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
It’s March 2020 and in the face of a global health crisis, we’re experiencing some supply chain disruptions and an increased local demand for healthy food. It’s more important than ever to support your local farmers! Food producers have had to quickly pivot their business models and sales channels to adapt to the evolving market and regulatory conditions. If you are located in southeastern BC and are looking for ways to connect directly with farmers and food producers in your area, consider joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for weekly boxes, purchasing online for delivery, pick-up or from your local Farmers’ Markets, … Continue reading Kootenay Farm Directory: Spring 2020
Chuckleberry Farm in Beasley, near Nelson, BC is accepting applications for their Organic Microgreen & Farming Business Internship for the 2020/21 season! About Chuckleberry Farm Chuckleberry is located on a pristine 18-acre property in the Selkirk Mountains, 10 miles west of Nelson British Columbia. The land is south sloping with a very generous south exposure supporting a unique micro climate great for organic gardening & orchards as well as passive solar, photovoltaic power and annualized Geo Solar Building. Chuckleberry is a certified organic community farm that operates year round from our in ground earthship that is largely heated and powered by the sun. The earthship supports … Continue reading FARM APPRENTICESHIPS: NELSON, BC – Chuckleberry Farm
Hummingbird Farm near Nelson and Castlegar, BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2020 season! About Hummingbird Farm Hummingbird Farm is certified organic (KOGS#84) and grows speciality cut flowers and small fruits. We are located in the scenic Slocan valley on the Slocan river, 30 min from Nelson and Castlegar BC. Desired Qualities We are looking for an individual who is hard-working, physically fit, and is enthusiastic about sustainable organic farming. Farming is physically demanding work that involves the ability to squat, kneel, bend down and preform repetitive tasks in all kinds of weather! Day to day work is … Continue reading FARM JOB: NELSON, BC – Hummingbird Farm
Hummingbird Farm near Nelson, BC is seeking a Farm Intern for the 2019 season! About Hummingbird Farm Hummingbird Farm is certified organic (KOGS#84) and grows food and flowers. We are located in the scenic Slocan valley on the Slocan river, 30 min from Nelson and Castlegar BC. Desired Qualities We are looking for an individual who is hard-working, physically fit, and is enthusiastic about sustainable organic farming. Day to day work is busy, intense, challenging but is also rewarding as we harvest beautiful flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables for 2 grocery stores in nearby Nelson and Castlegar, and the farmers … Continue reading FARM INTERNSHIP: NELSON, BC – Hummingbird Farm
Hummingbird Farm is certified organic (KOGS#84) and grows food and flowers—see our website hummingbirdfarmbc.com. We live in the scenic Slocan valley on the Slocan river and on farm accommodation is in a furnished yurt that is off in a private portion of the farm. A swimming hole is 100 feet from the yurt. We have kayaks and bikes available. There are fantastic hiking and biking opportunities outside our door. We are 30 min from Nelson. We are looking for an intern who is hard-working, physically fit, willing to embrace all farm practices and is enthusiastic about sustainable organic farming. Day to … Continue reading INTERNSHIP: Nelson, BC – Hummingbird Farm
Hey Kootenay farmers and farm-curious folks! Here in the Creston Valley the robins are hanging around, our Stellar Seeds order is going in, and we’re pretty sure that spring is near. While winter hangs on, it feels like we should be do some indoor gathering – shared learning and dreaming for the season ahead! So, here’s what we’ve got lined up for a fun February… 1. Land Linking Session and Farmer Social – Slocan Valley When: Thursday, February 12, 1pm – 9pm Where: Vallican Whole Community Centre, 3762 Little Slocan South Road, Vallican, BC V0G 2J0 Please RSVP: brownpapertickets.com/event/1152077 Join us … Continue reading Growing Kootenay Farmers – February 2015 Events
Hoe Down CSA at Tulaberry Farm is a small organic vegetable operation within a larger family farm in the Slocan Valley. We grow a wide variety of vegetables and herbs and market them through a CSA program and farmer’s market in Nelson. We are looking for an apprentice for the 2015 season! I’m Kate Rustmeyer – Hoe Down farmer. I have a background in liberal arts and community healthcare, but my real passion is growing and sharing food. I got my start in the agricultural world through a CRAFT internship in Ontario, where I fell in love with farm life. … Continue reading Kootenays: Hoe Down Apprenticeship!