Tag Archives: Farmers Market

Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Michelle Lam on June 10, 2021

Bountiful Bay Farm & Nursery is an up and coming farm located in Sooke, BC. Once a week, farm owners Ashley Currie and her partner, Aidan, watched a pre-recorded video with their morning coffee while taking detailed notes from farm experts. These videos were part of the Young Agrarians (YA) Business Bootcamp, a five-week long online course that helps new farmers build their business plans. Ashley spoke with the YA team to talk about her personal experience with the Bootcamp. Ashley’s love for growing things began in university when she started growing plants from seed in her windowsill. She was … Continue reading Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

FARM JOB: DELTA, BC – KPU Farm Schools, Livestock Manager & Field Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 15, 2021

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The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Livestock Manager and Field Assistant at KPU Farm Schools – Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School (TFNFS). We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Livestock Manager and Field Assistant at the Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School the 2021 growing season. This position will manage all livestock operations including laying hens and hog production operations. TFNFS manages a flock of 99 certified organic laying hens. Hens are rotated on pasture weekly and eggs are sold through our … Continue reading FARM JOB: DELTA, BC – KPU Farm Schools, Livestock Manager & Field Assistant

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Peas n Carrots Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 13, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Hi everyone, my name is Katie and my farm is called Peas n’ Carrots and I focus on growing classic staple vegetables and chickens for eggs. … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Peas n Carrots Farm

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rake and Radish Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 05, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Ardeo Mann and my farm is Rake and Radish Farm. I’m being mentored by Arzeena Hamir from Amara Farm. Where do you farm? … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Rake and Radish Farm

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Vida Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 30, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Vida Rose, and I farm at Vida Farm. My mentor is Arzeena Hamir.  Where do you farm? I am a small-scale urban farmer … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Vida Farm

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Hoe Down Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 22, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Kate Rustemeyer and my farm is Hoe Down Farm, in Krestova. My Mentor in the program is Nigel Francis, from Cartwheel Farm in Creston. … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Hoe Down Farm

Beyond the Market: Selling to Retailers

Posted by Jolene Swain on March 18, 2021

Have you outgrown the farmers’ market? Can you produce more than you can sell direct to customers? Are you ready to branch out to retailers? Here are some tips and tricks from retailers and producers to help assess your readiness and provide some considerations when it comes to moving your product beyond the market. Flexible farm business incubators Farmers’ Markets are a great incubator for local producers to fine tune their growing practices while building up a customer base and brand. Direct to customer sales offer a short supply chain and forge valuable relationships with the community. Cutting out the … Continue reading Beyond the Market: Selling to Retailers

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Valley Vitals

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 15, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! Ashley Taylor is the owner/ farmer at Valley Vitals and she is mentored by  Ruth & Mick Wilson at Earthly Pleasures Organic Farm.  Where do you … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Valley Vitals

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Grounded Acres

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 08, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! My name is Hannah Lewis and I farm at Grounded Acres Organic Farm. My mentors are Ione Smith (Upland Agricultural Consulting) and Lydia Ryall (Cropthorne Farm). … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Grounded Acres

B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora & Fungi Farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on March 01, 2021

Young Agrarians is celebrating the seventh year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program. The BMN offers business mentorships  to a diverse array of new and young farmers across BC. Through one-on-one mentorship and peer networks, young farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. The 2021 Mentee Cohort are hard at work planning for the season ahead and we are thrilled to profile them and celebrate their efforts! JJ White is the farmer at Flora & Fungi Farm, and they are mentored by Andrew Rushmere of Glenora Farm. Where do you farm? I am … Continue reading B.C. Business Mentorship Network – Flora & Fungi Farm