Canada's largest organic potato farm also happens to be corporate and family-run. The fourth and most recent generation of stakeholders, which includes 91 individuals in the 20-30-40 age range, is slowly changing the corporation's thinking and transitioning the farm to organic.
Microgreens are on the rise and organic growers are taking note. Ashley Driscoll and John Irving, owners of 2 Friends Farm, explain how to successfully grow microgreens.
Jean Beaudet, Linda Labrecque and their son Antoine Beaudet raise Holstein and Brown Swiss dairy cows on their certified organic farm in Leclercville, QC. Their objective is to grow the best forage possible in order to feed the cows economically and promote the best animal health possible.
All too often when farmers start talking weeds, a common first question is “How do I get rid of a bad case of…?”, when a more appropriate question is “I wonder why my field has a bad case of…?”.
The Robbins–Wiebe farm is one example of how livestock can form an integral part of a Saskatchewan farm. Integrating livestock with field crops, they have improved the quality of their land, soil, crops, and livestock.
Soybeans have become a significant agricultural cash crop in the Maritime region in the last five years, and interest in the crop continues to grow in both the organic and conventional farming sectors.
In the winter of 1996, I made a trip to the Halifax Brewery Farmers’ Market. The upcoming season was going to be my first as a full-time market gardener. I introduced myself to the vendors, hoping to make connections and maybe get some tips on where and what to sell.
Turn on the tap and there it is; that shimmering, miraculous substance that flows through our rivers and lakes, our soils and plants— the rain that falls and the air we breathe, and indeed through the very eyes that read this text and the hands that hold this page.