January: Potatoes – a Healthful Powerhouse
Teach your readers about Ontario potatoes, which are available in the winter and are highly rich in nutrients. Let them know about OFFMA’s recipe section that offers some delicious potato dishes.
February: Carrot Care
Raw or cooked, this delicious veggie is rich in beta-carotene and boasts many other nutritional properties.
March: Tap into Nature with Sweet Maple Syrup
As many farms in Ontario start their tapping process this month, let your readers know about the many festivities and programs taking place for all ages.
April: Easter Egg-Stravaganzas
Don’t let your readers miss eggcellent egg hunts taking place all over Ontario farms. Let them know about the Find a Farm locator so that they can find the farm that’s perfect for their holiday hunt.
May: Stalk & Awe / Something Green
Whet your readers’ appetite by providing tips on how to pick and prepare Ontario’s crisp, bright green stalks.
June: Strawberry Fields Forever / Best Ever Birthday Parties
Readers looking for pick-your-own strawberry farms or purchasing freshly-baked strawberry pies will appreciate you telling them about OFFMA’s Find a Farm locator.
Hay rides, visits with farm animals, giant sandboxes, puppet shows and even alien adventures – if you are researching a story on the best birthday party ideas for children (of all ages) we can help.
July: The Return of the Mighty Ontario Tomato
Let your readers explore the different varieties and flavour profiles of farm-fresh Ontario grown tomatoes.
August: Apple Basics
Which apples are best for crunching fresh versus baking into mouth-watering desserts? Give your audience a look at some varieties to help them choose the ones they want to pick from a farm.
September: Turkey 101
During this season of appreciation, turkey often takes centre stage on our dining tables. Teach your readers some turkey tips and tidbits about this tasty bird, along with some delicious recipes.
October: Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
Whether for decorating or baking a delicious pie, there’s a pumpkin that is right for everyone.
Brightly-coloured and whimsically-shaped, there’s a bevy of winter squash that ripen during autumn. Educate your readers about how to pick, store and cook this sweet seasonal vegetable.
December: Spruce up your Holidays
Your audience will love the Find a Farm locator – with a click of a button, they’ll be able to find a list of pick-your-own Christmas tree farms.