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Fruit, Greenhouses, News |

This woman built a greenhouse that grows eye-catching exotic fruits—in Nova Scotia

Annette Clarke’s nursery is expanding the definition of what’s growable out east. Tart Chilean guava berries, plump persimmons the size of tomatoes, and pods of blue sausage fruit, also known as…

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Canola goes up, organic goes down

A chart comparing organic acres in Western Canada to the price of canola would be simple: when canola falls, organic acres go up. When canola hits $20 per bushel, organic ……

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Food Safety, News |

Food scientist sounds alarm on home-based food businesses

Many home-based food businesses fall under the radar, and could be breaking the rules without even knowing it. Read more here.…

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Foraging, News |

Meet a Family of Farmers Growing Edible Mushrooms Year-Round in Portugal Cove

Depending on the type, they can taste like bacon, lobster, almonds — even hot peppers. You can make furniture out of them. You can turn them into a hat. You ……

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Scientists in Israel are growing date palms from 2,000-year-old seeds

The seeds discovered in the Judean desert are both male and female, raising the prospect of producing dates. Researchers have successfully planted and grown a handful of date seeds from ……

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News, Trees and Shrubs |

English farmers turning to cultivating nuts as climate heats

Nuts are being grown more than ever by English farmers as the climate heats, making the products more economically viable, growers have said. Nut trees are also helpful for biodiversity ……

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Food Security, News |

Canada’s Food Price Report predicts families to pay $1,000 more in 2023

Canada’s Food Price Report 2023 predicts that overall, prices will rise by five to seven per cent this year. A family of four consisting of two adults and two children ……

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Events, News |

NOFA-NY’s 2023 Winter Conference (Virtual)

Get Ticket NOFA-NY’s Annual Winter Conference draws hundreds of farmers, food system professionals, educators, advocates, researchers, homesteaders, and gardeners who are passionate about building…

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2 Billion Trees Program

The Federal Gvoernment’s 2 Billion Trees (2BT) program aims to motivate and support new tree planting projects. Over a period of 10 years, by 2031, up to $3.2 billion will be invested…

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Newfoundland and Labrador Has Lost Over Half Its Farmland in the Last 20 Years

For the past 20 years, Newfoundland and Labrador has been shedding farmland at a rate nearly seven times the national average, according to Stats Canada data. The amount of land ……

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