Blog Category: Thompson Okanagan

FARM JOB: Lake Country, BC – O’Rourke Peak Cellars, Market Gardener

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 22, 2021

O'Rourke Peak Cellars farm job

O’Rourke Peak Cellars in Lake Country, British Columbia is seeking a Market Gardener! ABOUT O’Rourke Peak Cellars We are a Lake Country, B.C, winery with a vision of providing our guests with the very best wine and food experiences. Our market garden is just over 0.5 acre with 2 large supporting green houses on site. All produce is grown with the aim to be utilized in our seasonal menu’s. The garden supplies our on site restaurant farm fresh produce where our chefs have a garden to plate food philosophy. DESIRED QUALITIES Outgoing, proactive, autonomous, self starter who can be flexible … Continue reading FARM JOB: Lake Country, BC – O’Rourke Peak Cellars, Market Gardener

Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

bringing the salmon home

Indigenous-Led Vision Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative is an Indigenous-led collaboration of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, Ktunaxa Nation, Secwépemc Nation, Canada and British Columbia. Salmon have been blocked from returning to the Canadian portion of the upper Columbia River for more than 80 years. The long-term vision is to return salmon stocks for Indigenous food, social and ceremonial needs, and to benefit the region’s residents and ecosystems as a whole. Learn more about this Initiative… Indigenous Rights and Responsibility Reintroducing salmon concerns Indigenous rights and responsibility. This Initiative is located in unceded Indigenous territories. Life-altering losses … Continue reading Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative

SURVEY FOR OKANAGAN FARMERS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

okanagan farm survey

Are you involved in food or farming in the Okanagan? Help researcher Ayla Brown build food resilience in the Okanagan bioregion by completing the survey below! Who should take the survey: Local food producers (fruit/vegetable producer, livestock producer or rancher, egg farmer, producer of other products such as honey, flour etc.) Wild food collectors (hunter or forager) Local food educators, experts or advocates Local government or council involved in local food Indigenous food knowledge keepers We would like to invite you to participate in a virtual mapping survey, where we will ask you questions about: (1) Yourself and your connection … Continue reading SURVEY FOR OKANAGAN FARMERS

FARM JOB: Cawston, BC – Honest Food Farm, Farm help

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 16, 2021

Honest Food Farm

Honest Food Farm in Cawston, BC is seeking farm help for the 2021 season! ABOUT Honest Food Farm We are a small, diverse, organic farm nestled in the semi desert Similkameen Valley. Our little town, Cawston, is known to be the organic capitol of Canada. We have been farming with our family for 23 years. Our roots take us back to one of the pioneering families in the organic movement in BC, Zebroff’s Organic Farm, growing organically since 1973. Our emphasis is growing using traditional and nature inspired principles, the fundimental elements of the grass root organic movement. We produce … Continue reading FARM JOB: Cawston, BC – Honest Food Farm, Farm help

FARM JOB: Cawston, BC – Snowy Mountain Farm, Orchard Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 11, 2021

Snowy Mountain Farm in Cawston, BC is seeking a Orchard Farm Hand for the 2021 season! ABOUT Snowy Mountain Farm Snowy Mountain Farm is a 25 acre organic farm located 10 minutes south of Cawston, BC. The setting is picturesque and quiet, sitting at the foot of Snowy Mountain and within walking distance of the Similkameen River, great for cooling down on hot summer days. We have 12 acres of orchard, growing a diverse collection of new and heritage varieties of apples, quince, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, and nectarines and plan on planting an additional small vineyard this year. Most … Continue reading FARM JOB: Cawston, BC – Snowy Mountain Farm, Orchard Farm Hand

FARM JOB: Cawston, BC – Snowy Mountain Farm, Orchard Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 11, 2021

Snowy Mountain Farm

Snowy Mountain Farm in Cawston, BC is seeking a permanent Orchard Manager! ABOUT Snowy Mountain Farm Snowy Mountain Farm is a 25 acre organic farm located 10 minutes south of Cawston, BC. The setting is picturesque and quiet, sitting at the foot of Snowy Mountain and within walking distance of the Similkameen River, great for cooling down on hot summer days. We have 12 acres of orchard, growing a diverse collection of new and heritage varieties of apples, quince, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, and nectarines and plan on planting an additional small vineyard this year. Most of the work on … Continue reading FARM JOB: Cawston, BC – Snowy Mountain Farm, Orchard Manager

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Raven’s View Farm, Peachland, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on February 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 LAND This 4+ acre previously certified organic farm includes a 2-acre stone fruit (peaches/plums) orchard and 2+ acres of rich arable land available to be cultivated. Located in Peachland, BC, the orchard currently produces stone fruit for sale to master chefs in the Central Okanagan and Peachland Farmers Market. The land, which is on the unceded territory of Sylix People of the Okanagan Nation, has been farmed by the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Raven’s View Farm, Peachland, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Hopyard on Mixed Farm – Sorrento, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on February 02, 2021 1 Comment

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 FARM Left Fields Organic Farm & Crannóg Ales together are a diversified farm and brewery in Sorrento. The farm has a web of infrastructure and activities, from a small laying flock and bees to cider and dessert apples, berries and soft fruits, nuts and the garden and seed production. There’s a wetland, pasture area and the basis of a commercial kitchen (still unlicensed but almost ready for licensing, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Hopyard on Mixed Farm – Sorrento, BC

FARM JOB: Grindrod, B.C. – Mara Valley Produce, Organic Farm Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 01, 2021

mara valley produce

Mara Valley Produce in Grindrod, B.C. is seeking a Full Time Organic Farm Assistant for the 2021 season! ABOUT Mara Valley Produce We farm a variety of vegetables on approximately 7-8 acres including field and greenhouse crops. Our primary customers are bulk/wholesale distributers, which we provide with produce year round. The farm is located on a beautiful quiet stretch of the Shuswap River. We have a small but enthusiastic team – and we all enjoy what we do! Our farm is Certified Organic since 2017. We are passionate about land stewardship. DESIRED QUALITIES This position best fits someone in good … Continue reading FARM JOB: Grindrod, B.C. – Mara Valley Produce, Organic Farm Assistant

FARM JOB: Mara, BC – Wild Flight Farm, Greenhouse Lead

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 29, 2021

Wild Flight Farm job

Wild Flight Farm in Mara, British Columbia is seeking a Greenhouse Lead! ABOUT Wild Flight Farm Wild Flight Farm is a 24-acre certified organic mixed vegetable farm in Mara, BC that has grown into a successful business over the past 25 years. This firmly-established family farm has a strong following at year-round farmer’s markets in the communities of Salmon Arm and Revelstoke. Produce is also shipped weekly to organic home delivery services in Kelowna and Vernon. Over the years the farm has developed to include 13 high tunnels and a large heated house for seedling production. We grow all our … Continue reading FARM JOB: Mara, BC – Wild Flight Farm, Greenhouse Lead