July 18, 2015: Join us for a relaxed evening of friends, food and fun on this beautiful forested farm that specializes in grass-fed, naturally raised, GMO free meat. Dinner will be provided this year thanks to local sponsors: Askews Foods, Rancho Vignola and Fresh Valley Farms, we’re having a Mexican fiesta. Don’t worry about bringing anything, but if you must, you could bring the best fruit you can find that is in season. We will put them all into a giant fresh fruit salad for desert. Please bring a donation to contribute so we can cover any cash costs. Any … Continue reading JULY 18: Fresh Valley Farms Annual Young Agrarians Mixer!
Name? Steve Meggait Where do you farm? 5 km north of Armstrong What do you primarily farm? Beef (breeding to finishing), pork (breeding to finishing), broiler chickens, grains and hay. What type of business structure is your farm? Currently a sole proprietorship, with plans to incorporate. What is your land tenure? Are there special relationships that allow for this? I’m farming two family owned 1/4 sections. One has been in the family for 90 years. How did you seriously get into farming? I really don’t know. It just happened. Why did you apply for the YA Business Mentorship Network? I could use some help making my business … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Steve Meggait
Want to learn how to plough with a tractor, and horses? Join us at Deerfoot Farm for a ploughing workshop coordinated by David Boran. Please register as soon as possible so that David can organize the appropriate teachers, tools and tractors. This workshop is a great primer for the 37th Annual North Okanagan Ploughing Match the following weekend, Sunday, September 28th. Where: Deerfoot Farm, 4420 Hullcar Road, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B4 Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014 Times: 10am-4pm You can choose to learn horse ploughing and/or tractor ploughing. The group will be split up into two to give people time … Continue reading September 21: Tractor & Horse Ploughing Workshop at Deerfoot Farm, Armstrong, BC
Armstrong, BC: Dear farmers and farm supporters from far and wide, join us for an evening of friends, delicious local food, music and fun at Fresh Valley Farms. It’s going to be worth the drive! Please leave your dogs at home, but do bring your farm-y & food loving friends, musical instruments, camping gear and a willingness to let loose and kick up your heels. Saturday June 14 3 PM – Farm Tour: 1346 Mountain View Road 5:30 PM – Camp Ground: 1152 Mountain View Road 6:30 PM – Potluck, Bring a dish to share and tools to eat with … Continue reading June 14 Join Us For: Put your hoe down – Farmer Hoe Down!
Nearly one long and eventful year has passed since Steve posted this article on the Young Agrarians blog. Since starting farming Steve Meggait has made some good progress and he thought it was about time to share some stories with the ever expanding network of young agrarians that might be interested: For me, 2013 started out with a big empty house, a big empty pig barn and a big empty pole barn on 150 acres of land in desperate need of some drainage and cattle fencing. After attending the first Young Agrarians mixer in Kelowna I came home to the … Continue reading Young Agrarians Dispatch from Fresh Valley Farms, Armstrong BC
Pictures are now up on Facebook from the Crannóg Ales/Left Field Farms potluck and tour on June 16th. What an afternoon that was — such an informative and engaging farm tour, complete with rock-picking contest wherein almost 900 lb of rocks were collected in 10 minutes!!! The brewery tour wasn’t that bad, either:) The tasting was ample and varied, followed by one of the biggest potluck spreads yet. Thanks to the Crannóg/Left Field crew for putting on a great day for us. Saturday, July 13, 2013 Join us in sweet Armstrong for the next Young Agrarians South Interior Potluck! 3pm … Continue reading Armstrong Apiaries Potluck
Join us to tour and potluck at Wild Flight Farm! Saturday, April 6, 2013, start time 4:30 pm Address: 205 Rosemond Lake Road Mara, BC, map link here This potluck is going to be jam-packed full of goodness! A big shout out to Hermann, Louise, Jes & Crew for hosting! Come around 4:30 for a tour of Wild Flight Farm, their incredible wash house (it will make you drool), and brand new storage facility. Bring your creative input for Young Agrarian banner-making that will be featured at Food Action Society’s Shoots n’ Blooms event on April 21. We’ll eat around … Continue reading Wild Flight Farm Potluck
Are you committed to farming and making the leap into your own farm business? Family-owned 150 acre farm in Armstrong, BC is looking for a few young, enthusiastic agrarians to help contribute to a vision of a multifaceted, sustainable, organic farm. Open to any possibility to cooperate or lease a section. The property has a great big house on it that is up for rent and already comes equipped with an outdoor wood stove, shop space, barns, tractors, irrigation, most implements and beautiful, rich soil. If you plan to start your own farm some day this is a great opportunity … Continue reading 150 Acres in Armstrong – Looking for Agrarians