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How to Select Vegetable Varieties for Greenhouse Growing

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2021

How to Select Vegetable Varieties for Greenhouse Growing

Got a new greenhouse or poly tunnel and wondering what varieties to plant? Experiencing issues with low yields or disease in your greenhouse? Check out this interview with Gemma McNeill, Owner-Operator of Zaklan Farm, a suburban microfarm in Surrey, British Columbia. Once you’ve gleaned some wisdom from Gemma, you may want to learn more. We recommend you follow up by reading an outline on how to select vegetable varieties for greenhouse growing, plus recommendations for the best greenhouse tomato, pepper, cucumber, eggplant, and lettuce varieties to try, from Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Photo above is of Gemma by Zaklan Farm. Greenhouse … Continue reading How to Select Vegetable Varieties for Greenhouse Growing

[FILLED] FARM JOB: Lake Country, BC – O’Rourke Peak Cellars, Market Gardener

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 22, 2021

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This position has been filled. View more Farm Jobs and Apprenticeships on our Job Board O’Rourke Peak Cellars in Lake Country, British Columbia is seeking a Market Gardener! ABOUT O’Rourke Peak Cellars We are a Lake Country, B.C, winery with a vision of providing our guests with the very best wine and food experiences. Our market garden is just over 0.5 acre with 2 large supporting green houses on site. All produce is grown with the aim to be utilized in our seasonal menu’s. The garden supplies our on site restaurant farm fresh produce where our chefs have a garden … Continue reading [FILLED] FARM JOB: Lake Country, BC – O’Rourke Peak Cellars, Market Gardener

How to Plan a Market Garden

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 04, 2021

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This post covers the basics of planning a market garden (or backyard garden), including tools from Johnny’s Seeds for calculating the amount of seed you’ll need and crop yields. An Intro to Johnny’s Seed Quantity Calculators & Yield Charts • How to measure • How much of what to plant • How far apart • To produce just so much? Planning your market garden layout is one of the more challenging annualized tasks of vegetable production, because multiple goals must be rolled into the planning process. Rotations, planting dates, days to maturity, duration of harvest, labour resources, and even microclimates … Continue reading How to Plan a Market Garden

FARM JOBS: DUNCAN, BC – Green Fire Farm, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 16, 2020

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Green Fire Farm in Duncan, BC is hiring multiple Field Crew Members for the 2021 season! About Green Fire Farm Green Fire Farm is a diverse, 40-acre family farm producing certified organic vegetables, flowers, fruits, hay, and raising livestock on pasture rotations. We are located in the Cowichan Valley, not far from the trans-Canada trail, some excellent swimming holes, and the active, yet still easy to get around, downtown of Duncan. For our production scale, we rely on a mixed set of tractors and implements, as well as hand tools well designed for the task. We sell at farmers markets, … Continue reading FARM JOBS: DUNCAN, BC – Green Fire Farm, Field Crew

FARM JOB: QUALICUM BEACH, BC – Island Flower Farm, Part-time Employee

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020 2 Comments

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Island Flower Farm in Qualicum Beach, BC is hiring a part-time employee for the 2020 season! About Island Flower Farm Island Flower Farm is a small 5 acre family operated farm on Vancouver Island, just 10 minutes from Qualicum Beach. We sell our flowers at farmers markets’, our road side farm stand, to supply florists and design work for weddings. Desired Qualities Are you passionate and enthusiastic about farming or flowers and can keep up with two busy farmers? Our ideal candidate has: A serious interest in farming, flower farming, horticulture, etc. (previous agricultural experience is an asset) Physical ability to carry out farm tasks (bending, lifting, … Continue reading FARM JOB: QUALICUM BEACH, BC – Island Flower Farm, Part-time Employee

FARM JOBS: COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Green Fire Farm, Field Crew

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 27, 2020

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Green Fire Farm in the Cowichan Valley, BC is hiring multiple Field Crew Members for the 2020 season! About Green Fire Farm Green Fire Farm is a diverse, 40-acre family farm producing certified organic vegetables, flowers, fruits, hay, and livestock. We are located in the Cowichan Valley, not far from the trans-Canada trail, some excellent swimming holes, and the active, yet still easy to get around, downtown of Duncan. For our production scale, we rely on a mixed set of tractors and implements, as well as hand tools well designed for the task. We sell at farmers markets and to wholesale buyers … Continue reading FARM JOBS: COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Green Fire Farm, Field Crew

FILLED ~ FARM JOBS: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm, Farm Workers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 13, 2020

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This position has been filled. Please check out our other farm jobs here. Tatlo Road Farm in Duncan, BC is seeking farm workers for the 2020 season! About Tatlo Road Farm Our farm is located on Vancouver Island, near the village of Crofton (population ~2000). We’re also about 20 minutes from Duncan and there’s public transportation that stops right at the farm. We currently grow on about 3 of our 7 acres, producing over 40 different vegetable crops- the whole gamut really. We have two greenhouses (and may be building more this fall) where we grow heat-loving crops in summer and … Continue reading FILLED ~ FARM JOBS: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm, Farm Workers

FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Golden Tree Farm, Lead Farmer

Posted by Michalina Hunter on September 09, 2019

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Golden Tree Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking a Lead Farmer for their Market Garden Operation! About Golden Tree Farm Golden Tree Farm is a family farm and a small intentional community located on Salt Spring Island, B.C. We steward over 30 acres in berry fruit, orchard, meadow, hay, mixed vegetables, hogs and chickens as well as small patches of mixed forest and wetland. We house 4 long term house- holds as well as temporary workers/volunteers. We are looking for an experienced professional farmer to manage the annual vegetable and flower production for our 20 member CSA, and our very popular … Continue reading FARM JOB: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Golden Tree Farm, Lead Farmer

FARM JOB: OTTAWA – BeetBox Co-operative Farm, Assistant Market Gardener

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 03, 2019

BeetBox Co-operative Farm is growing (pardon the pun)! And, we need people like you; people who peruse food related employment opportunities. We are looking for an assistant market gardener to catapult our CSA program to the next level!  ABOUT BeetBox Co-operative Farm We are a farmer-owned workers co-operative growing high quality vegetables, ecologically. Last year, we established a new CSA for the lovely people of West Ottawa. The co-op was established in 2017 by three young agrarians: Jeremy Colbeck, Lise-Anne Léveillé, and David Mazur-Goulet. Together, we bring over a decade of growing experience to our community. What makes us different? 110 … Continue reading FARM JOB: OTTAWA – BeetBox Co-operative Farm, Assistant Market Gardener