JAN 31, 2019: Guidelines for BC’s Organic Certification Regulation

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 07, 2019

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Guidelines for BC’s Organic Certification Regulation Circulated from the BC Ministry of Agriculture January 31, 2019 Background These guidelines are intended to provide guidance to operators in BC who are seeking clarity on how to be compliant with BC’s Organic Certification Regulation. As of September 1, 2018, the term “organic” is now a protected label within BC for agricultural products that have been produced or processed in BC, and for which certified organic programs exist. Currently Certified Organic programs exist in BC for food and beverages, flowers, cannabis, pet food and any product made from 100% agricultural products that can … Continue reading JAN 31, 2019: Guidelines for BC’s Organic Certification Regulation

FARM JOB: COURTENAY, BC – Tannadice Farms Ltd, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 06, 2019

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Tannadice Farms Ltd in Courtenay, BC is hiring for a permanent Farm Worker position!  About Tannadice Farms Ltd We produce pork, beef and poultry.  We market to store, butcher shops and restaurants on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Tannadice Farms has established a method of farming that is ethical, sustainable and healthful. Quite simply, it’s how we feel farming should be done. We take great care of our animals because we know that the way your food is produced has a profound effect on its nutritional value. Healthy animals produce healthy meat.   Desired Qualities Livestock and equipment operation experience.  Must … Continue reading FARM JOB: COURTENAY, BC – Tannadice Farms Ltd, Farm Worker

FARM JOB: WINLAW, BC – Ravine Creek Farm, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 06, 2019

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Ravine Creek Farm in Winlaw, BC is seeking a farm worker for their certified organic, family run vegetable farm in the stunning and Slocan Valley. Come grow with us! ABOUT Ravine Creek Farm We are a small, certified organic family farm near the banks of the Slocan River in the West Kootenay. We grow a broad range of seasonal vegetables for our CSA, Nelson Famer’s Market and a weekly farmstand. We use mainly hand tools and our BCS walking tractor. We also have 3 acres of hay fields which we use for mulch in the garden. Our presence serves to engage our community … Continue reading FARM JOB: WINLAW, BC – Ravine Creek Farm, Farm Worker

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 ACRE FIELD WITH LIVE-IN BARN, PENDER ISLAND, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on February 06, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND This opportunity is an 8.5 acre hay field, cleared and ready for food production, with a barn for storage and living on Pender Island!  Pender Island is a 40 minute ride on BC ferries from Swartz Bay on the Saanich Peninsula. The farm is 10 minutes from the ferry terminal. A recently completed two-story barn has the capacity to store farm equipment on the lower floor and provide accommodation of the upper floor, complete with a kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. Each floor is about 1,200 sqft. There is a large irrigation pond at one end of the field, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 8.5 ACRE FIELD WITH LIVE-IN BARN, PENDER ISLAND, BC

APPRENTICESHIP: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 04, 2019

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Rootdown Farm in Pemberton, BC is seeking an intern for the 2019 season!  About Rootdown Farm We are an organic farm nestled in the Pemberton Valley among the Coast Range mountains of BC. We grow a variety of vegetables and market them locally to the Pemberton and Whistler communities through a weekly CSA Harvest Box program, restaurants and grocery retailers. We are committed to providing the finest of Pemberton produce and enjoy good food and hard work. Our farm team is responsible for planting, weeding, harvesting and processing 25+ varieties of vegetables. Additionally, we grow about 1 acre of seed garlic. Rootdown Farm … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: PEMBERTON, BC – Rootdown Farm

Survey for New BC Farmers: Deadline Feb 22, 2019

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 03, 2019

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Calling all new farmers (years 1-10)! Time to get your survey on! Submit your feedback by February 22nd, 2019 to the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and let them know what your needs as a farmer are. Are you responsible for the management decisions for a farm, ranch, agricultural business or new farming enterprise, and did you enter farming in the last 10 years?  If you answered yes, please take this short survey! CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY The survey will take approximately 15 minutes – 20 minutes to complete. Deadline: The survey will be available until February 22nd 2019. About the Survey The … Continue reading Survey for New BC Farmers: Deadline Feb 22, 2019

FARM JOB: Pemberton, BC – Plenty Wild Farms, Organic Veggie Farm Worker 2019

Posted by Alyssa Belter on February 03, 2019

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Interested in learning the ins and outs of how to run a profitable market garden business? Join our team for the 2019 farm season! ABOUT US Plenty Wild Farms is a small-scale, certified organic farm committed to providing high-quality veggies for our local community through farmers’ markets in Squamish & Whistler and our farm stand in Pemberton. We grow over 40 different varieties of vegetables on 2.5 acres using a compact tractor, BCS, other small hand tools & equipment and systems that focus on efficiency, productivity & soil health. Our farm is a positive, well-run, organized and safe place to work. … Continue reading FARM JOB: Pemberton, BC – Plenty Wild Farms, Organic Veggie Farm Worker 2019

FARM THE BASIN: Back to the Biointensive Basics with the Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living (VIDEO)

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 01, 2019

Farm the Basin: Back to the Biointensive Basics with Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living

Sharon and James are sustainable mini-farmers, natural builders, and environmentalists. Over the last five years they have been on a journey to become self-reliant and to transition towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Amongst meeting and learning from a variety of experts in their fields, as interns at Ecology Action they studied under John Jeavons to learn how to not only grow their own complete diet, but to bring sustainable agriculture back to their community as teachers. All of their experiences have led them back to what’s most important: to help build a strong, healthy community of localized and sustainable living. … Continue reading FARM THE BASIN: Back to the Biointensive Basics with the Kootenay Society for Sustainable Living (VIDEO)

FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 01, 2019

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Ice Cap Organics in Pemberton, BC is hiring for a Field Crew Position for the 2019 season!  About Ice Cap Organics We grow over 50 vegetable varieties in the field and in a few greenhouses, and have added strawberries, fresh cut flowers and 100 laying hens to the operation on 5 acres. We use a rainflo implement attached to our John Deere 5055E for making raised beds with landscape fabric for transplants and for direct seeded crops we cultivate with an Allis Chalmers belly mounted cultivator and hand tools.  We sell our vegetables at two busy Vancouver markets (West End on Saturdays, and Kitsilano … Continue reading FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

FEB 9-10, 2019: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER

Posted by Robin Hunt on February 01, 2019

Join us for our first ever Central B.C. winter mixer at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus!  Based on your feedback and insights we’ve crafted an awesome program for this year’s Williams Lake Mixer with two full days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. We will have two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket. Saturday night we will host a community Potluck and hear your stories at … Continue reading FEB 9-10, 2019: WILLIAMS LAKE MIXER