Tag Archives: #newfarmers

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

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn Key Market Garden Operation, 1.5 acres in Summerland, B.C

Posted by Tessa Thompson on June 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 OPPORTUNITY This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take over a turn key market garden plot in the Trout Creek area of Summerland, BC. This 1.5 acre plot has been farmed by Jerome Gagne of Medley Organics for the past 6 years. He is moving on to a larger property on which he can grow tree fruit in addition to his row crops. It is certified … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Turn Key Market Garden Operation, 1.5 acres in Summerland, B.C

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 17 Acres with Housing in Tappen, BC

Posted by Tessa Thompson on May 18, 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 The whole property is 27 acres and located 20 minutes from Salmon Arm. Currently 10 acres is fenced for horses with shelters, round pen and frost free hydrants. The homes and parking areas are part of that 10 acres. The rest of the land is what is available for lease. Approximately 17 acres which has been in hay production for 15-20 years. The owners would like to lease … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 17 Acres with Housing in Tappen, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Vacant Acres on an Apple Orchard in Lake Country, BC

Posted by Tessa Thompson on May 18, 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 property, located in Lake Country, is 10 acres. Most of the land is planted out in Gala apples, with a block of Ambrosias. The land owners manage the apple orchard themselves, but have cleared a 2 acre parcel towards the front of the property, which is the area they would like to lease out. The soil is a well-drained and sandy and there is an excellent functioning … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 2 Vacant Acres on an Apple Orchard in Lake Country, BC

YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Vanscoy, SK – Farm One Forty

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on May 03, 2021

Are you an aspiring farmer looking for a mixed farm with livestock diversity and veggies on the prairies to gain more skills, knowledge and experience? Farm One Forty in Saskatchewan is offering an apprenticeship just for you! APPRENTICE POSITION OPEN ABOUT FARM ONE FORTY Farm One Forty is located near Vanscoy, Saskatchewan within Treaty 6 Territory. Arlie Laroche and her husband,  Brett grew up on conventional farms, where they gained extensive knowledge about farming. As young adults they began learning about regenerative agriculture and permaculture and wanted to implement those aspects into their own farm. Their goal is health and … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2021 – Vanscoy, SK – Farm One Forty

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Ninette, MB – Luna Field Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on May 02, 2021 1 Comment

Do you dream of being a full time farmer and growing food for your community? Luna Field Farm is excited to offer a hands-on apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. DEADLINE EXTENDED – APPLY ASAP! About the Farm Luna Field Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Ninette, MB.  Luna Field Farm is a pasture (grass)-based livestock farm operated by Wian Prinsloo and Lydia Carpenter. The farm is run on several hundred acres of grazing pasture land in southwestern Manitoba. Through an ecological lens they focus on the health of their livestock, pastures [plants], and soils, recognizing that “we are what we … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Ninette, MB – Luna Field Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small Farm Acreage in Kamloops, BC

Posted by Tessa Thompson on April 12, 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 Nestled in the broad North Thompson river valley, the soil on our property is a rich black loam clay, which gives the opportunity for all types of agriculture. We are in the Agricultural Land Reserve as well as within the Kamloops city limits. The land is basically flat, and we have seasonal irrigation water for all our needs. We also have year round water accessed from our farm … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Small Farm Acreage in Kamloops, BC

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