Farm Rentals

Imagine having a significant acreage, with a house and barns — within a city of nearly a million people!

The National Capital Commission (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.

Greenbelt Farms Map

Available Farms

The NCC has developed a model that provides unique opportunities for new farmers.

Find out about our available farms

What we are 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
Cell: 343-542-9969

Johanna Currie, Real Estate Management Officer

Tel.: 613-239-5678, ext. 5322
Fax: 613-539-5361

Looking for the perfect property? Let us know your needs and we’ll let you know when the right farm becomes available.