Agriculture is a vital part of our economy in King. Horse farms, livestock, grain production, horticulture and market vegetables contribute to our diverse agricultural community.
Some areas of King outside of the Oak Ridges Moraine are protected by the Greenbelt, such as the Holland Marsh. Did you know n early half of the Holland Marsh is in King Township? To view a map, visit www.ourgreenbelt.ca/our-greenbelt/maps/holland-marsh
If you are interested in a good overview of the value of the Marsh and the importance of the canal system read www.ourgreenbelt.ca:80/our-greenbelt/learn/holland-marsh-challenges-and-opportunities-greenbelt
Holland Marsh is described as Ontario’s vegetable basket but it is at significant risk due to development. To get an overview of the risks read the April 2008 article in The Toronto Star by Christine Sismondo www.thestar.com/columnists/article/419262.
The rich diversity of the Marsh is being recognized by famed Chef Jamie Kennedy. See Toronto Star article by Daphne Gordon www.thestar.com/article/481634