The future of food is here…and it’s organic
For the last nine years, Canada’s national Organic Week — which takes place from September 8–16, 2018 — has aimed to educate as many Canadians as possible to the benefits of organic farming, and its positive impact on the environment, while supporting a growing organic sector and a transparent and sustainable food source.
With hundreds of events taking place from coast to coast — from pickling and sprouting workshops, to BBQs at your local health food store, and tours of organic farms —there is no better time to learn about the importance of organic food, farming, and products, and to celebrate all that Canadian organics have to offer. Ready to get involved?
#ChooseCanadaOrganic cook and post! The next time you are making a meal, choose certified Canada Organic ingredients. Eating certified organic food reduces our exposure to artificial ingredients, toxic, synthetic pesticides and does not contain GMOs. Every time you eat certified organic food you are promoting humane animal welfare and wildlife diversity. Birds and bees will thank you!
So get your recipe featuring an organic product with the Canada Organic logo ready for your chance to win awesome prize baskets filled with organic goodies! Contest details at www.organicweek.ca/contest
HOST AN EVENT
Whether you’re hosting a neighbourhood potluck with garden fresh produce, choosing from the organic beer and wine list at happy hour, or volunteering for a field trip to a local organic farm, every school, retailer, chef, organic grower or advocate is encouraged to get involved. Register your event, or find one near you at www.organicweek.ca.
It’s exciting! Canadians are getting more organic! According to the Canada Organic Trade Associations 2017 Market Report, two in three Canadians (66%) are spending some of their weekly grocery budget on organic items. Farmers’ market sales are booming and as major retailers continue to put more organic food on their shelves, it has never been easier to make more organic choices. Seeing how simple it is to choose organic for seven days in September will make it easier for every week to become Organic Week!