Tag Archives: BC

JOB OPPORTUNITY: METRO VAN LAND MATCHER

Posted by Darcy Smith on October 15, 2020

Four sheep with text We're hiring! B.C. Land Matching Program

Young Agrarians is hiring a new Land Matcher for the Lower Mainland. Do you thrive working with people from diverse walks of life? Are you a networker and connector? If you’ve got that magic matchmaker quality – equal parts people skills, passion for local food systems, and computer-savvy project manager – we’d love to hear from you.  Region: Metro Vancouver & Fraser Valley Deadline for Applications: 12pm Monday, Nov 9, 2020. This position will start when we find the right candidate.  Young Agrarians is an educational resource network for new and young farmers in Canada that launched in 2012. In 2016, Young … Continue reading JOB OPPORTUNITY: METRO VAN LAND MATCHER

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres cleared land south of Prince George

Posted by Jolene Swain on October 07, 2020

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 Remote yet accessible to the airport and nearby amenities, this 160 acre parcel was cleared in the past couple years and features wild hay, grasses, and a good mix of shrubs for browsing. Surrounded by hills and mountains, the land also features a rivers, streams and the western border is a small lake and wetland. To the east is the larger Red Rock Lake. Accessible by a well … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 160 acres cleared land south of Prince George

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres of fenced pasture near McBride, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on October 05, 2020

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 Just 3km from the town of McBride, this 20 acre pasture is well suited to small scale livestock production. The 20 acres is divided into two sections with sheep fencing around the perimeter including a strand of electric wire. Fences were installed in 2015 and are fully functional around the perimeter with a bit of maintenance needed on the cross fence. There is a shelter in one half … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 20 acres of fenced pasture near McBride, BC

Farm Legacy Letters: Rob Hettler, Pilgrims’ Produce Farm

Posted by Alex on October 05, 2020

To future generations: I personally can trace a farming heritage on my father’s side back to 1770 in Alsace-Lorraine in the Black Forest region of Germany. Our current farm was bought in 1991 at 1568 Eagle Rock Road in Spallumcheen. Prior to our taking over the farm it had been a pig farm, a mixed farm and a raspberry farm dating back to the 1930’s. The farm began as a hay farm when we took over, which we quickly converted back to a market garden vegetable operation, also growing strawberries and raspberries.  We transitioned to being an organic farm from … Continue reading Farm Legacy Letters: Rob Hettler, Pilgrims’ Produce Farm

Farm Legacy Letters: Mary Alice Johnson, ALM Farm

Posted by Alex on October 05, 2020

To future generations: Thirty years from now, I want people to remember that my farm was a beautiful productive healthy place to find good food and to learn about producing good food. My farm consists of three properties, the 10-acre main farm with an old farmhouse and outbuildings, a wooded 5 acres contiguous to the farm, and a third 2.5 acre property 4 km down the road where I live and grow some crops. I have owned the main farm since 1986 and purchased the second property in 2008. These properties are located in the Otter Point district of Sooke, … Continue reading Farm Legacy Letters: Mary Alice Johnson, ALM Farm

Farm Legacy Letters: Pete Amyoony

Posted by Alex on October 05, 2020

To future generations:  My farm is 10 acres in the hamlet of Dunster, B.C., on the north side of the valley on a bench above the Fraser River with amazing southern exposure. In the short days of winter here at the 54th parallel, our side of the valley gets more than double the amount of sun from the other side. This is such a help with starting crops earlier in the spring and growing later into the fall months. Even though our high latitude only has 90-100 frost free days some years, on the long summer days when we receive … Continue reading Farm Legacy Letters: Pete Amyoony

FARM/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 22, 2020 2 Comments

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 FARM Ceres Circle Farm is a 36.8 acre livestock farm with a provincial abattoir licensed for sheep, goats and poultry in Kelowna, BC. The farm includes approximately 30 acres of pasture, cross-fenced into paddocks for rotational grazing. Most of the pasture is sub-irrigated low-lying land in the flood plain of Mission Creek and includes sandy loam soil with areas of gravel and muck soil. There is also a hill with silty … Continue reading FARM/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Kelowna, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres for Organic Farming in Salmon Arm, BC

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on September 11, 2020 4 Comments

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 The whole gorgeous property is just under 20 acres, partially in the ALR. Some of the land is forested, some  is planted in productive permaculture and food systems and some is open fields full of potential!  The water for this property comes from the municipal system and there are hydrants located at various locations for hook up, but no irrigation infrastructure is in place for the portions of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3 acres for Organic Farming in Salmon Arm, BC

Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Posted by Dana Penrice on August 24, 2020

Mentoring the next generation of ranchers and farmers can be extremely rewarding. As an expert in your field with many years of experience running a business, you are in an excellent position to introduce a novice to the many and nuanced aspects of running an agricultural business, from building fence or caring for a sick animal to fixing the farm truck, developing a marketing strategy, designing a label for your products, or making important financial decisions. No one is better qualified to grow a new agrarian than an experienced mentor with many years on the land, yet not every rancher or … Continue reading Thinking of Hosting an Apprenticeship – Are You a Good Fit?

Land Opportunity: 2 Acres of Field with Barn near Winlaw

Posted by Alex on August 19, 2020

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 2 acre field is situated in the Slocan Valley, close to Winlaw. There are a few small poplar saplings and some knapweed, but most of the field is tallgrass. The land had been used to pasture horses most recently and it is fenced with standard barbed wire fencing that is in need of minor repairs. Skunks, deer, and bears frequent the … Continue reading Land Opportunity: 2 Acres of Field with Barn near Winlaw