Evolution of an Urban Farmer

I often tell people that the dream for Yummy Yards started on a beautiful sunny day, weeding a vegetable patch at Southlands Farm. Indeed in many ways it did… However in reality, it is a culmination of all of my previous experiences that has given me the love, heart and courage to embark on this … Continue reading

We Love You Golden Ears Farm

Thank you to the farm crew at Golden Ears Farm for being interviewed last summer! Golden Ears is a blossoming co-op farm near Chase, BC. They run a stellar operation of veggies, fruit and animals, and have a fruit stand, bike repair shop and beautiful yoga studio. Check them out: http://www.goldenearsfarm.com/ One of our first video … Continue reading

Farm-Community Seeks Support and Young Farmers!

In the last few months a group of people on Southern Vancouver Island have come together and bid on a beautiful, heritage farm property in Sooke. Their vision: an intentional community and a number of farming opportunities for both residents of the property and satellite farmers on the 50 acres or so that are ready … Continue reading

Apprentices Seeking Farm

Looking For Farm Apprentices This Summer? Look No Further!           Who We Are: An enthusiastic group of 5 future farmers, looking to develop the necessary skills to start our own farm. We are a cohesive, well educated, hardworking, friendly, dynamic group that lives and works well together. Collectively, we have more than … Continue reading

Mixing it up.

On January 26th and 27th the Young Agrarians hosted the first ever Young Farmer Mixer at Summerhill Winery in Kelowna, BC. Although I am passionate about all things to do with local food, I am not a farmer by any stretch. So I cleverly disguised myself as a facilitator and through that role I had … Continue reading

Interested In Seed Production? Dan Brisebois in Conversation

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 … Continue reading

Ripple Farm Potluck

March 3, 2013 – the day after Seedy Saturday! Join us at Ripple Farm for the first ever Comox Valley Young Agrarians potluck and skills share! Thank you Farmer Moss for organizing:) Event Facebook Page Link Arrive around 3:00PM for a hands-on soil-blocking demo in the greenhouse. Soil blocks are an awesome alternative to using … Continue reading

Vittles Photoblog: Young Agrarians First (Ever) Young Farmer Mixer

Here’s a wee photo stream of my experience during the wintery weekend of the first Young Agrarians Young   Farmer Mixer at the beautiful Summerhill Pyramid winery in Kelowna, BC.

Potluck in Armstrong!

Go Farmers in Armstrong! A crew of North Okanagan farmers are hosting their first Young Agrarians potluck this Thursday in Armstrong / Spallumcheen When: Thursday, February 7, 2013 Come around 6 PM, eat around 6:30 Bring a dish to share and something to eat it with: plates, cutlery, glasses, etc. Address: Pilgrim’s Produce, 1568 Eagle Rock … Continue reading

Young Farmer Profile #2: Molly and Matt Thurston of Claremont Ranch Organics, Lake Country, BC

Matt and Molly were two names that popped up frequently as I began asking around about who the young farmers were in the Okanagan.  My visit to their farm confirmed everything I had ever read or heard about the hospitality of folks who work the land and have the fruits of their labour to share.