Tag Archives: Organic Farm

SEPT 27, 2021: BLEWETT, BC – Farm Tour at Bent Plow Farm

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 02, 2021 1 Comment

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Bent Plow Farm in Blewett, BC (10 minutes from Nelson) presented by Young Agrarians, Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors and Bent Plow Farm! This is the fifth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. Join owners and operators Emma and Scott as we tour their farm and talk about the ins … Continue reading SEPT 27, 2021: BLEWETT, BC – Farm Tour at Bent Plow Farm

EVENT RECAP: Specialty Cut Flower Farm Tour at Stone Meadow Gardens

Posted by Hailey Troock on September 01, 2021 2 Comments

Thank you to our hosts and the thirty people from around the Central Kootenay who joined us for a lovely late summer evening farm tour at Stone Meadow Gardens in Tarrys, BC (between Nelson and Castlegar) on August 28th, 2021! Farmers and friends gathered to enjoy the fresh air and sunset on the most colourful speciality cut flower farm around. Thanks to owners and operators Sarah and Carl for hosting the third event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. We had the opportunity to walk through the entire specialty cut flower farm and hear from both passionate … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Specialty Cut Flower Farm Tour at Stone Meadow Gardens

Help us make a video!

Posted by Alex on August 20, 2021

Calling all awesome farmers — yup, that’s you! Young Agrarians is making a series of short videos about new farmers and we need your help. We’re crowd sourcing the video footage for these videos and we want as many new farmers as possible to talk about farming and the future of food systems. These videos will be used to promote farming as a career, explain the benefits and challenges of ecological agriculture to policy makers and funders, and celebrate our amazing farmer network! To participate, just record a video of yourself on the farm answering any or all of these … Continue reading Help us make a video!

FARM JOBS: Cawston, BC – Back Achers Organics/Twisted Hills Craft Cider, Farm Workers

Posted by Michalina Hunter on August 06, 2021

Back Achers Organics/Twisted Hills Craft Cider in Cawston, BC is seeking Organic Farm Workers! ABOUT Back Achers Organics/Twisted Hills Craft Cider Back Achers Organics is comprised of 17 acres of mixed tree fruits in Cawston BC. In conjunction with our farm Back Achers we operate our cidery Twisted Hills. Our farm and cidery are both certified organic by PACS and we are proud stewards of our land. DESIRED QUALITIES As we prepare for the end of the 2021 season, we look forward to adding a couple new members to the orchard. A great environment for a young couple or a … Continue reading FARM JOBS: Cawston, BC – Back Achers Organics/Twisted Hills Craft Cider, Farm Workers

AUG 28, 2021: TARRYS, BC – Farm Tour at Stone Meadow Gardens

Posted by Hailey Troock on August 03, 2021

You’re invited to a Farm Tour at Stone Meadow Gardens in Tarrys, BC (between Nelson and Castlegar)! This is the third event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. Join owners and operators Sarah and Carl as we wander the enchanting landscape that is their flower farm and talk about the ins and outs of greenhouse and field production, … Continue reading AUG 28, 2021: TARRYS, BC – Farm Tour at Stone Meadow Gardens

Virtual Farm-to-Table Tour @ Flyway Farm and Forest & Spilli Station Cafe, July 26 2021

Posted by Hailey Troock on July 16, 2021

Our second event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series takes place virtually on Monday, July 26th from 7-8:30pm PST. What is a Farm Club? Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. VIRTUAL FARM-TO-TABLE TOUR Register here! Young Agrarians, Flyway Farm and Forest and the Spilli Station Cafe present a Virtual Farm Tour and Farm-to-Table Demo @ Flyway Farm and Forest, located in Spillimacheen. Patti and Bernie have been busy in … Continue reading Virtual Farm-to-Table Tour @ Flyway Farm and Forest & Spilli Station Cafe, July 26 2021

Land Social Recap: Elderberry Grove – Salmon Arm, BC

Posted by Tessa Thompson on July 12, 2021

What a pleasure to meet new farmers, elder farmers, food lovers and friends at Elderberry Grove in Salmon Arm, BC, for our first Land Social of the season, featuring a farm tour, elderberry product trials and gourmet snacks! Yesterday, July 10th was a joy! 46 folks gathered in pockets of shade to kick off the farm tour with a bit of background on Jed and Louise’s passion for growing and producing medicinal elderberry syrups, how they started out leasing family land and how they have expanded over the last 3 years to add 2 more large acreages to their land … Continue reading Land Social Recap: Elderberry Grove – Salmon Arm, BC

FUNDING: Organic Conversion Support Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 09, 2021

Funding is available for farmers to support the transition to organic production! The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) is thrilled to announce the launch of their new Support Organic Change Fund. With a booming $6.6 billion in sales, Canada is the sixth largest organic market in the world. Yet, demand continuously outpaces supply, despite double digit production growth. Two thirds of Canadians purchase organic products weekly and organic is the fastest growing part of the Canadian agriculture landscape. These facts are both extremely positive for the Canadian organic industry, yet without continued efforts to train organic techniques and support Canadian farmers to … Continue reading FUNDING: Organic Conversion Support Program

2021 Columbia Basin Farm Club Event Series Announced!

Posted by Hailey Troock on June 07, 2021

Join Young Agrarians and friends for a Columbia Basin event series this season on- and off-farm to learn together and support each other! We’ll be gathering online and in-person from June through December. Some sessions we’ll have an expert guest join and other sessions, we’ll share with each other. What is a Farm Club? Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes. Read on for more information about each event and stay tuned here … Continue reading 2021 Columbia Basin Farm Club Event Series Announced!

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