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EVENT RECAP: YA Mixer @ the Basin Food Summit ~ Rossland

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 28, 2019

YA Basin Mixer

On October 25 – 26, 2019, over 100 people joined us at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC, for the Columbia Basin Mixer. The three-day Basin Food Summit kicked off on October 24th with the Food and Buyers Expo. The YA Mixer coincided with the Agricultural Forum on day two, with the third day full of unique programming aimed at new and young entrants into agriculture and food production. Participants attended the event from all across BC, travelling from as far away as Vancouver Island and central BC to join in the multi-day programming aimed at knowledge sharing, capacity building, establishing new relationships … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: YA Mixer @ the Basin Food Summit ~ Rossland

EVENT RECAP: Forrest Farm Tour & Potluck ~ Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 21, 2019

Amanda Forrest of Forrest Farm, Salmo

On Sunday, November 3, 2019, 30 people braved the first day of daylight savings to join us over the course of the afternoon at Forrest Farm in Salmo for a farm tour and fireside potluck, enjoying several delicious soups made from the farm’s bounty! Participants joined us from the communities of Rossland, Salmo, Glade, Thrums, Blewett, Krestova, Bonnington, Argenta and Nelson. Amongst the awesome group of food enthusiasts, it was great to see other local food producers out at the farm from Bent Plow Farm, Earth Temple Gardens, Glade Organics, Hoedown CSA, Linden Lane Farms, Salix and Sedge and Little Miss Gelato.  Thank you to our awesome hosts … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Forrest Farm Tour & Potluck ~ Salmo

EVENT RECAP: Ferment & Feast ~ Castlegar

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 06, 2019

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On October 6, 2019, over 40 food and fermentation enthusiasts joined us over the course of the afternoon at the Doukhobor Discovery Center for a hands-on workshop, roundtable discussion and intimate potluck inside the museum! Participants joined us from the communities of Grand Forks, Rossland, Salmo, Vallican, Castlegar, Glade, Thrums, Nelson, and Harrop. Thank you to our amazing workshop hosts Leeza Zurwick from Happy Gut and Jess Bowman, our roundtable participants, hosts at the DDC and everyone who came out! Read on for a recap of the day’s activities and discussions! FERMENTATION WORKSHOP  The day began with a presentation by Leeza from Happy Gut about … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Ferment & Feast ~ Castlegar

EVENT RECAP: Creston Valley Farm Tour

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 06, 2019

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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

OCT 6, 2019: CASTLEGAR, BC – Ferment & Feast!

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 06, 2019 4 Comments

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Join Young Agrarians on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre in Castlegar for a hands-on workshop, museum tour, roundtable discussion and community potluck! This event will provide an opportunity both to those new to the area and long-time residents to familiarize themselves with the past, present and future of food and farming in their community. Join us for part or all of the event!  WHEN:  Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2pm – 8pm WHERE:  The Doukhobor Discovery Centre, 112 Heritage Way, Castlegar, BC, V1N 4M5 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Fermenting and Preserving Workshop (WORKSHOP IS FULL- register here) 4:00 – 5:00 … Continue reading OCT 6, 2019: CASTLEGAR, BC – Ferment & Feast!

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

EVENT RECAP: Columbia Basin Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 18, 2019

Paul Kelly shows the group a financial planning spreadsheet for their farm businesses

On February 2nd, 2019, 16 farmers with a range of experience levels came together at Vallican Whole Community Center for a Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop. The workshop was prepared and given by Paul Kelly from the Community Futures Central Kootenay Self Employment Program. Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Business and Entrepreneurship. He has managed large retail food operations including the Kootenay Co-op, production and processing at Fieldstone organic granary, and operated a local biofuel and feed commodity business out of Winlaw. Paul began his presentation by setting the regional labour market context. December 2018 saw the lowest … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Columbia Basin Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop

MARCH 2-3, 2019: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

Posted by Lilli Klamke on February 12, 2019

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The second Young Agrarians Farmer Mixer in the Peace Country is coming up! If you are a farmer, passionate food lover, grower, or a farm dreamer, join us! These two days will be filled with networking, skill sharing, and farm inspiration to help you grow your own farm business and farm story. When: Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3, 2019 Where:  Camp Tamarack located south of Grande Prairie. Follow Highway 40 south, turn east onto secondary Highway 668, turn south onto Range Road 62 and you will find the camp on your left side. Find it on Google Maps. Cost: $75 + … Continue reading MARCH 2-3, 2019: GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – YA Peace Country Winter Mixer

FEBRUARY 7, 2019: CAPITAL REGION, BC – Special Meeting for Capital Region Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 25, 2019

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Special Meeting for Capital Region Farmers   Are you a farmer in the Capital Region who is currently selling mostly through direct marketing (e.g. farmers markets and CSA)? Ready to scale up your business?  Join the CRD’s planning process to establish supply chains for small scale producers on southern Vancouver Island!  CRFAIR is organizing a Demonstration Project and is inviting you to a meeting to share information about how you can be involved. It’s an opportunity to expand your business and make a positive change for a strong local food economy in the Capital Region. The Demonstration Project will support participating farmers … Continue reading FEBRUARY 7, 2019: CAPITAL REGION, BC – Special Meeting for Capital Region Farmers

MARCH 8, 2019: NANAIMO, BC – Lettuce Turnip the Beet: A VIU Garden Club Social & Fundraiser

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 25, 2019

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Lettuce Turnip the Beet: A VIU Garden Club Social & Fund Raiser Friday, March 8, 2019 VIU Student Pub Building 193-900 Fifth St, Nanaimo 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm Hello Earth loving folk – lettuce come together and turnip the beet at this fun seedy social in support of the VIU Community Peace Garden. Registration Register here: https://www.showpass.com/lettuce-turnip-the-beet/ Spread the word on Facebook.  Join us for an evening of great music, local food and drink specials, hands-on activities, and all the garden puns as we sow the seeds for a good time. This event is a fundraiser to support the growth of … Continue reading MARCH 8, 2019: NANAIMO, BC – Lettuce Turnip the Beet: A VIU Garden Club Social & Fundraiser