The slogan “Farmers Feed Cities” was created as a placard for a 2005 rally and is now a successful public awareness campaign. The Farmers Feed Cities campaign seeks to make a stronger link between farm and non-farm families by talking about the things we all have in common – the benefits we all enjoy that depend on a healthy agriculture sector.
The bright yellow signs, flags and banners can be seen at events, fairs, festivals and parades across Ontario, challenging everyone to ‘picture yourself getting involved’. It’s working. Rural and urban families from every walk of life are taking the time to learn more about agriculture and the challenges facing farm families. Building this kind of awareness is critical. While it’s clear that farmers feed cities, it’s also true that farmers need cities – to show their support of domestic agriculture.