Blog Category: Peace Country

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Blue Ridge, AB – Blue Ridge Farms

Posted by Kolby Peterson on February 08, 2022

Are you an aspiring farmer hoping to be immersed in a farm that’s ‘got it all’? Are you hoping to learn about multiple kinds of livestock, spend time in the garden, help with the farm store, and work with farmers who are also raising some free-range kiddos? Join Jillian and Brett in their adventures on Blue Ridge Farms. About the Farm Brett and Jillian started farming in the spring of 2011. They have slowly taken down the old corrals and built new ones, and filled them with cattle over the years. They are now a 400 head cow-calf ranch and … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2022: Blue Ridge, AB – Blue Ridge Farms

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Kaitlyn Busson

Posted by Kolby Peterson on February 03, 2022

Kaitlyn was a 2022 apprentice at The Homestead, in Goodfare AB. She shares these wise words. Dear Future Me, I hope you are working your butt off from sun up to sun down making nutritious food with beautiful people, and if not don’t give up now. Whether you found yourself a handsome dairy or potato farmer in Nova Scotia, or you’re still raising cattle in the Peace Country, I hope you have remembered as much as possible from that summer. Make sure everything is fed and watered, and don’t forget to give the chickens grit. Don’t forget to water the … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Kaitlyn Busson

YA Apprenticeship 2022: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB

Posted by Dana Penrice on February 02, 2022

Are you an aspiring farmer looking to gain experience on a mixed, long-time-organic farm? Are  you wanting to learn about a mixed livestock operation and heritage breeds? First Nature Farms is offering a unique apprenticeship; join their team! About the Farm First Nature Farms is surrounded by land held within ecological reserves of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited, crown land, and other organic neighbours.  The 3000 acres of aspen forest, creeks, beaver ponds, pastures and farmland hold a rich diversity of both wildlife and wilderness, and domesticated species. Organic since 1990 and WWOOF hosts for almost as long, the … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2022: First Nature Farms – Goodfare, AB

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Katia Arcarese

Posted by Kolby Peterson on January 30, 2022

Katia was a 2021 Apprentice at The Homestead. Or should I say, IS! She wins the award for the longest farm stay. Make sure you stay tuned until the end, Katia has captured some of her experience at The Homestead in beautiful oil paintings. Here’s a sneak peak: If you wonder what being a vegetable farmer is like, especially when snow begins to fly, Katia shares her experience: We were wrapping things up in the garden by harvesting the potatoes and carrots. Due to a late warm fall, we were able to keep them in the garden a bit longer … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Katia Arcarese

Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Andrew Kozak

Posted by Kolby Peterson on January 21, 2022

Big City to Farm, and Back Again by Andrew Kozak In the summer of 2020, I was sitting locked down at home, in Canada’s largest urban centre and the city I grew up in, Toronto. The city life is far removed from the vast fields of our rural compatriots. At this time, the streets lay empty and quiet for months, and the fatigue was starting to set in. I had just finished my bachelor’s degree and I was waiting to put my hands to good use when I looked closely at them. They were soft, clean, “city slicker” hands. My … Continue reading Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program – Andrew Kozak

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

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 16, 2021 2 Comments

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

YA Apprenticeship 2022: The Homestead – Goodfare, AB

Posted by Kolby Peterson on November 01, 2021 4 Comments

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for an adventure in mixed farming? The Homestead is looking for a farm apprentice starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm The Homestead is a certified organic farm situated between the arable prairie of the Peace Country and a wilderness that extends all the way to the Pacific Ocean. It was started by Lisa and Donovan Kitt, two young farmers passionate about growing their own food. They have grown their subsistence farm into a medium-sized established operation that specializes in producing and direct marketing eggs, vegetables, micro-greens, pork, bison, beef, and chickens.  … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2022: The Homestead – Goodfare, AB

SEPT 4, 2021: DAWSON CREEK, BC – Land Social at Wildwood Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 16, 2021

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Wildwood Farm in Dawson Creek, B.C.! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event.  Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on an intergenerational farm! Wildwood Farm is a 160-acre, off-grid farm in the Peace Region of B.C. Tim and Linda Ewert moved to the area as a young couple and now, nearly 50 years later, they are in the midst of … Continue reading SEPT 4, 2021: DAWSON CREEK, BC – Land Social at Wildwood Farm

FARM JOB: Pouce Coupe, British Columbia – Wildwood Farm, Farm Team Member

Posted by Kolby Peterson on February 04, 2021

ABOUT THE POSITION Wildwood Farm is looking for a Farm Team Member this season! You will get to be involved in all aspects of operating a mixed farm. We currently raise grass-fed cows, pastured pigs, and free-range chickens for eggs and meat. We milk a couple of dairy cows, and grow annual and perennial gardens for our fruits and vegetables. In trying to keep nutrient and life cycles continuous on our farm, we grow the grain for the pigs and chickens on farm, and grind some of it into flour for ourselves. The hay that our cows and horses require … Continue reading FARM JOB: Pouce Coupe, British Columbia – Wildwood Farm, Farm Team Member

AUG 23, 2020: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch

Posted by Jolene Swain on August 12, 2020

land social at whiskey creek ranch

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch, a first generation, family-run farm in B.C’.s Peace region that is also home to Hip Peace Produce. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. We will tour the farm, enjoy local food prepared by Whiskey Creek Ranch, and dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We’ll learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help you find the perfect piece of land for you to build your dream farm business – or the perfect farmer … Continue reading AUG 23, 2020: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch