Lessons from a small, organic farm

It is possible to be idealistic and make a profit By John Greig OrganicBiz staff When Brent Preston and his wife Gillian Flies moved to a small farm near Creemore, Ontario, they were idealistic Torontonians moving to the country to grow small-scale organic food. And for the first few years they tried to fit the […]

Organic spuds ain’t no small potatoes

Ron Lyseng OrganicBiz staff At least one organic farmer has figured out how to grow potatoes without the usual weekly dose of chemicals. It’s a myth that potatoes demand synthetic protection, according to Brent Harris of Fraserland Organic Farms in Delta B.C. He said you can grow a healthy potato crop once your land has […]