Blog Category: Young Agrarians

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farm Sharing Opportunity near Edgewood, B.C.

Posted by Hailey Troock on April 01, 2020

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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 The property is 80 acres of fertile bottom land in the Inonoaklin Valley, near the small community of Edgewood, BC. Edgewood is located just over an hour from Nakusp, across the Needles Ferry, and 2 hours from Vernon, both with local Farmer’s Markets. Much of the land is forested or pasture, with about 6 acres of rich cultivated gardens. The farm has been in operation there for 20 years, building … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farm Sharing Opportunity near Edgewood, B.C.

Apprenticeships: Goodfare, AB – The Homestead

Posted by Kolby Peterson on March 30, 2020

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Are you an aspiring farmer looking for an adventure in mixed farming? The Homestead is looking for a farm apprentice starting this spring to join their team. About the Farm  The Homestead is a certified organic farm situated between the arable prairie of the Peace Country and a wilderness that extends all the way to the Pacific Ocean. It was started by Lisa and Donovan Kitt, two young farmers passionate about growing their own food. 2019 was a transformative year for The Homestead. They ‘levelled-up’ and sold their small-scale, off-grid farm to move to Jerry Kitt’s (Donovan’s father’s) farm – … Continue reading Apprenticeships: Goodfare, AB – The Homestead

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Brass Bell Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 30, 2020

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Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth 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. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! My name is Amber Rowse-Robinson from Brass Bell Farm and my Mentor is Blake Hall from Prairie Gold Meats in Alberta.  Where do you farm? I farm in Sooke, BC.  What do you farm? I raise and sell heritage breed grass-fed beef and pastured chicken. What inspired you … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Brass Bell Farm

Land Opportunity: Off-grid Ranch in the Beautiful Bulkley canyon, Hazelton BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on March 25, 2020

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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 What do you want out of life? If your answer is to live in harmony with nature, contribute to a sustainable local food system, and have endless opportunities to learn more about everything going on around you, then the Hazeltons are a good choice for settling down. Our homestead/farm is a lifelong project and we are only 10 years in. We’re new enough to the land here that there are … Continue reading Land Opportunity: Off-grid Ranch in the Beautiful Bulkley canyon, Hazelton BC

Kootenay Farm Directory: Spring 2020

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 24, 2020

It’s March 2020 and in the face of a global health crisis, we’re experiencing some supply chain disruptions and an increased local demand for healthy food. It’s more important than ever to support your local farmers! Food producers have had to quickly pivot their business models and sales channels to adapt to the evolving market and regulatory conditions. If you are located in southeastern BC and are looking for ways to connect directly with farmers and food producers in your area, consider joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for weekly boxes, purchasing online for delivery, pick-up or from your local Farmers’ Markets, … Continue reading Kootenay Farm Directory: Spring 2020

LAND OPPORTUNITY : 6 acres on the Naramata Bench

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 24, 2020

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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 idyllic 6.48 acre property on the Naramata bench is mostly planted out  in apple orchard on a  west facing slope. The varieties currently planted are Spartans, Macintosh and Red Delicious with an average annual harvest  of 40,000 lbs.  There is also a pear block with Anjou and Bartlett varieties that produces about 8000 lbs per year. The orchard is currently leased out until November 2020.  The owners have installed a … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY : 6 acres on the Naramata Bench

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Denman Island Heritage Apples

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 23, 2020

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Young Agrarians is celebrating the sixth 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. We love to profile our program participants and celebrate their efforts! My name is Kate Janeway from Denman Island Heritage Apples and my Mentors are Chris Bodnar from Close to Home Organics and Kent Mullinex, Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at Kwatlan Polytechnic University.  Where do you farm? I farm on Denman Island, one of the … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Denman Island Heritage Apples

Now’s the time to support your local farmers!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 19, 2020

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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 Now’s the time to support your local farmers!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres in Naramata, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 16, 2020

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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 The whole property is 4.6 acres with 3 arable acres on the gorgeous Naramata bench. The rest of the property is an important wildlife corridor with a year round creek running through. Once an apple orchard, the owners removed the old trees four years ago and since then have been growing certified organic garlic which they sell to local markets. Organic certification is no longer active, but could … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres in Naramata, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 26 acres near Lumby with Housing

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on March 16, 2020

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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 The 26 acre farm near Lumby is fenced and cross fenced with approximately 10.5 acres in hay field, and 12 acres in pasture. The owners run sheep on the pastures in the lower part of the farm and have been adding better fencing to some of the upper pastures to rotate in sheep.  There are two pastures used by a few older horses.  There is a large barn … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 26 acres near Lumby with Housing