Blog Category: Central & Northern BC

FARM JOBS: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC – Big Rock Ranch, Farm Hands

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021 2 Comments

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Big Rock Ranch in 100 Mile House, BC is seeking Farm Hands for the 2021 season! About Big Rock Ranch Big Rock Ranch is a 148-acre farm, a short 15 minute drive from the historic town of 100 Mile House, in Buffalo Creek BC. Here we grow many varieties of vegetables on 2 acres, raise heritage chickens for eggs, care for our hive of honey bees, have 3 lovely horses, and 2 wonderful farm dogs.. We sell our produce at the South Cariboo Farmers Market, in a CSA box program and to local restaurants/grocery stores from Spring to Fall every … Continue reading FARM JOBS: 100 MILE HOUSE, BC – Big Rock Ranch, Farm Hands

FARM JOB: Vanderhoof, BC – Felicity Farm, Garden Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 04, 2021

Felicity Farm in Vanderhoof, British Columbia is seeking a Garden Hand for the 2021 season! ABOUT Felicity Farm Felicity Farm is located 10 km east of Vanderhoof BC, and supplies top quality fresh produce to the Vanderhoof farmers market and two farmers markets in Prince George. The farm is a 152 acre mixed farm with a 2 acre garden: mostly vegetables but also some herbs and cutflowers. We use a combination of greenhouses, mulches and row covers to optimize the summer growing season in our northern climate, and grow a wide variety of high value crops. We farm and garden … Continue reading FARM JOB: Vanderhoof, BC – Felicity Farm, Garden Hand

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

Hot Crops in a Cold Climate: Tomato Security in Northern BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on January 28, 2021

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Hope Farm Organics grows vegetables near Willow River, BC, one hour outside of Prince George. The farm operates under a co-operative model, sharing resources, knowledge, skills and tools, to grow a diverse number of crops, foraged wild products and value-added products for the local markets. Tomato Production in Zone 3 Farming in the North is not for the faint at heart. Late frosts, early frosts, arctic fronts bringing in -30 °C hard freezes – how do they do it?! Many crops (think brassicas, root crops, potatoes, etc) readily adapt to the short, intense northern summer, where long summer days more … Continue reading Hot Crops in a Cold Climate: Tomato Security in Northern BC

Protein for the People: Regenerative Poultry Project Grows Food Sovereignty

Posted by Jolene Swain on January 25, 2021

The Power of Feeding Ourselves Concerns over food security in the Gitxsan Nation started well before the pandemic. During the Festival of What Works (full video below), Shannon McPhail of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition shared concerns she heard from the Gitwangak hereditary chiefs of dwindling salmon runs and declining moose populations: “We need another option, whether it’s to give these stocks a break, or whether it’s a dark future where we can’t rely on them anymore.” Finding an alternative protein source for the region took shape in the form of a regenerative poultry project, as a way to strengthen the … Continue reading Protein for the People: Regenerative Poultry Project Grows Food Sovereignty

JOB: PRINCE RUPERT, BC – Ecotrust Canada, Food Systems Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 14, 2021

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Ecotrust Canada, in Prince Rupert, BC, is hiring a Food Systems Coordinator! About Ecotrust Canada Ecotrust Canada is an enterprising charity powered by the vision of people and nature thriving together. We develop innovative economic solutions that enable rural, remote and Indigenous communities across Canada to lead in the management of and benefit from, local resources – from fisheries to forests to housing and energy.  Our on the ground work and systems approach is entrepreneurial, partnership based and relentlessly practical. Learn more at Ecotrust.ca. About the Northwest Food Systems Initiative 2021 will be the inaugural year for the Northwest Food … Continue reading JOB: PRINCE RUPERT, BC – Ecotrust Canada, Food Systems Coordinator

APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Solstedt Organics

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 07, 2021

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Solstedt Organics in Lytton, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2021 season!  About Solstedt Organics Solstedt Organics is a certified organic, off-grid farm outside Lytton, BC. The farm is half orchard and half ground crops. We produce cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, apples, pears and grapes in the orchards and tomatoes, hot peppers, eggplant, zucchini, basil, melons, winter squash, radicchio and flowers in the gardens. The farm is very remote, located on the West side of the Fraser river, on the side of a mountain. We rely on solar power for energy and have gravity-fed water from a mountain creek. … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Solstedt Organics

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Bio-diverse farmstead and fields near Quesnel, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on December 17, 2020 2 Comments

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 This 131.5 acre parcel is just a 10 minute drive north of the City of Quesnel, in the Ten Mile Lake area. Approximately 50+/- acres are cleared and have been used for both pasture and forage with the potential to clear further acres of immature pine and poplar stands. The farm was most  recently leased for forage and garlic production. In 2020, approximately 60+ round bales were taken … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Bio-diverse farmstead and fields near Quesnel, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acres of cleared river valley land near Terrace, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on December 16, 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 Situated in the Greater Terrace area, this prime land is near the confluence of the Skeena and Zygomatitz Rivers. Historically used for hay and potato production, the property is currently home to a variety of fruit trees and berry bushes as well as the early stages of some vegetable gardens. Of the 22 acres, around 10 is cleared with potential for cultivation, grazing, market gardening or orchards – … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 10 acres of cleared river valley land near Terrace, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farmstead opportunity in the Robson Valley, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on December 04, 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 Nestled in an oxbow of the Fraser River, this 148 acres in the stunning Robson Valley consists of 40+ acres of hay, 5 acres of pasture adjacent to the residence, and the remaining acreage in rough pasture and forest. The land is home to mixed livestock and small scale vegetable production, including sheep, cows, and poultry. Apart from the main residence, there is a second 2 bedroom home … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farmstead opportunity in the Robson Valley, BC