Manitoba farmers share their thanks this Canada’s Agriculture Day
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WINNIPEG, MB, February 15, 2022 – February 22nd is Canada’s Agriculture Day. To strengthen the relationship between Canadian consumers and our local producers, farmers are celebrating #CdnAgDay by thanking Canadians for choosing canola oil when cooking meals for their family.
This February 22nd, farmers and the Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) will be at select Co-op Food Stores in and around Winnipeg as well as all Heritage Co-op Food Store locations in western Manitoba. Stop by to pick up your free canola recipe booklet and reusable shopping bag.
Nicolea Dow has been farming for most of her life on her family’s farm east of Portage la Prairie. The farm winds its way along the Assiniboine River and has been in her family since 1948 when her grandfather purchased the land. After a few stints working in the agriculture industry, Nicolea is a full-time farmer now with her dad and brother.
Dow says Canada’s Agriculture Day is the perfect time to rekindle the public’s desire to support agriculture and learn more about where their food comes from and how it’s grown. Dow emphasizes, “It’s rewarding for me as a farmer to talk about what we do on the farm. Not just growing the food Canadians enjoy, but how we are passionate about sustainability.” Dow adds, “Our farm is really unique since it’s along the river and is lined with historic trees. Taking care of the environment on our land and around it is so important to me and my family. We have a true desire to preserve the land for future generations.
Manitobans are encouraged to celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day by cooking an all-Canadian meal with seasonally sourced ingredients. Have fun with family and friends, share your love for agriculture by posting your photos on social media and tagging @CanolaEatWell as well as using the hashtag #CdnAgDay on February 22nd.
If you need some mouth-watering inspiration, here are two recipes for an all-Canadian meal.
Canola is Canada’s oil. Every year, approximately 20 million acres of Canadian farmland turn brilliant yellow as canola comes into bloom. Canola plays an important role in the economic sustainability of Prairie farms where it is primarily grown.
Jennifer Dyck, Market Development Director from Manitoba Canola Growers Association remarks, “Canola is a proudly Canadian ingredient and it’s the go-to heart-healthy, versatile cooking oil, widely used in home kitchens, restaurants and food processing.” Dyck adds, “On Canada’s Agriculture Day we join farmers in thanking consumers for making canola oil the number one cooking oil in Canada.”
In addition to local Co-op food store visits, social media will play a large part in this year’s celebration. Manitobans are encouraged to share their love of Canadian ingredients online with the hashtag #CdnAgDay. Watch for our video showcasing farmers from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Ontario.
To view this video and to discover great tasting canola recipes, visit canolaeatwell.com
Store Locations and Times:
Red River Coop Locations:
Winnipeg – Grant Park – 1120 Grant Ave – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Winnipeg – Southdale – 77 Vermillion Road – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Winnipeg – St Vital – 850 Dakota Street – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Selkirk – 120 Main St – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Heritage Co-op Locations:
Brandon – 1035 Richmond Ave – All day until supplies run out
Minnedosa – 120 Main St S – All day until supplies run out
Rivers – 601 First Ave – All day until supplies run out
Sandy Lake – 114 Railway Ave N – All day until supplies run out
Erickson – 38 Main Street – All day until supplies run out
About Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA):
The Manitoba Canola Growers Association represents approximately 7,500 farmers in Manitoba that grow canola. MCGA uses the canola check off dollars for “seed money” to grow the future. Every dollar spent is leveraged at the local, national, and international levels, and studies show that every dollar invested by growers’ results in an impressive return on investment. MCGA is committed to maximizing net income for canola farmers through sustainable production. For more information visit www.canolagrowers.com or follow us on Twitter @CanolaGrowers.
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