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NOV 14, 2021: ONLINE, BC – Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 19, 2021

You’re invited to a virtual tour of the NEW Kootenay Farms Food Hub in Creston presented by Young Agrarians and Fields Forward Society. This is the eighth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? A Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. The goal of this tour is to provide farmers and food producers in the region with an inside look at the new facility … Continue reading NOV 14, 2021: ONLINE, BC – Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market garden and perennial production in Wynndel

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 21, 2021

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 landholders of this opportunity in the Creston Valley, in Wynndel,  are looking for the right farmer/s to use their land for market garden and perennial production. The property currently has alpacas and hogs and a shared fenced garden area that is ready to grow! ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY The land can accommodate a market garden in the already fenced area, which is also irrigated. The owners of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Market garden and perennial production in Wynndel

FARM JOB: Creston, BC – Fields Forward Society, Food Processing Assistants

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 28, 2021

Fields Forward Society in Creston, BC is seeking Food Processing Assistants! ABOUT Fields Forward Society Fields Forward is opening a Regional Food Hub in the Creston Valley. This exciting project will be a model for other food hubs that open in the Columbia Basin. The Food Hub will expand on the successes of the Kootenay Mobile Press, providing juicing services as well as an automated bottling line, dehydrating, and various other food processing equipment. The purpose of the Food Hub is to help Kootenay region food and farm businesses to grow and innovate by giving them access to community-based processing … Continue reading FARM JOB: Creston, BC – Fields Forward Society, Food Processing Assistants

FARM JOB: Creston, BC – Morris Flowers Garden Centre, Assistant Grower

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 24, 2021

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Morris Flowers Garden Centre in Creston, BC is seeking a permanent Assistant Grower! ABOUT Morris Flowers Garden Centre The Garden Centre has been in operation for about 50 years, we are a mixed operation of a Garden Centre, nursery, Greenhouse, and flower shop. We also have a mixed garden, we also have 5000 acres of farm land that is used for hay, grain, tree fruits, berries and cattle production. We sell direct to consumer, export, wholesale and retail, resorts and restaurants. We use all sorts of machinery, from small hand tools to large equipment. The people of yaqan nukiy have … Continue reading FARM JOB: Creston, BC – Morris Flowers Garden Centre, Assistant Grower

FARM JOB: CRESTON, BC – Goat River Farms Ltd, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 30, 2020

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Goat River Farms Ltd in Creston, BC is seeking a permanent Farm Hand! About Goat River Farms Ltd We raise a variety of animals from start to finish for meat sales We also have laying hens and keep bees. We process our own poultry on farm, as well as grow 95% of the hay and grains required for all of our animals on farm to ensure no gmo and no sprays used on the feed crops. We farm as sustainably and regeneratively as we can and work closely with wildlife biologists. We have invested in equipment to ease the workload, … Continue reading FARM JOB: CRESTON, BC – Goat River Farms Ltd, Farm Hand

Kootenay Farm Directory: Spring 2020

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 24, 2020 4 Comments

It’s March 2020 and in the face of a global health crisis, we’re experiencing some supply chain disruptions and an increased local demand for healthy food. It’s more important than ever to support your local farmers! Food producers have had to quickly pivot their business models and sales channels to adapt to the evolving market and regulatory conditions. If you are located in southeastern BC and are looking for ways to connect directly with farmers and food producers in your area, consider joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for weekly boxes, purchasing online for delivery, pick-up or from your local Farmers’ Markets, … Continue reading Kootenay Farm Directory: Spring 2020

Seeds, Fermentation, Mushrooms & More: A look back at 2019 Columbia Basin events

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 21, 2020

Thanks to the farms and friends who hosted and the generous support of Columbia Basin Trust, Young Agrarians was able to organize seven different on-farm and educational events across the region in 2019 and early 2020. We learned about tools, seed saving, nurseries, fermentation, mushrooms and more, we toured some groundbreaking farms, and we shared meals with new and old friends. We partnered with some fantastic like-minded organizations and teamed up with innovative entrepreneurs. We look forward to what this year will bring! Scroll on for links to recaps from the whole series to see what we did at each event. We’re … Continue reading Seeds, Fermentation, Mushrooms & More: A look back at 2019 Columbia Basin events

EVENT RECAP: Creston Valley Farm Tour

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 06, 2019

On August 18, 2019, over thirty-five folks of all ages joined us through out the day as we explored three farms and four farm businesses across Creston and Erickson. Folks came out from as far away as Blewett and Winlaw and we even had a few people travel by bike between the stops, despite the 30+ degree weather (way to go!). Thank you to all of our amazing host farms and farmers and to everyone who joined us! Read on for a recap of the afternoon’s activities and to learn about our inspiring host farms! WLOKA FARMS FRUIT STAND  The day … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Creston Valley Farm Tour

AUGUST 18, 2019: CRESTON, BC – Creston Valley Farm Tour, Potluck & Live Music

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 24, 2019

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Join Young Agrarians in Creston and Erickson for a multi-farm tour to learn about four unique farms in the Creston Valley! Alongside our host farms, there are several farms and orchards along the way that make for a scenic route. Time is provided to enjoy and find local bounty along the way.  WHEN:  Sunday, August 18, 2019. 2-8pm. WHERE:  Bike (35 mins) or drive (10 mins) between locations (click here for route link). Join for the whole tour or drop in along the way! 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Wloka Farms Fruit Stand (3524 Crowsnest Hwy) 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Yaqan … Continue reading AUGUST 18, 2019: CRESTON, BC – Creston Valley Farm Tour, Potluck & Live Music

October 22: Creston, BC – New Farm Start-up Workshop

Posted by Paris Marshall Smith on October 18, 2016

Looking to start a new farm operation in the Kootenays? Check out this New Farm Start-up workshop happening October 22nd. Its a free full day complete with lunch. October 22, 2016, 8:00AM-3:30PM Creston, BC Registration required: paris@fieldsforward.ca