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.
Tips and tricks from two experienced market gardeners on how to grow, harvest and market more efficiently.
When the five of us started our farm in the fall of 2004, we decided Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) would be the core component.
Some key members of the organic community have suggested recently that marketing boards have become the major obstacle to the growth of sustainable agriculture in Canada. They have stated that although supply management may have served a purpose at one time, it is now just a barrier to new entrants, and to potential organic and niche opportunities.
As challenging as raising food has been for me, dealing with human beings on my farm has been more challenging. Vegetables don’t talk back.
At the Guelph Organic Conference, Paul and Sandy Arnold will talk about “Organic market garden costing and budgeting for production and harvesting” in the Production scale market garden seminar on January 23, 2004 from 1:15–4:15 p.m. at the University of Guelph.