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


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.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for farmers with the following:

  • At least three 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.

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