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Searching for Norfolk Haldimand Farms For Sale? The Norfolk Haldimand Farming Regions are made up of two counties.
Norfolk County is located on the north shore of Lake Erie in Southwestern Ontario, spanning 1,607 km2. It is aptly named Ontario's Garden. It is a very affluent farming community with a long history in agriculture, high value for farms and land, and a longer growing season for crops, fruits, and vegetables. It is also home to the Long Point National Wildlife Area, preserving and conserving nature and endangered species in Canada.
The Haldimand County is located on the Niagara Peninsula in Southern Ontario, with 80 km of shorelines on Lake Erie and the Grand River flowing through the area. The region spans 1,252 km2. Providing thousands of jobs annually, agriculture remains the primary industry throughout both regions. Conservation is also a top priority for the region, with multiple conservation areas, wildlife areas, and provincial parks to preserve land and water quality for the future. Proximity to the GTA allows for a rural feel, with accessibility to urban centres. The closest of which is Hamilton, a short 30-minute drive from Haldimand County. You'll find a new home for prosperous farming, urban connection, and the ability to enjoy wildlife nearby in this unique region.
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Local farmers markets are a great resource to sell your farm's products. There are more farmers' markets than you count in Norfolk and Haldimand Farming Counties! Check out the previous link to see every farm to table connection you can utilize, as well as additional examples of year-round and seasonal farmers' markets below:
There are multiple veterinary clinics and hospitals throughout the Norfolk Haldimand Farming Region for big and small animals and concerns. See below for a list of the larger veterinary clinics and hospitals in the area:
With a range of supply shops, the Norfolk and Haldimand region will be able to facilitate your needs from feed, tools, heavy-duty farm equipment, or service. See below for a few great shops to get you started:
Many auction services are available in the Norfolk and Haldimand region, ranging from heavy-duty machinery, estate sales, home supplies, farm equipment, tools, or vehicles. You'll have a variety of resources for a great find and deal, either online or in-person. If you need an appraisal, most auctions happily provide this service as well. See the list below to check out a few of the auctions in the Norfolk and Haldimand region:
Located on the Grand River in the Haldimand region, Caledonia has a population of nearly 10,000 and is the largest urban centre in the county.
Located in the Norfolk region, Simcoe is the largest urban centre in the area, with a population of nearly 15,000.
Previously known for its lumber industry, Delhi is now the "Heart of Tobacco Country." It has a population of over 4,500 and is a township that welcomes multiple cultures in a rural environment.
Located on Lake Erie's north shore, Waterford has a population of 3,000 and has thrived on the railroad and agriculture.
The Norfolk region leads the farming community with $519 million in gross sales. It is the 7th highest in Canada and the second-highest in Ontario for overall income, employing over 7,500 full-time and seasonal employees. With total farm capital valued at $3.3 billion, it is the second-highest total farm capital in Canada by acre when considering land, livestock, building, and machinery value. The region has 1,307 farms spanning 196,403 acres of farmland producing a variety of produce, including asparagus, cabbage, pumpkins, rye, zucchini, apples, strawberries, and tart cherries. Additionally, the region has been increasing the production of poultry, pigs, cattle and calves, goats, and sheep and lambs.
The Haldimand region focuses heavily on soybean crops, cattle production, and aquaculture. The farming industry is robust in the region and supports 1,691 jobs.
The Norfolk Federation of Agriculture has supported the region by advocating for local farmers to the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and through provincial elections for over 75 years. Additionally, they support the growth of young farmers by facilitating scholarships for students to continue their education in agriculture.
The Haldimand Federation of Agriculture has focused on improving individual farms, farm families, and farming itself by working with farmers to better the region together. They also provide opportunities to help future farmers in their education by awarding scholarships.
Conservation is a top priority for the Norfolk and Haldimand region. With Lake Erie and several large waterbeds and rivers flowing through the area, preserving water and the wildlife that calls it home is a primary concern.
The region has a history of logging and continues to protect forests and the animals that live there. The Forest Strategy and Management Plan of Haldimand County started in 2016. It focuses on increasing trees in urban areas and throughout the county – planting suitable trees in proper spots optimizes and supports conservation efforts. The Forest Conservation Services in Norfolk County continues to work with landowners, provincial and federal agents to steward the forests.
Another significant region within Norfolk County is the Long Point Biosphere, located on the north shore of Lake Erie. It hosts more endangered species than anywhere else in Canada per capita, where residents and visitors live together in balance with wildlife and nature. With tree planting, biodiversity monitoring, and climate change adaption, this region is actively preserved and protected for generations to come.
The soil in the Norfolk and Haldimand region consists of gray shale, sandstone, till moraines, clay, marsh, limestone, drumlins, beaches, and shorelines as well as sand dunes. The Norfolk region has more sand plains, and the Haldimand region has more clay plains.
The weather in the Norfolk and Haldimand region is comfortably mild, with winter temperatures averaging between -2°C to -9°C, rarely getting colder than -18°C. Summer temperatures average around 25 - 26°C, rarely surpassing 30°C. The average rainfall for the area ranges between 12 mm to 64 mm month over month, with an average snowfall of 106 - 110 mm in February. The longest days have roughly 15 hours 21 minutes of sunshine, with the shortest days welcoming 9 hours and 1 minute of sun in the winter.
There are an estimated 5.9 months of the growing season from April 10 – October 23 annually. The milder weather and longer growing season make for an ideal location for farming.
The water in the Norfolk region is managed by the municipality that monitors five drinking water systems and is considered hard to very hard water. The Haldimand region receives water from the City of Hamilton to distribute to Caledonia and Cayuga, as well as neighbouring areas and is considered hard water.
There is a large variety of fish in the Norfolk and Haldimand region, including bass, walleye, coho, and chinook salmon, trout, and pike accessible through Big Creek, Lake Erie, and inland waters. Additionally, the region hosts a plethora of wildlife, including deer, eagles, turkeys, turtles and snakes, and foxes. Insects to be aware of in the area include mosquitos and ticks.
On our community pages, you'll find a wide variety of local information and resources.