Miellie Meadows Farm
The Miellie Meadows Farm is a hobby farm connected to an equestrian centre in Agassiz, BC - located at 2614 Else Road. It is a certified organic farm, growing fruits, vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs. Besides people, the farm is home to horses, dogs, cats, owls, and bees.
The Miellie Meadows Farm is run by Miel and Claus. It's a hobby farm, with their days spent running the nearby equestrian centre. Miel and Claus have 2 children, boys, aged 8 and 10.
They love organic farming, biking, and keeping active - and eat healthy homegrown organic food as a family each night (something you'll be invited to join in on).
Agassiz, BC is situated in the traditional territory of the Sto:Lo First Nations people (a name which means 'River People') - this was a region they still call 'S'ólh Téméxw' ('Our World'). The Sto:Lo people, a part of the larger Coast Salish people, had a village on the site of Agassiz called 'Skuhamen' ('Beautiful Valley'). A small group of native people remain in the village of Sts'Ailes ('Beating Heart'), which is connected to Agassiz. Click here to learn more about the native people of this region.
The current town of Agassiz was founded by an English colonist after the 1858 Gold Rush. Captain Agassiz named his settlement 'Ferny Coombe' - however when the region was mapped by colonial authorities, they named it after the captain, calling it 'Agassiz', a name it keeps to this day.
Agassiz is the largest town in the District Municipality of Kent, and is home to most of the district's 5,664 people. This is both an agricultural region and thanks to its hot springs a tourist region. Agassiz's weather is very similar to Vancouver's though with hotter temperatures in summer, and far less rain.
What to Expect at the Miellie Meadows Farm
All farmstay volunteers will live with the family in a private room - this room may be shared from time to time if there are extra guests. Each room comes equipped with bedding and access to wifi. All meals are provided by the family.
Farmstay volunteers are asked to help out for about 5-6 hours per day. This is done between 7.30am and the early evening - with specific hours determined by the temperature, the hotter the day, the earlier work starts.
Possible farmstay volunteer duties include:
- working outdoors
- assisting with general farm work
- establish and tend to vegetable garden
- weeding garden
- assisting with farm market
- assisting with kitchen duties from time to time (Miel loves to cook good, healthy, food using the organic vegetables and herbs)
- cleaning (everyone joins in on this)
Experience Education Services
We at Experience Education have matched you with this farmstay, based on the preferences you indicated in your registration documents. In the email that directed you to this web page you will find an attached bus ticket and letter. The bus ticket will take you to the Miellie Meadows Farm, and the instructions will give you more detailed transportation directions, and contact information for Miel and Claus.
During your placement we would like you to complete a report each 1-2 weeks. This is optional - but it is an important tool to help us keep track of how you are doing. You can complete those reports by clicking here.
If there are any urgent issues during your transfer to the farm or during your stay, please call: 1.877.795.8403, and dial 717 for our emergency line.
We wish you the best of stays at the Miellie Meadows Farm.