Canadian Food Focus November 2023 Newsletter


What's in Season? Cabbage

Cabbage is a cold, hardy vegetable crop that belongs to the Brassica family that also includes broccoli, kale, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Depending on the variety, cabbage heads can be round, flat or conical in shape and come in shades of green or reddish-purple.


Bring Pasta Back To Your Plate

According to scientific research, when white pasta made from semolina wheat is cooked properly, it has a very different effect on blood sugar levels than does white bread or sugar.

How Is Barley Malt Used In Food Production?

From aiding fermentation and providing desirable textures to offering natural colours and flavours, barley malt, powders, extracts and syrups are beneficial consumer-friendly ingredients in food production.


Bees and Neonics: The Whole Story

What's the story with bees and neonics? Health Canada reviewed the risk of neonics to pollinators. As a result of the reviews, changes were made. With these changes, the government determined neonics were safe for use in Canada.

Water: The Most Precious On-Farm Natural Resource

Although farmers have no control over how much rain or snow they get, they do have ways to manage water to make the most of precipitation. In fact, managing on-farm water resources is critical to their ability to continue to farm during droughts or floods.


Classic Canadian Dish: Jiggs Dinner

This Jiggs dinner with pease pudding meal has been the Sunday dinner of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians for the better part of a century.

Classic Canadian Dish: Split Pea Soup

This classic yellow split pea soup has some versatility when it comes to one of the main ingredients: the ham. 

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. Cook along with Jodi Robson as she makes Zucchini Quiche. Perfect for brunch, a light dinner or anytime you have extra zucchini on hand.

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: How Are Broiler Chickens Raised In Canada?

In this podcast, grain and broiler chicken farmer, Tiffany Martinka explains the audited programs that all Canadian farmers must follow and describes how this system of raising chickens is unique in a global setting.

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