Celebrate Food Day Canada July 30

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July 29,2022

Tomorrow is Food Day. Here in the Northwest Territories, the berries are bountiful, the gardens are full and the fish are biting!

#FoodDayCanada is an opportunity to celebrate Canada’s farmers and fishers, chefs and researchers, home cooks, and more.  Let’s celebrate everyone who is involved in the process of bringing Canadian food to the table by shopping locally, harvesting food from the land and supporting local food producers!

Check out the Food Day Canada website to learn more about this grassroots movement and to view incredible recipes from across Canada. You can also download local recipes from fabulous chefs from each region of the NWT on the ITI webpage here.

Data from the 2021 Census of Agriculture provides insight in the practices of agricultural producers, how farming has changed in the northern territories, and the impact they make in local communities.

You can click here to see more results from the 2021 Agriculture Census.

Did you know?

  • Northwest Territories (NWT) and Yukon farms lead Canada in direct sales. 65.6% of farms in the NWT and Yukon report direct sales – a reflection, in part, of both territories’ engagement with their respective communities in agricultural activities.
  • The majority of farm revenues in the NWT and Yukon come from poultry and egg farms. Combining the revenues from both territories gives us a whopping $12.4 million.
  • In 2021, the NWT had eight federally-registered or reported commercial farms.

Do you have a local food project idea?

Be it agriculture or commercial fishing, funding is still available through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and the Northern Food Development Program for summer initiatives. 

Contact your regional ITI office for more information on either fund or visit:

Canadian Agriculture Partnership: https://www.iti.gov.nt.ca/en/services/canadian-agricultural-partnership

Northern Food Development Program: https://www.iti.gov.nt.ca/en/services/northern-food-development-program