Blog Category: Marketing

SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 12, 2019

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What is the Feeding Growth “Scale Your Progressive Food Business” workshop series? This series of five workshops provides practical tips for progressive retail and packaged goods companies to reach and maintain success. Each workshop follows the Feeding Growth recipe: personable and caring food industry mentors share advice; participants engage in hands-on exercises; and the helpful community of progressive change-makers connects over tasty local food. The series culminates with a keynote event celebrating our graduates and the local food movement. Learn more and register here!  THE “SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS” WORKSHOP SERIES RUNS EVERY FALL, FROM LATE SEPTEMBER TO LATE NOVEMBER, AT A FREQUENCY OF ONE … Continue reading SEPT-NOV, 2019: VANCOUVER, BC – SCALE YOUR PROGRESSIVE FOOD BUSINESS

FARM JOB: LADNER, BC – Hydro Fresh Farm Ltd., Vegetable/Plant Grower

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 04, 2019

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Hydro Fresh Farm Ltd. in Ladner, BC is seeking a Vegetable/Plant Grower! About Hydro Fresh Farm Ltd. Hydro Fresh Farm Ltd. is a starting, new-concept agricultural company located in Delta, BC. We are looking for a proficient vegetable/plant grower who has great passion and knowledge to join us. We believe with you playing a role in part of this plan; we can ignite a change of the existing vegetable growing model in BC. This position is an excellent opportunity for people who like challenges and engage with new things. Desired Qualities 1. Agricultural diploma or bachelor’s degree 2. Canadian citizens … Continue reading FARM JOB: LADNER, BC – Hydro Fresh Farm Ltd., Vegetable/Plant Grower

FARM JOB: LOWER MAINLAND, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Farmers’ Market Helpers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 20, 2019

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Snowy Mountain Organics is seeking Lower Mainland-based Farmers Market Helpers for the 2019 summer season! About Snowy Mountain Organics Snowy Mountain Organics is a 25 acre farm, in which 12 acres are planted with an assortment of fruit trees. In order of ripening we have Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Apples (including quince) and Pears. We have been growing organically for 35 years, and have focused on creating a diverse collection of new and heritage (delicious) varieties. We simply enjoy being in sunshine, and playing with the earth, in a respectful and sustainable way. We sell our produce at farmers markets … Continue reading FARM JOB: LOWER MAINLAND, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Farmers’ Market Helpers

AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

Posted by Alex on June 13, 2019 4 Comments

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Are you a 1st generation farmer looking to connect with a strong community of friends and mentors? Do you want to make your farm business more resilient by improving your financial plan and communication strategies? Are you an urbanite itching to get your boots on the ground but don’t know where to start? Join us at the 1st Generation Farmer Conference to get relevant, ready-to-apply farm knowledge from a fantastic line up of speakers and to meet other passionate farmers in Alberta! Farmers, food lovers, and the farm-curious of all ages are all invited! When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 Where: Rosy … Continue reading AUGUST 10, 2019: ALCOMDALE, AB – 1st Generation Farmer Conference

Opportunity: Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market Looking for Vendors

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 22, 2019

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Congrats to the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market as they move to a new location and year-round market! Looking forward to the opportunities for farmers and food lovers in this new space! If you are interested in becoming a vendor check out the information below.  We are excited to announce that the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market is looking for farmers, producers, artisans, bakers, growers and creative people to join us at the market! Outdoor Market  If you are interested in participating outdoors this summer (2019), you can complete the application form here: 2019 EDFM Vendor Application. Please note that priority will be given to applicants … Continue reading Opportunity: Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market Looking for Vendors

MARCH 23, 2019: QUESNEL, BC – Social Media Marketing Workshop for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 04, 2019

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Young Agrarians and Long Table Grocery are partnering up to offer a fun, accessible, and interactive Social Media Marketing Workshop for Farmers with Evie Lavers, co-founder of Rhythm Club – a marketing agency with a combined 14 years of arts, music, and event marketing experience, whose founders take pride in creating accessible, entertaining, and immersive workshops and who are highly skilled at translating novel ideas into revenue. Learn to make your social media routine more effective and efficient, broaden your reach, and engage more deeply with your existing customers. No matter where you are at in your farming journey or … Continue reading MARCH 23, 2019: QUESNEL, BC – Social Media Marketing Workshop for Farmers

FEB 28 – MAR 7, 2019: KAMLOOPS, KELOWNA, CRANBROOKE, SURREY, BC – Grow Your Food Business one-day workshops with Good to Grow Natural Products Coaching

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 27, 2019

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Grow Your Food Business One-day Workshops Learn what it takes to turn your food or beverage product idea into a business. Understand the business scope, including planning, finance, marketing, packaging, and distribution. Dates & Locations February 28 | Kamloops | co-hosted by Community Futures Thompson Country March 5 | Kelowna | co-hosted by Community Futures Central Okanagan March 7 | Cranbrooke | co-hosted by Farm Kitchen March 15 | Surrey | at Vancity Branch #32 To register and for further info, visit: https://goodtogrowproducts.com/events/workshops/ You can also find our workshops listed on our Facebook page Good to Grow Natural Products Coaching under Events. … Continue reading FEB 28 – MAR 7, 2019: KAMLOOPS, KELOWNA, CRANBROOKE, SURREY, BC – Grow Your Food Business one-day workshops with Good to Grow Natural Products Coaching

JAN 31, 2019: Guidelines for BC’s Organic Certification Regulation

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 07, 2019

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Guidelines for BC’s Organic Certification Regulation Circulated from the BC Ministry of Agriculture January 31, 2019 Background These guidelines are intended to provide guidance to operators in BC who are seeking clarity on how to be compliant with BC’s Organic Certification Regulation. As of September 1, 2018, the term “organic” is now a protected label within BC for agricultural products that have been produced or processed in BC, and for which certified organic programs exist. Currently Certified Organic programs exist in BC for food and beverages, flowers, cannabis, pet food and any product made from 100% agricultural products that can … Continue reading JAN 31, 2019: Guidelines for BC’s Organic Certification Regulation

FEB 9-10, 2019: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

Posted by Robin Hunt on February 01, 2019 6 Comments

Join us for our first ever Central B.C. winter mixer at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus!  Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Williams Lake Mixer with two full days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. We will have two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket. Saturday night we will host a community Potluck and hear your stories at … Continue reading FEB 9-10, 2019: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

MARCH 3, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 31, 2019

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Join us for a workshop with the legendary Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm, on preventing burnout and increasing farm profits with less waste and work. Ben has inspired thousands to increase efficiency on their farms, and now he’s coming to BC to share his knowledge! No matter where you are at in your farming journey or what type of farm you operate, these “lean” principles can help you streamline and maximize your time. WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 1-6pm WHERE:  Dakelh Territory | Prince George Civic Centre, 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George B.C. COST:  Sliding scale $25-$50. There are a couple work … Continue reading MARCH 3, 2019: PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Lean Farm Workshop with Ben Hartman