North of Highway 401 is Toronto’s Downsview Park, a former military base that is now home to a bevy of sports complexes,¬†greenery and venue spaces. Tucked away in a corner off Keele Street is a row of three greenhouses and a few muddy fields covered with cheesecloth — this is Fresh City Farms, Canada’s largest commercial city farm. The company grows organically on six acres and operates out of one of the greenhouses, which features a thriving aquaponics system. Fresh City works with a handful of¬†local vendors to deliver bags of fresh produce and other groceries to its customers. BuzzBuzzHome visited Downsview Park to learn more about urban agriculture and this groundbreaking business.

Video and photography: James Bombales

Host, producer, editor: Kelsey Pudloski

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