Ontario Agriculture Week, October 5-11, 2020celebrates the abundance of food our farmers grow and produce, the Ontarians that our industry employs, the rural communities we support, and the economic engine we fuel. More than 200 different food commodities are grown right here in Ontario for markets here at home and worldwide.

Help us spread the word about Ontario Agriculture Week by sharing ready-made social media graphics that can be downloaded here.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging people to celebrate safely with us from home. Many Ontarians will find themselves unable to participate in traditional Thanksgiving celebrations with their family and friends or they may be hosting their own smaller Thanksgiving celebrations for the first time. Thanksgiving 101, a series of how-to videos with recipes for pumpkin pie, apple chutney, stuffing, gravy, and turkey, is meant to make preparing Thanksgiving dinner fun and less intimidating.

Monday-Friday is jam-packed with new recipes and cooking demonstrations, local food resources, and a week-long contest! Browse through the schedule below to find out what's happening!

Share photos of your Thanksgiving dinner using the hashtag #loveONTfood and #OntAgWeek!


 Learn to make Apple Chutney. 

 Join us on Monday to learn a new recipe and watch how to make Apple, Onion, and Sage Chutney! This delicious accompaniment is great for serving on Thanksgiving and for canning to enjoy later!

Get the recipe here.

Meet Our Hosts! Jennifer Mackenzie and Jay Nutt

Professional Home Economist Jennifer MacKenzie grew up with a love of food and good nutrition. She established her consulting business, FOODWORX, in 1999 and wears many aprons as a freelance writer, recipe developer, tester and editor, spokesperson and events coordinator. She worked more than five years as a home economist in the Canadian Living magazine test kitchen, she shares her passion for delicious, easy-to-make food in publications such as the LCBO’s Food & Drink magazine and several websites and works closely with agricultural organizations.

Jennifer is the author or co-author of eight cookbooks, including co-authoring three cookbooks with her husband and chef, Jay Nutt. Jay has has lived and worked across Canada in the restaurant industry for over 30 years, has owned his own café and is a bestselling cookbook author as well.

When not in the kitchen, Jennifer and Jay can usually be found at home on the lake with their two dogs.

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