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The Milk Calendar, a Canadian Tradition, Emerges for 2018 with Seasonal Twists on Classic Recipes

November 17, 2017 - Ottawa

Dairy Farmers of Canada’s beloved Milk Calendar Celebrates Local, Sustainable Food with 19 New and Healthy Recipes

Today more than ever, Canadians are looking to nourish themselves and their families with hand-crafted, good-for-you recipes that make the most of local, seasonal offerings. The time-honoured Milk Calendar is answering this call with its 41st edition, packed full of delicious recipes highlighting 100% Canadian dairy, along with food pairings that are sure to please the whole family.

Featuring 19 new, nutritious, easy-to-make recipes, insightful cooking tips and share-worthy recipe variations, the 2018 Milk Calendar by Dairy Farmers of Canada will be distributed for free in local newspapers to almost two million homes across Ontario and Atlantic Canada starting November 16, 2017. Visit to see the complete list of newspapers.

Heather Trim, accomplished food writer and recipe developer, has created the mouth-watering, wholesome recipes for the 2018 Milk Calendar. “We’re so pleased to share new recipes that showcase how easy it is to prepare homemade dishes that include the goodness of Canadian milk,” says Trim. “These recipes truly pack a one-two punch – not only do they champion some of the best foods Canada has to share, they nourish our families’ from the inside out. Using the calendar is the perfect way to get the whole family excited about cooking, encouraging healthy eating habits while spending quality time together.”

The 2018 Milk Calendar contains seasonal recipes for the whole year, from winter comfort food and summer barbeques to delicious breakfasts, desserts and everything in between. Recipes such as Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Soup, Roasted Winter Squash Lentil and Greens Salad, and Super Easy Chicken Parm will surprise and delight parents and kids alike.

Visit to discover more recipes and helpful monthly demonstration videos. A French copy of the calendar can also be ordered here.

About Dairy Farmers of Canada

Founded in 1934, DFC is the national organization representing Canadian dairy farmers and striving to create favourable conditions for the Canadian dairy industry. Working within supply management, DFC promotes, as part of a healthy diet, safe, high-quality, sustainable, and nutritious Canadian dairy products made from 100% Canadian milk through various marketing, nutrition, policy, and lobbying initiatives. Driven by a strong sense of community, pride, and a commitment to improve Canadians’ health, DFC and Canadian dairy farmers actively support a number of local and national initiatives.


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