Are you looking for producers of fresh and local vegetables in the Peace Country? Here they are! Katharina and John’s market garden is called “Green Acres”. They took on the challenge of producing fresh vegetables like peppers, leafy greens, cucumbers and much more in the oftentimes difficult climate of northern Alberta. They are not certified organic vegetable producers yet but are purposely not using any chemicals on their land and are following organically-oriented ways of vegetable production. Katharina and John Klassen are in their second season of farming a little acreage just outside of Peace River, AB. Each of them … Continue reading New Farmer Shout Out: Peace River, AB-Green Acres
Reclaim is an urban farm turned rural farm that grows quality greens & veggies year round in the heart of Alberta. Ryan Mason and his team of fabulous farmers use low impact and organic practices to grow seasonal salad mixes and unique varieties of greens, radishes, beets, carrots, and squash. You can find Reclaim’s produce at multiple farmers markets and more than 50 restaurants in Edmonton. Join us as we learn about how Reclaim has gone from a small plot of land in the city to a year-round operation that grows some of the tastiest veggies around! We’ll top off the tour … Continue reading AUGUST 11, 2019: PIGEON LAKE, AB – Reclaim Farm Tour & Potluck
Tatlo Road Farm is hiring field hands (2 full-time) and a Harvest Helper/ Market Assistant (1 part-time) for the 2018 season! ABOUT TATLO ROAD FARM Our farm is located on Vancouver Island, in the village of Crofton (population ~2000). We’re also about 20 minutes from Duncan and there is public transportation that stops right at the farm. We currently grow on about 2 of our 7 acres, producing over 40 different vegetable crops- the whole gamut really! We have one 20’ x 100’ and two smaller cold frames (one of which is movable on rails) where we grow heat-loving crops in summer … Continue reading FARM JOB: DUNCAN, BC – Tatlo Road Farm Field Hands & Harvest Helper
This weekend something special is coming to the Peace Region. On September 23, the Peace River Organic Producers Association and Young Agrarians will be hosting their first ever Peace River Farmer Mixer. The event will include presentations focusing in on the topic of “Sharing Your Farm’s Story” and networking at the Goodfare Hall beginning at 9:30 with farm tours to follow. According to event organizer Donovan Kitt, “We picked those speakers because we wanted to have topics that are relevant to everyone whether you’ve been in the business for a while or you are just considering getting into farming or market … Continue reading THIS WEEKEND: Peace Country Farmer Mixer!
An apprenticeship at Salt & Harrow Farm is for individuals with a serious interest in gaining the skills necessary to grow food for market or those who are interested in exploring farming as a career. The program provides each participant with the opportunity to spend a season working on an organic farming operation. Most of the education will be through hands-on experience and the skills learned will be focused on organic agriculture and marketing. We have a diverse, innovative farming operation which requires a wide range of skills: greenhouse seedling production, field planting, weeding and harvesting, produce deliveries, building and repairing … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: French Creek, BC – Salt & Harrow Farm
This post is the first in a series of skill share videos from the Edible Garden Project in Vancouver, BC! Stay tuned for more practical farm & garden how-to videos. The heat of summer can make germinating carrots challenging! Holly Rooke, Farm Manager for the North Shore Neighbourhood House’s Edible Garden Project, walks us through a low-tech way to promote germination in hot dry weather. North Shore Food Charter Implementation: Germinating Carrots from Emily Jubenvill on Vimeo.
The latest two episodes of The Ruminant Podcast (available on the iTunes store and here) feature a conversation with Dan Brisebois, a young farmer with the Tournesol Farm Cooperative near Montreal, Quebec. Part one deals with the basics of getting started in veggie seed production, with an emphasis on how to incorporate seed production into an extant fresh veggie operation. In part two, Dan gives advice on how to find buyers for your seed and shares some resources for seed producers. Dan is very knowledgeable and articulate, so would-be seed producers should check it out!