Blog Category: Thompson Okanagan

FARM JOB & EDUCATION: Sorrento, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Winter Young-Adult Leadership Development Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 27, 2021

Sorrento Centre Farm in Sorrento, British Columbia is seeking applicants for their Winter Young-Adult Leadership Development Program! ABOUT Sorrento Centre Farm Using permaculture and regenerative farming techniques to restore soil health, the Sorrento Centre farm grows fresh, naturally grown fruits and vegetables. Learn more at https://www.sorrentocentre.ca/farm We farm the land with natural and traditional methods that produce the highest quality and healthiest food for our community. We do not use synthetic chemicals on the Sorrento Centre Farm. We promote sustainable agriculture by growing food with methods that support and nurture the natural harmony of Creation. DESIRED QUALITIES We are looking … Continue reading FARM JOB & EDUCATION: Sorrento, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Winter Young-Adult Leadership Development Program

Land Social Recap: Elderberry Grove – Salmon Arm, BC

Posted by Tessa Thompson on July 12, 2021

What a pleasure to meet new farmers, elder farmers, food lovers and friends at Elderberry Grove in Salmon Arm, BC, for our first Land Social of the season, featuring a farm tour, elderberry product trials and gourmet snacks! Yesterday, July 10th was a joy! 46 folks gathered in pockets of shade to kick off the farm tour with a bit of background on Jed and Louise’s passion for growing and producing medicinal elderberry syrups, how they started out leasing family land and how they have expanded over the last 3 years to add 2 more large acreages to their land … Continue reading Land Social Recap: Elderberry Grove – Salmon Arm, BC

FARM JOB: Chase, BC – Burkholder Bros. Corn Farm, Lead Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 12, 2021

Burkholder Bros. Corn Farm in Chase, BC is seeking a Lead Farm Hand for the 2021 season! ABOUT Burkholder Bros. Corn Farm We are a direct to customer produce farm located in Chase, BC, along the shore of the South Thompson river. We grow 30 acres of produce with a focus on sweetcorn for fresh sale at local farmers markets and our roadside stand, which operates in the months of July and August. Alongside sweetcorn, we produce and sell potatoes, squash, tomatoes, garlic, cabbage, carrots, and beets. We also grow a diversified garden and produce other on-farm products for family, … Continue reading FARM JOB: Chase, BC – Burkholder Bros. Corn Farm, Lead Farm Hand

JOBS: KAMLOOPS & VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC – Seed Program Coordinators, FarmFolk CityFolk

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 05, 2021

FarmFolk CityFolk is hiring two Seed Program Coordinators in the Vancouver Island and Interior Regions! ABOUT FarmFolk CityFolk FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF) is a not-for-profit society connecting, empowering, and inspiring people to strengthen BC’s sustainable food systems. We develop, operate, and act as a catalyst for projects that support access to and production of local, sustainable food; support local growers and producers; provide access to and protection of farmland; and connect, educate, and celebrate with communities across BC. For over 25 years FFCF has been a leader in local food and sustainable agriculture working with businesses, policymakers, NGO partners, government, universities, … Continue reading JOBS: KAMLOOPS & VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC – Seed Program Coordinators, FarmFolk CityFolk

FILLED – FARM JOB: Kelowna, BC – Bite Me Organics, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 30, 2021

This position has been filled. View more Farm Jobs and Apprenticeships on our Job Board Bite Me Organics in Kelowna, British Columbia is seeking a Farm Worker! ABOUT Bite Me Organics My husband Richard and I operate a 10 acre Certified Organic orchard. We grow peaches and nectarines but our main crop is apples. We require farm help from now to the end of October. We live in East Kelowna which is mostly a farming area. We are close to the downtown area (within 8 km) and have a bus route within 2 km. We have two tractors and an … Continue reading FILLED – FARM JOB: Kelowna, BC – Bite Me Organics, Farm Worker

FARM JOB: Armstrong, BC – Greenlion Farms, Year-Round Greenhouse Production Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 28, 2021

Greenlion Farms in Armstrong, BC is seeking a Year-Round Greenhouse Production Hand! ABOUT Greenlion Farms We at Greenlion Farms are a family owned and operated year round greenhouse operation producing lettuce, micro greens, and herbs. We grow our crops without the use of herbicides or pesticides and using an irrigation system that recycles our water source, we are able to use 95% less water than traditional methods. Our vision includes sustainable, chemical free growing methods. With our crops being grown in completely enclosed controlled modules we are able to grow our produce all year round, serving the Okanagan with local … Continue reading FARM JOB: Armstrong, BC – Greenlion Farms, Year-Round Greenhouse Production Hand

JULY 18, 2021: VERNON, BC – Land Social at Silverstar Veggies

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 23, 2021 4 Comments

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Silverstar Veggies in Vernon, B.C.! 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! Silverstar Veggies is a brand new market garden on the boundary of city and countryside. Farmer Eric and his partner Miho converted an acre of grass into gardens in just a few weeks! They farm over 40 different types of vegetables, but specialize in greens and tomatoes. We’ll tour the farm, network, and look … Continue reading JULY 18, 2021: VERNON, BC – Land Social at Silverstar Veggies

JULY 10, 2021: SALMON ARM, BC – Land Social at Elderberry Grove

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 23, 2021

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You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Elderberry Grove in Secwepemcul’ecw, Salmon Arm, B.C.! 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! Elderberry Grove is an elderberry syrup farm. In 2017, farmers Louise and Jed couldn’t find any locally grown elderberries, so they planted Elderberry Grove. Since then their little farm has grown to multiple leased sites, and they love making farm-to-bottle elderberry syrups and elderberry cuttings so you can grow your own. We’ll … Continue reading JULY 10, 2021: SALMON ARM, BC – Land Social at Elderberry Grove

FARM JOB: Summerland, BC – Sunkiss Acres, Berry picker & labourer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 17, 2021

Sunkiss Acres in Summerland, BC is seeking a Berry picker and labourer! ABOUT Sunkiss Acres Sunkiss Acres is nestled in the beautiful Garnet Valley of Summerland. My husband and I planted 5.5 acres of Haskap berry bushes in 2017. The Haskap is one of the most nutritious superberry discoveries in recent years. It is naturally delicious with a unique tangy sweet flavour. Haskap have 3 times the antioxidants and 4 times the anthocyanin of blueberries. Our Haskap field is sloped facing west and receives an abundance of sun the majority of the day. We have dedicated our effort in growing … Continue reading FARM JOB: Summerland, BC – Sunkiss Acres, Berry picker & labourer

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn Key Market Garden Operation, 1.5 acres in Summerland, B.C

Posted by Tessa Thompson on June 09, 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 OPPORTUNITY This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take over a turn key market garden plot in the Trout Creek area of Summerland, BC. This 1.5 acre plot has been farmed by Jerome Gagne of Medley Organics for the past 6 years. He is moving on to a larger property on which he can grow tree fruit in addition to his row crops. It is certified … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn Key Market Garden Operation, 1.5 acres in Summerland, B.C