Tag Archives: Nelson

How to Sell your Products through the Kootenay Co-op’s True Local Program

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 26, 2019

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One of the most common questions we hear from new farmers and producers in the Kootenays is about how to get their products into the local market. The Kootenay Co-op is an important sales channel for locally produced food in the Kootenays through the True Local Program. Our Columbia Basin Land Matcher, Hailey Troock, interviewed Nadine BenRabha, the True Local Program Coordinator, to learn more about how farmers and food producers can sell through the Kootenay Co-op. What started in 1975 as a food buying club run by volunteers in the Slocan Valley has since blossomed into a community-owned store that has almost … Continue reading How to Sell your Products through the Kootenay Co-op’s True Local Program

EVENT RECAP: KLAS Tool School at Linden Lane Farms

Posted by Hailey Troock on June 28, 2019

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On Sunday, June 16, thirty farmers, food lovers and friends gathered at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, Central Kootenay, for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour and potluck social. The event brought out folks to the farm over the course of the afternoon from toddlers to farmers with five decades of experience. The event kicked off with an introduction circle. Everyone in the circle had the opportunity to tell the group a little bit about themselves and their interest in growing. Most of the group was visiting from nearby communities in Crescent Valley, Pass Creek and … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: KLAS Tool School at Linden Lane Farms

JUNE 16, 2019: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 23, 2019

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Join us at Linden Lane Farms in Krestova, Central Kootenay, for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour & potluck social! Date: Sunday June 16, 2019 Time: 4-8pm Location: 3850 Krestova Road in Krestova, near Nelson, BC SHARE: Please invite your friends and share the Facebook event!  Kootenay Local Agricultural Society Tool Library The Tool Library is a unique resource available to the public. Kootenay Local Agricultural Society (KLAS) members receive a discount.  Tools were carefully selected to ensure they would help farmers be more efficient, but which—because of cost or infrequency of need—farmers wouldn’t buy themselves. … Continue reading JUNE 16, 2019: KRESTOVA, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society

FARM JOB: NELSON, BC: Rose Cottage Garden Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 01, 2019

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Rose Cottage Garden in Nelson, BC is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable gardener for the annual growing season in our permaculture garden. About Rose Cottage Garden Rose Cottage garden is an urban farm in Uphill Nelson: The 1/3 acre organic gardens at Rose Cottage go back over a 100 years and were able to feed a family of 9 during the Great Depression. Presently there are 100s of species of plants in the gardens.. which surround the Rose Cottage Birthing House where mothers and their families come to give birth. There are great opportunities to expand the medicine plants, many … Continue reading FARM JOB: NELSON, BC: Rose Cottage Garden Manager

FARM INTERNSHIP: NELSON, BC – Hummingbird Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 06, 2019

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Hummingbird Farm near Nelson, BC is seeking a Farm Intern for the 2019 season! About Hummingbird Farm Hummingbird Farm is certified organic (KOGS#84) and grows food and flowers. We are located in the scenic Slocan valley on the Slocan river, 30 min from Nelson and Castlegar BC. Desired Qualities We are looking for an individual who is hard-working, physically fit, and is enthusiastic about sustainable organic farming. Day to day work is busy, intense, challenging but is also rewarding as we harvest beautiful flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables for 2 grocery stores in nearby Nelson and Castlegar, and the farmers … Continue reading FARM INTERNSHIP: NELSON, BC – Hummingbird Farm

FARM JOB: WINLAW, BC – Ravine Creek Farm, Farm Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 06, 2019 1 Comment

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Ravine Creek Farm in Winlaw, BC is seeking a farm worker for their certified organic, family run vegetable farm in the stunning and Slocan Valley. Come grow with us! ABOUT Ravine Creek Farm We are a small, certified organic family farm near the banks of the Slocan River in the West Kootenay. We grow a broad range of seasonal vegetables for our CSA, Nelson Famer’s Market and a weekly farmstand. We use mainly hand tools and our BCS walking tractor. We also have 3 acres of hay fields which we use for mulch in the garden. Our presence serves to engage our community … Continue reading FARM JOB: WINLAW, BC – Ravine Creek Farm, Farm Worker

Feb 2: WINLAW: Farm Business Planning 101 & Community Potluck + Farmer Slideshows

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 18, 2018 3 Comments

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Join Young Agrarians, Community Futures and Kootenay Food at Vallican Whole for two farm focused events:  WHEN: Saturday, February 2, 2019 WHERE: Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan South Rd, Winlaw, BC COST: Suggested donation fo the workshop is $10. Community Potluck + Farmer Slideshows is free but please register. REGISTER: https://business101winlaw2019.brownpapertickets.com ON FACEBOOK (please spread the word and coordinate rides!): https://www.facebook.com/events/1950470431915627/ Farm Business Planning 101 Workshop Saturday, February 2, 1-5pm This workshop will be lead by Paul Kelly, the Self Employment Program Manager at Community Futures, and a Local Food Procurement Consultant with Columbia Basin Trust. This workshop is geared towards new farmers, and farmers who … Continue reading Feb 2: WINLAW: Farm Business Planning 101 & Community Potluck + Farmer Slideshows

Nov 30: Glade Organics – Tapas & Tunes: Greenhouse Tour and Community Social

Posted by Hailey Troock on November 08, 2018

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Join Young Agrarians at Glade Organics for a Greenhouse Tour & Community Potluck Social. We’ll learn about overwintering in a greenhouse, network, and celebrate the season around a bonfire!  Date: Friday, November 30th, 2018, Time: 5:00-10:00pm Location: 2305 Highway 3A Glade B.C. Between Nelson and Castlegar. Event Overview: Greenhouse tour and discussion on overwintering, introduction circle, community social including potluck tapas and live music in the greenhouse and a bonfire outside. Glade Organics Glade Organics is a small-scale Certified Organic farm that is operated by Mira and Ross who are first-generation farmers that generate income through direct sales, including farm gate and farmers … Continue reading Nov 30: Glade Organics – Tapas & Tunes: Greenhouse Tour and Community Social

NOV 29: NELSON, BC – FABx Columbia Basin Food & Buyers Expo

Posted by Moss Dance on October 15, 2018

FABx Columbia Basin Food & Buyers Expo

FABx is dedicated to helping local food businesses grow! The Expo brings together producers, processors (caterers, restauranteurs, value-added businesses), distributors and purchasers. FABx AT A GLANCE WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WHERE: Nelson, BC WHO: Basin food growers and producers, retailers, restaurateurs, caterers, distributors and wholesalers  interested in purchasing Basin products The event includes: Workshops Networking lunch featuring local food suppliers Vendor expo and discussions with food industry experts FABx WORKSHOPS Sales & Distribution – Who to sell to, who to distribute with, how to represent your product. The Path from Farm to Table – Local food restaurants and schools … Continue reading NOV 29: NELSON, BC – FABx Columbia Basin Food & Buyers Expo

Oct 12: BEASLEY, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 18, 2018

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Join us at Dutch Girl Peonies in Beasley near Nelson, BC for a tool demonstration with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, farm tour & potluck social! Kootenay Local Agricultural Society Tool Library The Tool Library is a unique resource available to the public. Kootenay Local Agricultural Society (KLAS) members receive a discount.  Tools were carefully selected to ensure they would help farmers be more efficient, but which—because of cost or infrequency of need—farmers wouldn’t buy themselves. The centrepiece is their fleet are BCS walking tractors and implements such as the tiller, rotary plow, and flail mower that quickly prepare soil and incorporate cover crops on farms the use land intensively … Continue reading Oct 12: BEASLEY, BC – Tool School! with Kootenay Local Agricultural Society