Calendar of Events
Use our interactive events calendar to find out more about upcoming agricultural events across the province.
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Food Freedom Day
The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has calculated that on February 9, 2019, a Canadian household of average income will have earned enough income to pay for their grocery bill for the entire year.
Food Freedom Day is calculated by taking Canadians’ total expenditure on food and beverages and dividing it by the total Canadian household disposable income to create a percentage. CFA then determines what this percentage of the year is, by day. In 2018, Canadians spent 11% of their disposable income on food and beverages, which equates to 40 days, or February 9th.