We are more than just a farm, we believe that in order to make this world better, we all need to work together as a community sharing knowledge and skills. Our vision of Ferme La Machine has always been to lead by example and teach others the skills that we acquire along our journey.  We are happy to do this through workshops and internships on the farm.

Pickle Canning Party!
from 75.00

Get together in a group to preserve an abundant cucumber harvest by canning pickles! Take home up to 12 500ml jars of different pickle types. Dill, sweet pickles, relish and sweet zucchini pickles too! Great activity for a group. We'll review theory in the morning and get  to work in the afternoon. 

*This workshop is available for those who only wish to learn the theory and gain some experience without taking any cans home.

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Build your own smoker
from 60.00

Join us on the farmstead as we build another smoker. We'll teach you the basics of smoking, including some of our favorite recipes and you'll get some hands-on experience as we build. We'll even give you some plans to take home.

All that work builds an appetite so we'll serve an optional lunch from our other smoker and veggies from the gardens. (optional)

Duration: (7 hours)  9:30 to 4:30

 

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Internships

To learn on-farm by working with us for the season, see our page on Internships.

Tomato Canning Party!
from 75.00

Get together in a group to preserve the tomato harvest! Salsa, sauce, ketchup and tomato cubes. Take home up to 6 litres of various cans of tomato preserves.* Great activity for a group. we'll review theory in the morning and get  to work in the afternoon. 

*This workshop is available for those who only wish to learn the theory and gain some experience without taking any cans home.

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Farm consulting

We are committed to helping others start up successful, ethical businesses by leveraging our backgrounds in operations management, education and marketing. We can offer advice, strategy or planning in the following areas:

  • Direct marketing
  • Farm layout / design
  • Production techniques
  • Business planning
  • Site selection
  • Production planning

If you are interested in starting up your own ethical business and are looking to learn from others with experience, contact us here to set up a discussion or farm visit. Be sure to tell us a little about your project:

  • What phase are you in? (dreaming, planning, operating)
  • What do/will you produce?
  • Where?
  • Give us an indication of scale
  • What topics are you interested in getting help with?

Contact us here:  Info@fermelamachine.com