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New Farmers: Here’s What You Need to Know About Organic Marketing in BC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 26, 2019

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Have you checked your website and packaging to ensure it’s aligned with the new Organic Certification Regulation? A new Organic Certification Regulation came into effect in BC on September 1, 2018. The term “organic” is now a protected label within BC.  This means producers and processors must have organic certification from an accredited certification body if they want to make any sort of organic claim on a product, including “grown following organic principles”, or “made with organic ingredients”. Claims such as “uncertified organic” or “more than organic” are not permitted. Greater clarity around what organic means is something consumers in … Continue reading New Farmers: Here’s What You Need to Know About Organic Marketing in BC

FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – River and Sea Flowers, Farm Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 05, 2019

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River and Sea Flowers, in Vancouver, BC, is seeking Farm Crew for the 2019 summer season! About River and Sea Flowers River and Sea Flowers is a certified organic cut flower farm on beautiful Westham Island in Delta BC, 30 km from Vancouver. We grow a huge diversity of flowers and foliage on a one acre field as well as in a few hoophouses. We use a range of hand tools as well as tractors and other equipment which we share with 3 other farm operations on our family’s 50 acre parcel. Our flowers are distributed to Vancouver florists, at farmers … Continue reading FARM JOB: VANCOUVER, BC – River and Sea Flowers, Farm Crew

FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Sky Harvest, Microgreen & Indoor Farm Operations Specialist

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 05, 2019

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Sky Harvest is hiring a Microgreen & Indoor Farm Operations Specialist for their certified organic urban microgreen farm in Richmond (near Vancouver), BC. ABOUT SKY HARVEST Sky Harvest is Canada’s first certified organic, urban farm. Our work transforms the urban landscape, improves access to healthy produce and provides a place of community, education and work for local residents. Our current focus is growing microgreens and delivering them by bicycle to Vancouver’s top chefs and grocery stores. Our day-to-day activities are driven by three core values: Lead by example: Providing a strong example of corporate social responsibility in business Inspire and assist: Spur … Continue reading FARM JOB: RICHMOND, BC – Sky Harvest, Microgreen & Indoor Farm Operations Specialist

FARM JOB: LOWER MAINLAND, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Farmers’ Market Helpers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 20, 2019

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Snowy Mountain Organics is seeking Lower Mainland-based Farmers Market Helpers for the 2019 summer season! About Snowy Mountain Organics Snowy Mountain Organics is a 25 acre farm, in which 12 acres are planted with an assortment of fruit trees. In order of ripening we have Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Apples (including quince) and Pears. We have been growing organically for 35 years, and have focused on creating a diverse collection of new and heritage (delicious) varieties. We simply enjoy being in sunshine, and playing with the earth, in a respectful and sustainable way. We sell our produce at farmers markets … Continue reading FARM JOB: LOWER MAINLAND, BC – Snowy Mountain Organics, Farmers’ Market Helpers

FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER – Sky Harvest Microgreens, Multiple Positions Available

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 30, 2019 1 Comment

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Sky Harvest is hiring for multiple positions for their certified organic urban microgreen farm in Vancouver, BC Sky Harvest is looking for candidates with a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility, interested in joining their team of dedicated employees and volunteers whose unique talents shape Sky Harvest’s development. ABOUT SKY HARVEST Sky Harvest is Canada’s first certified organic, urban farm. Our work transforms the urban landscape, improves access to healthy produce and provides a place of community, education and work for local residents. Our current focus is growing microgreens and delivering them by bicycle to Vancouver’s top chefs and grocery stores. Our day-to-day activities … Continue reading FARM JOBS: VANCOUVER – Sky Harvest Microgreens, Multiple Positions Available

Are you a certified organic farmer in Canada? Tell us about it!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 22, 2019

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Are you a Certified Organic Farmer in Canada? Please take this survey to contribute to research on the social, environmental, and business motivations of organic producers in Canada.  This survey, designed by a research team from the University of Guelph, is collecting information on the motivations of Canadian organic farmers to farm organically. If you are a certified organic farmer and over 18 then you can participate! Take the Survey here: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdBsBwpugMNXXzD Background information Organic agriculture is growing fast and that is a good thing! However that also means that the organic movement is evolving. While this is true for all actors in … Continue reading Are you a certified organic farmer in Canada? Tell us about it!

JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Accreditation Administrator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 15, 2019

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The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) in Vernon, BC is seeking to hire a temporary accreditation administrator to cover maternity leave for 12-18 months. The Administrator works closely with the COABC Accreditation Board Director. This is a part time position, 28 hours per week, Monday to Thursday. The position will be based out of our Vernon office with a starting wage of $20.00 per hour. ABOUT COABC COABC is a non-profit organization that values healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony. COABC views the organic certification system as an effective way to move agricultural production to more sustainable methods. … Continue reading JOB: VERNON, BC – COABC, Accreditation Administrator

APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Stein Mountain Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 07, 2019

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Stein Mountain Farm in Lytton, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2019 season!  About Stein Mountain Farm We are located in the Fraser Canyon in a beautiful , natural, off grid setting. We have been farming organically since 1985. We are a family farm working together to grow quality produce for the Vancouver markets. We grow heirloom tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onions, eggplants, cucumbers, carrots, beets, squash, basil, melons. We have 60 varieties of heirloom apples. We grow cherries, plums, pears, apricots. We use a tractor and tiller for cultivation and bed making, and rely on hand weeding, hoeing, wheel hoe for … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Stein Mountain Farm

APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Sapo Bravo Organics

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 07, 2019

Sapo Bravo Organics

Sapo Bravo Organics in Lytton, BC is seeking an apprentice for the 2019 season!  About Sapo Bravo Organics This 5 acre certified organic farm is off-grid, on the side of a mountain, 12 miles down a dirt logging road from the town of Lytton, BC. Half of the farm is orchard, producing cherries, peaches, apricots, plums, apples and pears. The other half is ground crops, all heat lovers. Tomatoes, eggplants, hot peppers, heirloom melons, winter and summer squash, celeriac, basil, onions, cardoon, fennel, radicchio and a field of flowers. Very minimal machinery is used – only a small tractor for tilling the fields, building … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: LYTTON, BC – Sapo Bravo Organics

FARM JOB: WINLAW, BC – Ravine Creek Farm, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 06, 2019 1 Comment

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Ravine Creek Farm in Winlaw, BC is seeking a farm worker for their certified organic, family run vegetable farm in the stunning and Slocan Valley. Come grow with us! ABOUT Ravine Creek Farm We are a small, certified organic family farm near the banks of the Slocan River in the West Kootenay. We grow a broad range of seasonal vegetables for our CSA, Nelson Famer’s Market and a weekly farmstand. We use mainly hand tools and our BCS walking tractor. We also have 3 acres of hay fields which we use for mulch in the garden. Our presence serves to engage our community … Continue reading FARM JOB: WINLAW, BC – Ravine Creek Farm, Farm Worker