Farms

JULY 28, 2024: ST. NORBERT, MB – Farm Tour at Almost Urban Vegetables

Posted by Jennifer Sparling on June 11, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour of Almost Urban Vegetables in St. Norbert, Manitoba! Get to know your local farmers Bruce and Marilyn, who are also host farmers in the 2024 Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program. Almost Urban Vegetables is a 10-acre family farm, where they grow their vegetables in the fertile, nutrient-rich soils of the Red River Valley. Come and learn about their growing practices for their seasonal vegetables, which are sold in their CSA program and at the local farmer’s market. You’ll also have a chance to hear about their farming values and why it’s important for them to … Continue reading JULY 28, 2024: ST. NORBERT, MB – Farm Tour at Almost Urban Vegetables

JULY 24, 2024: TERRACE, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Farmer Cam’s Foods

Posted by Marsha Shack on June 10, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour and potluck at Farmer Cam’s Foods in Terrace, British Columbia! Farmer Cam Bell is a host farmer in the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program specializing in nutritious microgreens, fresh greens, salad mixes, flavourful herbs, roots, and fruiting crops that they grow in the lush soils of the Skeena River Valley. Stay for a potluck of snacks & refreshments, and connect with your local farming community. WHEN: July 24, 2024 | 6pm-8:30pm LOCATION:  Ts’msyen Territory. 3527 River Dr Terrace, BC REGISTER: This event is free, but space is limited. Please register on Eventbrite. CARPOOL INFO: Carpooling … Continue reading JULY 24, 2024: TERRACE, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Farmer Cam’s Foods

Reconciliation Training is Available for BC Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 30, 2024 1 Comment

Are you a farmer located in B.C. wondering how to honour the Indigenous lands you steward? kinSHIFT hosts beautiful online trainings about cultivating stronger relationships with Indigenous peoples and places, and we’ve received funds to subsidize the cost for BC farmers. Discount codes of 50% or 90% off are available for people who work on farms or otherwise provision food in B.C. Not sure if you qualify? Send us a message at community@youngagrarians.org For every B.C. farmer who participates in a kinSHIFT training, funds will go to IndigenEYEZ, an Indigenous youth arts empowerment program! Elements of Truth: Before Reconciliation Immerse … Continue reading Reconciliation Training is Available for BC Farmers

SEPT 19, 2024: STE. ANNE, MB – Heirloom Tomato Tasting, Farm Tour and Potluck at Swallowtail Farmstead

Posted by Lourdes Still on May 27, 2024

You’re invited to an heirloom tomato tasting, farm tour and potluck at Swallowtail Farmstead in Ste. Anne, Manitoba! Swallowtail is a small-scale ecological farm specializing in medicinal herbs, vegetables, and flowers. They have a strong focus on regenerative agriculture and soil health. Come see what they’re up to, and get some tomato seed-saving tips, too! WHEN: Sept 19, 2024 | 5-8pm LOCATION: Treaty 1 Territory. 44041 PR 210 Road, Ste. Anne, MB DIRECTIONS: Swallowtail Farmstead is an easy 30 min drive SE of Winnipeg. Take #1 TransCanada Hwy east toward Kenora. Turn off at the Steinbach exit. Next turn off to … Continue reading SEPT 19, 2024: STE. ANNE, MB – Heirloom Tomato Tasting, Farm Tour and Potluck at Swallowtail Farmstead

JUN 28, 2024: Oakbank, MB – Farm Tour and Cover Cropping Workshop with Wild Earth Farms

Posted by Lourdes Still on May 24, 2024

Join us for a tour of Wild Earth Farms where we’ll explore the ups and downs of working cover crops into a vegetable rotation. We’ll discuss the farm’s goals for this particular crop and share cover crop stories. Manitoba Agriculture’s Vegetable Extension Specialist will also be on hand to demonstrate and discuss soil sampling and analysis, and we’ll review the results of spring samples taken on the farm. There’ll be plenty of time for networking too! There will be snacks and coffee provided but attendees are also invited to join the organizers after the tour at Pineridge Hollow to eat … Continue reading JUN 28, 2024: Oakbank, MB – Farm Tour and Cover Cropping Workshop with Wild Earth Farms