Tag Archives: Organic Farm

Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

Posted by Darcy Smith on July 05, 2020

This article was originally published in the BC Organic Grower Summer 2020 and is shared here with thanks! Spring on an organic produce farm looks like baby greens, tiny radishes, overflowing seedling greenhouses, and freshly turned soil. Everything feels precious and new and brimming with possibility. Touring around Loveland Acres in Salmon Arm with farmers Robin and Maylene, those feelings were especially palpable and poignant since it’s their first season on the land. They’ve had a long journey getting here, one filled with familiar challenges and dreams. The other familiar things these farmers have are sparkly eyes and grit, ineffable … Continue reading Sparkly Eyes, Grit, and Land Access: New Organic Farmers on Leased Land

FARM JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Seed to Culture, Farm and Ferment Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 25, 2020

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Seed to Culture in Lillooet, BC is seeking a Farm and Ferment Assistant for the 2020 season! About Seed to Culture Seed to Culture is a small scale vegetable farm and fermented food processor. We grow mixed vegetables and fruit using organic practices on over 3 acres of productive land in Lillooet, BC. Our business, as farmers and fermenters, has been in operation for over 2 years but we have been market farmers for over 10 years. We sell our vegetables at Farmers Markets and use our vegetables at our small food production facility to make sauerkraut and other fermented … Continue reading FARM JOB: LILLOOET, BC – Seed to Culture, Farm and Ferment Assistant

FARM JOB: CHASE, BC – Burkholder’s Corn Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 15, 2020

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Burkholder’s Corn Farm in Chase, BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! About Burkholder’s Corn Farm We are a direct to customer produce farm located in Chase, BC, along the shore of the South Thompson river. We grow 25 acres of produce with a focus on sweetcorn for fresh sale at local farmers markets and our roadside stand. Along with sweetcorn we also grow potatoes, squash, tomatoes, garlic, cabbage, leafy greens, beets and carrots. We are excited to be stewards to 25 acres of very important land on the Shuswap flats. While not certified organic, we are … Continue reading FARM JOB: CHASE, BC – Burkholder’s Corn Farm, Farm Hand

FARM JOB: SODA CREEK, BC – Puddle Produce Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 15, 2020

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Puddle Produce Farm in Soda Creek, BC (near Williams Lake) is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! Puddle Produce Farm Puddle Produce Farm is a small 1.5 acre certified organic vegetable farm established on a 70 acre property in the Soda Creek region of the Cariboo, approximately 40kms north of Williams Lake. We grow 30-40 different vegetables and microgreens for the local farmers market, a CSA program, and some retail. About the Position The farm manager is looking for 1 full-time committed farm hand from July-September, or later. This position is supported by a wage subsidy that requires … Continue reading FARM JOB: SODA CREEK, BC – Puddle Produce Farm, Farm Hand

FARM JOB: ROSSLAND, BC – Happy Hills Farm, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 27, 2020

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Our Farmily photo by Thomas Nowaczynski Happy Hills Farm in Rossland, BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! About Happy Hills Farm Happy Hills Farm is an expanding mixed-vegetable farm located in the beautiful Happy Valley area of Rossland, BC. We focus on regenerative farming practices, and strive to grow and provide a diverse array of farm fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, microgreens and other products for our community. We are eager to welcome another new Farm Hand to our team for the 2020 season who are keenly interested in sustainable local food production. Our farm is focused … Continue reading FARM JOB: ROSSLAND, BC – Happy Hills Farm, Farm Hand

CSA STORIES: Forrest Farm Salmo

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 04, 2020

Spring 2020 is seeing a HUGE growth in support for local food through models like Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), like a weekly or monthly seasonal harvest box delivery. We wanted to catch up with farmers in the YA network who are connecting directly with their communities through their protein and vegetable CSA and pick their brains! Amanda and Ewan Forrest operate Forrest Farm in Salmo, a small-scale, mixed farm that they are diligently building towards being a zero waste farmstead creamery. Now in their fifth year on the property, they are currently producing natural goat milk soap and natural wool products … Continue reading CSA STORIES: Forrest Farm Salmo

CSA STORIES: WHITE PINE MOUNTAIN APIARY

Posted by Hailey Troock on May 04, 2020

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We recently shared our first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Story featuring Forrest Farm Salmo, jumping into the ins and outs of their protein and vegetable CSA. Next up, we’re catching up with Christina Yahn and Justin Werner, two holistic beekeepers and pollinator activists based in the Slocan Valley of BC. Through their business, White Pine Mountain Apiary, they operate a unique CSA model that includes a community supported apiary, whereby members adopt a bee hive and they do the maintenance and care over the season at their mountain apiary. Harvest is then shared among each member! Read on to learn more … Continue reading CSA STORIES: WHITE PINE MOUNTAIN APIARY

Meet Your Future Farmers – Alberta Apprenticeship Program

Posted by Kolby Peterson on April 29, 2020 4 Comments

We want to introduce the 2020 Apprenticeship Cohort to you, our YA community. They’re a pretty big deal. This crew is committing to a season of learning and working on some top-notch regenerative farms in Alberta. They are committing to long days, short nights, sore muscles, muddy boots, and sunburn. They are also committing to the cultivation of life in many forms, fresh food in abundance, skill-building, enriching experiences, and irreplaceable community bonds that are part-and-parcel of farming. When we can gather again, be sure to give them a warm handshake and hello. Erika Dickson – Lazy T & Lady’s Hat Farm Hi, my … Continue reading Meet Your Future Farmers – Alberta Apprenticeship Program

FARM JOB: Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator & Leader – Pender Island, BC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 27, 2020

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Pender Island Community Hall, on Pender Island, BC, is seeking a Farm Program Coordinator & Leader for the 2020 season! About Pender Island Community Hall Pender Island Community Hall is now accepting applications for a Farm Programs Coordinator and Leader. The position is contingent on funding and is open to youth 19 – 30 years old, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible refugee. This position entails a combination of administrative responsibilities, stakeholder collaboration and direct program delivery. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings and requires an acceptable criminal record check. Overview: The Farm Programs … Continue reading FARM JOB: Pender Island Community Hall, Farm Program Coordinator & Leader – Pender Island, BC

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grow food and sustenance on a self-sufficient farmstead in the Kispiox Valley, BC

Posted by Jolene Swain on April 23, 2020

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 between the mountains of the Skeena and the Kitwanga Valley, the Kispiox Valley is home to this self-sustaining piece of land surrounded by mountains, water and forest. Amidst all this, bees are tended, potatoes and garlic grow and production ranges from grains to fruit to birch syrup and chaga. At the market level, potatoes, honey and an assortment of veggies are grown for sale at the local … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Grow food and sustenance on a self-sufficient farmstead in the Kispiox Valley, BC