Blog Category: Central & Northern BC

FARM JOB: SODA CREEK, BC – Puddle Produce Farm, Assistant Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 20, 2020

puddle produce farm

Puddle Produce Farm in Soda Creek, BC (near Williams Lake) is seeking an Assistant Farm Manager for the 2021 season! Puddle Produce Farm Puddle Produce Farm is a small 1.5 acre certified organic vegetable farm established on a 70 acre property in the Soda Creek region of the Cariboo in BC (approximately 40kms north of Williams Lake). We grow 30-40 different vegetables and microgreens for the local farmers market, a CSA program, and retail. About the Position The farm manager is looking for 1 full-time committed Assistant Farm Manager from April-October. They will be second in command to allow the … Continue reading FARM JOB: SODA CREEK, BC – Puddle Produce Farm, Assistant Farm Manager

FARM JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Fort Berens Estate Winery, Irrigation Tech

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 13, 2020

Fort Berens Estate Winery

Fort Berens Estate Winery in Lillooet, BC is seeking a full-time Irrigation Tech! About Fort Berens Estate Winery Our goal at Fort Berens Winery is to create handcrafted award-winning wines that reflect our unique Lillooet terroir. We like to have our wines tell the story of our terroir with limited intervention and manipulation. As a result, we have started to work as a sustainable farm. We use many organic practices and we are continually trying to improve and expand these every year. As an example, after abandoning herbicide sprays in our vineyard, and moving to finger weeding, we’re currently working … Continue reading FARM JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Fort Berens Estate Winery, Irrigation Tech

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimbleberry Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on November 09, 2020

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Applications are now open for our BMN 2021 Mentee Cohort. Find more information and an application form here. Deadline to apply has been extended to November 20th, 2020.  We are wrapping up with our 2020 Mentee Cohort and are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Vicky Serafini is the … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Thimbleberry Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres cleared land south of Prince George

Posted by Jolene Swain on October 07, 2020

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 Remote yet accessible to the airport and nearby amenities, this 160 acre parcel was cleared in the past couple years and features wild hay, grasses, and a good mix of shrubs for browsing. Surrounded by hills and mountains, the land also features a rivers, streams and the western border is a small lake and wetland. To the east is the larger Red Rock Lake. Accessible by a well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres cleared land south of Prince George

Transition Case Story: Horse Lake Farm Co-op

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 05, 2020

TURNING A FARM INTO A CO-OP – HORSE LAKE FARM CO-OPERATIVE For current farmers who value the community they’ve built on their land, the thought of selling the farm may be out of question. Turning a farm business into a co-operative, especially one that will eventually own the land, can be a way to formalize the community approach to farming and ensure the land will be available for future generations of farmers. This is a story about how co-operative structures can provide a long-term sustainable solution to transition.  This story begins in the 1970’s with a group of folks active … Continue reading Transition Case Story: Horse Lake Farm Co-op

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres of fenced pasture near McBride, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on October 05, 2020

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 3km from the town of McBride, this 20 acre pasture is well suited to small scale livestock production. The 20 acres is divided into two sections with sheep fencing around the perimeter including a strand of electric wire. Fences were installed in 2015 and are fully functional around the perimeter with a bit of maintenance needed on the cross fence. There is a shelter in one half … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres of fenced pasture near McBride, BC

Farm Legacy Letters: Linda and Tim Ewert, Wildwood Farm

Posted by Alex on October 05, 2020

To future generations, We came to the Peace River region (near Pouce Coupe) with our baby and toddler in 1974. We took on an agricultural lease, which required us to clear land, and prepare fields for seeding before we were able to purchase the land. We are still here on our 160-acre farm with fields, forest, hand-built buildings, fences, ponds etc. We have worked over the years to realize our dream of using draft horses for as much of the mechanized work as possible. We have used our horses for cutting, raking and hauling hay; field preparation; ploughing, discing, harrowing, … Continue reading Farm Legacy Letters: Linda and Tim Ewert, Wildwood Farm

Farm Legacy Letters: Pete Amyoony

Posted by Alex on October 05, 2020

To future generations:  My farm is 10 acres in the hamlet of Dunster, B.C., on the north side of the valley on a bench above the Fraser River with amazing southern exposure. In the short days of winter here at the 54th parallel, our side of the valley gets more than double the amount of sun from the other side. This is such a help with starting crops earlier in the spring and growing later into the fall months. Even though our high latitude only has 90-100 frost free days some years, on the long summer days when we receive … Continue reading Farm Legacy Letters: Pete Amyoony

INTERNSHIP: NEAT, Digital & Information Technology Development

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 25, 2020

NEAT is excited to be seeking an intern candidate to head up digital and information technology projects. This is a temporary, full time position that will develop the tools and frameworks to help us meet our mission and vision. Funding for this position is generously provided by the Government of Canada & facilitated through BC Technology for Learning Society. JOB DESCRIPTION The Digital & Information Technology Development position is based in Fort St John, BC and will report to the Executive Director. The successful candidate will: Research, plan & build robust technological tools and frameworks to support NEAT’s day to … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: NEAT, Digital & Information Technology Development

Looking for Land: Farmer seeking land to grow garlic near Prince George, B.C.

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 17, 2020

We have more land seekers and opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with the 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 FARMER Hola! I was born and raised in Barcelona – daughter of a Catalan mother and a Canadian father – where I did my schooling and obtained a post-secondary degree in professional cooking. I immigrated to Vancouver in 2008 out of a sense of adventure where I started working as a server. In an unforeseen turn of events, I found my way out of the … Continue reading Looking for Land: Farmer seeking land to grow garlic near Prince George, B.C.