Farmer’s Blog

  • 2018 Inner City Farms Urban Farming Internship

    We are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 urban farming season! Apply! Join us!!

     

    Inner City Farms is looking to build another amazing farm team for the 2018 season. If you want to farm our city, do consider the experience. We want to get our team sorted in good time so please apply soon!

    ICF front yard farm

     

    It’s a volunteer position that requires a season-long commitment. We work hard and we have a lot of fun. And we eat well. Successful applicants will farm alongside our Head Farmer (me!) Camil one day a week (minimum requirement). Our work days are about 8 hours, we start early and we end mid-afternoon. We run from May 1 to Dec 1 (roughly). All of our farm sites are in the City of Vancouver.

    Farmer Suho with interns Grace, Noa, Olivia & Taylor, of the 2017 farm team, also: cabbages!

     

    Our farm is nearly 10 years old and we have been running the internship since 2012. We are a non-profit society with goals of gently and constructively resisting the damage caused by our dominant, industrial food system. We have built a network of front and backyard “farms” throughout Vancouver that we aim to farm sustainably. We grow beautiful food. We run a CSA program and supply some of the best chefs in town with our produce. We collaborate with all sorts of other interesting people running interesting projects. It’s a sustainability and community-building project grounded in local food growing, sound good?

    Former ICF intern Ross, proud of Garlic, 2013

     

    All levels of farm experience are considered. Note: If you are a UBC student, you may be able to earn academic credit for the internship through our affiliation with the Faculty Land and Food Systems (please mention any interest in this in your application & I will provide more info).

    Mahin, ICF intern 2014, raspberries.

     

    To apply: Please send a cover letter (no more than one page) that outlines why you think a season-long farming internship at ICF would be right for you and why you would be right for the farm as well. Please attach your resume. Send applications by email to: info@innercityfarms.com

     

    Thanks,

    Camil Dumont, Head Farmer

     

    Me (Camil) amongst Vegetables

     

     

  • Spring 2015 CSA & Internship

    Inner City Farms 2015 CSA

    Inner City Farms 2015!

    Good Things are Happening!!

    Our Website is getting a makeover. Please forgive our rudimentary online styles.

    CSA News:

    Our vegetable shares are now available for purchase! Please check out our Facebook Page or email us at:

    info@innercityfarms.com

    for more information and to sign up!!

    Internship opportunities:

    Mhin at Rons

    ICF is now accepting applicants for our 2015 Vancouver Urban Farming Internship!

    Please email us at:

    info@innercityfarms.com

    for instructions on how to apply and information on what the position is all about.

    Happy Spring!!

    Rons in Full Force

  • TUESDAY, 24 JUNE 2014

    Hello!

    First, a word of warning: the CSA prices that were listed on our website were for last season, so while we await a new and improved site, here is the accurate 2014 pricing information. 

    We still have some vegetable CSA shares available for 2014 and we would love to be growing vegetables for you and yours this year, please consider signing up!

    A membership to our 2014 CSA is $480. We started Sunday, June 22 and we will be running right through until some point in mid/late October, weather dependent. We aim for 18-20 weeks of veggies. Our pick-up is always Sunday afternoons at Le Marché St. George at E 28th & St. George, in the back yard, so thats when you come and collect your share. We will be ready for you by 2pm, as we harvest that very morning, and we will be there until 5pm guaranteed, sometimes we linger a bit later. Unclaimed shares, for folks who can’t make that time window, are packed up and tucked safely away for late-comers. Any unclaimed shares by noon the following day are donated to a local soup kitchen to minimize food waste. 

    Note: we do not supply shares for the long weekends during the season (BC Day and Labour Day) as too many members were missing those pick-ups and our team & the gardens benefit from the break in the action.

    Shares vary in size & content week to week but our goal is to grow as much beautiful food for you as possible. There are no guarantees on volume, but this is our 5th year and so far so good. We aim to have 4-6 items for you each week. We almost always have a leafy green such as kale, collards or swiss chard, delicious & nutritious! If you would like to see what we had last year please check out posts on this blog from last season and scroll back through the weeks to get a sense of the produce we grew. There are a few changes to the crop plan this year, but it should give you an idea.

    We use organic methods but are not certified. Our entire network of gardens is located within the City of Vancouver, in front and back yards offered to us by folks in the community who believe in the project. Nearly all our labour is volunteer, and more than anything, this project is a labour of love. Thank you very much for prioritizing a movement toward more healthy and sustainable food systems and for considering investing in our urban farm this season through the purchase of a CSA membership. If you have any more questions, please get in touch. We are happy to set a share aside for you if you so choose. And if you want to reserve a share, email us and request one asap, they are limited. We will confirm and we can can sort out the payment details at the first pick-up, on Sunday (Note: cash or cheque payment is best and we also accept credit cards.) 

    All our best,

    The Inner City Farmers