Wednesday, 10 September 2014 20:33

SAVE THE DATE! Organic Alberta 2015 Conference

Please save the following dates for our 2015 conference to be held in Sherwood Park, AB: February 27, 28 & March 1st!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 16:52

Organic Week 2014!

Here's what Alberta Organic Food has in store for Organic Week 2014! 

Stay tuned as we add to the list of fun-filled (and tasty!) Organic Week special events! 


Introducing Alberta's first Organic Culinary Trail (and Pop Up dishes)! This Organic Week, savour the flavours of Alberta Organic Food! 

Organic Alberta is partnering with local chefs and local organic producers to bring consumers a taste of what Alberta Organic Food has to offer! The Alberta Organic Culinary Trail features one great Edmonton restaurant (featuring delicious local, organic ingredients!) each night from September 20 to the 28th. Follow the trail to a new restaurant each day and savour the flavours of Alberta Organic Food! 

Looking for Alberta Organic Food in Calgary? This Organic Week, we're partnering with some of Calgary's best restaurants to offer Alberta Organic Food POP UP feature dishes!

Keep up with our social media during Organic Week to find out where you should eat each night! 

Want even more Alberta Organic Food flavours? Tweet us a photo of the Organic Week feature dish you're eating (and tell us where you're eating it!) and you'll be entered to win an Alberta Organic Food Prize Pack! Drawing to be made at the end of Organic Week, so you have 9 tasty days to get those photos in to us! 

Commmunity Natural Foods has a lot in-store for Organic Week!

Demos, samples, and scavenger hunts - oh my! Community Natural Foods has a lot up their sleeves for Organic Week. Stay tuned to our social media to find out more! 

Homegrown Foods Customer Appreciation Day - Thursday, September 25th!

As a THANK YOU to all their customers, Homegrown Foods is giving back. On Thursday, enjoy 25% off select produce, products, and supplements! Looking for more? All produce will be 15% off during Organic Week, and while in store, enter to win an organic gift basket! 

Sunworks Organic Farm teaches you how to cut up an organic chicken - Tuesday, September 23!

Know it's more economical to buy a whole chicken, but don't know what to do with it once you get it home? This class takes the mystery out of cutting up whole chickens - but don't worry, the magic of organics will remain intact! 

When: Tuesday, September 23 from 7 - 9pm

Learn to spatchock, 9" cut, and how to debone! 

Pre-registration required; Click here for more information!


But that’s not all Alberta Organic Food has to offer; check out your local organic retailers - or hit up our social media - to find out what other great Organic Week events are in store!

On September 23-25, IOIA and COTA are collaborating to offer a two- day webinar, with three hours each session, on the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) as it pertains to processing operations. This webinar is highly recommended for QA staff of organic processors, consultants, educators, extension, and certification agency staff. This course will provide comprehensive training on the Organic Products Regulations, “the Standard” and the Canadian Permitted Substances Lists. Registration is now open. 


Tuesday, 09 September 2014 12:28

Explore Local Events (Ongoing)

Coming Events At-A-Glanceexplore local

The following table shows upcoming Explore Local events in date order. For more information about the event and for registration information, please visit the Explore Local website.

Tour will begin at Nature’s Green Acres (Danny and Shannon Ruzicka) and move to Ruzicka Sunrise Farm (Don Ruzicka). 

Cost: Free, includes refreshments and lunch

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

August 8, 2014 - Organic Oats, La Crete

In partnership with the Mackenzie Applied Research Association, and as a part of their MARA field tour and presentation in Fort Vermillion, Organic Alberta will be hosting the tour of the research plots at the Mara research station, followed by visits to organic farms and their on-farm oat trials. The day will wrap up with a meeting on organic oats. Come on out on August 8th to get up to date on organic oats! Meet at 10 am at the Mackenzie Applied Research Association. Goes from 10-5pm. For more information or to register, call Jacob Marfo at 780-285-0988

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