Tag Archives: Courtenay

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 25+ acres of mixed woodland and pasture for livestock grazing – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on June 20, 2024

We always have new land opportunities coming into our inventory, some of which aren’t on our blog yet! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE LAND Welcome to 37 acres of ALR grazing land in Courtenay, BC! This property includes 1-2 acres of cleared grassland in addition to 25-30 acres of mixed woodland, all of which could be used for small livestock grazing. Historically, the landholders and their family raised weaner pigs in the forest, and sheep (ewes, … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 25+ acres of mixed woodland and pasture for livestock grazing – Courtenay, BC

FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking grazing land for livestock farmer and textile artist – Courtenay, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on May 16, 2024

We have more land seekers and opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE FARMER Meet Kelsey Epp, the owner and operator of Tsolum River Ranch and Studio Aase in Courtenay, BC. Kelsey raises a flock of 55 Suffolk and Gotland sheep for meat and wool in addition to raising pork, meat rabbits, laying hens and beef production on 26 acres of land. Kelsey’s passion for raising livestock is deeply ingrained from her … Continue reading FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking grazing land for livestock farmer and textile artist – Courtenay, BC

FILLED – FARM JOB: Courtenay, BC – Ridgewood Farm, Livestock Farm Worker

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on April 04, 2024

This position has been filled. View more Farm Jobs and Apprenticeships on our Job Board Ridgewood Farm in Courtenay, BC is seeking a full-time livestock farm worker! ABOUT Ridgewood Farm Ridgewood Farms is a leader in ethical and humanely raised beef, pork and eggs in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Our products are marketed mostly through local Farmers’ Markets with some farm gate sales. We are looking for an individual to fill a position to learn about egg, beef and pork production the Ridgewood way. Ridgewood Farms, Mary Jane Douglas & Chris Brown, have worked with livestock for over … Continue reading FILLED – FARM JOB: Courtenay, BC – Ridgewood Farm, Livestock Farm Worker

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4+ acres of mixed farmland for lease with off-grid housing – Royston, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on March 19, 2024

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 25-acre farm situated in the Comox Valley has multiple portions of farmland available for lease. The farm is currently used for growing vegetables and flowers, hay, and bees as well as homes for the landholders and tenants. About 1/4- to 1/2-acre is currently under cultivation, a mixed garden with well-established rows and irrigation set-up. The soil has been amended on an ongoing basis since 2009 and … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: 4+ acres of mixed farmland for lease with off-grid housing – Royston, BC

FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: 50-Year Old Family Farm Looking for Young Farmers – Merville, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on December 12, 2023 7 Comments

*Application for this opportunity has closed. If you’re ready to farm and would like to explore land opportunities, please reach out to the Vancouver Island Land Matcher, Kiyomi, at kiyomi@youngagrarians.org.* 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 land and mentorship opportunity lies on a 100+ acre family farm, lovingly stewarded by the landholders for the past 50 years. The farm is on prime ALR land in the Comox Valley. Approximately 70 acres are … Continue reading FILLED – LAND OPPORTUNITY: 50-Year Old Family Farm Looking for Young Farmers – Merville, BC

Event Recap: Farm Tour & Seed Ceremony at Amara Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 06, 2023

On a beautiful late summer day, we gathered with 52 community members at Amara Farm on unceded K’ómoks territory, also known as Courtenay, B.C. at a farm tour hosted through the B.C. Land Matching Program delivered by Young Agrarians. We enjoyed farm tours, talked about land access and farming collaboratively, shared food at a beautiful community potluck, and were honoured to participate in a surprise seed ceremony and offering for head Amara farmer Arzeena, led by Natasha of Minwaadizi Farm and her Auntie Sharon. Folks traveled from as far as Ladysmith and Port Alberni to join! Read on for more … Continue reading Event Recap: Farm Tour & Seed Ceremony at Amara Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farmland for Lease for Field Crops, Livestock or Forage – North Courtenay, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on September 20, 2023 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 farmland is on a 28 acre ALR property in North Courtenay (Merville) in the Comox Valley of Vancouver Island. Approximately 10 acres have been newly developed by the current landholders – flattened, de-rocked, and mowed. Depending on the production type, the field may need additional levelling, rock-picking, and plowing. There is potential for expansion up to 20 acres. Approximately 6-7 acres, not included in the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Farmland for Lease for Field Crops, Livestock or Forage – North Courtenay, BC

SEP 10, 2023: COURTENAY, BC – Farm Tour at Amara Farm

Posted by Kat Roger on August 11, 2023

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Amara Farm in Courtenay, B.C. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about – or just want to check out what your local farmers are up to – join us for the event. Come out to connect with other farmers and food lovers, share a meal, and tour this powerhouse farm! We’ll enjoy a farm tour from farmer-landholders Arzeena and Neil at Amara Farm, as well as a tour and introduction from leasing farmer Natasha who runs Minwaadizi Farm. Natasha and Arzeena were matched in 2022 through the B.C. … Continue reading SEP 10, 2023: COURTENAY, BC – Farm Tour at Amara Farm

AUG 5, 2023: Mid Summer Social at Sea Bluff Farm – Metchosin, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on July 14, 2023

You’re invited to a Mid Summer Land Social at Sea Bluff Farm in Metchosin, B.C.! Come out to connect with other farmers and food lovers, meet your regional Land Matcher, and share a delicious meal. Come ready to eat well and soak up the atmosphere. Robin and Sasha will focus on winter crops, so you’ll get a chance to see their farm easing into the transition from summer to winter. They can’t wait to share all their tricks and tips for growing a large diversity of crops all winter long. Most of all, they are thrilled to set their hoes … Continue reading AUG 5, 2023: Mid Summer Social at Sea Bluff Farm – Metchosin, BC

FARM JOB: Courtenay, BC – Smith Lake Farm, Summer Student Position

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on May 23, 2023

Smith Lake Farm in Courtenay,  BC, has a summer student position available! ABOUT Smith Lake Farm We are a diversified farm that raises beef cattle and have an apiary, hay field, pastures, organic orchard and expanding garden. We are involved in agritourism and offer glamping, beekeeping and other agritourism opportunities. We are involved with a group of Comox Valley Beekeepers looking to better local food security by raising honeybees that are mite-resistant and bred for our wet cool climate. Come learn from our master beekeeper. DESIRED QUALITIES & JOB TASKS We have one summer student position available! Come join our … Continue reading FARM JOB: Courtenay, BC – Smith Lake Farm, Summer Student Position