In the Community
A rainy but happy day! This past Tuesday, the Velthuis family presented a cheque to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, on behalf of Alberta Chicken Producers. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Stollery Teddy Bear Fun Fest. We loved seeing your creativity and chicken dances! The event raised $131,757 in support of…Read More
Happy News: This morning chicken farmer and ACP Director, Dennis presented a cheque to Meals on Wheels at the Edmonton location, on behalf of Alberta Chicken Producers. “We are truly humbled by your donation. It’s this kind of community support that enables us to provide more food security and nutrition to Edmontonians who need it…Read More
We’re excited to announce a $30,000 donation to Food Banks Alberta to provide fresh, Alberta-raised chicken to the province’s food banks! From our families to yours, care is at the of what we do. For more information on our “Good Neighbours Program”, please visit: https://www.chicken.ab.ca/good-neighbours Stay safe and take care.Read More
On July 6, a new partnership with Alberta social media influencer and food blogger, Linda Hoang kicked off on a tasty note! The blog highlights the need to support local restaurants and local producers. Linda’s first blog lists ten locations to eat delicious, Canadian raised chicken in Edmonton. The campaign was promoted on social media…Read More
Read more by visiting: www.itsgoodcanada.ca Director Dennis Steinwand is featured in one of their videos showing the faces of Canadian food production. Way to go Dennis!Read More
On May 21, Taste Alberta and Get Cooking Edmonton hosted a virtual cooking class featuring chicken dishes. A huge thank-you to Erna Ference for tuning in and answering chicken related questions from participants! The participants were given the opportunity to expand their chicken cooking knowledge with tips and tricks on how to perfect two dishes…Read More
From May 9 – 15, 2020 ACP sponsored and participated in the Virtual Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation Teddy Bear Fun Run and Walk. Due to COVID-19 the planning committee changed the 2020 event to be virtual, connecting with families in isolation at home. Each day included a new theme and activity. May 12, was Alberta…Read More
Due to event restrictions of COVID-19, Alberta Chicken Producers’ annual sponsorship of the Canada Dietitian’s Day celebration has been postponed. However, Alberta Chicken Producers’ partner Dietitian, Emily Mardell was able to promote a delicious chicken recipe on CTV Edmonton. To read Emily’s blog and for the complete recipe click here.Read More
What’s that? You can learn about chickens at the Zoo? YES! We’re very excited and happy to have this project come to fruition. A huge thank-you to Darren Devries from Tall Guy for your creative vision and helping us execute on this project. The Edmonton Valley Zoo is one of the most affordable recreational options…Read More
On Saturday, May 11, 2019, some of our farmers spent the morning and early afternoon serving chicken wraps to the 1600 walkers/runners, and their families at the 2019 Stollery Teddy Bear Fun Run and Walk. In the last year alone, the event has grown from 1200 to 1600 participants! This year, the fundraising goal was…Read More
Thank you to all our volunteers who made Aggie Days Calgary and Aggie Days Lethbridge such a huge success. As well, thank you to our new Southern Alberta Ag Events Coordinator George Hofer, and friends Cory Hofer and Rick Hofer for setting up each event! Thank you to our volunteers: Byron Ference Mark Oostenbrug Melissa…Read More
On March 6, 2019, we partnered with Northern Chicken, and participated in the Taste of the Chamber at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Over 600 attendees got to sample a variety of food from 20 food exhibitors; including a Nashville Hot Chicken Salad Crostini and a Bourbon Buttermilk Tart.Read More
On Monday, March 4, we were excited to be a sponsor and in attendance of the 12th Annual High School Culinary Challenge awards gala at the Shaw Conference Centre! High school students from 18 schools were challenged to create three courses using key ingredients; featuring a delicious chicken cacciatore dinner. They all competed for the…Read More
2017 Chair Report What a wonderful year 2017 has been for the chicken industry in Alberta. Our producers and industry partners continue to be the beneficiaries of increased growth and continue to respond to this growth by investing in new infrastructure. Of course a large part of this is due to the new allocation agreement.…Read More
