Tag Archives: Abbotsford

Chris Thoreau on Growing Seed on Leased Land

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 23, 2019

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Chris of the FarmFolk CityFolk Research and Education Seed Farm is a participant in the B.C. Land Matching Program, which provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and to find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your farm. I’m Chris Thoreau – former Seed Security Program Director at FarmFolk CityFolk. Our farm is a 3.5 acre site in Abbotsford, BC that is dedicated … Continue reading Chris Thoreau on Growing Seed on Leased Land

June 21, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Seed Farm Open House & Solstice Celebration

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 09, 2019

Seed Farm tour and potluck, june 21, abbotsford

Join FarmFolk CityFolk and Young Agrarians on the longest day of the year for our first open house at the new FarmFolk CityFolk Research and Education Seed Farm in Abbotsford! Located at Maple Lane Agriculture Innovation Centre, the Seed Farm is a first-of-its-kind model in Canada that will train current and future seed growers and advance organic vegetable seed research while demonstrating the economic potential of organic seed production in BC. (Read more about the seed farm below) Date: Friday June 21, 2019 Location: 7591 Satchell St, Abbotsford, BC Register: The event is free but please register so we have an … Continue reading June 21, 2019: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Seed Farm Open House & Solstice Celebration

FARM JOBS: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Earth Apple Organic Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 11, 2019

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Earth Apple Organic Farm in Abbotsford, BC is hiring a Field Manager, Harvest Manager, Market Manager, Farmers’ Market Stall Operator, and Farmhands for the 2019 season! They are also looking for volunteers on Saturdays. These are full time on-farm and part-time on farm and at farmers’ markets. Join their crew and get ready to farm hard!  ABOUT EARTH APPLE ORGANIC FARM Earth Apple Organic Farm was established in 2011 and is based at Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op in Abbotsford, BC as of January 2016.  Our roots quite literally are earth apples or les pommes de terre, but we’ve since expanded, growing over 50 different … Continue reading FARM JOBS: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Earth Apple Organic Farm

JOB: ABBOTSFORD – Ministry of Agriculture New Entrant Agrologist

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 20, 2018

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The Sector Development Branch of the BC Ministry of Agriculture is hiring a New Entrant Agrologist. The role provides support and technical expertise to new producers to the industry. The role builds capacity, supports business management and entrepreneurial skill development, increases awareness of programs and services, and encourages the use of sound management practices.  This role is responsible for the effective implementation of the New Entrant Strategy and all aspects of developing and delivering programs, tools, resources and projects for new farmers and ranchers. Position Summary New Entrant Agrologist Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 2 Bring your operational expertise to this unique opportunity The … Continue reading JOB: ABBOTSFORD – Ministry of Agriculture New Entrant Agrologist

FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Farms, Lead Farmer

Posted by Moss Dance on May 17, 2018 1 Comment

Field House Farms

Field House Farms is a multi-faceted farming project in Abbotsford & Chilliwack, BC. They are looking for a Lead Farmer to manage their projects! ABOUT FIELD HOUSE FARMS Field House Brewing is an award winning craft brewery in Abbotsford. We have started a farm with the goal of growing produce to input into our beer and food program. For the 2018 season, We are partnering with 3 different farm partners to lease local ALR land: JJ Mills is our boutique herb, hops, and berry farm on 0.25 acres in East Chilliwack. Maple Lanes is our 0.5 acre produce in Abbotsford farm … Continue reading FARM JOB: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Farms, Lead Farmer

FEB 23-25: ABBOTSFORD, BC – #COABC2018 Conference

Posted by Moss Dance on January 20, 2018

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Organic farmers from across British Columbia are gathering in Abbotsford Feb 23-25 for #COABC2018 – Bioregionalism: Resilience in a Changing Climate! COABC 2018 Conference in Abbotsford February 23-25th WHEN: Feb 23-25, 2018 WHERE: Quality Hotel & Conference Centre in Abbotsford, BC FMI & REGISTRATION: https://www.certifiedorganic.bc.ca BIOREGIONALISM: RESLIENCE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE  The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC)’s annual gathering is almost here! Register to attend #COABC2018 in Abbotsford – while early bird tickets are still on sale! This year the COABC is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the conference will feature not one but two thought-provoking keynote presenters each exploring the … Continue reading FEB 23-25: ABBOTSFORD, BC – #COABC2018 Conference

Sept 24-25: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Fall Farm Days at K&M Farms

Posted by Moss Dance on September 14, 2016

Farm Event K&M Farm

K&M Farm Event Come see how K&M Farms raises chickens and turkeys outdoors! September 24 & 25, 10AM-4PM both days 28494 Maclure Rd, Abbotsford, BC 604-857-8912 Hay Wagon Farm Tour Cooking Demo Tastings Petting Zoo Baby Chicks! The hay wagon tour will show visitors all stages of our outdoor production system. There will be day old turkeys for people so see and cuddle. The hay ride will first show how the young turkeys need extra heat and how we transition or acclimatize them to outside temperatures before moving them to the pasture. In the pasture they will see the movable … Continue reading Sept 24-25: ABBOTSFORD, BC – Fall Farm Days at K&M Farms

FARM JOB: Earth Apple Farm, Part Time Harvester, Abbotsford

Posted by Moss Dance on May 31, 2016

Farm Jobs Earth Apple Farm

About Earth Apple Farm Earth Apple is located at Glen Valley Organic Farm Coop, which is close to the town of Fort Langley, but just inside the border of Abbotsford right beside the Fraser River. The farm is surrounded by river, forest, pasture, fields and is lush with life- wild, cultivated and edible! Earth Apple Farm is Hiring! If you are looking to hone your skills in farming, but only can spare a couple days a week, this job is for you. We are looking for a hard-working, part-time harvester to hire mid-June through the summer and into fall. This … Continue reading FARM JOB: Earth Apple Farm, Part Time Harvester, Abbotsford

April 26: Food Processing Forum, Abbotsford, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on April 11, 2016

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The Agriculture Centre of Excellence at the University of the Fraser Valley is hosting a Food Processing Forum on April 26th from 1-3pm at UFV in Abbotsford. The forum will provide information about: new supplier opportunities for organic and conventionally farmed produce; the Global Food Safety Standard Initiative; CFIA standard guidelines on packaging; “Buy Local’ funding opportunities; an opportunity to identify your concerns and ask questions. The event is provided at no cost and includes an informal reception. We are asking participants to register for free so that we can track numbers. Please register for the Food Processing Forum here! Please contact Garry Fehr … Continue reading April 26: Food Processing Forum, Abbotsford, BC

Goals, Growing Pains & Going Forward: Earth Apple Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on December 24, 2015

Earth Apple Farm - Farmers Market Stand

Shirlene Cote farms Earth Apple Farm, formerly in Burnaby and now in Abbotsford, BC. In the beginning of my mentorship I set some goals for the year and beyond. My goal planning was three-fold (1-year, 3-year and 8-year) and ended up being a page long, so I will offer the condensed version. In the first year I aimed to 1) net more income, 2) secure 2-3 feasible plans for relocating to a new stable long-term farm home in one year and 3) develop and adhere to a self-care plan. In the goal planning process I found it challenging to set … Continue reading Goals, Growing Pains & Going Forward: Earth Apple Farm