Albertans load up their plates with organic food

By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff Albertans like organic food. Organic industry statistics suggest that 74 percent of Albertans buy organic food weekly. That’s higher than consumers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, where 62 percent of shoppers buy organic weekly. The strong demand in Alberta is likely explained by millennials, who tend to self-identify as “ethical” […]

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Organic breakfast delivery startup goes retail

A Quebec startup offering organic oatmeal and granola direct to consumers via online subscription is now taking a first step into the bricks-and-mortar retail market. Montreal-based Oatbox announced in June it will sell four flavours of its granola and oatmeal products, in 300-gram family-size packs, at Metro grocery stores within Quebec. Set up in late […]

Close-to-home organic marketing encouraged

One industry insider urges exporters not to ignore the United States, while another emphasizes domestic processors By William DeKay Glacier FarmMedia staff Canadian organic growers should focus on the world’s largest organic market sitting right on their doorstep, says an industry spokesperson. “The U.S. is the No. 1 organic market in the world. We’re sitting […]

New organic legislation takes effect in Alberta on April 1

Organic Alberta – New provincial legislation takes effect on April 1, 2019, bolstering consumer confidence in the highly scrutinized organic food industry. With the rise of the “foodie” movement, farm-to-fork, and supporting local, Albertans are becoming more savvy, health-conscious, educated, and selective of their food purchasing. On April 1st, 2019, the Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector […]