Looking for the Young Agrarians Vancouver Island Winter Mixer? Click here! This year’s Okangan Winter Farmer Mixer is going to offer a full two days of workshops and sessions to sharpen your farm skills, and build connections with other new farmers. Join us to learn about Holistic Management, Indigenous Land and Food Systems, Crop Planning, Business Management and more! Saturday night we will host an awesome Potluck too: new and young(ish) farmers, foodies, and farm friends are all welcome! WHEN: Saturday January 21 – Sunday January 22, 2017 WHERE: Okanagan Mission Community Hall, 4409 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC COST: Sliding scale $50-100. All funds raised go … Continue reading January 21-22: Kelowna, BC – Young Agrarians 4th Okanagan Winter Farmer Mixer
When: June 18, 4 – 10 PM *Special Note*: Please do not bring your dogs to the event as we have on-farm animals that could be disturbed by unfamiliar dogs. Where: 4 PM – Farm tour starts at 1346 Mountain View Road, Armstrong. Meet the pigs, chickens, and see how Fresh Valley Farms functions. 6 PM – Potluck and food happens at the Cub Camp, just a couple km down the road from Fresh Valley Farms, at 1052 Mountain View Road. There is ample parking available, just follow the signs to the field near the Cub Camp. About Fresh Valley … Continue reading June 18: Fresh Valley Farms Annual YA Mixer, Armstrong, BC
July 18, 2015: Join us for a relaxed evening of friends, food and fun on this beautiful forested farm that specializes in grass-fed, naturally raised, GMO free meat. Dinner will be provided this year thanks to local sponsors: Askews Foods, Rancho Vignola and Fresh Valley Farms, we’re having a Mexican fiesta. Don’t worry about bringing anything, but if you must, you could bring the best fruit you can find that is in season. We will put them all into a giant fresh fruit salad for desert. Please bring a donation to contribute so we can cover any cash costs. Any … Continue reading JULY 18: Fresh Valley Farms Annual Young Agrarians Mixer!
Name? Steve Meggait Where do you farm? 5 km north of Armstrong What do you primarily farm? Beef (breeding to finishing), pork (breeding to finishing), broiler chickens, grains and hay. What type of business structure is your farm? Currently a sole proprietorship, with plans to incorporate. What is your land tenure? Are there special relationships that allow for this? I’m farming two family owned 1/4 sections. One has been in the family for 90 years. How did you seriously get into farming? I really don’t know. It just happened. Why did you apply for the YA Business Mentorship Network? I could use some help making my business … Continue reading Business Mentorship Network – Steve Meggait
Armstrong, BC: Dear farmers and farm supporters from far and wide, join us for an evening of friends, delicious local food, music and fun at Fresh Valley Farms. It’s going to be worth the drive! Please leave your dogs at home, but do bring your farm-y & food loving friends, musical instruments, camping gear and a willingness to let loose and kick up your heels. Saturday June 14 3 PM – Farm Tour: 1346 Mountain View Road 5:30 PM – Camp Ground: 1152 Mountain View Road 6:30 PM – Potluck, Bring a dish to share and tools to eat with … Continue reading June 14 Join Us For: Put your hoe down – Farmer Hoe Down!
It was an awesome two days at Summerhill Winery, March 8-9, 2014. Saturday we had @ 75 participants filtering in throughout the day and night. We broke the day up into open space in the morning session and workshops in the afternoon. Introduction Circle:) Networking up the room so that farmers and participants know who is in the space. We ask folk to identify needs and opportunities. Direct connections get made through this process.The fabulous Jenica Frisque co-facilitating for the day.We were so lucky to have Joy Road Catering prepare lunch for us. A special thank you to Urban Harvest for donating food and … Continue reading Okanagan Mixer Rocked & Wrap-up Notes