Food Day Canada celebrated across the country
Encouraging Canadians to support producers with their plates
On July 31, Canadians across the country gave thanks to farmers, ranchers, fishers, researchers, chefs, and restaurants by eating food grown and produced in Canada as part of Food Day Canada. Their support was shown by buying locally grown food at stores, cooking food grown in their communities or going out for a meal to appreciate to chefs and restaurant staff, and owners. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) reached out to Saskatchewan cities and the Government of Saskatchewan, requesting they proclaim July 31 as Food Day Canada. Through an APAS request, the Government of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatoon, Weyburn, Estevan and Moose Jaw proclaimed the day, elevating the importance of Food Day Canada across the province. Food Day Canada evolved from the World Longest Barbeque held in 2003 to support Canada’s beef industry. Food Day Canada is a great way to show appreciation for Canadian farmers, ranchers, fishers, researchers, chefs, and restaurants by eating food grown and produced in Canada.