By Tracey Arts Director, OFA
Ontario’s agri-food sector has navigated a challenging year as a result of COVID-19. Nevertheless, our industry continues to prove its resiliency, strength, and an unshakeable devotion to provide Ontarians and the world affordable, nutritious, high-quality food.
Since 1998, our province has recognized Ontario Agriculture Week as the perfect opportunity to celebrate our dynamic industry and the abundance of food our farmers produce, the Ontarians our industry employs, the rural communities we support, and the economic engine we fuel.
This year, Ontario Agriculture Week runs October 5 to 11. Traditionally, the week falls close to Thanksgiving as it intends to celebrate the bountiful harvest and encourage consumers to source local produce and meats for their Thanksgiving dinners. OFA’s food literacy initiative, Six by Sixteen, has partnered with Farm & Food Care Ontario, Turkey Farmers of Ontario, and Apple Growers of Ontario for ‘Thanksgiving 101’.