Blog Category: Quebec

FARM JOB: Senneville (Island of Montréal), QC – Ferme de Roulant, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 05, 2021

Ferme de Roulant in Senneville (Island of Montréal), Québec is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2021 season! ABOUT Ferme de Roulant As part of the Roulant’s mission of building a food system that is healthy, just, and sustainable, the Ferme du Roulant farms a 3-acre plot of agriculturally zoned and organically certified land in Senneville. The farm was co-founded in 2012 by Santropol Roulant and Howard Reitman. It can be found on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. This land supports the production of fresh produce for our kitchen programs and our organic baskets. Initiatives such as … Continue reading FARM JOB: Senneville (Island of Montréal), QC – Ferme de Roulant, Farm Hand

OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 02, 2020

About the National Farmers Union Convention 2020 What a year 2020 has been! Throughout, the National Farmers Union has continued to work diligently on behalf of family and cooperative farmers and progressive eaters and thinkers across Canada.  calling for measures to support family and cooperative farms fighting for farmers and farmers markets to be recognized as essential services highlighting the importance of localized food systems speaking for the health of all workers in the food system including farmers, migrant workers, inspectors and processors In addition, the NFU has created a Vision of a post-COVID Food System that we look forward … Continue reading OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

FARM JOB: Wakefield, QC – Rock’s End Farm, Fall Grazing Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 27, 2020

Rock’s End Farm in Wakefield, Quebec is looking for a Fall Grazing Assistant! ABOUT Rock’s End Farm Nestled in the beautiful Gatineau Hills just 5 minutes from the village of Wakefield, Quebec, Rock’s End Farm is a 300-acre certified organic farm providing sustainably raised meats and wool to the members of our community. We raise sheep for wool and meat, beef cattle, dairy cattle (for home consumption), pastured pork, and pastured poultry. We provide our products to the public via farmgate sales, home-delivery and neighbourhood drop sites, and sales at the farmers’ market and craft fairs (some of these cancelled … Continue reading FARM JOB: Wakefield, QC – Rock’s End Farm, Fall Grazing Assistant

Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 24, 2020

Mentoring the next generation of ranchers and farmers can be extremely rewarding. As an expert in your field with many years of experience running a business, you are in an excellent position to introduce a novice to the many and nuanced aspects of running an agricultural business, from building fence or caring for a sick animal to fixing the farm truck, developing a marketing strategy, designing a label for your products, or making important financial decisions. No one is better qualified to grow a new agrarian than an experienced mentor with many years on the land, yet not every rancher or … Continue reading Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Farming in Canada: Who else do you have to thank?

Posted by Kyla P on July 14, 2020 7 Comments

Kyla P at Soul Fire Farm

The author, Kyla, at the BIPOC farming immersion at Soul Fire Farm. Photo by Quin Buck, @kisewehtawin. On June 18th, Statistics Canada released an infographic thanking Canadian farmers for their role in the Canadian food chain and for helping to get food on the table of millions of Canadians. Amongst the facts about growing fruit and meat production, I couldn’t help but notice the glaring omission of labour and violence that has led us to where we are in the narrative around the Canadian food chain. Now without a doubt, if you ate today you can thank a farmer. But … Continue reading Farming in Canada: Who else do you have to thank?

FARM JOB: Wakefield, QC – Rock’s End Farm, Organic Farm Worker – Grazing Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 22, 2020

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Rock’s End Farm in Wakefield, QC is looking for an Organic Farm Worker – Grazing Assistant for the 2020 season! ABOUT Rock’s End Farm Rock’s End Farm is a certified organic farm providing sustainably raised sheep for wool and meat, beef cattle, dairy cattle (for home dairy consumption), pastured pork, and poultry. We provide our products to the public via farm gate sales, home-delivery, and sales at the farmers’ market and craft fairs (some of these cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19). We use regenerative and organic practices to ensure that our farm enhances water quality, biodiversity, and soil health. … Continue reading FARM JOB: Wakefield, QC – Rock’s End Farm, Organic Farm Worker – Grazing Assistant

Local Seed Producers in Canada

Posted by Alex on April 14, 2020 4 Comments

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Photo Credit: Patchwork City Farms It’s spring and you know what that means…SEEDS!! In the same way that we promote buying local food, we also promote buying local seeds. Seed sovereignty is, of course, foundational to food sovereignty! Virtually all vegetable seed planted in Canada is imported. Buying, planting, and saving local seed is one way to support local growers and strengthen our food system, starting with regionally adapted seeds. Steph Hughes, from The Bauta Family Initiative for Canadian Seed Security, talks about five reasons to buy local seed: Seeds learn as they grow. By saving seed, farmers adapt their crop varieties to their growing conditions, and improve … Continue reading Local Seed Producers in Canada

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 06, 2020

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Thank you farmers for ensuring our communities have access to safe and nutritious food! We’ve pulled together this list of resources from across the internet to help you and your farm business during this time. Please reach out if you have other ideas for ways we can support you, or if you have other great resources to add to this list. Farm on! Farmers are heroes! Resources for Farmers: 1. Add your farm to the U-Map Add yourself to the U-Map so consumers can find your farm, or ensure your current listing is up to date. Consider including any pickup or delivery information … Continue reading COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

Support your local farmers- buy direct!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 19, 2020 1 Comment

The Young Agrarians team has been brainstorming ways we can support farmers during these challenging times, and ensure our communities have access to safe and nutritious food. Supporting our local food systems is more important than ever. Small farms will have a much harder time surviving the economic slowdown than bigger businesses. As restaurants and other markets close, some farmers are experiencing challenges getting their produce to consumers.  Fortunately, farmers are a creative bunch, and many are restructuring their sales channels to offer online ordering and contactless pickup and delivery to optimize safety and make sure their food gets to eaters. We’re all in this together, … Continue reading Support your local farmers- buy direct!

Take the Survey: 2020 National New Farmer Survey

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 03, 2020

If you are intending to farm, are currently farming, or have recently exited farming, please fill out the National New Farmer Survey 2020! This survey is a follow-up to our important 2015 survey which was used to advocate for better policies to support new farmers in Canada, including through Canada’s national food policy at a Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. The results will help understand the unique experiences of new farmers in Canada in 2020. In order to give weight to our recommendations, we need as many farmer voices as possible.  We want to hear from people who are currently … Continue reading Take the Survey: 2020 National New Farmer Survey