In a lifetime of farming, Dwight Foster has never seen anything grow like the value of his land over the past five years. The price of a plot in and around North Gower, Ont., south of Ottawa, where he has 6,000 acres, has more than tripled since the height of the Great Recession.
Wholesale Success builds the capacity of farmers to meet the burgeoning demand for locally/regionally grown fruits and vegetables. Adopting best practices in food safety, postharvest handling, packing, and business management will help farmers be more efficient and profitable.
This guide aims to bring together the traveler and the local with the many wonderful and talented farmers, producers, restaurateurs, hoteliers and events our communities are providing.
The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) has published a guide for monitoring the sustainability of a farm. "Monitoring Sustainable Agriculture with Conventional Financial Data" by Dick Levins , is the first in a series based on the work of the Biological, Social
The average age of a Canadian farmer is now 54, according to Statistics Canada. The Globe and Mail's Tavia Grant takes a look at the ageing population of Canadian farm operators census data. Canadian Farms Having Fewer Spring Chickens Canadian farmers have never
38% of all farmers surveyed in England in 2010 as part of the Farming Futures project said they were already affected by climate change and nearly 60% expect to be affected in the next ten years. Farming Futures can help
Farmer Dan Imhoff, in his essay Conscious Eating, presented at the Northern Kentucky Farmer's Fair in August 2011, writes a treatise on how to change our current food system through personal practises. For a detailed examination of his recommendations, read
This article from USDA Rural Development examines organic producer marketing cooperatives in the United States. After a 1991 survey, the author notes that these co-ops have experienced ongoing growth and development, alongside their conventional counterparts.