New farmer


food sovereignty
On a Sunday at the end of March, around 50 new farmers from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick got together to learn from each other, share with each other, and enjoy good food together! The first ever (hopefully not last) New Farmers of the Maritimes event (click on […]

Fermenting the New Farm Culture


National New Farmer Coalition
  A few years ago (in 2014), I had the great privilege to head to British Colombia in March (winter here in Nova Scotia/spring there) and hang out with this group of amazing young farmers from all over Canada for 3 days. We talked about our farms, our successes, our […]

Who are Atlantic Canada’s New Farmers?


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Well, I’m sure you’ve heard that we need to encourage more new farmers in Canada. We don’t currently have enough people entering the age-old profession of farming to replace the ones retiring. There are many ways that this issue can be addressed. By supporting your local farmers you are definitely […]

Who are the New Farmers?



Technically, the Food Secure Canada (FSC) conference isn’t a farming conference. This was a “big picture” conference with more academics and project managers in attendance than farmers. There were no production, marketing, or business sessions as there are in most farming conferences. But there were sessions on policy, the state […]

Farming Conferences: Part 3