From farms and fields across the Prairies, our country’s farmers are showing their support for restaurants in their endless endeavour to showcase world-class Canadian ingredients. On Wednesdays, or any other day, farmers are encouraging you to take a break from cooking and celebrate safe, quality food – by ordering takeout.
“Canadians cannot eat enough of what we grow to get us out of world market disruptions, and we can’t possibly order enough takeout to solve all of their problems, but we can certainly show our support to one another.” – Jeannette Andrashewski, canola farmer, Two Hills Alberta.
Our farmers acknowledge that restaurants serve a purpose far beyond selling food. They are the meeting point, the place where you create memories and spend quality time with loved ones. They’re the venue for special celebrations and moments that matter. They sponsor sports teams, they donate to charities, they feed and nourish our families, and they need your help.
In April, our #TakeoutDay initiative was launched asking Canadians to do one simple thing: order in from a local restaurant or pick up your favourite takeout to help keep the restaurant industry alive. This small act will play a role in their recovery.
It’s an unpredictable balancing act that changes daily, one that farmers know about firsthand.
In partnership with other farms across the country, canola farmers have rallied to surround their restauranteur cohorts, sending messages of hope and support and encouraging Canadians to participate in Canada Takeout Day to help keep the restaurant industry alive.
From our nation’s canola farmers to your kitchens, let’s eat well together, Canada.