Smaller fields, more biodiversity, research by Carleton professor shows
Lenore Fahrig, a biology professor at Carleton University, has found that dividing large fields into smaller ones helps provide habitat for native wildlife.
Farmers across hot, dry Ottawa pray for a weekend of rain to save summer crops
Ottawa is experiencing higher temperatures and lesser rainy days than usual, meaning local farmers are struggling to mantain their crop poduction.
Ottawa farmers are finding solutions to long-lasting problems and local consumers can help
Ontario farmers are helping each other through coops and start-up programs to combat long-lasting downwards trends.
Maple syrup industry booming, but producers fear changing climate
Canadian maple syrup farmers saw their most productive harvest ever in 2019, with near 50,000,000 litres collected. Looking forward though the industry is set to change as maple syrup production is heavily reliant on stable winter weather.
Farmers’ Market faces uncertainty as winter season begins
With winter officially here, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market has made the move into Aberdeen Pavilion for the season. However, there may be other changes in the air for vendors.
Clean energy in the dirty business of mushroom farming
Carleton Mushroom Farms, the last mushroom farm in Ottawa, made the switch to cleaner energy about five years ago. A move the owners has helped save their business.
Toss it: Romaine lettuce contaminated by E. coli, health agency warns
The Public Health Agency is warning Canadians to throw out and not consume products containing Romaine lettuce.
Researchers worry beekeeping may negatively impact native bee populations
Little is known overall about native bee population levels and distribution in Canada.