Interested in learning more about how organic food grown and produced in Canada? You will find some great information and recipes on the Choose Canada Organic website.
Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. Hundreds of individual events showcase the benefits of organic agriculture and its positive impact on the environment. Organic represents a vibrant alternative food system and an alternative option for clothing, personal care and cleaning products.
Last year, events included anything from pickling workshops to recipes contests, farm tours, or organic food and drink tastings in retail locations across the country. This year you can learn more about Organics through a Webinar Series, take an organic IQ test, enter a recipe challenge, and enter the “Spot Canada Organic” contest, just to name a few of the activities! If you want to get involved in organic week this year check out https://organicweek.ca/ for a list of activities, or you can plan an event in your own community and enter it in their calendar!
For the Kids
“Our Nature is Organic”-Activities, Colouring, and Recipe Book is a great educational resource for kids. From learning about heritage chickens and eggs, pollinators, organic gardening, soil components and more, to learning how to bake muffins and other recipes using organic ingredients, this book of activities published by Canadian Organic Growers (COG) is sure to keep the kids engaged (and off their screens) as well as teach them important information about organic agriculture. You can download and print a copy of the book here.