The McVean Farm open farm day was held on July 24th from 11 am to 3 pm. There were farm tours, tractor rides and produce on sale. It was attend by approximately 100 people from the Brampton area and beyond. The guests walked around the farm and interacted with our […]
Today’s farmers face many tough challenges to run their businesses: red tape, finding workers, limited profits and finding new markets.
Those are some of the key findings in five new studies that take an in-depth look at the state of farming in Brant, Norfolk, Elgin, Oxford and Middlesex counties.
Farmers named […]
Mashoka Maimona, The London Free Press Published: July 20, 2011
With about $50 billion worth of farmland up for grabs in Canada over the next decade, a London job training centre is teaming up with a provincial not-for-profit organization to encourage Londoners to consider a career in small-scale farming.
National and provincial parks bordering Canada’s most populous cities are making an innovative addition to the list of activities allowed on protected land: farming.
Once elbowed off the land by ecologists bent on locking up massive tracts for the restoration of waterways, woodlands […]
Treading the muddy earth in leopard-print rubber boots, Audrey McDonald seems about as far away from the traditional image of a Canadian farmer as you could get, despite the surname. But Ms. McDonald, a part-time rehabilitation therapist who lives in […]
Sunday August 28, 3 – 8pm
McVean Incubator Farm, Brampton
Chef Yasser Qahawish will once again bring together a group of talented chefs to prepare a unique and delicious 4-course family-style feast cooked over charcoal.
The meal will feature the amazing diversity of fresh produce from the […]
If you are interested in learning more about dairy farming in Ontario, check out the events listing section of the Ontario Holsteins website at http://www.ontario.holstein.ca/Events/listofevents.aspx. Many of the upcoming events are Twilight Meetings. These meetings are social as well as educational events where Ontario Holsteins members get […]
Faces of New Farmers is a series of case studies featuring stories about the new farmers at FarmStart’s McVean Incubator Farm, written by Kelsey Rideout, Outreach & Resource Development Intern. Dealing with all that comes with starting new ecological farming enterprises, this series highlights the challenges and successes that McVean […]