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Land Access Stories: Yellow Boot Farm – Black Creek, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on February 05, 2024

Yellow Boot Farm is a regenerative diversified vegetable farm in Black Creek, BC. Leasing farmer Jaclyn Kirby was matched to ¼ acre of land through the B.C. Land Matching Program in September of 2021, and Yellow Boot Farm is now entering its third season on the land. Jaclyn and her family use regenerative practices to grow vegetables for the Comox Valley Farmers Market and Yellow Boot’s farm stand and a seasonal CSA, in addition to supplying peppers for hot sauce companies and produce for restaurants through the LUSH Valley Food Action Society. Jaclyn sources seeds for Yellow Boot’s 42+ varieties … Continue reading Land Access Stories: Yellow Boot Farm – Black Creek, BC

FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Rebecca’s Garden, Farm Worker

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on February 02, 2024

Rebecca’s Garden in Victoria, BC is seeking to hire a part-time Farm Worker for the 2024 season! ABOUT Rebecca’s Garden Rebecca’s Garden, about 1/2 acre, is a small operation producing certified organic vegetables, berry fruits, flowers, herbs, seeds, bedding plants, and preserves. There are two farm locations. The first is nestled in the woods and grows the greens, roots, brassicas, berries, garlic, herbs, flowers and other shade loving crops. The second location is a south facing slope on open terrain and grows the sun lovers like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, melons, squash and beans. The first farm has raised beds, … Continue reading FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Rebecca’s Garden, Farm Worker

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Kelowna, BC – Helen’s Acres Community Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 29, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer curious to learn how to grow lots of vegetables for donation to local organizations in the Central Okanagan? Helen’s Acres Community Farm may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm Helen’s Acres is part of the Trinity Legacy Foundation, a registered charity that grows vegetables on a 24 acre farm, exclusively for donation to local agencies to help fight food insecurity across the central Okanagan. Our crops are selected based on the needs of the community, and generally fall into two main categories: Easily recognized produce with a longer shelf life (ie. potatoes, … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Kelowna, BC – Helen’s Acres Community Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Kispiox Valley, BC – WoodGrain Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 29, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer  curious to learn about seed saving, Co-ops, veggies and cows  in beautiful Kispiox Valley, British Columbia? WoodGrain Farm may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm We are a small-scale diverse organic farm in the Kispiox Valley, northwest BC. This land that we steward, and the communities who we grow food for, lie within the homelands of the Gitx̱san and Wet’suwet’en peoples. We take to heart our responsibility to nurture and respect these lands and waters, so they may continue to provide for future generations as they have always done. Using a traditional … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Kispiox Valley, BC – WoodGrain Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/4 Acre Market Garden – Maple Ridge, BC

Posted by Ve-Jane Duong on January 25, 2024

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 Are you a small-scale market gardener looking for a sunny plot of land with gorgeous loamy soil? This opportunity may be just what you’ve been looking for! This quarter acre plot is a rare, turn-key market garden opportunity off of Lougheed Highway in east Maple Ridge, near Whonnock. The plot sits on a south-facing gradient that provides excellent drainage and plenty of sunlight. … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: 1/4 Acre Market Garden – Maple Ridge, BC

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Duncan, BC – Lila’s Music Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 23, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer  interested in weaving together your passion for growing food, playing music and building community on Vancouver Island? Lila’s Music Farm may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm Lila Music Farm is a permaculture farm, music school, Nature Connection school, and hub for community.  The 3 acre lot is filled with lots of fruit trees, herbs, veggies and medicinal plants.  There are chickens for eggs and meat that are integrated into the orchard systems.  There are a variety of folks living on the farm, including children and furry friends. This place is a … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Duncan, BC – Lila’s Music Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Terrace, BC – Farmer Cam’s Foods

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 23, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer  interested in learning about producing greens, root crops, fruiting crops, and micro greens in beautiful North West British Columbia? Farmer Cam’s Foods may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm In the fertile soils of the Skeena River Valley, Farmer Cam’s Foods (FCF) grows vegetables and distributes them in Terrace, BC. Owned and managed by Cameron Bell on rented land, the business uses regenerative practices to grow almost 30 different crops including greens, root crops, fruiting crops, and microgreens. Our production methods include outdoor fields, unheated high tunnels, a greenhouse, and an insulated … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Terrace, BC – Farmer Cam’s Foods

How to Build a Farmers Institute: South Island Farmers Come Together

Posted by Kat Roger on January 19, 2024

Formally established just this fall, the South Island Farmers’ Institute (SIFI) represents the efforts of founding members Katie Underwood, Shellie MacDonald, Robin Tunnicliffe, Sol Kinnis, Derek Powell and Christine Fuller, in addition to South Island agrologist Megan Halstead and a whole host of passionate farmers and farmer-allies across the Island. Young Agrarians is thrilled to see a new Farmers’ Institute emerge for the island as a way for farmers to connect with each other and support agriculture in their regions. In September of 2023, we got on the phone with SIFI founder, Katie Underwood of Peas n’ Carrots Farm, to learn … Continue reading How to Build a Farmers Institute: South Island Farmers Come Together

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Victoria, BC – City’s Edge Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 17, 2024

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Are you a young, aspiring farmer  interested in learning about producing over 40 varieties of vegetables, herbs, berries, and cut flowers for Community Support Agriculture?  City’s Edge Farm may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm City’s Edge Farm is a mixed-vegetable farm, producing over 40 varieties of vegetables, herbs, berries, and cut flowers, primarily for CSA. We are dedicated to continually learning how best to nurture the land, capture carbon as we build up the soil, and create a healthy agro-ecosystem that can be resilient in the face of so many challenges to come. The farm has been … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Victoria, BC – City’s Edge Farm

YA Apprenticeship 2024: Oliver, BC – Amazia Farm

Posted by Marsha Shack on January 17, 2024

Are you a young, aspiring farmer interested in learning about different sales streams for over 40 vegetable varieties? Amaiza Farm may be the apprenticeship for you. About the Farm Amazia Farm is a Gap certified, certified organic no-till vegetable farm, with a small amount of animal integration to bolster their regenerative goals. Originally they set out farming for Farmers Market sales, with the long term goal of building a core Community Supported Agriculture model (CSA) to drive sales. By the third year their farm focus was mainly on supplying our local restaurants, managing a small CSA and a weekly farmers … Continue reading YA Apprenticeship 2024: Oliver, BC – Amazia Farm