Thank you farmers for ensuring our communities have access to safe and nutritious food! We’ve pulled together this list of resources from across the internet to help you and your farm business during this time. Please reach out if you have other ideas for ways we can support you, or if you have other great resources to add to this list. Farm on! Farmers are heroes! Resources for Farmers: 1. Add your farm to the U-Map Add yourself to the U-Map so consumers can find your farm, or ensure your current listing is up to date. Consider including any pickup or delivery information … Continue reading COVID-19 Resources for Farmers
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 farms!
** This position has been filled (April 27, 2016) ** West Enderby Farm is looking for a full-time employee from Mid-May to the end of December 2016. This is an opportunity to take on varied crop production and record-keeping responsibilities. We are a certified organic farm located on the edge of the small town of Enderby, in the beautiful North Okanagan. We grow carrots, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and onions for local retailers and wholesale customers. The farm is owned and managed by Paddy Doherty and Elaine Spearing, both experienced organic growers. This is a key position, working alongside us … Continue reading POSITION FILLED: Full-Time Farm Employee Position, West Enderby Farm, Enderby
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!
Want Land? Got Land? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We Want You! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. If lucky, you may meet your future farmer, or find the right owner with a great piece of land to farm on! 1pm-6pm Land Linking Workshop – Network, Talk Farm Business & Organizational Models, Leases & Licenses, Succession Planning 6pm-8pm Potluck & Social – Foodies & Farm Lovers: Join us for an evening of celebration for an all ages Young Agrarians dinner potluck. Bring a dish … Continue reading Invermere, BC, Feb 14: Young Agrarians Land Linking Workshop
WHAT’S WEED DATING?!? Think speed dating for gardener, farmer and foodie types. If you’re single or wanting to meet new friends and like-minded folks, there’s nothing like hoeing a row to find out what someone is all about. Join us for a farm tour and get inspired by this beautiful heritage farm! To tell all of your friends about it – click here to check out the event page on Facebook. DATE & TIME: Sunday, August 3, 2014 @ 2:00-5:00PM ABOUT SEABLUFF FARM Seabluff Farm is run by a team of experienced and new devoted farmers who are excited about … Continue reading Aug 3: Social Weed Date at Seabluff Farm! Metchosin, BC