Passion for Pork

Buying Local Pork For Food Day Canada

Cassandra Anderton - Friday, July 29, 2016

Passion For Pork For Food Day Canada

What are you doing on July 30, 2016? We know you always choose a ton of Canadian food products when shopping and dining out, but on this day it’s a must as it’s the official Food Day Canada. This special day is a chance for Canadians from coast to coast to celebrate our farmers, fishers, chefs, researchers and home cooks, and for us that means local pork will be on the menu.

On West Coast there are many restaurants that you can head to for a special Food Day Canada Menu. Restaurants in Vancouver include Burdock, Campagnolo, Bishops, The Fish Counter, West, L’Abattoir, Forage, Royal Dinette, Timber, Cafe Medina, Juniper, Boulevard and more.

We’ve sussed out some of the menus where you can sample local pork.


Fable Kitchen – Pork and Scallop – Seared corn chowder, clams and truffle oil


West – Duo of Fraser Valley Porkbraised pork cheek, crispy pork belly, Swiss chard, bone broth


Araxi BC Surf and Turf – Fraser Valley Pork Belly with Island octopus, heirloom tomatoes and basil pistou


Cafe Medina – Food Day Canada Frittata – Skillet frittata of spicy smoked pork sausage with locally-grown leeks, potatoes, red spring onions, sweet corn and brie cheese.


Boulevard – Smoked Paradise Valley Pork Shoulder, Creamy Polenta, Zuchini, Pea Tip Salad, Chicharrones

Over on the Island? We recently sampled some items on the menu in Comox at Locals. Chef Ronald St. Pierre works with Vancouver-Island Pork Farmers, Tannadice Farms and the tenderloin is a must for Food Day Canada.


TANNADICE FARM Bacon-Wrapped Scallops


TANNADICE FARM PORK TENDERLOIN – Rosemary and chili crusted pork medallions served on red wine & barley risotto, garnished with caramelized onions and Bates Beach Farm local peach coulis

And on July 30, Food Day Canada is also inviting everyone to share their food stories on social media. Food Day Canada has created a special page on its website,, and Canadians are encouraged to share their food images on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #FoodDayCanada or #CanadaISfood and it will appear on the FDC website.