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Farmer Profile: The Veggie Patch, Alberta

Posted by Lisa Lundgard on April 22, 2014

Name: Lisa Lundgard
Age: 25
Farm Name: The Veggie Patch
Location: Grimshaw, AB
What do you produce?  I produce about 35 different varieties of vegetables.  I am on my families mixed farm and we raise and sell certified organic grass-fed beef and lamb, as well as pastured pork. 
Number of years farming: 4
Farming background: I grew up on my families mixed farm, which means chores - chores - and more chores!  I was the 12 year old kid who in speech competitions made my opening line, “Have you ever seen chicken poo fly?  Well I have!”, I think that sums it up a bit. 

Farmer Profile: Broadfork Farm, Nova Scotia

Posted by Shannon Jones on April 2, 2014

Name: Shannon Jones (and Bryan Dyck)
Age: 32 (and 29)
Farm name: Broadfork Farm
Location: River Hebert, Nova Scotia
What do you produce? Organic mixed vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, some fruit, a little bit of vegetable seed production, and a small flock of laying hens.
Size of farm? Our farm is 15 acres. We create our livelihood from about 2 acres though.
Number of years farming? 10 years total, 3 years running Broadfork Farm, 2 years on the land we own.
Farming background? I didn’t grow up on a farm.

The CAPÉ: Cooperating for Local and Ecological Agriculture in Québec

Posted by Virginie Lavallee-Picard on April 1, 2014

Youth participants in one of several presentations delivered at the 2013 CAPÉ fall meetingIt was like summer camp for farmers, except it felt like winter and the food was better.

The big barn-style building was jam-packed with about a hundred farmers, most of them in their early thirties or younger, absorbed in an in-depth workshop on greenhouse production of tomatoes and cucumbers. The previous day, an afternoon tour of a local farm had led to a massive potluck dinner and a late night brainstorming session on preferred vegetable varieties.

This was my first CAPÉ annual fall meeting, and I can assure you it will not be the last.