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 […]
While the soil and other life are resting at the McVean Farm, there is still work to be done. Winter is the time for planning, and most farmers have by now completed a farm plan and started ordering seeds.
Shabaka from Afri-Can Food Basket and myself have also been braving the cold temperatures […]
FarmStart is collaborating with Hearts Content Organic Farmstead to establish an incubator farm in the Hamilton region. Hearts Content is a 50-acre farm situated between Brantford and Ancaster with easy access from Hwy 403. The 2011 season […]
Please join us in Brampton at FarmStart’s McVean Farm Grand Opening this coming Sunday!
We are also still looking for a few more volunteers for the event on Sunday for general help, face-painting, etc. If you would be interested […]
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 FarmStart Feast and fundraiser was a huge success – with over 200 people coming out for a magnificent supper. Click here to see some of the photos taken by Laura Berman.
We want to thank all the farmers, chefs and volunteers who put together such a beautiful meal and wonderful evening, as well as all those […]
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 […]
Rachel Climenhaga and Carolyn Bailey are among FarmStart’s newest incubator farmers. Their exciting operation, Beet Street CSA, is based at the McVean Incubator Farm in Brampton.
If you’re curious about Community Supported Agriculture, you won’t want to miss Rachel and Carolyn’s talk at Toronto’s Pape […]
FarmStart is all about new farmers getting started on the land, so we are very excited to welcome a new group of incubator farmers for 2008. This season will see six new farmers working at our farm facilities: two at the […]