Blog Category: Land

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2-4 ACRE FARM LAND – MAPLE RIDGE, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on March 25, 2021 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 approx 2-4 acres of farmland is part of a larger property with a home that is occupied by the landowner. The land has access to well and stream water. The owner would like to make the land available to a quiet, responsible, trustworthy farmer for growing fruits or vegetables. The land is divided into a few parcels of farmable land separated by … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2-4 ACRE FARM LAND – MAPLE RIDGE, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Acre Parcel at Lohbrunner Community Farm – Langford, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 23, 2021

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 Lohbrunner Community Farm has a 2 acre parcel of fertile farmland to lease out to a passionate farmer beginning in 2022! Located in Langford, BC, this opportunity is very close to dense urban development, and a solid customer base. The land at Lohbrunner is located on a seasonal (winter) floodplain. This results in a shorter growing season than most other farms in the area (roughly April/May-October) but … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Acre Parcel at Lohbrunner Community Farm – Langford, BC

The Alberta Land Access Guide is Out!

Posted by Michelle Lam on March 23, 2021

Photo Credit: Kevin Kossowan Location: Lady’s Hat Farm, Castor, AB

Feature image above: Photo Credit: Kevin Kossowan // Location: Lady’s Hat Farm, Castor, AB Over the past year, the Young Agrarians team and our contributors have been working hard at creating the first edition of the Alberta Land Access Guide. It’s a toolkit for new farmers like YOU. It’s a collection of stories of wins, loses, and everything in-between. We hope you can use these experiences to guide you through this big, rather intimidating step in your career path as a regenerative farmer. (Don’t worry, we’re here to walk you through it, step-by-step). For land seekers, it will give you … Continue reading The Alberta Land Access Guide is Out!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cleared farm land just outside Terrace, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on March 22, 2021

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 north of Terrace, BC these south facing fields are fenced and bursting with opportunity. This parcel could have up to 2-3 available acres of cleared fields with 1.3 acres of fenced pasture. Flat, south facing mountain side land includes fenced pasture and fields, surrounded by mountains with no shortage of water from the mountain streams. Previous owner had orchid trees and grew various nursery plants and trees. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Cleared farm land just outside Terrace, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Winnipeg, MB – Looking to Share our 2 Acres

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 17, 2021

About the Opportunity These land holders are passionate about supporting local, sustainable agriculture and excited by the farm to table movement. They are looking to connect with a motivated, self sufficient and responsible gardener or farmer who is interested in growing vegetables on their property in the South Wilkes area (near Ikea) in Winnipeg, MB. They reside on the property, however, the specific garden area has not been landscaped or developed. They are in the process of building a small goat shed, storage unit and greenhouse which they anticipate to be ready around mid-April. If a good match is interested, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Winnipeg, MB – Looking to Share our 2 Acres

TRANSITION CASE STORY: LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 16, 2021

Transition land trust - Lohbrunner Community Farm Coop members and Heather Pritchard are gathered on a snow bank with a forest in the background. Heather is holding a bunch of garlic.

THE COMBINED POWER OF CO-OPS AND TRUSTS at LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM, Vancouver Island, B.C. When community, co-ops and land trusts come together to save a piece of land, amazing things happen! This is the story of a farm that was saved by community support—and will be stewarded into the future by a co-operative. Located in Langford on Southern Vancouver Island, Lohbrunner Community Farm is a 13-acre farm held in trust by FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF), and managed by a co-operative of farmers and community members. The original farm homestead was an oasis of mixed fields, forest and wetlands tucked away in … Continue reading TRANSITION CASE STORY: LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 ACRE MARKET GARDEN – DELTA

Posted by Fai Hui on March 15, 2021 2 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 1/2 acre parcel is part of a larger hops and sheep farm located on farmland just outside of Ladner. The fenced in plot has full sun all day, and access to water and electricity. The landowner plans to install irrigation for the plot and add an adjacent hoop house that will be made available for the farmers use. Compost made from brewery … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/2 ACRE MARKET GARDEN – DELTA

Transition Case Story: GOOD EARTH FARM

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 08, 2021 5 Comments

Young Agrarians transition - A young man and an elder woman are seated together smiling at the camera

COMMUNITY LENDING  at GOOD EARTH FARM, Gabriola Island, B.C. What are you to do when you want to buy the farm but don’t qualify for a traditional mortgage? This is a story about how relationships and community can come together to support the next generation to buy the farm through private lending. Located on Gabriola Island, just off the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, Good Earth Farm produces mixed vegetables on about three acres using regenerative growing practices. The original farmers, Rosheen Holland and Bob Shields, founded the farm in 1993 and ran it together for 22 years until … Continue reading Transition Case Story: GOOD EARTH FARM

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land share on organic farm in development in Slocan Park

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 01, 2021

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 farming opportunity in development is located in Slocan Park, a small community of just over 120 households nestled in the Slocan Valley about 30 minutes from Nelson, BC. The landowners have just purchased this property and keen to make some land available. Sunlight hours can be limited in winter months and somewhat shorter in this part of the valley in the summer than other growing areas because … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land share on organic farm in development in Slocan Park

MARCH 3, 2021: Planning for Non-Family Farm Transition

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 26, 2021

Darcy Smith Land Matcher Metro Vancouver Fraser Valley

Join Darcy Smith for a webinar on Non-Family Farm Transition with the BC Ministry of Agriculture! Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Time: 11:00 am – 12:00pm Presenter: Darcy Smith, Young Agrarians Register: Register here Webinar Description: This webinar provides both current and entering farmers with a framework for understanding transition of farms and farmland outside the family, along with information and considerations about different possible pathways to non-family transition. In this webinar, Darcy will introduce concepts and tools to apply to alternative farm transition, from setting a vision to identifying models and assessing feasibility, as well as case stories that … Continue reading MARCH 3, 2021: Planning for Non-Family Farm Transition