Blog Category: British Columbia

JULY 7, 2024: COBBLE HILL, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Silverside Farm

Posted by Kat Roger on May 22, 2024

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Silverside Farm in Cobble Hill, 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. Come out to connect with other farmers and food lovers, share a meal, and learn about berry production! We’ll enjoy a farm tour from Silverside farmers Charles and Manzar, who were matched in 2023 through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP). We will hear how Charles and Manzar transitioned their farm from Alberta to B.C., … Continue reading JULY 7, 2024: COBBLE HILL, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Silverside Farm

YA Business Mentorship Network – Fuller Farm Organics

Posted by Melanie Buffel on May 22, 2024

Young Agrarians is celebrating the tenth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the second year of the program in the Prairies! If you are a new farmer or the next generation to take on your family farm and need support to figure out the business aspects of your farm consider applying for the 2024/2025 cohort. The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers/ranchers/producers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops new farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Apply for the … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – Fuller Farm Organics

Holding the Sacred Space and Taking Care of Business

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 21, 2024

Minwaadizi Farm

Greenhouse build spring 2024. (Photo credit: Natasha Anderson-Brass) In the summer of 2022 I sat down with Young Agrarians for an interview to talk about my experience in their Business Bootcamp program (you can read that interview here). At that time I was still an intern at Amara Farm with dreams of developing my own community oriented farm business. Fast forward two years and I can hardly believe that, with a lot of help, I am making those dreams come true! Having signed a sub-lease agreement on Amara Farm property, I was able to officially launch Minwaadizi Farm in the … Continue reading Holding the Sacred Space and Taking Care of Business

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market garden for lease – Cordova Bay, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on May 21, 2024 2 Comments

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Long Now Farm is a small hobby farm on 3.4 acres of unceded W’SANEC land. The property is a 5 minute bike ride to the grocery store and to Elk Lake, and a 45 minute bike ride to Victoria along the Lochside Trail. The current landholders have been caretaking the land since … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market garden for lease – Cordova Bay, BC

FARM JOB: Saanichton, BC – Seeds of the Revolution! at Saanich Organics, Farm Hand/Seed Production Assistant

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on May 21, 2024

Seeds of the Revolution! at Saanich Organics in Saanichton, BC is seeking a Farm Hand/Seed Production Assistant. ABOUT Seeds of the Revolution! at Saanich Organics This position is located at Northbrook Farm in the Mt Newton Valley near Victoria and is part of an exciting project within Saanich Organics. As seed production assistant, you will be involved in all aspects of growing, rogueing, harvesting, cleaning, germination testing, and packing our open-pollinated seed for our seed business, Seeds of the Revolution! There are also fresh crops to plant, tend, and harvest, namely salad greens and strawberries. Our methods include lots of … Continue reading FARM JOB: Saanichton, BC – Seeds of the Revolution! at Saanich Organics, Farm Hand/Seed Production Assistant

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 18 Acres of Raw, Forested Land – Hope, BC

Posted by Ve-Jane Duong on May 16, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Are you an experienced, hardworking farmer who would relish the opportunity to graze your livestock in a forest or utilize forested land for your farm business? Up to 18 acres of raw forest is available in a picturesque setting minutes from the Coquihalla Canyon and Othello Tunnels. The property is divided into … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 18 Acres of Raw, Forested Land – Hope, BC

FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking grazing land for livestock farmer and textile artist – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on May 16, 2024

We have more land seekers and opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE FARMER Meet Kelsey Epp, the owner and operator of Tsolum River Ranch and Studio Aase in Courtenay, BC. Kelsey raises a flock of 55 Suffolk and Gotland sheep for meat and wool in addition to raising pork, meat rabbits, laying hens and beef production on 26 acres of land. Kelsey’s passion for raising livestock is deeply ingrained from her … Continue reading FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking grazing land for livestock farmer and textile artist – Courtenay, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2+ acres of fenced farmland for lease, Grand Forks, BC

Posted by Nyree Marsh on May 15, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Situated within the ALR, this fully fenced parcel of over 2 acres presents a fantastic opportunity for a market gardener planning to establish or expand their farm business. The 2-acre field has its own gated entry from the road, while an additional ⅓ acre is suitable for a small orchard or berries. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2+ acres of fenced farmland for lease, Grand Forks, BC

Event Recap: Work Party at Ntamtqen Community Garden

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 10, 2024

A wonderful group came out to our second work party at Ntampqen Community Garden on syilx territory (near Cawston, BC) last weekend in April. We shared a lot of laughs, got a ton of work done, and enjoyed some incredible food together. We are grateful to everyone who contributed their time and energy, and to Dixon and Hannah for hosting us. Read on for more details and photos from the day. Updates to the Farm A lot has happened at the garden since our last work party six months ago. For starters, the project has a new name! Ntamtqen means … Continue reading Event Recap: Work Party at Ntamtqen Community Garden

FARM JOB: Duncan, BC- Tattam Valley Farms, Farm Worker

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on May 10, 2024

Tattam Valley Farms in Duncan, British Columbia is seeking a Farm Worker! ABOUT Tattam Valley Farms Tattam Valley Farms produces mostly vegetables with some fruit on a 1/3 of an acre in the Cowichan Valley. The work is completed mostly by hand with light machinery used. Some machines used are a gas weed eater and rototiller. Customers pick-up their CSA vegetable box at the farm on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule. Facebook, and other online sites are used to market the garden. Finding “my” customers for the right fit. Making sure my visions will fit the right people. I feel … Continue reading FARM JOB: Duncan, BC- Tattam Valley Farms, Farm Worker