Tag Archives: Community-supported agriculture

CSA STORIES: Forrest Farm Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 04, 2020

Spring 2020 is seeing a HUGE growth in support for local food through models like Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), like a weekly or monthly seasonal harvest box delivery. We wanted to catch up with farmers in the YA network who are connecting directly with their communities through their protein and vegetable CSA and pick their brains! Amanda and Ewan Forrest operate Forrest Farm in Salmo, a small-scale, mixed farm that they are diligently building towards being a zero waste farmstead creamery. Now in their fifth year on the property, they are currently producing natural goat milk soap and natural wool products … Continue reading CSA STORIES: Forrest Farm Salmo

CSA STORIES: WHITE PINE MOUNTAIN APIARY

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 04, 2020

White Pine Mountain Apiary

We recently shared our first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Story featuring Forrest Farm Salmo, jumping into the ins and outs of their protein and vegetable CSA. Next up, we’re catching up with Christina Yahn and Justin Werner, two holistic beekeepers and pollinator activists based in the Slocan Valley of BC. Through their business, White Pine Mountain Apiary, they operate a unique CSA model that includes a community supported apiary, whereby members adopt a bee hive and they do the maintenance and care over the season at their mountain apiary. Harvest is then shared among each member! Read on to learn more … Continue reading CSA STORIES: WHITE PINE MOUNTAIN APIARY

FARM JOB: MERVILLE, BC – Merville Organics, CSA & Market Staff Member

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 05, 2020 2 Comments

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Looking for a farm job on Vancouver Island? Merville Organics in Merville, BC is hiring a CSA & Market Staff Member for the 2020 season!  About Merville Organics Merville Organics Growers Co-operative is a co-op of 3 small farms located in Merville and north Courtenay in the Comox Valley, working together to sell our produce at the Comox Valley Farmers Market and through a popular Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  Our farms are all Certified Organic through Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA).  We are passionate about food security and sustainability in the Comox Valley, increasing the accessibility of local, organic produce to … Continue reading FARM JOB: MERVILLE, BC – Merville Organics, CSA & Market Staff Member

~ FILLED ~ FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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This position has been filled. The successful applicant found the job through Youngagrarians.org Ice Cap Organics in Pemberton, BC is hiring for a Field Crew Position for the 2019 season!  About Ice Cap Organics We grow over 50 vegetable varieties in the field and in a few greenhouses, and have added strawberries, fresh cut flowers and 100 laying hens to the operation on 5 acres. We use a rainflo implement attached to our John Deere 5055E for making raised beds with landscape fabric for transplants and for direct seeded crops we cultivate with an Allis Chalmers belly mounted cultivator and hand tools.  We sell … Continue reading ~ FILLED ~ FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

POSITION FILLED – FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 01, 2019

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This position has been filled. Please view our other farm jobs and apprenticeships here. Ice Cap Organics in Pemberton, BC is hiring for a Field Crew Position for the 2019 season!  About Ice Cap Organics We grow over 50 vegetable varieties in the field and in a few greenhouses, and have added strawberries, fresh cut flowers and 100 laying hens to the operation on 5 acres. We use a rainflo implement attached to our John Deere 5055E for making raised beds with landscape fabric for transplants and for direct seeded crops we cultivate with an Allis Chalmers belly mounted cultivator and hand tools.  We … Continue reading POSITION FILLED – FARM JOB: PEMBERTON, BC – Ice Cap Organics, Field Crew

FARM JOBS: CHILLIWACK, BC – Aslan Organics, Farm Hands

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 31, 2019

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Aslan Organics in Chilliwack, BC is hiring two Farm Hands for the 2019 season!  About Aslan Organics Shane and Emma of Aslan Organics are agrarians committed to the local production and access of Certified Organic vegetables and Heritage Rainbow eggs. Our privilege of farming in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia is a dream we thought we would have to wait for most of our life to experience. Yet, we find ourselves nestled at the Yarrow Ecovillage living out this discovery of self and purpose.   Desired Qualities Aslan Organics expands its team this year, adding two positions of Farm Hands to … Continue reading FARM JOBS: CHILLIWACK, BC – Aslan Organics, Farm Hands

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Serenity Farm, Garden Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 31, 2019

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Feeding Ourselves and Others at Serenity Farm in Victoria, BC is hiring a Garden Manager for the 2019 season!  About Feeding Ourselves and Others at Serenity Farm Feeding Ourselves and Others at Serenity Farm is a project, sponsored by the John Howard Society of Victoria that provides a therapeutic experience in organic gardening techniques for participants who are adults with challenges related to mental health and substance abuse and, in some cases, involvement with the criminal justice system. All participants are under the supervision of Assertive Community Treatment Teams (PACT, DACT and VICOT) and Seven Oaks Tertiary Care Center. You can find more … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Serenity Farm, Garden Manager

FARM JOB: DELTA, BC – Tsawwassen Farm School, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 29, 2019

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Tsawwassen Farm School in Delta, BC is hiring a Farm Hand for the 2019 season!  About Tsawwassen Farm School The Tsawwassen Farm School is a collaboration between the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) and the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS). The school program is open to anyone curious about the practice of farming to feed a growing population, in ways that restore the land and nurture Mother Earth. The Tsawwassen Farm School is a gathering place to raise awareness around human scaled, community focused, alternative food production. The farm reflects aspects of Indigenous food ways through having a traditional medicinal garden, building a … Continue reading FARM JOB: DELTA, BC – Tsawwassen Farm School, Farm Hand

Filled! FARM JOB: MERVILLE, BC – Merville Organics, CSA & Farmers Market Coordinator

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 29, 2019

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This position is now filled as of March 7, 2019. Looking for a farm job on Vancouver Island? Merville Organics in Merville, BC is hiring a CSA & Farmers Market Coordinator for the 2019 season!  About Merville Organics Merville Organics Growers Co-operative is a co-op of 4 small farms located in Merville and north Courtenay in the Comox Valley, working together to sell our produce at the Comox Valley Farmers Market and through a popular Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.  Our farms are all Certified Organic or Transitional to Organic through Islands Organic Producers Association (IOPA).  We are passionate about food security … Continue reading Filled! FARM JOB: MERVILLE, BC – Merville Organics, CSA & Farmers Market Coordinator

INTERNSHIP: Zocalo Organics, Hillsburgh, Ontario

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 10, 2015 1 Comment

Zócalo Organics is seeking motivated, humble, and passionate individuals to join us this coming season at our organic community farm. Position: Farm Intern/ Learning Exchange Type: Internship with food, accom., stipend (see below) Website: zocaloorganics.ca   Location: in Hillsburgh, Ontario.  Close to Guelph, Fergus, Orangeville, and Erin, and 1 hour from Toronto. We offer several Internship/Volunteer positions: Our FULL SEASON internship program runs from April 12-November 21.  This is the most beneficial of our programs for aspiring farmers and special care will be taken to offer an enriching learning experience for these individuals.  This includes a monthly stipend of $250.  Both beginners and experienced applicants will be considered for this position. … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Zocalo Organics, Hillsburgh, Ontario