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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

CRFAIR Capital Region Farmers

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

lettuce turnip the beet

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

MARCH 9, 2019: BURNS LAKE, BC – SheepFest 2019

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 25, 2019

sheepfest 2019

SheepFest 2019 Saturday, March 9, 2019 Lakes District Secondary School Burns Lake, BC 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. SheepFest 2019 offers an educational day with 3 dynamic speakers speaking about wool, nutrition, herd health and artisan cheese. Registration Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sheepfest-2019-tickets-55027362322 Early Bird Registration until Feb 15th $25.00 Regular Registration from Feb 16 – Mar 5th $35.00 If you have trouble registering online, please call Debbie Evans, P. Ag., Agriculture Coordinator, RDBN 250-692-3195 About the Presenters Dr. Lisa Surber, PhD was born and raised on a ranch near Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada and is still active in her family’s commercial cattle … Continue reading MARCH 9, 2019: BURNS LAKE, BC – SheepFest 2019

Feb 23-24, 2019: OTTAWA, ON – Eco Farm Days

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 23, 2019

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Eco Farm Days 2019 Hosted by Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa – St Lawrence – Outaouais Chapter (COGOSO)  Planning is progressing for the 35th annual Eco Farm Days.  This event, Eastern Ontario’s premiere Organic Farming conference, will be held February 23 and 24 at the Cornwall Ramada Inn and Conference Centre. When: February 23-24, 2019 Where: Ramada Inn Cornwall – 805 Brookdale Avenue, Cornwall, Ontario K6J 4P3 Registration: http://cog.ca/ottawa/eco-farm-day/ (Want a reminder when registration opens? Email ecofarmday at cog.ca.)  Keynote Speaker: The keynote speaker Saturday morning will be Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm. On his north Indiana farm Ben incorporates the best new ideas from non-farm business into farming, minimizing … Continue reading Feb 23-24, 2019: OTTAWA, ON – Eco Farm Days

Feast of Fields: Call For Volunteers!

Posted by Moss Dance on June 05, 2018

Feast of Fields Volunteer

Looking for a great farm and food volunteer opportunity this summer? Have a great time and help out this summer at FarmFolk CityFolk’s Feast of Fields in one of three BC locations! WHAT IS FEAST OF FIELDS? Feast of Fields is FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual local food celebration and fundraiser, highlighting the contribution local chefs, restaurants, farmers, ranchers, fishers, food artisans, vintners, brewers and distillers make to our local food economy. It emphasizes how they are connected to the land, support the regional economy, and create the most delicious local, seasonal, sustainable flavours BC has to offer. In 2018, Feast of Fields will … Continue reading Feast of Fields: Call For Volunteers!

SEPT 24: Salt Spring Island – Contra Dance at Bullock Lake Farm with The Merry McKentys

Posted by Moss Dance on August 25, 2016

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Join us for a farmtastic evening at Bullock Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island for a farm tour, potluck dinner and Contra Dance till-you-drop with our favourite coastal old-timey band, The Merry McKentys! When: Saturday September 24 4:00PM Farm tour 5:30PM Potluck dinner – Please bring a dish to share and your own dishes to eat with 🙂 7:00PM Contra Dance with the Merry McKentys! Where: Bullock Lake Farm, 360 Upper Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island TICKETS: http://bullocklakecontradance.brownpapertickets.com * All proceeds go to the musicians About Bullock Lake Farm   Bullock Lake Farm is a small, first-generation family farm specializing in organic produce, flowers, and pastured meats. … Continue reading SEPT 24: Salt Spring Island – Contra Dance at Bullock Lake Farm with The Merry McKentys

FARM EVENT: Saanich, BC – Planting Party at Newman Farm with Farm Land Trust

Posted by Moss Dance on April 30, 2016

Farm Event with Farm Land Trust

Join the Farm Land Trust Society (Greater Victoria) for a planting work party at the historic Newman Farm in Central Saanich from 10:00 am—1:00 pm.  When: Saturday May 28, 2016 10:00AM-1:00PM Where: 8073 Old V&S Rd, Central Saanich, BC (map) Feel like getting your hands in the dirt for a great cause? Come volunteer for the day and assist with planting a variety of squash and root vegetables on the farm. Produce grown at Newman Farm will be donated to Our Place Society as part of our “field to plate” initiative for those in need in the Greater Victoria area. Be ready for digging, planting seeds, … Continue reading FARM EVENT: Saanich, BC – Planting Party at Newman Farm with Farm Land Trust

May 23: Farmers Market & Pizza Night at Southlands Heritage Farm, Vancouver, BC

Posted by Moss Dance on April 30, 2016

Southlands Heritage Farm promo

CALLING ALL LOCAL FARMERS AND FOOD LOVERS: Join Southlands Heritage Farm, Young Agrarians and Vancouver Urban Farming Society for a farmers market followed by a make-your-own-pizza night. Farmers are invited to sell farm-fresh goods at Southlands Heritage Farm’s Salmon Berry Day of celebration Farmer’s Market. Food-lovers and farm-supporters are invited to come and enjoy the market, community fun and potluck! Bring ingredients for a pizza or stone soup, and join us by the pizza ovens for a night of music, food and fun! Event Details: 1:00-5:00PM: Farmers Market 5:00-8:00PM: Pizza Night & Farmer Social Address: 6767 Balaclava Street, Vancouver, BC, V6N 1R7 Click here for the map This … Continue reading May 23: Farmers Market & Pizza Night at Southlands Heritage Farm, Vancouver, BC