Blog Category: Central & Northern BC

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 -. … 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

Land Social Recap: Woodgrain Farmer Co-op – Kispiox, BC

Posted by Darcy Smith on July 13, 2021

The weather was fabulous for our WoodGrain Farmer Co-op Land Social this past Sunday July 11! Nestled in the Kispiox Valley north of Hazelton BC on Gitxsan Territory, 44 attendees and 5 hosts, from as far west as Prince Rupert and as far east as Vanderhoof, gathered to learn about the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP), tour the beautiful WoodGrain farm, and gather in each other’s company – sharing stories, meeting everyone, and enjoying a delicious line up of homemade, home-grown, and ethically-sourced foods! Starting with an introduction circle, we spent time getting to know everyone, where they are from, … Continue reading Land Social Recap: Woodgrain Farmer Co-op – Kispiox, BC

JULY 11, 2021: Hazelton, BC – Land Social at WoodGrain Farmer Co-op

Posted by Jolene Swain on June 24, 2021

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at WoodGrain Farmer Cooperative in the Kispiox Valley! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event.  Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! WoodGrain Farmer Cooperative is an organic, full-circle, small-scale vegetable operation in Northwest BC within unceded traditional Gitxsan territory. Growing a diverse selection of veggies for two local markets and a 40+ member CSA, the four WoodGrain farmers have been able to divide and conquer farm tasks to keep a steady supply of … Continue reading JULY 11, 2021: Hazelton, BC – Land Social at WoodGrain Farmer Co-op

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Remote farming in the vast expanse of the Chilcotin Plateau, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on May 19, 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 Looking to get away from it all? Nestled in a very remote valley, in a very remote region, this West Chilcotin property can be found somewhere between Anahim Lake and Bella Coola. Access is by snowmobile for 5 months of the year, and via a rough bush road after that. Other residents in the area include bears, biting insects, and a very small community of homesteaders and ranchers. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Remote farming in the vast expanse of the Chilcotin Plateau, BC

FARM JOB: Lillooet, BC – Seed to Culture, Farm Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 13, 2021

Seed to Culture in Lillooet, BC is seeking a Farm Assistant for the 2021 season! ABOUT Seed to Culture Seed to Culture is a small scale vegetable farm and fermented food processor. We grow mixed vegetables and fruit using organic practices on over 3 acres of productive land in Lillooet, BC. Our business, as farmers and fermenters, has been in operation for over 3 years but we have been market farmers for over 10 years. We sell our vegetables at Farmers Markets and use our vegetables at our small food production facility to make sauerkraut and other fermented products. Our … Continue reading FARM JOB: Lillooet, BC – Seed to Culture, Farm Assistant

JOB OPPORTUNITY: LAND MATCHER – CENTRAL & NORTHERN B.C.

Posted by Darcy Smith on May 10, 2021 3 Comments

Four sheep with text We're hiring! B.C. Land Matching Program

Young Agrarians is hiring a new Land Matcher for Central & Northern B.C. Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a networker and connector? If you’ve got that magic matchmaker quality – equal parts people skills, passion for local food systems, and computer-savvy project manager – we’d love to hear from you.  Region: Central & Northern B.C. Deadline for Applications: 5pm Monday, May 31, 2021. This position will start when we find the right candidate.  Young Agrarians is an educational resource network for new and young farmers in Canada that launched in 2012. In … Continue reading JOB OPPORTUNITY: LAND MATCHER – CENTRAL & NORTHERN B.C.

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Farmer Cam’s Foods

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 28, 2021

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. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Cameron K Bell, Owner and Farm Manager at Farmer Cam’s Foods. My mentor is Andrew Adams of Hope Farms Organics in Prince George … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Farmer Cam’s Foods

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Historic farm on the goldrush trail, Likely BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on April 13, 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 A beautiful 80 acre parcel in Likely BC looking for new occupants! The land was originally occupied by Chinese farmers and was on the original Likely/Barkerville gold rush trail. A lot of great history in an amazing community. The property is on the bench directly above the Cariboo River and a third of the property is fenced pasture with a large garden with some fruit trees – looking … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Historic farm on the goldrush trail, Likely BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden opportunity at Snowshoe Creek Organics, Robson Valley BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on April 06, 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 For fifteen years, Crescent Spur Snowshoe Creek Organics owners, Charles & Elizabeth, have made the Robson Valley their garden home. The property is a 500-acre farm, bordered by the Fraser River along the south and surrounded by the Cariboo and Rocky Mountain ranges. There is a diversity of habitat to support many species of wildlife: large predators and ungulates, many species of waterfowl and predatory birds. Ample opportunities … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden opportunity at Snowshoe Creek Organics, Robson Valley BC