On September 22, 2014To celebrate the wealth and bounty that our land provides and to give Canadians the opportunity to learn about the importance of organic food, the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA), along with the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) and the Canadian Organic Growers (COG), present Organic Week, taking place this year across Canada from September 20 to 28. More and more, we are choosing food that is grown organically, without the use of pesticides, herbicides, hormones or antibiotics. These farming practices are based on holistic methods that contribute to the improvement of biodiversity, good soil health and ecological balance. When buying organic foods, you are not only investing in your health, but you are also supporting sustainable, environmentally friendly practices and animal welfare. This year, hundreds of celebrations are being organized by communities across the country. Activities include everything from pickling workshops, to farm tours, organic food and drink tastings and much more. There are many excellent opportunities to participate in Organic Week. For more information on what it means to ‘go organic’ and how you can participate, visit our Organic Week page.