Canadian Food Focus October 2023 Newsletter


What's in Season? 

Turnips & Rutabaga

Turnips and rutabagas are both globe-shaped root vegetables of the Brassicaceae family which also includes cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. Although similar in appearance, taste and texture, turnips and rutabaga are indeed different species.


How To Plan, Prep And

Cook A Feast

Hosting a big holiday meal can be nerve-wracking, even for seasoned hosts, but it doesn’t need to be stressful. Home Economist Jennifer MacKenzie will teach you how to plan, prep and cook a feast with a timeline, tips and a few don’ts.

Focus On Iron: What To Eat, Cast Iron Cooking And More

Are you getting enough iron? Many Canadians aren’t—even more than previously thought, according to Health Canada research published earlier this year.


Farming In The Yukon

A common misconception about farming in the Yukon is that it’s a vast barren wasteland where nothing grows, but that is simply not true.

Greenhouses: Increasing Vegetable Production In Canada

With the introduction of new plant varieties and new greenhouse technologies, we can improve access to more fruits and veggies—even in bad weather or remote areas.


Pumpkin Chai Muffins

Hearty and nutritious, these muffins are great to snack on as the cooler weather settles in.

Hearty Pork And Sweet Potato Stew

Make sure to serve up lots of crusty bread with this hearty, stick-to-your-ribs pork and sweet potato stew to soak up every last bit.

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 home economist Jennifer MacKenzie as she makes Apple Herb Stuffing. This stuffing is the ideal accompaniment to your turkey dinner.

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: Are Grocery Prices Going To Continue To Rise?

In this podcast, economist, John F.T. Scott explains the significant factors accounting for the rise in the price of food and what to expect at the grocery store in the future.

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