Food Day Canada!
July 30, 2020
July 30, 2020
Food Day Canada – I’m not sure if you’ve heard of it, but it’s pretty neat! It all started in 2003 in response to the hardship placed on the agricultural community due to the sanctions placed on Canadian beef exports. The “World’s Longest Barbecue” was held in response, and its success has developed into Food Day Canada, celebrated on the Saturday before the Civic Holiday each year. This year, the annual mid-summer celebration of Canadian food and cuisine will be this Saturday, August 1st.
Shopping at the farmers’ market or actively sourcing local, fresh Canadian foods is a weekly and daily celebration of Canadian foods (and more specifically for us, South-Western Ontario foods). But, there is something special about setting aside one day each year to think about and reflect on the bounty that Canada offers us every day, three times a day, and to thank the growers, farmers, producers, chefs, home-cooks, and researchers who bring the food to our plates!
How should you celebrate Food Day Canada? There are no rules! Go out and find some local Canadian food, thank the farmer or producer, cook it up however you prefer, and ENJOY. It’s as easy as a trip to the Farmers’ Market.
We have a few fun and safe things happening on our square this month, London!
This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday, August 1st! Click on their names to find information on pre-orders and to learn more about their farms and businesses!
Check out their websites for more information about their products and to see what’s in season/currently available!