Canadian Food Focus July & August 2023 Newsletter


What's in Season? Cherries

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Similkameen Valley, and Creston Valley regions and southern Ontario are responsible for the majority of Canada’s sweet cherry production. Sweet cherry harvest begins in BC in early June in the South Okanagan region and finishes the beginning of September in the North Okanagan and Creston Valley regions.


Pulse Ingredients 101

Pulses come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. We can eat them in many forms including whole or split, or in food products after they’re ground into flours or converted into ingredients such as protein, fibre and starch.

How to Smoke Pork Roast

Smoking foods is super-hot right now. But unless you’re a seasoned pro, the process can be a little intimidating. Luckily, we have smoking tips and step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process. 


Growing Food In Space?

Food determines how far, and for how long, humans can explore in outer space. While we can ship lots of food from earth to our current space explorers, establishing sustained bases on Mars and other celestial bodies will require agriculture.

Why Do Farmers Spray Sweet Cherries?

Over 95% of the cherries produced in Canada are grown in BC’s interior with its longer growing season, warmer winters and hot summers. However, growing perfect clusters of this stone fruit involves complex crop management.


Classic Canadian Dishes: Saskatoon Pie

Saskatoon berry pie is a classic prairie treat. If you were lucky to have grown up with it, that first forkful of glistening purple berry filling and buttery pastry takes you back to Sunday suppers, holiday feasts, community potluck dinners, and lunch at the local diner.

Classic Canadian Dishes:

The Lobster Roll

Summer on the East Coast of Canada can be summed up in a few words: salty breezes, lighthouses, and lobster rolls. While few things taste as good as eating a fresh lobster roll sitting by the ocean, they are easy to make at home.

Would you like to improve your cooking skills? Or learn how to cook something different for breakfast, lunch, or supper? Maybe you simply would like to learn a new recipe. Check out the Learn To Cook section on our website and cook along with chefs, home economists, and cookbook authors to create something tasty!

In this lesson, Learn To Cook: Bacon Ranch Macaroni Salad

Welcome to the Ask a Farmer Podcast hosted by Canadian farmer, Clinton Monchuk. In this podcast, Clinton will talk with dietitians, farmers, ranchers and other experts to answer questions about your food and farming. He will explore how your food is grown and raised in Canada, delve into questions you may have about the food system and provide useful information to help you feel more confident about your food choices.

Podcast: Why Do People Fear Their Food?

In this podcast, Researcher and author Timothy Caulfield explains why there is a fear of food in today’s society. He points out how important it is to reflect on information before passing it on and think about the body of evidence rather than the attention-grabbing headlines. 


Let's celebrate Canadian food on Saturday, August 5, 2023, with food grown and raised in our great country by preparing a meal full of Canadian ingredients!


What Is On Your Menu For Food Day Canada?

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