The NCC has developed a model that provides unique opportunities for seasoned farmers to establish on quality agricultural land within 10 to 20 minutes of downtown Ottawa. The NCC has recently embraced a shift toward local and sustainable food production, and we are looking for tenants who are fully experienced and ready to start their own Greenbelt farm.

Farms available

Nepean

1757 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 0C4

Two-storey home, Three bedrooms, One & half bathrooms, Great location for potential of on-farm sales. Total of 4 hectares, 1 hectare of cultivatable land.

Total square footage:

  • Gross area: 4 hectares
  • House: 1,900 square feet

Outbuildings: 2100 square feet Barn, to be repaired summer 2023.

Utilities: Tenant is responsible for hydro (Electricity), Heat (Heat Pump), Cable TV, Internet, telephone, grass cutting, snow removal.


Ottawa

5289 Russell Rd, Ottawa, ON K0A 2Y0

TO BE RENOVATED WINTER/SPRING 2024. Bungalow home with three bedrooms, one bathroom. Great location for potential of on-farm sales. Up to 50 hectares of cultivatable land

Total square footage:

  • Gross area: 50 hectares
  • House: 1,100 square feet

Outbuildings (TO BE RENOVATED IN SPRING 2024):

  • Main barn: 2500 square feet

Utilities: Tenant is responsible for hydro (Electricity), Heat (Heat Pump), Cable TV, Internet, telephone, grass cutting, snow removal.


Gloucester

3525 Ramsayville Rd, Gloucester, ON K1G 3N2

TO BE RENOVATED IN WINTER/SPRING 2024. Bungalow home with three bedrooms, one bathroom. Great location for potential of on-farm sales. Up to 48 hectares of cultivatable land.

Total square footage:

  • Gross Area: 48 hectares
  • House: 1,300 square feet 

Outbuildings (TO BE RENOVATED IN SPRING 2024):

  • Main barn: 2,500 square feet
  • Machine shed: 2,000 square feet
  • Machine shed: 2,600 square feet

Utilities: Tenant is responsible for hydro (Electricity), Heat (Heat Pump), Cable TV, Internet, telephone, grass cutting, snow removal.


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 are based on the average of eastern Ontario farmland rental prices.

For additional information

email: propadmin@ncc-ccn.ca

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