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AUG 29, 2020: COURTENAY, BC – Land Social at Pendleton Farm

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 08, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Pendleton Farm in Courtenay, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Sarah started Pendleton Farm in the fall of 2019, and has been busy producing mixed vegetables for her own CSA program, the Cumberland farmers’ market, the Comox Bay Farmstand, and local restaurants ever since. We will tour the farm, enjoy a catered meal, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful … Continue reading AUG 29, 2020: COURTENAY, BC – Land Social at Pendleton Farm

AUG 23, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social at Digable Roots

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on August 05, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced outdoor Land Social at Digable Roots in Duncan, BC! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! Meg and Callum are Digable Roots – a new farm in the Cowichan Valley that grows a variety of mixed vegetables, fruits and herbs, and raises ducks and chickens for meat and eggs. Farmers Meg and Callum also raise ten pigs in collaboration with the land owners, Val and Alan. They are preparing their … Continue reading AUG 23, 2020: DUNCAN, BC – Land Social at Digable Roots

AUG 10, 2020: DUNSTER, BC – Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme – SOLD OUT

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 31, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme, a small-scale regenerative family farm and bakery on leased land in Dunster, B.C! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! We will tour the farm, enjoy some a locally prepared food, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We will explore what farming on leased land is like and learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can … Continue reading AUG 10, 2020: DUNSTER, BC – Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme – SOLD OUT

CSA STORIES: Forrest Farm Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 04, 2020

Spring 2020 is seeing a HUGE growth in support for local food through models like Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), like a weekly or monthly seasonal harvest box delivery. We wanted to catch up with farmers in the YA network who are connecting directly with their communities through their protein and vegetable CSA and pick their brains! Amanda and Ewan Forrest operate Forrest Farm in Salmo, a small-scale, mixed farm that they are diligently building towards being a zero waste farmstead creamery. Now in their fifth year on the property, they are currently producing natural goat milk soap and natural wool products … Continue reading CSA STORIES: Forrest Farm Salmo

CSA STORIES: WHITE PINE MOUNTAIN APIARY

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 04, 2020

White Pine Mountain Apiary

We recently shared our first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Story featuring Forrest Farm Salmo, jumping into the ins and outs of their protein and vegetable CSA. Next up, we’re catching up with Christina Yahn and Justin Werner, two holistic beekeepers and pollinator activists based in the Slocan Valley of BC. Through their business, White Pine Mountain Apiary, they operate a unique CSA model that includes a community supported apiary, whereby members adopt a bee hive and they do the maintenance and care over the season at their mountain apiary. Harvest is then shared among each member! Read on to learn more … Continue reading CSA STORIES: WHITE PINE MOUNTAIN APIARY

POSTPONED – TBA 2020: HARROP, BC – Land Social at ZeroFox Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 12, 2020

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UPDATE: We will be postponing this event until further notice. We hope to join together with the community this season in Harrop when it is safe again to do so.  Join Young Agrarians in Harrop, B.C., for a Land Social at ZeroFox Farms. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for an event all about land! We’ll be gathering to tour a new farm where edible perennial trees and shrubs, as well as medicinal herbs, are grown. We’ll chat about land sharing and starting a new farm in the Kootenays through the B.C. Land … Continue reading POSTPONED – TBA 2020: HARROP, BC – Land Social at ZeroFox Farms

2020 Columbia Basin Event Series Announced!

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 03, 2020 1 Comment

Join Young Agrarians on farms across the Columbia Basin for an event series this season featuring 7 farms and even more food and farming entrepreneurs! The 2020 event series will be focused on collaborations with the YA Business Mentorship Network (BMN) and B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) participants, like-minded community organizations and community leaders. Here’s a quick look at the dates and places we’ll be visiting. Read on for more information about each event! *Please note our Summer 2020 event series has been postponed. Stay tuned for updates by subscribing to our Columbia Basin/Kootenay newsletter! POSTPONED – TBA 2020 ZeroFox Farms, Harrop … Continue reading 2020 Columbia Basin Event Series Announced!

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

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 28, 2019

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

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