TORONTO, October 8, 2019 – This World Egg Day, join Chef Lynn Crawford and Egg Farmers of Canada to celebrate the more than 1,000 farmers and farm families across the country who produce the fresh, local, high-quality eggs that Canadians love so much.
World Egg Day is a global celebration of the humble egg and takes place this Friday, October 11. To mark the day, Chef Lynn and Egg Farmers of Canada created a special video to introduce Canadians to some of the farmers who produce the eggs they know and love.
“Egg farmers across the country work year-round to provide us with access to amazing, delicious and nutritious eggs,” says Chef Lynn. “I applaud the expertise and commitment of every Canadian egg farmer and I am proud to be able to showcase the important role eggs play in simple, everyday moments, like making a meal for my family. This World Egg Day, let’s honour our local egg farmers for their dedication in producing a quality ingredient used in kitchens across our country.”
Last year marked the 12th consecutive year that egg sales have grown. To match that unprecedented demand, Canadian egg farmers work hard every day to produce over 752 million dozen eggs.
“Canadians love eggs and egg farmers are passionate about delivering a steady supply of nutritious, made-in-Canada eggs,” says Roger Pelissero, Chair of Egg Farmers of Canada. “It shows in the number of multi-generational farming families who are continuously innovating and the new generation of egg farmers making a start across the country.”
Join Chef Lynn and Egg Farmers of Canada in celebrating World Egg Day this Friday by sharing how much you love Canadian eggs and egg farmers using the hashtag #WorldEggDay and tagging @eggsoeufs on your favourite social platform.
To learn more about Egg Farmers of Canada, visit eggfarmers.ca.
About Egg Farmers of Canada
Now in its fifth decade as one of Canada’s leading agriculture organizations, Egg Farmers of Canada manages the national egg supply and promotes egg consumption while representing the interests of regulated egg producers from coast to coast. Visit eggfarmers.ca for more information.
About World Egg Day
World Egg Day is an international celebration on the second Friday of October every year. The day is meant to raise awareness of the nutritional benefits of eggs and the role they play feeding families across the globe. The day was established at the International Egg Commission conference held in Vienna in 1996. This year, World Egg Day is Friday, October 11, 2019.