The NCC has developed a model that provides unique opportunities for new farmers to establish farms on quality farmland within 10 minutes of downtown. The NCC has recently embraced a shift toward local and sustainable food production, and we are looking for tenants who are experienced and ready to start their own farm.
What are we looking for?We are looking for farmers with the following:
- At least two years’ (seasons’) experience on a commercial farm.
- A solid business plan, including realistic production and marketing goals.
- A commitment to environmental and sustainable farming practices.
- Proof of necessary start-up resources.
Leases of up to 25 years
Ottawa is one of the premier markets for locally sourced and organic foods, with a very stable economy and great long-term growth prospects. Both community-supported agriculture (CSA) farms and farmers’ markets are expanding throughout the city. Lease rates on NCC farms are affordable, and based on the average of eastern Ontario farmland rental prices.
For additional information
Robin Turner, Real Estate Officer - Agricultural
Tel.: 613-239-5678, ext. 5412
Johanna Currie, Real Estate Management Officer
Tel.: 613-239-5678, ext. 5322