Tag Archives: Cowichan Valley

AUGUST 24, 2024: VICTORIA, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at The Plot Market Garden and City’s Edge Farm

Posted by Kat Roger on July 02, 2024

You’re invited to a Farm Tour and Potluck at The Plot Market Garden and City’s Edge Farm in Victoria, B.C. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, want to learn what it’s like to apprentice on a farm or host farm apprentices – 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 learn about farm start-up! We’ll enjoy a farm tour from farmers Emily and Tyler at The Plot Market Garden, … Continue reading AUGUST 24, 2024: VICTORIA, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at The Plot Market Garden and City’s Edge Farm

JULY 7, 2024: COBBLE HILL, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Silverside Farm

Posted by Kat Roger on May 22, 2024

You’re invited to a Farm Tour and Potluck at Silverside Farm in Cobble Hill, 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 learn about berry production! We’ll enjoy a farm tour from Silverside farmers Charles and Manzar, who were matched in 2023 through the B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP). We will hear how Charles and Manzar transitioned their farm from Alberta … Continue reading JULY 7, 2024: COBBLE HILL, BC – Farm Tour and Potluck at Silverside Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Lavender Business for Lease – Cobble Hill, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on January 15, 2024

*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 The Damali Lavender Farm was established in 2005. Located in Cobble Hill, BC, in the heart of the Cowichan Valley, the farm currently has approximately 2.5 acres of established lavender patches. Damali grows over 25 varieties of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Lavender Business for Lease – Cobble Hill, BC

FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land to grow kiwis in the Cowichan Valley – Vancouver Island, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on October 27, 2023

We have more land seekers and 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 FARMER Roger has been farming avocados, macadamia nuts and passionfruit in South Africa for 18 years in collaboration with his Canadian wife, Charlotte, who has been living in South Africa with Roger for the past 14 years. They now have a 2-year old daughter, and are immigrating back to Canada. Vancouver Island is where they feel at home and they are excited to be close … Continue reading FARMER LOOKING FOR LAND: Seeking land to grow kiwis in the Cowichan Valley – Vancouver Island, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 Acre for Chickens, Bees, and Market Gardening – Cowichan Bay, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on October 17, 2023

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 2.5-acre ALR land is conveniently located in Cowichan Bay, only 10 minutes outside of downtown Duncan, in the heart of the Cowichan Valley. It offers great access to market and housing options in town. There is approximately 1 acre of fenced livestock enclosure awaiting a new farmer. It has natural grass, periodically grazed by the neighbour’s sheep (about 8 of them), but not currently used … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1 Acre for Chickens, Bees, and Market Gardening – Cowichan Bay, BC

JUL 17-OCT 5, 2023: Vancouver Island Regenerative Farming Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 23, 2023 6 Comments

Looking to gain farm skills? This FULLY FUNDED Regenerative Farming Program teaches the main theories, concepts and practices of regenerative farming with guidance from industry experts. The theory portion of the program will be delivered online along with a one week in-person bootcamp at Lentelus Farms, then an eight-week on-farm practicum. WHEN: July 17 – Oct 5, 2023 WHERE: One-week bootcamp at Lentelus Farms in Comox, followed by a practicum on a farm on Vancouver Island or Powell River for 3 days per week, and online lessons for 2 days per week. COST: Free. Transportation, childcare, equipment, etc. is covered. … Continue reading JUL 17-OCT 5, 2023: Vancouver Island Regenerative Farming Program

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for Gardens, Bees, and Chickens – Cobble Hill, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on May 23, 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 9.5-acre farm is located in Cobble Hill in the Cowichan Valley of Vancouver Island. The landholders run a commercial salad green and basil business, growing intensively in 100-sqft raised beds that they’ve constructed from poured concrete. It is so amazing how much can be produced on a small piece of land! 0.5 to 1 acre of land is available for market gardening, a few additional … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land for Gardens, Bees, and Chickens – Cobble Hill, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Acres for Vegetable Production at Providence Farm – Duncan, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on May 16, 2023

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 Nestled in the heart of the Cowichan Valley, Providence Farm operates as a therapeutic working farm and registered charity (Vancouver Island Providence Community Association), serving adults and seniors with a variety of mental health challenges, developmental and intellectual disabilities and age-related illnesses. Providence Farm is a trauma-informed agency, invested in promoting healing opportunities for the participants of various farm- and nature-based programs. In addition, Providence Farm … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Acres for Vegetable Production at Providence Farm – Duncan, BC

FARM MARKET FOR SALE: Chemainus, BC – Russell Farms

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on March 14, 2023

35.30 Acre Iconic Russell Farms Property For Sale   Asking Price: $2,350,000 Iconic property in the Cowichan Valley currently owner occupied as Russell Farm Market & Garden Centre. The property at 2587 & 2711 Mt. Sicker Road (“Property”) is bisected by the Trans Canada Highway and located north of Duncan within the District of North Cowichan. The Property is split zoned with approximately 2.17 acres zoned C3 (Commercial Service) and 33.13 acres zoned A-1 (Agriculture). A covenant on title restricts the commercially zoned portion of the property to market, garden and nursery uses. 2587 Mt. Sicker Road is improved with a … Continue reading FARM MARKET FOR SALE: Chemainus, BC – Russell Farms

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden Potential – North Cowichan, BC

Posted by Kiyomi Ito on January 26, 2023

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 We have lived on our 5 acre property on Quamichan Lake for twenty years. We’ve grazed sheep for the past 7 years, and have a small orchard. During the spring-summer months, there are beehives along the edge of the field tended by a leasing beekeeper. Approximately 2 flat acres with full exposure can be made available to a farmer this season for market gardening. The local soils … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market Garden Potential – North Cowichan, BC