Best Management Practices
  • Environmental Farm Plan
  • Enhancing Farmland Habitat
  • Farmland Management Overview
  • Organic Farming
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Supporting Local Farmers
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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  • Environmental Farm Plan
  • Enhancing Farmland Habitat
  • Farmland Management Overview
  • Organic Farming
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Supporting Local Farmers
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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  • Environmental Farm Plan
  • Enhancing Farmland Habitat
  • Farmland Management Overview
  • Organic Farming
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Supporting Local Farmers
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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  • Environmental Farm Plan
  • Enhancing Farmland Habitat
  • Farmland Management Overview
  • Organic Farming
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Supporting Local Farmers
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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    Supporting Local Farmers

    As large corporations have increasingly taken over the production of our food, small farmers have found it more and more difficult to compete in the marketplace. Many of us who have watched their decline are choosing to support them by buying from the farm gate or the local farmers' market. Many communities are instituting programs for labelling locally grown foods in area grocery stores. Not only do these practices support your local farmers, but your food will be fresher and you'll help reduce greenhouse gases by discouraging the transport of food over long distances. It's simply good stewardship of our natural resources.

    When you buy food directly from local farmers they receive the full retail price for their goods and you're not paying extra for packaging or transportation. What better way to support your local rural economy and to help ensure that Ontario farmland stays in active production.

    Farmers' Markets of Ontario provides a list of all the markets in the province with locations and contact information. If you're thinking of starting a farmers' market in your community, this organization provides consulting services to members.

    Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms offer fresh produce (usually certified organic) and sometimes eggs, poultry and meat. For a set fee, produce can be picked up on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and sometimes it will be delivered directly to your home. Each CSA farm operates uniquely, so you will need to contact them directly. If you would like to become a CSA farm, this website will explain how. This directory lists the locations, contact information and websites of CSA farms across Ontario.

    My Pick Verified Local Farmer is a program that inspects, verifies and assures (with the MyPick™ logo) that a farmer is indeed selling food produced on his/her farm and not reselling food produced elsewhere.

    Slow Food is an organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Follow the link on their website to "Slow Food in Canada" to find out if your local community has a Slow Food chapter. Some chapters have their own websites, so it's worth a search.

    The Ontario Independent Meat Processors is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to represent Ontario’s meat and poultry processors, retailers and wholesalers. As a single and unified voice for meat and poultry processors in Ontario, the OIMP provides industry leadership on matters that directly affect our members.

    Foodland Ontario helps you choose fresh, delicious food from close to home, all while supporting local farmers and businesses.

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    Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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