When: Saturday August 3rd, 2013, all day
Where: Restaurants, farmers' markets, kitchens and backyards across Canada. Visit the Food Day Canada website to find locations participating in Newfoundland and Labrador and to sign up your own: http://fooddaycanada.ca/
Who: Everyone! Visit a local participating restaurant or farmers' market to celebrate with your community or host an event at home to celebrate with friends and family
Why: (Excerpt from http://fooddaycanada.ca/about/)
Food Day Canada is a chance for all Canadians to join hands in one massive celebration in praise of our farmers and fishers; our chefs and researchers…and, above all, our home cooks.
Get Involved! You can head to one of our enthusiastic Food Day Canada restaurants to enjoy an unequaled repast or you can plan your own party! Absolutely anywhere! Paddle to a distant shore to light a campfire…barbecue some fish …sweep off the deck for a neighbourhood supper….dig a roasting pit….build an oven … fire up the grill…and use only Canadian ingredients to create a feast or a simple dinner that honours our extraordinary culinary history and points the way to the future, together.
And never, ever be afraid to haul out your soapbox to tell retailers to provide more Canadian ingredients, with hopefully less packaging, so you can eat this way all year round!
Food Day Canada is the time and place for Canadians to share their food and their stories with each other while leading other nations in cultural diversity, food ethics, magnificent flavours … and fun! We know how to throw a great party, so LET’S SHOW THE WORLD!