Old 99 Farm

Dundas, Ontario, Canada

10-25 acres


  • Opportunity available:
  • On-farm employment
  • Mentoring
  • Business partnership
  • Available facilities and equipment:
  • Housing
  • Irrigation capacity
  • Irrigation equipment
  • Greenhouse
  • Fencing
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Cold storage
  • Preferred arrangement model:
  • Lease
  • MOU
  • Available acreage:
  • 10-25 acres
  • Soil type on farm:
  • Clay loam
  • Current farming practices:
  • Ecological production, but not certified
  • Current land use:
  • Livestock
  • Market garden
  • Hay or pasture
  • Woodlot
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit/berries/grapes
  • Preferred farming experience for farmer:
  • Practical farming experience (including work as a farm intern or employee)
  • Other experience
  • Desired farming practices by a new farmer:
  • Ecological production but not certified
  • Agricultural products I am interested being cultivated on my property:
  • Livestock
  • Seeds, seedlings or nursery stock
  • Vegetables
  • Herbs
  • Fruit/berries/grapes
  • Years experience of new farmer:
  • 3-5 years

Farm description

I bought the 20 acre farm with existing bank barn, house and outbuildings in 2007, added fencing, ponds, greenhouses, orchard, and equipped it for livestock, four season market gardening, fruit and berries. It was farmed conventional for 50 yrs before me by the Shewfelts, before that the Harris' family ran a mixed fruit and vegetable farm. First deeded in 1790. My vision is to be a link in the local food network, growing food, teaching, stewarding as a permaculture demonstration site. We understand that it is not too extreme to say the earth ecology is in crisis and abrupt changes are likely in the next decade. That said, the Great Lakes Basin is well suited to adapting to climate change and disruption in food security and energy supply. Hence our focus is on farming in a resilient way and contributing to the local community as best we can.

Farm opportunity

I am offering the farm fully equipped to be operated as a business by resident farmer(s). There is a modern loft apartment suitable for a single or couple, not for kids due to size. Current farm enterprises include cattle, chicken, eggs, vegetables and fruit, all organically raised.