By 3porchfarm, Nov 28 2013
1) Scale. Do you want to go high volume, with lots of hands and equipment and sell to supermarkets and wholesalers, or do you want to produce just enough that you can do it yourself and retail it all […]
Filmed at the Wing Fong Farm in Ontario, this documentary follows the tilling, planting and harvesting of Asian vegetables destined for Chinese markets and restaurants. On 80 acres of land, Lau King-Fai, her son and a half-dozen migrant Mexican workers care for the plants. For Yeung Kwan, her son, the farm represents personal and […]
By Joseph Cress Published: The Sentinel, January 11, 2014 It took being adrift in an ocean of cubicles to bring Brooks Miller back down to earth. The Reading-area native had graduated from Penn State University with a degree in aerospace engineering and was in a high-paying job inspecting satellite components. Yet the work was unfulfilling […]
Published: CTV News November 5, 2013
Southwestern Ontario is a prosperous agricultural region, but one that is changing rapidly.
Farmers across the region and across the country are getting older and some are looking to get out of the farming business entirely. During the 1990s, commodity prices fell, making it harder for farmers to make […]
By Janet Davison Published; CBC News, Oct 14, 2013
Anon Lololi quickly rattles off how he likes to cook callaloo, a leafy green vegetable common in his native Guyana, but not so common in kitchens and grocery stores around his Toronto-area home.
“We love it in rice,” he says. Add coconut milk, and it’s a real […]
July 18, 2013 Food Secure Canada Press Release Halifax, Nova Scotia – As Canadians from coast to coast are feasting on the summer harvest of fresh local produce, many are unaware of an impending crisis facing Canadian agriculture: The average age of Canadian farmers is 54 and while many young people are choosing […]
This short video highlights the farms operating on Toronto Regional Conservation Lands, including the McVean Farm and reminds us why it is important to have access to farm land in the urban environment.
By: Katrina Clarke Published: June 7, 2013
This article, published in the National Post, features Tarrah Young, the instructor of the upcoming FarmStart Pastured Poultry and Pig Workshops:
Tarrah Young is another resource. The 36-year-old farmer teaches a course in Toronto about realities of the farming business.
Some hard […]
By: Oliver St. John Published: USA Today, May 22, 2013
More than anything, Rebecca Bloomfield wants her own organic farm. To accomplish this though, in a social media age — without much capital — she has to be something else first: a crowdfunding guru.
Just as she taught herself to grow organic food, she’s also […]
The Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter, for the agricultural community in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec are looking for farmers to complete their Farmer Needs Survey for Eastern Ontario & Western Quebec. To complete survey please click here: :https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cog-oso-farmer-needs-2013 For all farmers – organic, ecological, biodynamic, conventional – all scales, all commodities Opportunity to […]