What is Organic Week?

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. If you want to get involved in organic week this year check out our Organic Week events section of our website or plan an event in your community.

Save The Date: September 16-24, 2017

We have so much to celebrate in Canada.

A growing organic sector.

Organic farming is a rare success story for Canadian agriculture with lots of new farmers, fair prices and growing markets in Canada and abroad.

A transparent food source.

Organic foods are the most regulated in Canada, offering Canadians a healthy source of food that isn’t just good for our health, but also good for the health of our environment.

A sustainable food source.

Organic farmers work with nature, not against it to produce food that doesn’t degrade soil quality, ensuring future generations will have access to the rich farmland that exists in Canada.

Want to get involved? Here’s how…

 

  • Brainstorm

    Come up with an event idea! Don't have an idea yet? Keep scrolling for some inspiration.

  • Plan

    Pick a date and start planning the details of your event.

  • Tell us about it

    Let us know about your event and we'll help you promote it by adding it to our Organic Week events map.

  • Spread the word

    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and share your event. Include #OrganicWeek in all your tweets, posts and pins.

Need an event idea? Get Inspired.

 

Growers and Gardeners

  • 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:

English | French

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

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
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