AUG 13, 2022: MCBRIDE, BC – LAND ACCESS AT THE ROBSON VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on July 20, 2022

We’re so excited to be in McBride, B.C. on August 13, 2022 for a full day of land access and music! Join us for a morning Community Farms workshop with Foodlands Cooperative of BC at the music festival grounds, followed by a Land Social at Legrand Farm, an exciting land opportunity with housing. The renowned Robson Valley Music Festival, which runs from August 12-14, is the cherry tomato on top – come to learn and network, stay to enjoy the tunes with Young Agrarians. Time to shine up your dancing shoes and your farm boots for an awesome weekend! 10:30-12 … Continue reading AUG 13, 2022: MCBRIDE, BC – LAND ACCESS AT THE ROBSON VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL!

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quiet Half Acre for Agricultural Use – East Sooke, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on July 20, 2022

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 half acre of land is a mostly flat plateau nestled a 14 acre property that slopes southwest towards the ocean on the other side of the road. The area is very quiet and peaceful, surrounded by nature. The property is mostly forested with just a few small cleared areas. The available space has not been farmed but was cleared several years ago and then left … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quiet Half Acre for Agricultural Use – East Sooke, BC

FARM JOB: Cranbrook, BC – We Be Farmin’ BC, General Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 19, 2022

We Be Farmin’ BC in Cranbrook, BC is seeking a General Farm Worker! ABOUT We Be Farmin’ BC Our farm is located minutes from Cranbrook, BC. We have 2 acres of land that we organically grow vegetables for the Kimberly and Cranbrook farmers’ markets, local markets, CSA basket program and food processors. Our focus is on vegetable farming with organic and sustainable farming practices DESIRED QUALITIES Reliable Flexible to change tasks based on the needs for the day, weather conditions Team player Organized Physically demanding Combination of sitting, standing, walking Bending, crouching, kneeling JOB TASKS Plant, cultivate, weed and irrigate … Continue reading FARM JOB: Cranbrook, BC – We Be Farmin’ BC, General Farm Worker

FARM JOB: Nanaimo, BC – Growing Opportunities Farm Community Co-op, Farm Manager – Education Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 18, 2022

Growing Opportunities Farm Community Co-op in Nanaimo, BC is seeking a Farm Manager – Education Coordinator! ABOUT Growing Opportunities Farm Community Co-op Growing Opportunities has two urban farm locations in Nanaimo BC with ~8 acres in production. We produce mainly field vegetables to sell to community food box programs and at farm markets. This position will collaborate with VI Blueberries (https://www.facebook.com/viblueberries/) to manage the blueberry pick for ~6 weeks. Growing Opportunities focuses on the use of hand tools but does have a BCS for some bed prep activities. The farms are not certified organic but do employ organic practices to … Continue reading FARM JOB: Nanaimo, BC – Growing Opportunities Farm Community Co-op, Farm Manager – Education Coordinator

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 TO 4 ACRE PARCELS OF FARMLAND – RICHMOND, BC

Posted by Fai Hui on July 15, 2022

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 Parcels on this 20+ acre blueberry farm in Richmond are available to farmers. Large portions of the land have heritage varieties of blueberry that will need to be cleared before other things can be grown. Machinery to clear the land is available. The land is flat and well drained. City water and electricity are available. Located in Richmond, it is ideal for farmers serving … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 TO 4 ACRE PARCELS OF FARMLAND – RICHMOND, BC

FARM JOB: Kelowna, BC – Lentelus Farms, Meat Processor

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 14, 2022

Lentelus Farms, in Kelowna, BC is seeking a Meat Processor! ABOUT Lentelus Farms We are hiring for our meat processing facility in Kelowna. We are a government inspected abattoir and custom meat cutting facility (BC 43). The abattoir is located on a small farm bordering Mission Creek, minutes away from downtown Kelowna. Lentelus Farms raises sheep and poultry at its Kelowna location, Lentelus also runs a small beef and pork farm on Vancouver Island. DESIRED QUALITIES Some one that enjoys pushing themselves in a fast-paced productive environment. Safety conscious, with great attention to detail and food safety standards. Someone who … Continue reading FARM JOB: Kelowna, BC – Lentelus Farms, Meat Processor

FARM JOB: Wakefield, Quebec – Rock’s End Farm, Regenerative Grazing Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 12, 2022

Rock’s End Farm in Wakefield, Quebec is seeking a Regenerative Grazing Assistant! ABOUT Rock’s End Farm Rock’s End Farm is a 300 acre, certified organic farm located in the heart of the Gatineau Hills in west Quebec. We raise sheep for wool and meat, custom grazing of beef cattle, dairy cattle (for home dairy consumption), pastured pork and pastured poultry. We direct market all of our products to our local community. This opportunity is ideal for somebody looking to develop their expertise with livestock in particular; and with regenerative, rotational grazing, and direct-to-consumer marketing. All of our former employees plan … Continue reading FARM JOB: Wakefield, Quebec – Rock’s End Farm, Regenerative Grazing Assistant

EVENT RECAP: Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm – Rose Prairie, BC

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on July 12, 2022

It was a windy afternoon but the rain held off until later evening at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm (PPRF) where we hosted our first Land Social for the Central North region this past Saturday, July 9! PPRF is located Northeast of Rose Prairie (North of Fort St John) and is an available land opportunity with the BC Land Matching Program. The landowners implement regenerative agriculture practices on their ranch –  running cattle on 10,000 acres and also raising a variety of small livestock, a beautiful market garden and are developing a farm coop. Our hosts, Rob and Bobbie-Jo, are some of … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Land Social at Pure Pastures Regenerative Farm – Rose Prairie, BC

How to Sell Produce Wholesale: Tips and Tricks from 3 Kootenay Farmers

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 11, 2022

Are you a farmer wondering how to sell produce wholesale? It can be tricky to sort out insurance, packaging, transport, and breaking into grocery and distributor markets. In this article we hear from three experienced farmers on the subject of selling farm products wholesale. In spring 2022, the Agriculture Business Advisor program, funded by Columbia Basin Trust and administered by Community Futures, offered a webinar on wholesaling featuring a panel of three farmers and business owners and operators from the region. The panel discussion was facilitated by Nyree Marsh, the Agriculture & Food Processor Advisor, who provides free, one-to-one, confidential … Continue reading How to Sell Produce Wholesale: Tips and Tricks from 3 Kootenay Farmers

The Art of Growing Food and Relationships with Natasha Anderson – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Rachel Spruston on July 11, 2022

Natasha Anderson is member of the Key First Nation from Treaty 4 territory and is currently farming at Amara Farm, a small-scale, certified organic market farm on the unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. In the Fall of 2021, Natasha took part in the Business Bootcamp, an 11-week online business planning course for new farmers. She sat down with the Young Agrarians team to talk about her experience in the Business Bootcamp and her vision for a collaborative farm community centred around Indigenous culture and food sovereignty.   For Natasha, there is no singular moment she can point to when … Continue reading The Art of Growing Food and Relationships with Natasha Anderson – Business Bootcamp Stories