Blog Category: Central & Northern BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Regenerative Farm in Telkwa

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on October 01, 2021

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.p> ABOUT THE LAND Beautiful regenerative farm just outside the town of Telkwa. This 18-acre farm integrates a variety of small livestock (sheep, pigs, poultry), bees, gardens, and an orchard with regenerative farming practices. With plans of expanding and developing their compost and vermi-compost, this land opportunity has so much to offer! ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The established gardens (with room for expansion!) are the primary focus of the land opportunity for an … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Regenerative Farm in Telkwa

EVENT RECAP: Wildwood Farm Land Social – Dawson Creek, BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on September 10, 2021

Wildwood Farm located just outside of Pouce Coupe has been Tim and Linda’s home for nearly 50 years! Draft horses are used in farm work where ever possible from garden and field tillage to milling their own grain. Beef cattle, milk cows, hogs, and laying hens are all raised here and make this farm so special. They are planning the next steps for the farm with developing a non-family farm transition and succession plan. Welcoming 18 attendees to join 6 hosts on Saturday September 4, we were so fortunate to tour the farm, develop new connections and network, learn about … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Wildwood Farm Land Social – Dawson Creek, BC

EVENT RECAP: Kersley Farmers Institute Farm Tours – North Cariboo, BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on September 03, 2021

On Wednesday August 25, the Kersley Farmers Institute welcomed 44 people to enjoy a day full of farm tours at three host farms, Dunlevy Ranch, Rocky Point Ranch, and North Star Farm House. Over the course of the day, we saw diverse farming ventures and agribusinesses, networked, and shared ideas about farming in the North Cariboo. The farm tours and discussions focused on the value of diversification in agriculture and different ways to diversify a farm. With all the weather and market challenges any one farm can face, incorporating other avenues of income for a farm and diversifying your products, … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Kersley Farmers Institute Farm Tours – North Cariboo, BC

Event Recap: Garrett Ranch Field Tour – Vanderhoof, BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on August 24, 2021

With extreme annual weather changes in the province of BC, farmers and ranchers are looking for ways to grow feed for cattle in diverse ways and trying to adapt to the ever challenging weather conditions. Forage winter kill, high levels of pest pressure, above seasonal summer temperatures, drought – it seems as though we are constantly faced with one extreme or another. Garrett Ranch in Vanderhoof recognizes these challenges and is looking to change the way they feed cattle. Extending summer grazing, introducing alternative crops, integrating other ways of winter feeding, and practicing regenerative agriculture are just a few examples … Continue reading Event Recap: Garrett Ranch Field Tour – Vanderhoof, BC

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

Event Recap: Food Sovereignty Tour at Tea Creek Farm – Kitwanga, BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on August 16, 2021

On Saturday August 7, Tea Creek Farm hosted a very special event sharing their Tea Creek Model for Indigenous-led training, highlighting the food sovereignty work being done with participants from the Gitanyow Band, Gitwangak Band, and Witset First Nation. A fantastic farm tour was followed by a delicious meal with local meat, veg and a slideshow presentation from Jacob) sharing the work Tea Creek Farm is doing and the Indigenous lives being impacted. Opening their doors to 25 attendees and 11 hosts from Vanderhoof to Terrace – the event started with a tour of Tea Creek Farm. Vegetable gardens, greenhouse … Continue reading Event Recap: Food Sovereignty Tour at Tea Creek Farm – Kitwanga, BC

SEPT 12, 2021: TERRACE, BC – Skeena-Bulkley Farmers Meet & Greet at Thimbleberry Farm

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on August 05, 2021

Interested in local food systems and security? You’re invited to an afternoon of connecting with local farmers, food producers at the third annual Skeena-Bulkley Farmers Meet and Greet at Thimbleberry Farm in Terrace, BC! Join Vicky and Chris of Thimbleberry Farm for an afternoon of networking and idea-sharing. Make new connections and strengthen old ones among the region’s agricultural community members. This casual afternoon will consist of an introduction circle, farm tour, and potluck grazing table. Bring a snack or dish to share, and get ready to make new farm friends and expand your support network! WHEN: Sunday, September 12, 2021 | … Continue reading SEPT 12, 2021: TERRACE, BC – Skeena-Bulkley Farmers Meet & Greet at Thimbleberry Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn Key Farm in Beautiful Prince George

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on August 03, 2021

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 153 acre turn key farm located in the North West outskirts of beautiful Prince George has it all! A well kept 1989 farmhouse, industrial shop, many outbuildings (hen houses, storage sheds, greenhouse, two pole barns), and roughly 80 acres in hay production. The remaining land is forested and wetlands. In amongst neighboring farms lies Vivian Lake and Sylvan lake, Ness Lake Regional Park and the Eskers Provincial … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn Key Farm in Beautiful Prince George

Farmer Profile: Ruth Calduch growing Garlic on leased land, Prince George

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 26, 2021

We’re thrilled to be working with young farmer Ruth, born and raised in Barcelona, Catalunya who moved to Canada 13 years ago and has landed in Prince George, BC. She currently has a 1/4 acre garlic crop (and a newborn!) on leased land she found with support from the B.C. Land Matching Program. How did you decide you wanted to lease land and what was your dream property? I decided I wanted to lease out of necessity as I do not have access to the financial means to own a property big enough to grown my business – literally-. My … Continue reading Farmer Profile: Ruth Calduch growing Garlic on leased land, Prince George

Kitwanga, BC – Food Sovereignty Tour at Tea Creek Farm

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 20, 2021

We are excited to announce a by invitation Food Sovereignty Tour at Tea Creek Farm, in Kitwanga, B.C. August 7th.  Jacob and Jessica Beaton are passionate about revitalizing food production and feeding their community. With a vision of resilient, healthy communities built on land-based programs and abundant local food, they established Tea Creek Farm in 2020. In a short amount of time, they have developed land-based training programs that “catalyze new agricultural projects and livelihoods—restoring the ability of Indigenous nations to grow fresh, healthy food and medicine for ourselves and our communities.”  Tea Creek’s Indigenous-led program works in partnership with … Continue reading Kitwanga, BC – Food Sovereignty Tour at Tea Creek Farm