The Comox Valley New Farmer Loan and Mentorship Program matches up new farmers that require small loans to purchase farming equipment with lenders and mentors who are interested in supporting local agriculture. Loans made to farmers range from $1,000 to a maximum of $5,000. New farmers are required to have a minimum of one year of farming experience. Participation in the Young Agrarians Business Mentorship Network or equivalent would be a bonus! Farmers will be asked to submit a plan as part of their application to show how the loan will increase their crop production and sales. If you are farmer … Continue reading COMOX VALLEY, BC: Micro Loan Program Looking for Farmers!
ABOUT THE LAND We have a 43 acres total with a 4 acre field suitable for market gardening (currently 1 acre is fenced & irrigated), the remainder in pasture, hay orchard and forest. It has been farmed certified organic for 8 years. I raise livestock (currently sheep and ducks, facilities for chickens), orchard and hay, but only at a hobby scale right now. The property is mixed soil types with approximately 20 acres of organic hay fields and pasture, a small heritage orchard within the pasture, 4 acres of good sandy loam with 1 acre fenced and irrigated for a … Continue reading CO-OP OPPORTUNITY: ORGANIC FARM FOR CO-OWNERSHIP – MERVILLE, BC
Tannadice Farms Ltd in Courtenay, BC is hiring for a permanent Farm Worker position! About Tannadice Farms Ltd We produce pork, beef and poultry. We market to store, butcher shops and restaurants on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Tannadice Farms has established a method of farming that is ethical, sustainable and healthful. Quite simply, it’s how we feel farming should be done. We take great care of our animals because we know that the way your food is produced has a profound effect on its nutritional value. Healthy animals produce healthy meat. Desired Qualities Livestock and equipment operation experience. Must … Continue reading FARM JOB: COURTENAY, BC – Tannadice Farms Ltd, Farm Worker
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
Are you interested to learn about organic pasture raised meat production? Lost Savanna Farm is now accepting applications for 2019 interns. Interns will work and live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Vancouver Island. They will learn first hand, the tools necessary to become a pasture based organic meat farmer, while working alongside the farmer and farm manager. This internship opportunity starts April 1st with a minimum commitment of 4 months. ABOUT LOST SAVANNA FARM Our 73 acre Certified Organic, Certified Demeter farm is devoted to raising animals on pasture to produce the highest quality meat (chicken, … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: COURTENAY, BC – Lost Savanna Farm
Looking for a beekeeping apprenticeship on Vancouver Island? Check out Black Horse Apiary in Cumberland! About Black Horse Apiary We are a small scale sustainable apiary producing local varietal honey and bees – queens, packages, and nucs. We are passionate about breeding the best honey bees to share with other beekeepers in Canada. Visit Black Horse Apiary on Facebook here. Desired Qualities An enthusiasm and love for honey bees and an eagerness to immerse themselves into this fascinating world. Job Tasks Beekeeping: seasonal management and small scale queen rearing. Job Details Contract duration: March 1 through to November 1, 2019 Weekly hours: 25 hours … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: CUMBERLAND, BC – Black Horse Apiary