Blog Category: Land

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 14 acres in Kamloops, B.C.

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 30, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND: Lone Pine Farm is 34 acres located on Westsyde Rd in Kamloops, adjacent to the Dunes Golf Course. The 20 acres on the west side of the road are beautiful, rolling hills, a grassland/sage ecosystem (currently in the process of being donated to BC Parks) and the 14 acres on the other side of the road, next to the North Thompson river, are arable, fertile, flat fields.  This property has been in the family since the 1920’s and used for a variety of agricultural purposes including cattle, mixed orchard and extensive vegetable garden.  The riverbank area is a corridor for wildlife.  *Side note from Land Matcher, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 14 acres in Kamloops, B.C.

B.C. Land Matching Program Brings Opportunities for New Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 26, 2019

B.C. Land Matching Program Press Release

Our Okanagan Land Matcher Tessa had an exciting day as Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham visited Alpine Roots Farm, matched to a property in Kelowna through the B.C. Land Matching Program. Minister Popham was there to celebrate what we’ve been up to over the past year, and to announce another year of funding for the program! A huge thank you to the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture for helping us support new entrants and farmland owners across B.C., as well as to our other amazing funders, Columbia Basin Trust, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Metro Vancouver, Vancity, and Regional District of North Okanagan. Castanet came out with a … Continue reading B.C. Land Matching Program Brings Opportunities for New Farmers

LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF-GRID WEST COAST HOMESTEAD WITH CO-OWNERSHIP POTENTIAL – BAMFIELD, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 15, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND We are Jan and Nelson Meadows. We have been stewarding this 40-acre property 13 kms outside of Bamfield for the past 13 years. We have built a productive organic garden, multiple alternative energy sources, buildings and a self-sufficient way of life – we love eating fresh, organic food from the gardens nearly year-round, hosting WWOOFERs from all over the world, and sharing the knowledge we have gained in living this lifestyle. The property was clear cut about 30 years ago. The forest is now growing back with natural regeneration that includes all the native plant species. Our hope is to help nurture … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: OFF-GRID WEST COAST HOMESTEAD WITH CO-OWNERSHIP POTENTIAL – BAMFIELD, BC

Land Opportunity: 1 acre available for Market Garden – Coldstream, B.C

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 11, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND This plot of land located in the heart of beautiful Coldstream, B.C. is just under an acre and would be ideal for a small scale market garden. It has a long history of agricultural use, as it was originally a part of Coldstream Ranch, however it has been fallow for many years.  The soil is healthy, the plot gets full sun and there is an irrigation hookup available.  There is the possibility of storage/cooler space in the barn. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The land owners would like to see the property used to grow food with organic practices.  The … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 1 acre available for Market Garden – Coldstream, B.C

Land Matching for the Next Generation of Farmers: Okanagan Update, April 2019

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 08, 2019

By Tessa Wetherill, Okanagan Land Matcher in our B.C. Land Matching Program Listening to people is just as fascinating as listening to plants. For the first growing season in 12 years, I won’t be farming as my primary occupation, instead I’m joyfully continuing on in the role of the Okanagan Land Matcher with the B.C. Land Matching Program delivered by Young Agrarians. Watching and nurturing these new collaborations between new farmers without land and property owners wanting to see their land farmed is both enlivening and encouraging. Not much different than my other much loved spring activity, caring for seedlings. After kicking off … Continue reading Land Matching for the Next Generation of Farmers: Okanagan Update, April 2019

LAND OPPORTUNITY: GARDEN SPACE AT UNSWORTH VINEYARD – MILL BAY, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 08, 2019

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The popular restaurant at Unsworth Vineyard and Winery is looking for a new farmer to lease its kitchen garden! The owners are keen to have a farmer to make use of the space available, and supply the popular restaurant with as much produce grown on-site as possible. The chef would particularly love a fresh supply of herbs and flowers, and will buy anything the farmer can grow there!  The restaurant would be the farmer’s first customer, and if there is any additional produce from the garden beyond what the restaurant needs, the farmer is welcome to sell that elsewhere. There is potential to sell to the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: GARDEN SPACE AT UNSWORTH VINEYARD – MILL BAY, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 25 ACRES OF PRIME PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS! – NANOOSE BAY, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 06, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Stone Spring Farm is located on Vancouver Island at the foothills of Mount Arrowsmith, 0.5 km off Highway 19, in beautiful Nanoose Bay. The picturesque 40-acre ALR property has been in the family for generations and used for various purposes over the years. The mix of sloped land forested riding trails and pasture, with good well water, allows the potential for many ideas to be brought to life. There are approximately 25 fenced acres of the property are available for farm use. Currently we have 10 in hay production and 15 acres of pasture for horses and grass-fed … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 25 ACRES OF PRIME PASTURE OPEN TO IDEAS! – NANOOSE BAY, BC

JOB: Young Agrarians Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 04, 2019

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Young Agrarians BC is hiring a Land Matcher for the Central & Northern B.C. region! Are you a connector? An intuitive networker? That person in your friend group who always has the dirt on hot jobs and cool apartments? Do complete strangers tell you their life story at the drop of a hat? Did you once set up your friends from college, and now they’ve got kids and you gave a speech at their wedding and they send you a thank you card every year? Young Agrarians needs someone with that magic matchmaking quality to connect farmers seeking land with farmland … Continue reading JOB: Young Agrarians Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher

EVENT RECAP: 2019 BC Association of Farmers’ Markets Conference in Kimberley, BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 29, 2019

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On March 8-10, 2019, hundreds of farmers, vendors and farmers market managers, mixed with a few local and provincial government reps, non-profits and food-related businesses, came together in the East Kootenay town of Kimberley for the annual conference of the British Columbia Association of Farmers’ Markets. The three-day event was jam-packed with social events, workshops, keynotes and lots of delicious fare! Saturday morning’s plenary on elevating the BC Farmers’ Markets brand was delivered by industry professionals including Heather O’Hara, Executive Director of BCAFM, followed by a presentation on food safety. Attendees had the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: 2019 BC Association of Farmers’ Markets Conference in Kimberley, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 ACRE LIVESTOCK FARM FOR LEASE – UNION BAY, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on March 22, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND Hilltop Farm Union Bay is a fenced 10 acre hobby farm gently sloping between the Old and New Island Highways in the foothills of the Beaufort Range. Half the acreage is kept as a woodlot and grazing area for sheep, the other half is cleared and cross fenced. The farm was established in the 1950’s as a dairy farm after being logged years earlier. The old dairy barn has been converted to a 4 stall livestock barn and hay shed. The property, accessible from an unpaved driveway from McLeod Road, includes a 120 sq.ft. chicken barn and 200 … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 ACRE LIVESTOCK FARM FOR LEASE – UNION BAY, BC