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AUG 13, 2022: MCBRIDE, BC – LAND ACCESS AT THE ROBSON VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Posted by Morgan Kitchen on July 20, 2022 2 Comments

We’re so excited to be in McBride, B.C. on August 13, 2022 for a full day of land access and music! Join us for a morning Community Farms workshop with Foodlands Cooperative of BC at the music festival grounds, followed by a Land Social at Legrand Farm, an exciting land opportunity with housing. The renowned Robson Valley Music Festival, which runs from August 12-14, is the cherry tomato on top – come to learn and network, stay to enjoy the tunes with Young Agrarians. Time to shine up your dancing shoes and your farm boots for an awesome weekend! 10:30-12 … Continue reading AUG 13, 2022: MCBRIDE, BC – LAND ACCESS AT THE ROBSON VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Land Matching in the Kootenays: The Story of Zero Fox Tree Crops

Posted by Hailey Troock on January 11, 2022

Krista and Brian are participants in the B.C. Land Matching Program, which provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm, as well as landholders interested in finding someone to farm their land. Visit the B.C. Land Matching Program page to learn more about the program and to find a Young Agrarians Land Matcher in your region. In 2019, I had the opportunity to meet Krista and Brian early on in the B.C. Land Matching Program’s work in the Kootenays. To start on their journey of growing and selling bare root nursery plants and seeds, the … Continue reading Land Matching in the Kootenays: The Story of Zero Fox Tree Crops

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Three Acres of Cleared Land for Community Food Production – Malcolm Island, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on September 27, 2021

We have more land opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at land@youngagrarians.org to access our full land inventory and B.C. Land Matching Program support in your region. ABOUT THE LAND This beautiful, off-grid land opportunity is at the east end of Malcolm Island, off the north east coast of Vancouver Island, accessible by 25 minute ferry from Port NcNeill (approximately 2.5 hours north of the Comox Valley). The available land is a wedge shaped 3 acres cleared from forest, widest at the east end where the road accesses the property, and tapering to a point in the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Three Acres of Cleared Land for Community Food Production – Malcolm Island, BC

SEPT 12, 2021: Duncan, BC – Farm-to-Food Cart Lunch and Tour at Digable Roots

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 30, 2021

You’re invited to a Farm-to-Food Cart Lunch and Tour at Digable Roots in Duncan, B.C.! Welcome to all those interested in fresh food and a full-circle farm experience. Farmers Meg and Callum are offering a farm fresh, farm-to-food cart lunch and tour of their farm on leased land they found through the B.C. Land Matching Program in 2019. Come connect with the Cowichan Valley farming community and see what these farmers have been up to! Megan and Callum are Digable Roots, and grow vegetables and herbs and raise pigs, chickens and ducks. As well as being a farm, they are … Continue reading SEPT 12, 2021: Duncan, BC – Farm-to-Food Cart Lunch and Tour at Digable Roots

FARM JOB: Abbotsford, BC – Earth Apple Organic Farm, Farmhand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 09, 2021

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Earth Apple Organic Farm in Abbotsford, BC is seeking a Farmhand for the 2021 season! ABOUT Earth Apple Organic Farm We are a certified organic, small-scale mixed veggie (with some fruit) farm with 300 laying hens and about 6 acres of land in cultivation, farming since 2011. By taking good care of our soil, we produce quality produce which we sell direct to our community via farmers markets, CSA program and a handful of restaurant clients. We also specialize in garlic (culinary and seed) #NewMountainGarlic. We live and farm at Glen Valley Organic Farm- a beautiful 50 acre property in … Continue reading FARM JOB: Abbotsford, BC – Earth Apple Organic Farm, Farmhand

MAY 5: WEBINAR – Alberta Local Food Market Channels – an Overview

Posted by Dana Penrice on April 27, 2020

When: Tue, May 5, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM MST Where: Online Webinar (Register here) What: This webinar is for producers who are considering selling food in Alberta. Eileen Kotowich, farmers’ market specialist and Karen Goad, farm direct marketing specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will discuss the scope of the local food opportunity in Alberta and market strategies for selling food products direct to consumers. We will explore the advantages and challenges of common market channel options including farmers’ market and farm gate sales, online, foodservice, retail and more. This webinar is being put on in conjunction with the … Continue reading MAY 5: WEBINAR – Alberta Local Food Market Channels – an Overview

Farmers and Landowners Work Together to Build our Local Food Supply

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on April 20, 2020 4 Comments

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Leasing farmers Jordan and Brie, Vancouver Island. The importance of a secure local food supply has perhaps never been more acutely felt than in these times of disruption to our normal way of life. As people adapt to a new reality, many are turning to local farmers and local food to keep their fridges and shelves stocked. Farmers have had to adapt quickly to a dramatically different market for their products, as restaurants close and farmers’ markets shift from social environments to more controlled food access points.  For many farmers this change means focusing on more direct-to-consumer sales of their … Continue reading Farmers and Landowners Work Together to Build our Local Food Supply

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 06, 2020

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Thank you farmers for ensuring our communities have access to safe and nutritious food! We’ve pulled together this list of resources from across the internet to help you and your farm business during this time. Please reach out if you have other ideas for ways we can support you, or if you have other great resources to add to this list. Farm on! Farmers are heroes! Resources for Farmers: 1. Add your farm to the U-Map Add yourself to the U-Map so consumers can find your farm, or ensure your current listing is up to date. Consider including any pickup or delivery information … Continue reading COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

Support your local farmers- buy direct!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 19, 2020 1 Comment

The Young Agrarians team has been brainstorming ways we can support farmers during these challenging times, and ensure our communities have access to safe and nutritious food. Supporting our local food systems is more important than ever. Small farms will have a much harder time surviving the economic slowdown than bigger businesses. As restaurants and other markets close, some farmers are experiencing challenges getting their produce to consumers.  Fortunately, farmers are a creative bunch, and many are restructuring their sales channels to offer online ordering and contactless pickup and delivery to optimize safety and make sure their food gets to eaters. We’re all in this together, … Continue reading Support your local farmers- buy direct!

FARM JOBS: ALDERGROVE, BC – Glorious Organics

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 07, 2020

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Glorious Organics, in Aldergrove, BC, is seeking two farm hands for the 2020 season! About Glorious Organics Glorious Organics started operating in the 1980’s as a mixed salad and garnish company and was one of the first farms in BC to become certified organic. Glorious Organics is located in Aldergrove, BC, and the land we farm is leased from Fraser Common Farm Co-op, a housing co-operative also located on the property. In total, there is about 20 acres made up of farm land, wild areas and housing space. In 2006 Glorious Organics became a workers co-operative and grows a very diverse … Continue reading FARM JOBS: ALDERGROVE, BC – Glorious Organics