FarmStart Farmers on CBC Radiotomorrow morning
Tune in to CBC Radio One 99.1 tomorrow morning between 8 and 8:30 am!
Join as CBC Host Karen Gordon speaks with 2 of our McVean Farmers regarding their thoughts and experiences in urban agriculture.
1. Hanna Jacobs of Matchbox Garden and […]
The recent explosion of immigrant populations in Ontario has had a tremendous effect on the demand for ethnic foods and produce. Opportunities have become available for farmers to increase their income by becoming involved in the production of ethno-cultural food. If farmers are able to capture this niche marketing opportunity there is […]
Diverse harvest for budding farmers
Immigrants learn basics of growing crops here; others benefit with fresh callaloo, okra, garlic
Nicole Baute, TORONTO STAR
Oct 13, 2008
Anan Lololi shows off rows of callaloo growing in a Brampton field. The plants are closely shorn, with leaves that look like spinach, but bigger.
“They call it […]
Update: The workshop will take place at the McVean Incubator Farm in Brampton.
The farm is located on the West side of McVean Dr,, between Queen St. E and Castlemore Rd. A map is available here.
From CBC’s The Sunday Edition, May 4, 2008:
Here’s one picture of a farmer: tough, weatherbeaten, pitchfork in hand, a bit grim, proud member of a vanishing breed. Here’s another picture of a farmer: Thirty years old, five foot two, fresh-faced, female, city-bred. Meet Tarrah Young, proud and very determined member of a NEW breed. […]
FarmStart Program Coordinator, Patrick Habamenshi, will be spending a lot of time at the CBC over the coming week. Patrick has an interview, a panel discussion, and a town hall speaking engagement scheduled over the next few days. Friends of FarmStart can tune in on Thursday and Friday at the following times to hear Patrick […]
FarmStart is currently accepting applications for the following position: Project Animator and Farm ManagerClosing date: March 3, 2008FarmStart is currently accepting applications for the following position:
Project Animator and Farm Manager
The Newcomers FarmStart-Up Project is a new initiative that will provide training programs and support […]
Three programs serving new immigrant farmers in and around Minnesota’s Twin Cities help agricultural entrepreneurs obtain the financing and knowledge they need to run a successful farm.
A full article describing these exciting programs is available via the New Immigrant Farm Initiative.
FarmStart is currently accepting applications for a full-time Agronomist and Extension Coordinator.
In 2007, FarmStart initiated research into the markets and production capacity for world food crops that can be grown in Ontario. The aim is to identify, share and develop knowledge and opportunities for world crops in our climate and markets in connection […]