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About Organic in Canada

According to Statistics Canada, in 2011, Canada was home to 3,713 certified organic operations, accounting for 1.8% of total operations.  Of these operations, Saskatchewan was found to be the home to the largest number of organic operations across the country, followed by Quebec. While the total number of farms in Canada decreased by 17% between 2001 and 2011, the national number of organic farms increased by 66%.

In 2012, Canada's organic market was worth an estimated $3.7 billion, of which $3 billion is spent on certified organic foods and non-alcoholic beverages. Organic foods now make up 1.7% of total food sales, and 58% of Canadians buy organic products every week (COTA, 2013). 

For more information about organic production in Canada, please see the resources below.

 

Canadian organic production information and statistics

Canadian organic market information

General information about organic agriculture in Canada