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Organic Week rolls out across Canada

13/10/2011

OTTAWA, Oct. 13, 2011 /CNW/ – Canada celebrates the second annual Organic Week from October 15-22, with hundreds of event partners and participating retailers showcasing organic products across the country.

OrganicWhether you’re a farmer, a food manufacturer or a good old-fashioned eater, you’re invited to join the organic harvest celebration: from film screenings and special menus in restaurants across the country, to community feasts and winery tours, to food-security meetings and organic tastings at farmers markets and retailers, both large and small. Find events in your area by visiting the Organic Week website: www.OrganicWeek.ca.

“Organic Week is a party we’re throwing for everyone who loves good, wholesome organic food, and who cares about the environment,” said Organic Week co-organizer Matthew Holmes, of the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA). “Today it’s easier than ever to find organic products, with the new Canada Organic logo and mandatory standards overseen by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Organic Week is a way of raising awareness that good things grow in Canada.”

Organic Week has also organized a special contest for people wanting to share some of their best organic ideas: the Organic Breakfast Challenge is open to anyone in Canada who has a great recipe, picture, or memory of “Mom’s favourite” meal. A winner will be selected every day during Organic Week and will receive a basketful of great organic goodies and coupons from participating companies. Anyone can enter from the Organic Week website or Facebook page.

COTA and the Canadian Organic Growers are grateful for the generous donors that make Organic Week possible: Canadian Health Food Association, Earthbound Farms, Good Food Revolution, Manitoba Harvest, Mill St. Brewery, Nature’s Path Foods, Organic Meadow, Southbrook Winery, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Whole Foods Markets, Ambrosia Organic Apple Growers, Beau’s All Natural Brewing, Beretta Organics, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Front Door Organics, Grainworks Ltd., Homestead Organics, Horizon Organic Dairy, Nature’s Fare Markets, Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, Ontario Natural Food Co-op, Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada, Poplar Grove, Silk Soy Beverage, SunOpta, Taste of Nature, The Big Carrot and Wholesome Sweeteners.

The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in Canada. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers’ associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others. COTA’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members. COTA’s mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy.

For further information:Matthew Holmes
(613) 482-1717

Organic Week website: www.OrganicWeek.ca
Organic Week on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/organicweek
Organic Breakfast Challenge: www.Facebook.com/organicweek
Organic Week on Twitter: www.twitter.com/organicweek
Organic Week event hashtag: #oweek

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