Encouraging Canadians to cook with local ingredients this season
Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg farmers, through their joint ‘Canadian Comfort’ campaign, are encouraging Canadians to buy and cook with locally produced ingredients this season. “As more Canadians have been cooking at home in recent months, the appetite for feel-good comfort food and sustainably sourced, wholesome Canadian products has only increased. In light of this trend, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Turkey Farmers of Canada, Egg Farmers of Canada and Canadian Hatching Egg Producers are teaming up to help consumers better understand the value of high-quality local agricultural products produced right here in Canada.”
From an iconic cheese master to a former celebrity chef, four handpicked social media influencers from across the country will help drive awareness for this initiative by sharing online how they cook their favourite recipes at home using Canadian dairy, chicken, turkey and eggs. Through weekly videos posted on Instagram and Facebook, these influencers will showcase their mastery of the quarantine kitchen with locally produced ingredients.
From the dedication of farmers to the stringent production standards focused on animal care, food quality and sustainable practices, more and more Canadians are recognizing the value of producing more of our food within our own borders. According to a recent study from Leger, more than 74% of consumers deliberately buy Canadian products.
Farmers’ contribution to both the economy and the farm-to-fork ecosystem are instrumental to the livelihood of rural communities, which in turn are an integral part of our national identity. To help support Canadian agriculture and, in turn, the more than 365,000 jobs supported by Canada’s supply-managed sectors, we are encouraging Canadians to buy local ingredients whenever possible and share their culinary creations on social media using the hashtag #CanadianComfort.
Dairy Farmers of Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Turkey Farmers of Canada, Egg Farmers of Canada and Canadian Hatching Egg Producers are the voice of farmers in Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg sectors. We are a stabilizing force in rural Canada and a part of Canada’s economic solution, contributing $31 billion to the GDP.