Farming: The Next Generation


Farmers are a dying breed; few are entering the field and many are preparing to retire, but the good news is a new generation of farming is taking root. Take four young friends, ranging in age from 28-31, who have produced the Tourne-Sol vegetable farm just east of Montreal. Using 12 acres from a 1,500-acre organic crop farm, operated by three brothers and powered by limited supplies, solar power and their own physical labour, the group feeds their clients directly through a Community Supported Agricultural program and two weekly farmers’s markets. And, the best part is they take most weekends off, a summer break and down time in the winter to pursue other interests. For the full Toronto Star story, detailing this and other like-minded projects, click here.

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