Blog Category: Farmer Profiles

YA Apprenticeship 2022: Pigeon Lake, AB – Reclaim Organics

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 16, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain mad skills in organic market gardening, cut flowers, and microgreens? Do you want to be a part of a farm team, working with others sharing the same passion for food growing and community building? Join Reclaim Organics for a farm apprenticeship! About the Farm Reclaim Organics is a multi-enterprised certified organic market garden. We grow microgreens year round indoors, cut flowers and vegetables seasonally, and process seasonal product into preserves and pickles. We began our farm 8 years ago in Edmonton on vacant land throughout the Whyte Avenue area. Four years ago … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2022: Pigeon Lake, AB – Reclaim Organics

YA Apprenticeship 2022: Crooked Creek, AB – Harmonys Way Family Farm

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 16, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a mixed farm in northern Alberta? Are you wanting to learn about tending mixed livestock, growing and preserving food, and eating seasonally from the land? If this sounds like your cup of kombucha, then Harmonys Way Family Farm might be for you! About the Farm Harmonys Way Family Farm is a multi-generational family farm located in the pristine Peace River region of northern Alberta, Canada. It has been in operation since 1985, and holistic management and permaculture techniques guide practices on the farm. The King family is moving toward the … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2022: Crooked Creek, AB – Harmonys Way Family Farm

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 16, 2021

The Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program invites you to attend Meet-A-Mentor Night! If you would like to meet some of YA’s amazing mentors, ask questions about their farm, and learn more about the kinds of apprenticeships they are offering, please attend one (or all!) of our online mentor gatherings. Wednesday, December 8 6 pm MST/7 pm CST Who’s joining in? Fenek Farms, Upland Organics, Richards Family Farm & Livestock, Backwoods Buffalo Ranch, Good Note Community Farm, Reclaim Organics, Long Way Homestead & Ferme Fiola Farm, Faspa Farm,  Sundog Organics, and more! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5198110064 Meeting ID: 519 811 0064 One … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program: Meet-A-Mentor Night!

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: STRATHCLAIR, MB – GREEN BEACH FARM & FOOD

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 15, 2021

Spend your summer with the pigs, cows, and chickens at Green Beach Farm & Food on the beautiful prairie near Strathclair MB. A farm job and a great learning experience with an opportunity to be out on the land interacting everyday with nature. ABOUT GREEN BEACH FARM & FOOD Green Beach Farm & Food is located near Strathclair, Manitoba – Treaty 2 Territory Green Beach Farm & Food is a fifth generation mixed livestock & grain operation, with 2 houses in the main farmyard; the farm now manages 5 quarters of land. About half of their annual crop acres are … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: STRATHCLAIR, MB – GREEN BEACH FARM & FOOD

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: BALMORAL, MB – FOSTERING CHANGE FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 13, 2021

Farming opportunity to get your hands dirty in 2022 farming with the folks at Fostering Change Farm! Spend time working with cows, pigs, chickens, and goats and enjoy your summer in a fun farm adventure between the big beautiful lakes in the middle of Manitoba. ABOUT FOSTERING CHANGE FARM Fostering Change Farm is located near Balmoral, Manitoba – Treaty 1 Territory Fostering Change Farm is a small farm in the Interlake area of Manitoba comprised of 80 acres of land of which 40 acres are forest, 30 acres are meadow and 10 acres are marsh (primarily a reclaimed gravel pit). … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: BALMORAL, MB – FOSTERING CHANGE FARM

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: STE-GENEVIEVE, MB – LONG WAY HOMESTEAD & FERME FIOLA FARM

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 11, 2021

Cuddle up with the Laaaaaambs at 2 different farms close together – Long Way Homestead and Ferme Fiola Farm for a fun farming job in 2022. Anna and Luke, Christel and Joey all welcome you to come learn about homesteading and raising wooly sheep on the beautiful prairie near the lush boreal forest. LONG WAY HOMESTEAD AND FERME FIOLA FARM The farms are 5 minutes away from each other near Ste-Geneviève, Manitoba – Treaty 1 Territory About Longway Homestead: Long Way Homestead is a family owned and operated Sheep Farm and Wool Mill east of Winnipeg, in Ste. Genevieve, Treaty … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: STE-GENEVIEVE, MB – LONG WAY HOMESTEAD & FERME FIOLA FARM

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: WOOD MOUNTAIN, SK – UPLAND ORGANICS

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 11, 2021

Open skies and grassland diversity at it’s finest near Grassland National Park, farmers Allison and Cody welcome you to come learn about organic and regenerative farming! Get out onto the land for a beautiful and fun farming adventure in 2022. ABOUT UPLAND ORGANICS Upland is located near Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan – Treaty 4 Territory Allison and Cody farm over 2000 acres and produce several crop types including pulses, cereals, and oilseeds. They live in the heart of the grasslands and brought cattle into their farm rotation to promote diversity and healthy soils. They moved onto the land in 2010 and … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: WOOD MOUNTAIN, SK – UPLAND ORGANICS

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Farmer Cam’s Foods

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 08, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth 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 wrapping up their growing season and reflecting back on the lessons of the year.  We are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts as we recruit a new cohort of farmers for our BMN 2022 program. For more information and to apply please see … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Farmer Cam’s Foods

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora and Fungi Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on October 25, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the eighth 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 wrapping up their growing season and reflecting back on the lessons of the year.  We are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts as we recruit a new cohort of farmers for our BMN 2022 program. For more information and to apply please see … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora and Fungi Farm

Brewery Waste, Mushrooms, and Animal Feed: A Zero-Waste Solution

Posted by Michelle Lam on October 12, 2021 1 Comment

Turning beer waste into mushrooms, and mushroom waste into feed — that’s what Alex Villeneuve is doing with Ceres Solutions, a farm located in the Treaty 7 region (Olds, AB).  Alex Villeneuve was completing a Chef’s Apprenticeship at NAIT when he decided to take the Brewmaster’s Program at Old’s College. After witnessing the amount of waste that comes from the brewing process while in the program, he knew there had to be a better way. This is when he began to experiment with cultivating mushrooms. His set-up was simple; Ziploc bags, bale twine, plastic buckets, and duct tape were used … Continue reading Brewery Waste, Mushrooms, and Animal Feed: A Zero-Waste Solution