From DIY to DIT (Do it Together): FarmCity Co-op

It’s strange to say that a farm with a cutesy name like Yummy Yards started from a place of arrogance, and yet it did.  I thought I could grow more, spend less and with a bit of sweat and saavy research skills, come out on top.  I started Yummy Yards to show myself that I … Continue reading

Seeds of Synchronicity – Young Agrarians South Interior

Article blogged from the BC Organic Growers Magazine!  By Michelle Tsutsumi On a mild, hazy day in September, a young couple keen to leave their professional jobs to become homesteaders dropped by Pilgrims’ Produce Organic Farm just outside of Armstrong for a tour. Living five minutes up the highway on rented land, Chris and Maxine … Continue reading

Fresh Roots Urban Farm Tour & Potluck

Thursday, September 12, 2013 Join us for a September farm tour and potluck with Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society, co-organized with Vancouver Urban Farming Society! We’ll check out their awesome edible education Market Garden project at the David Thompson Schoolyard.Bring a dish to share and tools to eat with. This is an all ages event. … Continue reading

July 27th – Join us at Zaklan Heritage Farm

Saturday, July 27th, 2013 2nd Annual Young Agrarians Potluck + Live Music at Zaklan Heritage Farm in Surrey Doug G Zaklan, Gemma Mcneill and family are hosting Young Agrarians for a 2nd year at their beautiful farm in Surrey. Come enjoy an evening of good company and food! Learn about the farm, and check out … Continue reading

Potluck Mission July 20 + The Trials & Exhilarations of Starting A Small Farm

Stoked for our first potluck in Mission, BC at Ferndale Farms! Thank you to Taylor McPherson for hosting on his farm and Alyssa Belter for lighting the Young Agrarians event fire in the area!!! This is an all ages event:) Date has been changed to: Saturday, July 20, 2013 4pm Farm Tour 5pm Potluck There will … Continue reading

Hastings Urban Farm Weed Date + Potluck

Thursday, June 27, 2013 Vancouver, BC Join us for an event collaboration with Hastings Urban Farm, Vancouver Urban Farming Society and Young Agrarians! 6pm – Meet and tour Hastings Urban Farm with farmers Brenda, Doc and Eric 6:30pm – Weed Dating – fun! Meet other folk. Talk about food and farming and anything else under … Continue reading

South Interior: Crannóg Ales Potluck June 16

Sunday, June 16, 2013 – Sorrento, BC Farm and Brewery Tour: 3pm (RSVP REQUIRED) Potluck: 6pm Left Fields and Crannóg Ales is excited to welcome the Young Agrarians to our farm. A farm/brewery tour and beer tasting will start at 3pm. We may have to break into smaller groups to accomodate touring and tasting because … Continue reading

North Vancouver: Edible Garden Project and Loutet Farm Tour & Potluck

The farm touring, skills sharing, weed dating, potluck season is upon us. Each week there are young agrarians potlucks in different locations around the Southern half of the province. It’s like tomatoes or potatoes or nasturtium volunteering in the garden – events are popping up everywhere as young farmers build community! We hope one day there … Continue reading

YA POTLUCK Edible Earth Seeds Cowichan Valley June 9!

Edible Earth Seeds is an organic vegetable seed company based in the Cowichan Valley. Our mission is to support food sovereignty on Vancouver Island through the stewardship of open-pollinated seed varieties that are well-adapted to our bio-region. I began learning about seeds during my first farm apprenticeship in 2009, and I soon became convinced that … Continue reading

Golden Ears – Farm Tour, Potluck & Morlove!

Hey Agrarians! It’s going to be a beautiful day and night at Golden Ears Community Farm in Chase BC. Sunday, May 5th, 2013 A fabulous crew of young farmers are kicking the event off with a day time farm tour, dinner time potluck and evening time music in their events space. Farm Tour: 3pm Potluck: … Continue reading

Comox Valley Picnic

Young agrarians are coming out of the wood work on Vancouver Island to host events! Potluck season is kicking off and we’re excited for lots of farm tours, skills shares, bonfires, eating together and networking up. Here’s our next gathering: Grassi Point Farm in Royston is pleased to host y’all in Comox Valley on Sunday … Continue reading

Potluck + Morlove at O.U.R. – Vancouver Island

YOUNG AGRARIANS ECOLOGICAL LIVING / PERMACULTURE MEET-UP AT O.U.R. Ecovillage With Music and Fermentation – let’s get bubbling! Friday, April 26, 2013 2-4pm         Farm Tour 4-5:30pm   Free Fermentation Course with the infamous ‘Ini’, teaching in O.U.R. Zero Mile Eatery 5:30-7:30   Potluck and Networking: Please bring a dish to share and tools … Continue reading

1st Sunshine Coast Potluck – we can’t wait!

Somethings a’ brewing – young people on farms across BC are opening up their farms to Young Agrarians potlucks. It’s undeniable that people want to gather, eat and talk farm shop and food together. We just had two potlucks on the weekend, one in Armstrong and the other on Vancouver Island. The next round will … Continue reading

Barefoot Farms Internship

Barefoot Farms Internship 2013 Who we are: Barefoot Farms is a small urban and peri-urban farm operating out of multiple backyards in the Kingsway corridor area between Fraser Street and Knight Street as well as a half-acre in south Richmond. We grow over 40 different vegetables primarily for our CSA as well as market sales, … Continue reading

SOLEFood Street Farms Apprenticeship

SOLEFOOD STREET FARMS 2013 APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM An internship at SoleFood Street Farms 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 urban … Continue reading

150 Acres in Armstrong – Looking for Agrarians

Are you committed to farming and making the leap into your own farm business? Family-owned 150 acre farm in Armstrong, BC is looking for a few young, enthusiastic agrarians to help contribute to a vision of a multifaceted, sustainable, organic farm.  Open to any possibility to cooperate or lease a section. The property has a … Continue reading

Amara Farm Potluck – Vancouver Island

Calling all young and ‘older’ farmers, farmers-to-be, foodies, friends – to the fourth Young Agrarians potluck on Vancouver Island! After a fabulous skills share + potluck at Farmer Moss’s in Comox, we’re organizing the next one at Amara Farm near Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Join us on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 Skills Share 3pm: Low … Continue reading

Gardening writer Steve Solomon on Intelligent Gardening

I recently had Steve Solomon on The Ruminant Podcast. The man has been growing veggies for eating and seed for over forty years; he has a lot to say that young farmers can benefit from. Part one of our conversation just went up: In this long-form interview,  we discuss his new book, The Intelligent Gardener, which he … Continue reading

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