Tag Archives: #New Farmers

Herbs & Heritage With Rachelle Pinto – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Michelle Lam on July 04, 2021

Rachelle Pinto is the mom of 3, and a lover of herbs and heritage. She is based out of Winnipeg, with a small farm located just 20 minutes away, and is passionate about empowering her community by strengthening food security. Rachelle participated in the Young Agrarians Business Bootcamp, a five-week long online program that ran from February to March 2021. She chatted with our Young Agrarians Prairies team about her experience with the Bootcamp and how it intersects with her farm, Planted Allies.  Find Planted Allies on Facebook and Instagram. Like many of us, Rachelle grew up in the public … Continue reading Herbs & Heritage With Rachelle Pinto – Business Bootcamp Stories

Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

Posted by Michelle Lam on June 10, 2021

Bountiful Bay Farm & Nursery is an up and coming farm located in Sooke, BC. Once a week, farm owners Ashley Currie and her partner, Aidan, watched a pre-recorded video with their morning coffee while taking detailed notes from farm experts. These videos were part of the Young Agrarians (YA) Business Bootcamp, a five-week long online course that helps new farmers build their business plans. Ashley spoke with the YA team to talk about her personal experience with the Bootcamp. Ashley’s love for growing things began in university when she started growing plants from seed in her windowsill. She was … Continue reading Florals with Ashley Currie – Business Bootcamp Stories

2021 KOOTENAY / COLUMBIA BASIN LAND OPPORTUNITY ROUND-UP!

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 03, 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. Spring is here and if you’re still thinking about land for this year or for next season, check out these land opportunities from across the Kootenays / Columbia Basin! More will continue to be added to this post so check back once in awhile for new opportunities across the region. These opportunities are registered with the BC Land Matching Program so I’m teaming up with these landowners to find enterprising farmers looking … Continue reading 2021 KOOTENAY / COLUMBIA BASIN LAND OPPORTUNITY ROUND-UP!

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Lisieux, SK – Sage Valley Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on May 02, 2021

2021 PAID FARM OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE:  Are you an aspiring gardener, beekeeper, or livestock keepers looking to gain the hands-on skills and experience before starting your own farming business? Sage Valley Farm is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED – APPLY ASAP! About the Farm Located on Treaty 4 territory, South, Central Saskatchewan Sage Valley Farm is a 4th generation farm. They raise pigs, chickens (for meat and eggs), ducks, turkeys and cows. All the animals are pasture raised free of antibiotics. The meat bird chicks usually arrive early April and … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Lisieux, SK – Sage Valley Farm

The Alberta Land Access Guide is Out!

Posted by Michelle Lam on March 23, 2021 4 Comments

Photo Credit: Kevin Kossowan Location: Lady’s Hat Farm, Castor, AB

Feature image above: Photo Credit: Kevin Kossowan // Location: Lady’s Hat Farm, Castor, AB Over the past year, the Young Agrarians team and our contributors have been working hard at creating the first edition of the Alberta Land Access Guide. It’s a toolkit for new farmers like YOU. It’s a collection of stories of wins, loses, and everything in-between. We hope you can use these experiences to guide you through this big, rather intimidating step in your career path as a regenerative farmer. (Don’t worry, we’re here to walk you through it, step-by-step). For land seekers, it will give you … Continue reading The Alberta Land Access Guide is Out!

TRANSITION CASE STORY: LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 16, 2021

Transition land trust - Lohbrunner Community Farm Coop members and Heather Pritchard are gathered on a snow bank with a forest in the background. Heather is holding a bunch of garlic.

THE COMBINED POWER OF CO-OPS AND TRUSTS at LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM, Vancouver Island, B.C. When community, co-ops and land trusts come together to save a piece of land, amazing things happen! This is the story of a farm that was saved by community support—and will be stewarded into the future by a co-operative. Located in Langford on Southern Vancouver Island, Lohbrunner Community Farm is a 13-acre farm held in trust by FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF), and managed by a co-operative of farmers and community members. The original farm homestead was an oasis of mixed fields, forest and wetlands tucked away in … Continue reading TRANSITION CASE STORY: LOHBRUNNER COMMUNITY FARM

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Minto, MB – Rourke Farms Ltd. Organics

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on March 15, 2021

PAID GRAIN APPRENTICESHIP 2021 Do you want to build your skill, knowledge, and experience in organic grain farming? Rourke Farms LTD. Organics is offering an apprenticeship to take a step into the world of larger scale grain production, both conventional and organic. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS EXTENDED – APPLY TODAY (link at bottom of the page) About the Farm Rourke Farm is located near Minto, MB. Rourke Farms  is an organic grain farm made up of David, Diane, Don (their son), Dorian (their daughter) and Dorian’s husband, John, plus a couple of hired hands. They are a big farm with … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Minto, MB – Rourke Farms Ltd. Organics

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land share on organic farm in development in Slocan Park

Posted by Hailey Troock on March 01, 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 farming opportunity in development is located in Slocan Park, a small community of just over 120 households nestled in the Slocan Valley about 30 minutes from Nelson, BC. The landowners have just purchased this property and keen to make some land available. Sunlight hours can be limited in winter months and somewhat shorter in this part of the valley in the summer than other growing areas because … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Land share on organic farm in development in Slocan Park

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3.5 recently cultivated acres, SE Kelowna, BC

Posted by Tessa Thompson on February 11, 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 lovely 4.2 acre Southeast Kelowna farm (Black Raven Farm) is fully deer fenced and has farm gated access from Saucier Road. It is irrigated good soil with approximately 3.5 acres available to lease.  Former crops grown on this property include wine grapes, red and golden delicious apples, and Blackberries, Blueberries, Haskaps. The berries have been removed and approximately 2 acres of fall rye planted on the upper … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 3.5 recently cultivated acres, SE Kelowna, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Raven’s View Farm, Peachland, BC

Posted by Tessa Thompson on February 09, 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 4+ acre previously certified organic farm includes a 2-acre stone fruit (peaches/plums) orchard and 2+ acres of rich arable land available to be cultivated. Located in Peachland, BC, the orchard currently produces stone fruit for sale to master chefs in the Central Okanagan and Peachland Farmers Market. The land, which is on the unceded territory of Sylix People of the Okanagan Nation, has been farmed by the … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Raven’s View Farm, Peachland, BC