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Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country.

 

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. Every school, retailer, chef, organic grower or advocate is encouraged to get involved.

 

To get involved in Organic Week search our events page or plan an event in your community. Looking for event ideas? Keep scrolling for some inspiration.

 

Let us know how you’ll celebrate.

 

Organic advocates across Canada are encouraged to celebrate with us. In Canada, there’s a lot to celebrate. We’re supporting a growing organic sector, transparent food source and a source of food that is sustainable in the future.

 

First browse through some of our event ideas or come up with one of your own. Then share it with us and we’ll post it on our Organic Week events map!

 

Tell us about your event!

Growers and Advocates
  • Open up your farm or garden to the community and offer guided tours.
  • Share your growing experience with a local school or community group
  • Team up with a local organic retailer to provide an educational event
  • Hold an organic potluck picnic for your community
  • Offer a canning or preservation workshop for eating organic year-round

Download our inspiration poster for producers:

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Download our inspiration poster for communities:

English  |   French

Retailers
  • Show customer appreciation and connect with your community by hosting an organic barbecue
  • Showcase organic products by developing a daily “staff pick” or food tasting
  • Invite an organic farmer for an education event so your customers can meet and discuss organics with the person that grows their food
  • Feature organic ingredients by designing a special daily lunch menu

Download our inspiration poster for retailers:

English   |   French

Chefs
  • Create a special organic week menu for the day or entire week
  • Source organic wines and beers
  • Offer a chef tasting event and expose your customer to locally produced organic ingredients
  • Visit the Canadian Organic Growers’ online directory to source organic ingredients

Download our inspiration poster for chefs: 

English   |   French

Schools
  • Host an organic community barbeque
  • Plan a school fieldtrip to an organic farm
  • Sprout seeds or build a cold frame (mini greenhouse)
  • Organize a local organic school breakfast
  • Invite an organic farmer to your school

Join the conversation.

 

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What to learn more?

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