Local Food Week, June 1-7, 2020, is a celebration of the bounty of fresh, healthy food grown, produced, and processed right here in Ontario. This year, Farm & Food Care Ontario (FFCO) will join AgScape and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s (OFA) Six by Sixteen initiative and other agri-food partners to celebrate Local Food Week here in Ontario.

Monday-Friday is jam-packed with Facebook Live farm tours and cooking demonstrations, educational activities, local food resources, and a week-long contest! Browse through the schedule below to find out what's happening!

Farm to Facebook - Farm Tours -  11:00 A.M. 

Tour a Turkey Farm

Meet Clair! He farms turkeys with his family. Ask him about where turkeys live, what they eat, and how they are cared for.

Live Cooking Demonstration - 7:00 P.M. 

Asparagus, Ricotta and Honey Flatbread

Grilled Greek Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

Herbed Turkey Burgers with Apple

Why is local food important to you? How do you support Ontario farmers and food producers?

Getting young people in the kitchen

Six by Sixteen wants to ensure the next generation knows how to make healthy, nutritious food choices.

Why Support Local?

Discover why buying Ontario food is good for you and your family, local communities and the environment. Look for the Foodland Ontario symbol to identify local products in stores, on farms and at markets.

Kids Corner - Local Food Week Activities 

We are offering the public, parents and teachers a virtual agri-food experience for themselves and their youth/students. Each day will feature a scheduled day of activities related to local food including live cooking sessions, videos, Kahoot! Challenges, bingos, comic strips and much more!

Meet Our Host! Andrea Buckett

In the food business for over 20 years, Andrea’s extensive knowledge and kitchen expertise has given her the ability to convey current and practical information about cooking, entertaining and nutrition with ease.  Her diversified career has run the gamut, including culinary instructor, caterer, cooking school manager, recipe developer and food writer.

Currently, on her platform Andrea Buckett Cooks, she inspires the appetites of Canadians and is regularly featured as a food expert on television, radio, in print and on the web.  Her motto is to create easy recipes with dynamite flavour to help combat mealtime boredom.

Thank you to our agri-food partners who help put Ontario-grown fruits, vegetables, meat, grains and dairy products on our tables!

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