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MARCH 3, 2021: Planning for Non-Family Farm Transition

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 26, 2021

Darcy Smith Land Matcher Metro Vancouver Fraser Valley

Join Darcy Smith for a webinar on Non-Family Farm Transition with the BC Ministry of Agriculture! Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Time: 11:00 am – 12:00pm Presenter: Darcy Smith, Young Agrarians Register: Register here Webinar Description: This webinar provides both current and entering farmers with a framework for understanding transition of farms and farmland outside the family, along with information and considerations about different possible pathways to non-family transition. In this webinar, Darcy will introduce concepts and tools to apply to alternative farm transition, from setting a vision to identifying models and assessing feasibility, as well as case stories that … Continue reading MARCH 3, 2021: Planning for Non-Family Farm Transition

FARM TRANSITION OPPORTUNITY: 38 Acre Mixed Vegetable Farm for Sale – Parksville, BC

Posted by Azja Jones Martin on December 18, 2020

1477 Hodges Drive $1,699,000 This 38-acre farm has been successfully farmed for the past 7 years by organic mixed vegetable farms Salt and Harrow and Heart Beet Farm. Approximately 20 acres of the property is cultivated, and about 18 acres is wooded. Centrally located between Parksville and Qualicum, with the popular Qualicum Beach Farmer’s market,  this farm is a part of  a thriving agricultural community. Two operational drilled wells provide the water for the property – one feeds a pond and then irrigates the entire 20 acres of cultivated area by way of 3-inch pvc pipe, the other services the … Continue reading FARM TRANSITION OPPORTUNITY: 38 Acre Mixed Vegetable Farm for Sale – Parksville, BC

Customer Relationships During Farm Transition

Posted by Alex on October 06, 2020

Photo credit: Sole Food Street Farms Successful customer relationships are at the heart of successful businesses. Informing customers and nurturing these relationships during the transition period (and before!) is crucial for a smooth transfer.  Many farms sell their products through a variety of sales channels. Indirect sales occur when sales are Business-to-Business (B2B), and the customer is a buyer from a store or distributor, rather than the end consumer. Direct sales channels occur when a farm is selling directly to the person who consumes the products (B2C), and may include Farmers’ Markets, CSAs, farmgate and online sales.  Your approach to … Continue reading Customer Relationships During Farm Transition

Farm Legacy Letters: Linda and Tim Ewert, Wildwood Farm

Posted by Alex on October 05, 2020 2 Comments

To future generations, We came to the Peace River region (near Pouce Coupe) with our baby and toddler in 1974. We took on an agricultural lease, which required us to clear land, and prepare fields for seeding before we were able to purchase the land. We are still here on our 160-acre farm with fields, forest, hand-built buildings, fences, ponds etc. We have worked over the years to realize our dream of using draft horses for as much of the mechanized work as possible. We have used our horses for cutting, raking and hauling hay; field preparation; ploughing, discing, harrowing, … Continue reading Farm Legacy Letters: Linda and Tim Ewert, Wildwood Farm

Farm Legacy Letters: Rob Hettler, Pilgrims’ Produce Farm

Posted by Alex on October 05, 2020 2 Comments

To future generations: I personally can trace a farming heritage on my father’s side back to 1770 in Alsace-Lorraine in the Black Forest region of Germany. Our current farm was bought in 1991 at 1568 Eagle Rock Road in Spallumcheen. Prior to our taking over the farm it had been a pig farm, a mixed farm and a raspberry farm dating back to the 1930’s. The farm began as a hay farm when we took over, which we quickly converted back to a market garden vegetable operation, also growing strawberries and raspberries.  We transitioned to being an organic farm from … Continue reading Farm Legacy Letters: Rob Hettler, Pilgrims’ Produce Farm

Farm Legacy Letters: Mary Alice Johnson, ALM Farm

Posted by Alex on October 05, 2020 4 Comments

To future generations: Thirty years from now, I want people to remember that my farm was a beautiful productive healthy place to find good food and to learn about producing good food. My farm consists of three properties, the 10-acre main farm with an old farmhouse and outbuildings, a wooded 5 acres contiguous to the farm, and a third 2.5 acre property 4 km down the road where I live and grow some crops. I have owned the main farm since 1986 and purchased the second property in 2008. These properties are located in the Otter Point district of Sooke, … Continue reading Farm Legacy Letters: Mary Alice Johnson, ALM Farm

Farm Legacy Letters: Pete Amyoony

Posted by Alex on October 05, 2020 6 Comments

To future generations:  My farm is 10 acres in the hamlet of Dunster, B.C., on the north side of the valley on a bench above the Fraser River with amazing southern exposure. In the short days of winter here at the 54th parallel, our side of the valley gets more than double the amount of sun from the other side. This is such a help with starting crops earlier in the spring and growing later into the fall months. Even though our high latitude only has 90-100 frost free days some years, on the long summer days when we receive … Continue reading Farm Legacy Letters: Pete Amyoony

AUG 22, 2020: ROLLA, BC – Land Link at Rolla Pub

Posted by Jolene Swain on August 14, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Linking workshop at Rolla Pub! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Central & Northern B.C. Land Matcher Jolene Swain will highlight key considerations for farmers and farmland holders, as well as the support available through the B.C. Land Matching Program. DATE: Saturday August 22, 2020 • 3:30 – 5:30pm LOCATION: Treaty 8 First Nations Territory. 5187 Rolla Rd, Rolla, BC V0C 2G0 REGISTER: Due to COVID-19, we have limited spaces and require registration for our events so we can manage the number of attendees to … Continue reading AUG 22, 2020: ROLLA, BC – Land Link at Rolla Pub

AUG 23, 2020: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch

Posted by Jolene Swain on August 12, 2020

land social at whiskey creek ranch

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch, a first generation, family-run farm in B.C’.s Peace region that is also home to Hip Peace Produce. If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. We will tour the farm, enjoy local food prepared by Whiskey Creek Ranch, and dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We’ll learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can help you find the perfect piece of land for you to build your dream farm business – or the perfect farmer … Continue reading AUG 23, 2020: ROSE PRAIRIE, BC – Land Social at Whiskey Creek Ranch

AUG 10, 2020: DUNSTER, BC – Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme – SOLD OUT

Posted by Jolene Swain on July 31, 2020

You’re invited to a socially-distanced Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme, a small-scale regenerative family farm and bakery on leased land in Dunster, B.C! If you’re curious about what land matching and sharing is all about, join us for the event. Be inspired and learn about the incredible farming that can be done on leased land! We will tour the farm, enjoy some a locally prepared food, and take a dive into the steps to building a successful farm on leased land. We will explore what farming on leased land is like and learn about how the B.C. Land Matching Program can … Continue reading AUG 10, 2020: DUNSTER, BC – Land Social at Roots ‘n Thyme – SOLD OUT