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

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 15, 2020

burkholder's corn farm tractor

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

Okanagan Land Opportunity Roundup: April 2020

Posted by Tessa Wetherill on April 01, 2020

Okanagan, land, land matching, okanagan, naramata, lumby, salmon arm, kelowna, vinsulla, young agrarians

Opportunities from the Okanagan Land Matcher Here’s a round up of some of the properties that are available through the BC Land Matching Program for your farming future in the dreamy Okanagan, Shuswap, and Thompson Nicola regions! Whether you are looking for a small sized urban plot close to markets or a massive parcel for a large scale grain operation; a place you could park your tiny home, or somewhere that is all set up and ready to plant this week, there is something on this list for you. South Okanagan NARAMATA: 6. 5 Acre Apple Orchard Seeking Creative, Organic Farmers … Continue reading Okanagan Land Opportunity Roundup: April 2020

FARM JOB: SORRENTO, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 16, 2019

Sorrento Centre Farm in Sorrento, BC is looking for a Farm Manager for the 2019 season!  ABOUT SORRENTO CENTRE FARM Growing, learning, enjoying: The Sorrento Centre Farm “Love your farm… love your ground… Fatten its poorer parts… Heal the washed, torn places… Feed with legumes and soiling crops and fertilizers the barren and gullied patch that needs special attention, nurse it back to life and beauty and fruitfulness… Don’t forget even the forest lands… And so again we say, love your farm. Make it a place of beauty, a place of joyful fruitfulness, an example to your neighbours, a heritage for your children. Make … Continue reading FARM JOB: SORRENTO, BC – Sorrento Centre Farm, Farm Manager

March 23: Salmon Arm, BC – Feeding Ourselves Movie Screening

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on March 22, 2018

The Shuswap Food Action Co-op is screening Feeding Ourselves at the Salmar Classic theatre on Friday March 23 at 7pm. It’s a documentary on the Kooteney’s movement towards regional food sovereignty. Feeding Ourselves weaves intimate stories from the hopes and convictions of West Kootenay farmers and producers as they navigate undercurrents of uncertainty with our food system. Driven to embrace a livelihood supporting local resilience, these people help us appreciate the significance and potential of feeding ourselves. Admission by donation. Snacks will be available to purchase. When: Friday March 23 at 7pm Where: Salmar Classic, 360 Alexander Street, Salmon Arm, BC … Continue reading March 23: Salmon Arm, BC – Feeding Ourselves Movie Screening

January 13: Land Link – Salmon Arm, BC

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on December 06, 2017

Land Linking workshop hosted by Young Agrarians in partnership with the Shuswap Food Action Co-op Want Land? Got Land? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner looking for farmers? We Want You! 1-6 pm Land Linking Workshop – Networking, Land Access Arrangements, Expert Panel, & more! Join us for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of land linking. We’ll network, learn about land access, leases, and licenses, and hear from our expert panel on topics such as housing, finances, and more! You just might find a farmer who can turn your vacant field into a productive … Continue reading January 13: Land Link – Salmon Arm, BC

June 10-11: Celista, BC – Slip Straw Building Workshop at Spotted Moose Farm

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on May 26, 2017

Curious about natural building? This hands-on workshop at Spotted Moose Farm will teach you how to build with clay and straw, while actually getting to construct a new building that will be used for farm gate sales. When: June 10 & 11, 9am-5pm Where: Spotted Moose Farm, 5067 Line 17 Road, Celista, BC Cost: $100 per person (includes food and a camping spot) **Note: Correct phone number to register is 250-859-6206 Check it out on facebook!

July 22: Celista, BC – Spotted Moose Farm Farm Tour & Mixer!

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on May 24, 2017

Spotted Moose Farm Tour

Join Spotted Moose Farm and YA for a fun filled day of innovative agriculture and community building in the Shuswap!  We will have demonstrations in the afternoon followed by an evening farm tour, potluck and barn dance. Chris will take visitors through the magic of their natural, bio-intensive, and no till gardening system. Stick around for a fire, potluck and barn dance, and there will be plenty of space to put up a tent for anyone wishing to stay the night and avoid the drive home! Where: Spotted Moose Farm, 5067 Line 17 Road, Celista, BC When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 Time: 10:00AM-12:00AM (Farm … Continue reading July 22: Celista, BC – Spotted Moose Farm Farm Tour & Mixer!

Event: Salmon Arm, BC – Haskap 2.0 Workshop

Posted by Emily Jubenvill on April 05, 2017 2 Comments

Image Credit: Karen_Hine on Flickr Dr. Bob Bors from the University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Andrew Hammermeister from Dalhousie University are coming to Salmon Arm to lead a one day workshop focusing on organic Haskap Berry production opportunities in the Shuswap. Participants will learn about plant biology, establishing and maintaining a Haskap orchard, harvesting methods, and getting your product to market. Experts will share research and best practice examples, highlighting Haskap production opportunities in the Shuswap. When: April 22, 2017 Where: Comfort Inn & Suites, 1090 22nd Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC Cost: $25 per person, includes lunch. Register Here: Salmon … Continue reading Event: Salmon Arm, BC – Haskap 2.0 Workshop

Grow Shuswap: Mapping Agriculture Strategy

Posted by Peter Kok on March 22, 2014

Take a look at a topographical map of the Shuswap…you’ll probably notice a large number of lakes, long ranges of undulating hills and mountains. Look closer on Google earth and you may even notice a large conglomeration of houseboats puttering up Seymour Arm, perhaps a long line of cars hemmed in behind one of a thousand RVs on the Trans Canada.  Venture a little ways off Highway 1 however and you’ll find some rich farming belts tucked up against the hills and weaving on the bottoms of our tranquil river valleys.  The soil is heavy but rich.  The wet springs, … Continue reading Grow Shuswap: Mapping Agriculture Strategy