Farming and farm jobs have led growth in Frontenac over the past 10 years. In Frontenac, we have an emerging community of young farmers operating organic, sustainable ventures alongside traditional farms that have operated for generations.
The Kingston-Frontenac area is a growing hub for small and large scale food production and processing. The recent establishment of a fruit processing facility and a Chinese infant formula facility in nearby Kingston has sparked opportunity for supply chain development in Frontenac. Opportunities exist for goat dairy production, additional wild blueberry production, crop growth, and transportation logistics to support these industries.
Frontenac is located in an ideal region for dairy and animal husbandry due to a temperate climate, access to larger markets and significant supply of grazing acreage. With steady demand, Frontenac is an excellent place to establish a new abattoir. In fact, Frontenac has already completed a Feasibility Study for a Poultry Abattoir. See the Executive Summary for an overview. Get in touch if you'd like to explore this opportunity.
Relatively low land prices and taxation rates, combined with easy access to established markets and effective local distribution systems make Frontenac an attractive location for small scale organic farms. Our successful farms provide a steady supply of tasty greens and vegetables to local and nearby restaurants. The City of Kingston has one of the highest numbers of restaurants per capita in Ontario and most prefer local ingredients on their menus.
Check our Business Directory for more local food producers. In the meantime, here are a few to check out:
- Patchwork Gardens, Battersea
- Limestone Organic Creamery, Elginburg
- Bear Root Gardens, Verona
- Root Radical Farm, Howe Island
- Fat Chance Farmstead, Inverary
- Sonset Farm, Inverary
- Perry Farm, Harrowsmith
- Tryon Farm, Parham