Some of the major supporters to look out for this year are; Nature's Path Foods, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods, PC Organics, UNFI Canada, Sobeys Inc., Clif Bar & Company and Alive Publishing; by national leaders Green Organic Vegetable Inc, Earthbound Farm, Field Farm Marketing Ltd., Hemp Oil Canada, Yorkshire Valley Farms, DOM International; as well as national supporters The Big Carrot, Beretta, Mike & Mike's Organic, DeeBee's SpecialTea Foods, Grainworks, Organic Garage, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Horizon Distributors, Mumm's Sprouting, Left Coast Naturals, Fruit d'Or, Wholesome Sweeteners Inc., Ecocert, Procert, Fairtrade Canada, Ethical Bean, QAI, Avafina Commodities, Pacific Organic Seafood Association, SPUD.CA, Organic Meadow and Mill St. Brewery. These are in no particular order, just wanted to give a shout out.
From Coast-to-coast, Organic Week events will range from organic farm tours to organic festivals. Tons of health food stores, farmers markets and grocery-chains will use the opportunity to showcase organic products and educate consumers. To find out more about Organic Week events or retail promotions in your area, please visit a handy website www.organicweek.ca.
As a positive trend through the year, consumers are choosing more and more to buy organic, more suppliers are catching on that this is a big shift in consumer led change to their organizations. Voting with your dollars is what is an everyday, simple ideal, that actually works!
So through this upcoming celebration of organics; try something new, go to a workshop, attend a permaculture course, change one thing in your life, that you haven't already, to organic. Still buy conventional bananas? Still buying regular cotton? Try just one simple thing, but carry it through the year..
My biggest suggestion for you and the Canadian landscape, if you haven't already done so; change all the wheat, corn, soya, and cotton to organic. Changing meat and dairy is also highly recommended with the combination of eating less of it... much, much less of it....but this topic is for another post. If you have already checked those off your list of quick-o change-os, on to the next!
I would love to hear what you will change to organic, for the week, and hopefully for the rest of the year! Please comment below on what your big change is going to be.