First Ever Alberta Local Food Week: August 12-19

The commitment to hold an annual Local Food Week was a key provision of the Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector Act, passed by the Alberta Government in the spring in recognition of the important contribution that the province’s local food sector makes to the economy and to Albertans’ quality of life.

Alberta Local Food Week will be proclaimed each year during the week preceding the third weekend in August. This will be an occasion to celebrate and profile the Alberta food industry, build awareness of the abundance and quality of Alberta food products, and highlight the farmers and entrepreneurs who work to put nutritious food on Albertans’ plates. Each year, one of the highlights of the week will be the highly successful Alberta Open Farm Days, a two-day province-wide showcase of Alberta food, producers and Ag-tourism.

Local Food Week creates an opportunity for members of the local food sector to focus and coordinate their promotional and public awareness efforts. We encourage all stakeholders to use this week as an opportunity to celebrate local foods in their businesses and communities.

  • Look for activities and events such as special events, contests, cooking demonstrations or ‘Farm-to-Table’ events to celebrate local food with their local communities, clients and customers.
  • Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be promoting Alberta Local Food Week through social media channels and website.
  • Alberta’s first ever Local Food Week is a great opportunity to show support for all things grown, made, and harvested in Alberta.

Alberta’s food industry has a well-deserved reputation for excellence, so let’s take this opportunity to celebrate! If you have any questions, please contact

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