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Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

Posted by Darcy Smith on July 05, 2020

This article was originally published in the BC Organic Grower Summer 2020 and is shared here with thanks! Spring on an organic produce farm looks like baby greens, tiny radishes, overflowing seedling greenhouses, and freshly turned soil. Everything feels precious and new and brimming with possibility. Touring around Loveland Acres in Salmon Arm with farmers Robin and Maylene, those feelings were especially palpable and poignant since it’s their first season on the land. They’ve had a long journey getting here, one filled with familiar challenges and dreams. The other familiar things these farmers have are sparkly eyes and grit, ineffable … Continue reading Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouses and Cold Frames for Long Term Lease – North Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 18, 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 This property used to be a busy commercial nursery, and is now no longer running, but still has many greenhouse structures in place and available for lease. All greenhouses are on concrete pads, so this is an opportunity for growing on roller benches, or bench table tops could be taken off for pots or containers to be placed on the ground. There are some incandescent grow lights … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Greenhouses and Cold Frames for Long Term Lease – North Saanich, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up To Eight Acres for Crop Production! – Richmond, BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on June 12, 2020 3 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 This gorgeous Richmond property features eight acres of cleared flat farmland. This land has been in production for many years, and the rest of the acreage is currently being farmed in vegetable production. Mostly brassicas are currently being grown on the rest of the land, following conventional farming methods. The landowners live on site, and the land is located within a nice residential neighbourhood. There are shops … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Up To Eight Acres for Crop Production! – Richmond, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced & Cross-Fenced 5+ acre Property, Langley BC

Posted by Ashlee Brillert on June 12, 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 LAND This stunning Langley property is available for a free lease for a farmer who shares the same values for the land. The landowners are primarily looking to regain farm classification, and help out a new or young farmer to access land. The landowners live on site, and are open to occasionally assisting with simple quick tasks, so the farmer is able to take a day off here … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Fenced & Cross-Fenced 5+ acre Property, Langley BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quiet, Flat 0.75 Acre Field with Full Exposure – Black Creek, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on June 03, 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 beautiful field is ready to become a farm! The land has been vacant for many years, and is currently only mowed to manage the grass. A shallow well is available for irrigation, and there is also potential for an additional well to be drilled on the property in the future. Power can be made available on-site if needed. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The land owners are open … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Quiet, Flat 0.75 Acre Field with Full Exposure – Black Creek, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grow Food This Season and Beyond – North Cowichan, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 28, 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 Tucked in a beautiful valley backing onto Mt Richards in the Westholme area of North Cowichan, this 40 acre property is half forested, half ponds and open growing space. Many perennial fruit trees and bushes have been planted and propagated by the landowner, and there are acres of open space for food production remaining. The growing space has irrigation systems set up which are fed by the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grow Food This Season and Beyond – North Cowichan, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1.5 Acres of Fertile Field Space – Saanich, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 20, 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 The property is located in South Saanich close by the Victoria General Hospital and is about 8 acres of various terrain including Garry oak meadow and pasture. Many years ago this land was part of a dairy farm which was subsequently sold and subdivided into individual properties. Our property was once occupied by sheep, horses and chickens., and is now unused pasture. There is a stable with … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1.5 Acres of Fertile Field Space – Saanich, BC

Farmers and Landowners Work Together to Build our Local Food Supply

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 20, 2020 2 Comments

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Leasing farmers Jordan and Brie, Vancouver Island. The importance of a secure local food supply has perhaps never been more acutely felt than in these times of disruption to our normal way of life. As people adapt to a new reality, many are turning to local farmers and local food to keep their fridges and shelves stocked. Farmers have had to adapt quickly to a dramatically different market for their products, as restaurants close and farmers’ markets shift from social environments to more controlled food access points.  For many farmers this change means focusing on more direct-to-consumer sales of their … Continue reading Farmers and Landowners Work Together to Build our Local Food Supply

Naturally Good Vibes Farm on Farming Leased Land

Posted by Darcy Smith on April 06, 2020

Kristen of Naturally Good Vibes 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. My name is Kristen Penhall, and I own a sustainable, zero waste-focused farm called Naturally Good Vibes. I have been leasing land for two years and will be … Continue reading Naturally Good Vibes Farm on Farming Leased Land

Okanagan Land Opportunity Roundup: April 2020

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 01, 2020

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Opportunities from the Okanagan Land Matcher Here’s a round up of some of the properties that are available through the BC Land Matching Program for your farming future in the dreamy Okanagan, Shuswap, and Thompson Nicola regions! Whether you are looking for a small sized urban plot close to markets or a massive parcel for a large scale grain operation; a place you could park your tiny home, or somewhere that is all set up and ready to plant this week, there is something on this list for you. South Okanagan NARAMATA: 6. 5 Acre Apple Orchard Seeking Creative, Organic Farmers … Continue reading Okanagan Land Opportunity Roundup: April 2020