Canada’s Agriculture Day

Canada’s Agriculture Day is about celebrating Canadian food and the people who produce it. Canada’s Agriculture Day is a time to celebrate the individuals that work hard every day to provide us with safe, healthy and delicious food. People involved in agriculture are passionate and innovative; they value family, community, and sustainability and they dedicate their lives to producing safe and healthy food for Canadians and their own families. Celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day by understanding the importance of knowing where your food comes from, learning more about Canadian agriculture and food, and acknowledging the few that feeds the many.

There are approximately 193,000 farms in Canada, 1,353 of which are in PEI with 98% of those farms being family-owned. There are over 575,000 acres in agriculture production on PEI.

Plans underway to celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day 2021!

 

2020:

Join us on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 as we raise our forks to the food we love! Canada’s Agriculture Day is a time to showcase all the amazing things happening in the agriculture industry and help consumers see the connection to where their food comes from and the people who produce it. Consumers want to learn more, and this day is a great way to start the conversation, in person and online.

To celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day, Sobey’s in Stratford is hosting an Agriculture Day from 12pm – 4pm. Join us for food samples and to meet local producers and processors! #CdnAgDay

 

2019:

February 12th, 2019 is Canadian Agriculture Day! Let’s celebrate Canadian food and agriculture by watching a Canadian film tracing one plate of food from an Ontario restaurant back to eight farms the ingredients originated from. This FREE screening will be held at the Duffy Science Centre at the University of Prince Edward Island from 7pm-9pm.

Before The Plate attempts to close the gap in perception between the urban consumer and farming in Canada. Modern consumers are increasingly interested in where and how their food gets to them, but accurate information is hard to come by and often feels out of reach. Before The Plate follows young farmers and industry experts in order to show the general population what a modern Canadian farm operation looks like, and answer the most pressing questions consumers have about their food. The film will follow food staples of the Canadian diet all the way from the farm to the harvesting and processing operations, and showcase the final product at Canoe, one of Toronto’s most prestigious restaurants. The project will follow various types of agriculture, including both organic and conventional practices to answer some of the biggest questions related to farming in our society.

Before the Plate Official Trailer: