Blog Category: B.C. Land Matching Program

Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

Posted by Darcy Smith on July 05, 2020

This article was originally published in the BC Organic Grower Summer 2020 and is shared here with thanks! Spring on an organic produce farm looks like baby greens, tiny radishes, overflowing seedling greenhouses, and freshly turned soil. Everything feels precious and new and brimming with possibility. Touring around Loveland Acres in Salmon Arm with farmers Robin and Maylene, those feelings were especially palpable and poignant since it’s their first season on the land. They’ve had a long journey getting here, one filled with familiar challenges and dreams. The other familiar things these farmers have are sparkly eyes and grit, ineffable … Continue reading Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 60 acres of fields and forest for grazing near Vanderhoof, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 02, 2020

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 Situated 30 minutes Southwest of Vanderhoof, this 60 acre parcel is in the Nechako region, characterized by fertile farmlands and miles of forests. Just south of recreational retreat lakes, Nulki and Tachick, the land and fields have ample water with two streams and a creek running through the property, making it a resilient pasture during the dry season. The fields are a mix of open pasture and forest, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 60 acres of fields and forest for grazing near Vanderhoof, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grazing and hay land for up to 75 cow/calf pairs, Clearwater BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on June 30, 2020

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 Just 1.5 hours north of Kamloops, this cattle ready ranch has buildings, infrastructure, housing and plenty of pasture and hay fields. With 300 acres of treed and grazing land, the land is able to support up to 75 cow calf pairs. The 135 acres of hay fields with 4 wheel lines that irrigate 110 acre of fields can yield around 300 tons of alfalfa hay per year. The … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grazing and hay land for up to 75 cow/calf pairs, Clearwater BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 35 acres of forest and meadow land near Nelson, BC

Posted by Alex on June 22, 2020

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 35 acre parcel is located in Beasley, about a 10 minute drive from Nelson. The land is south facing with a gentle slope and is mostly forested with a meadow that has perennial grasses, wildflowers, and ferns. There is also a flat area at the bottom of the slope that has standing water in the early spring. In general the meadow is … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 35 acres of forest and meadow land near Nelson, BC

Updates from the Okanagan Land Matcher: Summerland Success!

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 18, 2020

pravin and tony summerland

I stopped in recently to check in with Pravin and Tony in Summerland, two of the B.C. Land Matching Program participants who were successfully matched last year. Pravin was matched with 18 acres of land for a vineyard and it just so happened to be vine planting day! He’s struggled to secure labour this spring because of COVID19, but still managed to get 17 workers out in the field including his Dad, cousins, sister Navneet   and workers from Spain, Jamaica and Mexico. Navneet is trimming vine roots that are covered in wax to prevent rot and soaked in seaweed juice … Continue reading Updates from the Okanagan Land Matcher: Summerland Success!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouses and Cold Frames for Long Term Lease – North Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 18, 2020 4 Comments

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 used to be a busy commercial nursery, and is now no longer running, but still has many greenhouse structures in place and available for lease. All greenhouses are on concrete pads, so this is an opportunity for growing on roller benches, or bench table tops could be taken off for pots or containers to be placed on the ground. There are some incandescent grow lights … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouses and Cold Frames for Long Term Lease – North Saanich, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 gorgeous acres in Cawston, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on June 15, 2020

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 5 acre parcel of ALR land located in the gorgeous south Similkameen Valley was previously an organic vineyard, however the land is not well suited for grapes, as the water table is too high and all the vines were lost in a cold winter.  The current owners, Debora and Gordon, purchased the land 3 years ago and have had the grapes removed, and tilled and cover cropped and … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 gorgeous acres in Cawston, BC

Land Opportunity: Productive Ranch with Ample Rangeland near Savona, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on June 12, 2020

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 Located in the southern part of the Cariboo plateau, the Ranch stretches across 1200 deeded acres, several thousand acres of adjoining rangeland. Of the large swathes of hay fields, 78 acres is under pivot irrigation. More hay is cut than needed for the current operation, with excess sold off-ranch. This established ranch is well equipped with hay sheds, barns, calving equipment, and other buildings and infrastructure for the … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Productive Ranch with Ample Rangeland near Savona, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up To Eight Acres for Crop Production! – Richmond, BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on June 12, 2020 3 Comments

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 gorgeous Richmond property features eight acres of cleared flat farmland. This land has been in production for many years, and the rest of the acreage is currently being farmed in vegetable production. Mostly brassicas are currently being grown on the rest of the land, following conventional farming methods. The landowners live on site, and the land is located within a nice residential neighbourhood. There are shops … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up To Eight Acres for Crop Production! – Richmond, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced & Cross-Fenced 5+ acre Property, Langley BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on June 12, 2020

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 stunning Langley property is available for a free lease for a farmer who shares the same values for the land. The landowners are primarily looking to regain farm classification, and help out a new or young farmer to access land. The landowners live on site, and are open to occasionally assisting with simple quick tasks, so the farmer is able to take a day off here … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced & Cross-Fenced 5+ acre Property, Langley BC