This section will provide a variety of information for those who farm or run a farming business. This section will provide information on grant opportunities, workshops and information relevant to agriculture in St.-Charles.
Starting a Farm in Ontario - Business Information Bundle for New Farmers
Soil Map and Plant Hardiness Zones of St.-Charles
Crop and Livestock Information
Fruit Tree Nurseries in Ontario click here
Specialty crop opportunities click here
Agriculture Information Sheet for Northern Ontario
Contains information on crops and livestock being produced in Northern Ontario. Also gives information on number of farms in Northern Ontario and the Province as a whole and value of these markets. This information can help you decide what to produce on your farm based on what other farmers are able to grow or produce.
Click here For the information sheet (broken down into districts) from OMAFRA
Alternative Livestock Information
Information provided from other sources.
Small Flock Rules / Regulations
Click Here (Provided by Chicken Farmers of Ontario)
Heritage Livestock Breeds
“Heritage breeds are traditional livestock breeds that were raised by our forefathers. These are the breeds of a bygone era, before industrial agriculture became a mainstream practice. These breeds were carefully selected and bred over time to develop traits that made them well-adapted to the local environment and they thrived under farming practices and cultural conditions that are very different from those found in modern agriculture.
Traditional, historic breeds retain essential attributes for survival and self-sufficiency – fertility, foraging ability, longevity, maternal instincts, ability to mate naturally, and resistance to diseases and parasites”. (From www.livestockconservancy.org)
For a full list of heritage livestock breeds including poultry Click Here
Listing of local/regional organizations that encompass the Municipality of St.-Charles:
Eat Local Sudbury
Information on becoming a member and selling at the Eat Local Sudbury Store. Click Here