Tag Archives: Cowichan Valley

JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cow-Op Food Hub, General Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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Cow-Op Food Hub in Duncan, BC is seeking a General Manager! Cow-op, the Cowichan’s co-operative Food Hub in on the hunt for a General Manager for our online farmers’ market and food hub: www.cow-op.ca. This job is a dynamic and exciting role working directly with local food producers and processors to market, aggregate and distribute local produce, meats, baked goods, and locally-processed foods direct to consumers both in Victoria and Duncan.   We are looking for an energetic, self-starting individual with a wide variety of skills and talents, but foremost someone who is an excellent communicator, a “get-things-done” warrior, flexible, attentive to detail … Continue reading JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Cow-Op Food Hub, General Manager

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 12 ACRES OF PASTURE FOR GRAZING – COBBLE HILL, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 30, 2019

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ABOUT THE LAND This beautiful 25 acres is nestled in the heart of Cobble Hill, with about 12 acres in pasture. There are 5 fields that could be rotated through, though they are not separately fenced at this point. There is livestock fencing in place around the perimeter of the fields which needs to be upgraded in some areas. Water is available from the creek that runs along the property. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The owner is looking for someone who would like to use the land for grazing for sheep or cows. You could either keep your animals there just for the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 12 ACRES OF PASTURE FOR GRAZING – COBBLE HILL, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: GARDEN SPACE AT UNSWORTH VINEYARD – MILL BAY, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 08, 2019

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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The popular restaurant at Unsworth Vineyard and Winery is looking for a new farmer to lease its kitchen garden! The owners are keen to have a farmer to make use of the space available, and supply the popular restaurant with as much produce grown on-site as possible. The chef would particularly love a fresh supply of herbs and flowers, and will buy anything the farmer can grow there!  The restaurant would be the farmer’s first customer, and if there is any additional produce from the garden beyond what the restaurant needs, the farmer is welcome to sell that elsewhere. There is potential to sell to the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: GARDEN SPACE AT UNSWORTH VINEYARD – MILL BAY, BC

FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Dancing Dandelion Farms, Vegetable & Flower Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 23, 2019

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Dancing Dandelion Farms in Duncan, BC is looking for a full-time Vegetable and Flower Farm Worker for the 2019 season!  ABOUT DANCING DANDELION FARMS Dancing Dandelion Farms is a 5 acre farm located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley. We are surrounded by wineries and mountains, and are only a short drive to lakes, rivers and the ocean. We have a diverse farm focusing on cut flower and vegetable production. We sell at farmer’s markets, to restaurants, floral designers, our own farm stand and our flower subscription (CSA) program. We also design florals for weddings and events. We are hiring someone who … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Dancing Dandelion Farms, Vegetable & Flower Farm Worker

POSITION FILLED – FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hand

Posted by Moss Dance on August 07, 2018

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This position has been filled — thanks for your interest! Looking for a late summer/fall farm job in the beautiful Cowichan Valley? Tatlo Road Farm is hiring 1-2 field hands to help finish out the season. ABOUT TATLO ROAD FARM We’re a small-scale, certified organic vegetable farm in the Cowichan. We’re looking for 1-2 people to help us finish out the season as one of our current staff members goes back to school this fall. The position is 3-4 days/week, depending on your interest and availability. The hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and the starting wage is $13/hour (or … Continue reading POSITION FILLED – FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hand

FEB 10-11: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Vancouver Island 5th Winter Mixer

Posted by Moss Dance on January 29, 2018 1 Comment

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We are celebrating five years of Winter Mixers on Vancouver Island this year! Join us for our Vancouver Island 5th Winter Mixer at Camp Pringle in Shawnigan Lake, on beautiful Vancouver Island for two days of farming workshops & networking! Looking for the Young Agrarians Okanagan Winter Mixer? Click here! VANCOUVER ISLAND 5TH WINTER MIXER At-A-Glance WHEN: Saturday February 10 – Sunday February 11, 2018 WHERE:  Coast Salish Territory – Camp Pringle, 2520 W Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W3 COST:  Sliding scale $75-125.  All funds raised go to covering the cost of the event. Thank you for your support! Work trade options are available, … Continue reading FEB 10-11: SHAWNIGAN LAKE, BC – Vancouver Island 5th Winter Mixer

FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hands & Harvest Helper

Posted by Moss Dance on January 09, 2018

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Tatlo Road Farm is hiring field hands (2 full-time) and a Harvest Helper/ Market Assistant (1 part-time) for the 2018 season! ABOUT TATLO ROAD FARM Our farm is located on Vancouver Island, in the village of Crofton (population ~2000). We’re also about 20 minutes from Duncan and there is public transportation that stops right at the farm. We currently grow on about 2 of our 7 acres, producing over 40 different vegetable crops- the whole gamut really! We have one 20’ x 100’ and two smaller cold frames (one of which is movable on rails) where we grow heat-loving crops in summer … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hands & Harvest Helper

Lessons Learned: Dancing Dandelion Farms

Posted by Kristen Nammour on November 18, 2017

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We’re checking back in with our B.C. Business Mentorship Network participants to see how their seasons have gone and how mentorship has benefitted them. Name, Farm, Location? Dancing Dandelion Farms, Duncan, BC What were your goals for this season and how did you work to achieve those? This was our very first year farming. Our main goal for the year was to learn to grow vegetables and flowers at a market scale. Our first goal was to set-up our farm infrastructure such as our wash station, harvest area, deer fencing, irrigation and to prepare our soil and beds to grow crops. Once … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Dancing Dandelion Farms

Business Mentorship Network – Kailli Pigott & Zach Johnston, Dancing Dandelion Farm

Posted by Kristen Nammour on March 26, 2017

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Name? Kailli Pigott and Zach Johnston Where do you farm? Dancing Dandelion Farm is located in Duncan, BC in the lovely Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. What do you farm? Mixed vegetables and cut flowers. What type of business structure is your farm? We are a sole proprietorship. What is your land tenure? We own the land we farm on and purchased the property at the end of August 2016. Previously the property was run as a tree and shrub nursery. How did you seriously get into farming? A series of pathways led us to farming. For Kailli it began with her … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Kailli Pigott & Zach Johnston, Dancing Dandelion Farm