Farming

Reserve your Super Pass at Galey Farms to wander the corn maze, ride the train, pick a pumpkin and try your luck in the kid-friendly haunted house!

Halloween’s haunts are here! Just make sure you pre-order online

New Super Pass for corn maze, railroad and pumpkin patch at Galey Farms

  • Oct 19, 2020

 

Reserve your Super Pass at Galey Farms to wander the corn maze, ride the train, pick a pumpkin and try your luck in the kid-friendly haunted house!

Halloween’s haunts are here! Just make sure you pre-order online

New Super Pass for corn maze, railroad and pumpkin patch at Galey Farms

  • Oct 19, 2020

 

Feds reveal details of $35M fund to help make farms safer in COVID-19 pandemic

The program will be applied retroactively to cover any COVID-19-related costs from March 15

 

UPDATE: Massive blueberry harvester stolen from rural Fraser Valley property

A huge machine with a top speed of 15 kph was taken from an area near No. 3 road over the weekend

Farmers call on B.C. NDP to allow more housing, business

Secondary homes, restaurants, rentals can keep farms viable

B.C. imports 99 million kilos of American onions. Why?

About four per cent of the onions consumed in B.C. are grown in the province

  • Aug 18, 2020

Chicken, eggs both go first as feds roll out COVID-19 food surplus program

$50-million surplus food program was announced by the Liberal government earlier this year

Canada geese a scourge on Greater Victoria farmers

Immediate and long-term solutions needed, says Saanich farmer

Saanich bans municipal rodenticide use after owl deaths

District unanimously approves ban and community education

Red, sweet, and ready to eat

Spring’s challenges make this year’s strawberries taste sweeter than ever

  • Jun 15, 2020

Farmers contest minister’s claim that grain-farmers’ carbon costs are tiny

The carbon tax is being rebated 100 per cent to households and through the Climate Action Incentive Fund

Island region one of three granted small-scale slaughter licensing status

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District farmers can now apply for abattoir licence

A BERRY good opportunity for a sunny summer job!

The strawberries are ripe and there’s picking all summer at this Saanichton farm

  • Jun 8, 2020

Shortage of foreign workers costs Saanich Peninsula berry farmer thousands

Gobind Farms says hiring local has been difficult during pandemic

Peninsula farm stands open for business with COVID-19 restrictions

Growers hopeful shoppers will support local farms

Study looks at feasibility of Vancouver Island abattoir

South Island Prosperity Partnership funds study looking at local meat processing

Metchosin farm deploys donkeys to protect sheep from bears, dogs

Trio of donkeys take tactics similar to sheep dogs to protect flock from pedators

Greater Victoria farmers hopeful despite strain of COVID-19 pandemic

Farmers face foreign worker shortage, physical distancing challenges

North Vancouver Island communities join in to ‘squash the curve’

Residents from Cumberland , Tahsis and Quadra Island are volunteering to grow winter squash on their lawns in a move towards sustainable food security

COVID-19: Help for agriculture industry as Farm Credit Canada receives $5B increase

The increase will give the agriculture industry more flexibility to tackle coming challenges