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Real life stories, lessons learned, and must-know tips from farmers and food business owners on how to succeed in farm life. Hosted by Antonio Gomes and Janice Ho from Cavaleiro Farm in Schomberg, Ontario, Canada.

Back to the family farm: My generation’s turn at farming with Sarah Dolomore (Mount Wolfe Farm) | S1, EP12)

Back to the family farm: My generation’s turn at farming with Sarah Dolamore (Mount Wolfe Farm) (The Hello Farmlife Podcast S1, EP12)

An insightful conversation with one of our closest farmers, Sarah Dolomore from Mount Wolfe Farm. Sarah shares her journey in transitioning to the farmlife by inheriting a family farm property and making it progress. She also shares some tips for starting a farm business and for creating an effective farm community as well as the methods Mount Wolfe Farm applies to make their CSA program a success.

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Cultivating a more equitable and engaged food culture with Jacqueline Dwyer and Noel Livingston (Toronto Black Farmers Collective) (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP11)

Cultivating a more equitable and engaged food culture with Jacqueline Dwyer and Noel Livingston (Toronto Black Farmers Collective) (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP11)

Jacqueline and Noel from the Toronto Black Farmers Collective share about their food and farming journeys from their home country Jamaica to their present home Toronto. They discuss their experiences growing up in Jamaica to observing the differences in food quality, accessibility, and culture in Toronto.

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You Don’t Need to Buy a Farm to Farm Successfully with Angie Koch (Fertile Ground Farm)

You Don’t Need to Buy a Farm to Farm Successfully with Angie Koch (Fertile Ground Farm) (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP7)

Our guest Angie Koch from Fertile Ground Farm talks about how she managed to get onto someone else’s farmland as a new farmer, and has since grown a profitable farm. Whether you’re an aspiring farmer or someone who’s been in the game for a few years, you’re sure to gain a ton of insights and inspiration!

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How to sell your food before you even start growing it (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP6)

How to sell your food before you even start growing it (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP6)

In this episode, we talk about why marketing is so critical for farms these days, and bust 3 common myths that keep farmers and other entrepreneurs from doing this essential business activity. We also offer 3 foundational tips for marketing beginners to get started on their marketing journey, and share the steps they took to successfully market their farm’s vegetable box program.

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The family farm dream: How Chris Krucker (Manorun Farm) achieved it (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP3)

In this episode, our guest from Manorun Farm in Lynden, Ontario talks about his experiences farming alongside his family over the last 25 years: moving to farmland, building a farm slowly, farming full-time, and now handing off the farm to his kids. He also shares how he weaned their kids onto farm work (and ensured they wouldn’t hate it), and how all four kids now play a role in running the farm business.

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Why do farmers keep farming if they don’t make any money? (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP2)

In this episode, Antonio and Janice break down why it’s so tough for farmers nowadays to make money from farming. They share 8 big reasons why farmers are still attracted to the farm life anyway, including their own personal stories explaining why they wouldn’t trade it in for anything. They also discuss the very real challenges new farmers currently face in trying to make their farm dream a reality and how we can solve this problem.

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Meet your hosts

The Hello Farmlife Podcast is hosted by Antonio Gomes and Janice Ho from Cavaleiro Farm in Schomberg, Ontario, Canada.

Antonio Gomes

Antonio Gomes

Antonio Gomes is the CEO of Urban Crops, the umbrella company of Cavaleiro Farm that provides training services to farmers and landowners to help them build more self-sufficient, profitable farms. As a coach, Antonio uses simple steps to help clients gain clarity on their goals, create action plans, and facilitate their professional and personal self-development. Antonio also manages Cavaleiro Farm, where he has built a community of farm members who used the land and other farm resources to grow their own food businesses or execute farm- and growing-related projects.

Janice Ho

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Janice Ho is the Chief Operating Officer of Urban Crops, the umbrella company of Cavaleiro Farm that provides training services to farmers and landowners to help them build more self-sufficient, profitable farms. She also works as a freelance copy editor/proofreader, writer, and marketing and communications consultant. Janice has a Master’s of Criminology from the University of Toronto and has had over 10 years of experience working as researcher in the fields of criminal justice, community services, and population health.