On November 4, 2017, producer Don, participated in this tradeshow-like event which saw approximately 340 grade four students move from booth to booth, hearing from different livestock commodities and farm representatives. Don has been a regular at this event for many years, sharing his extensive knowledge of broiler chickens with the students.Read More
Prairie on the Plate is an event organized by Taste Alberta that occurs in the Edmonton area. The event promotes local food and local restaurants. On September 26, to celebrate National Chicken Month, Alberta Chicken Producers and Taste Alberta joined with Chef Matthew and Chef Andrew at Northern Chicken in Edmonton for a sold out…Read More
On July 18, 2017 Alberta Chicken Producer Arjan and Woulien and their family hosted a tour of their farm to neighbours! Summer holidays on the farm are spent away from the traditional classroom but lots of learning still takes place. The guests were treated to not only Arjan’s extensive knowledge but, they had the added…Read More
On February 16, 2017 poultry farmers Marc & Hinke Therrien were named Alberta/NWT Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017! Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program recognizes young farmers who exemplify excellence in their profession. Eligible nominees must be farm operators between 18 and 39 who derive a minimum of two-thirds of their income from their farm operations.…Read More
Agriculture is at the heart of the Calgary Stampede! Each year, a dedicated group of volunteers farmers and their families, offer their time at the stampede talking to people about where their food comes from. This is a highlight for many of our producers as they love sharing their stories and interacting with the public!Read More
Over 1,700 Students Attend Northlands’ Amazing Agriculture Amazing Agriculture is a free educational experience produced by Northlands that is designed to teach Grade Four students from the greater Edmonton area about our province’s vibrant agricultural industry. During this three day event, producer Tara shared Alberta Chicken Producers’ story.Read More
Aggie Days takes place each spring in Lethbridge and Calgary. The agriculture trade show is interactive and educational for young people to learn and experience all aspects of agriculture. School classes are primarily from grades one to nine in Lethbridge and grades three through five in Calgary. Due to the popularity of the program, space…Read More
On April 23, Alberta Chicken Producers participated in Eat Alberta 2017: Back to Basics at the NAIT Hokasan Centre for Culinary Arts. So much good food was made, shared and enjoyed, while attendees learned more about the history of Alberta foods. Chef Kitty Poon led “Chop Suey on the Prairies,” a session sponsored by Alberta…Read More
Curious about how chickens are raised in Canada? On March 29, 2017, Alberta Chicken Producer Dennis invited Maria for a tour of his barn. While the tour was ongoing, Maria filmed the experience live! This was the first time a Canadian chicken producer has ever hosted a Facebook live video. The video was featured on Chicken…Read More
September is National Chicken Month! This month, let’s raise a glass to delicious and nutritious Chicken, and especially, to the hard-working chicken farmers across Canada! September is National Chicken Month – a time to celebrate farmers and their hard work and dedication to farming and to Canadian consumers for the entire month of September! We…Read More
In 2016, we were excited to celebrate 50 years of providing families with safe, nutritious, and ethically raised chicken. Key successes of the Alberta Chicken Producers: ACP led the way, making Alberta the first province in Canada to have 100% of its producers certified under the national On Farm Food Safety and Animal…Read More
Taste Alberta represents a variety of organizations within the Alberta food industry that have come together to encourage loyalty to locally produced food.
We are proud to be a member of this working group of advisors and partners that use communication, education and engagement to connect consumers with the facts about Alberta food and to help you explore the amazing range of products right here at home.
Taste Alberta serves up information to help you serve Alberta food every day.
To learn more about upcoming events, please visit the Taste Alberta website.
SM5 (Alberta Supply Management)
We are a proud partner of the Alberta "SM5", which is a working group of Alberta Milk, Alberta Hatching Egg Producers, Egg Farmers of Alberta, Alberta Turkey Producers and Alberta Chicken Producers, committed to upholding our supply managed system.
Together we strive to stay active in your communities through local engagement to connect our consumers to the safe, high quality products raised by our supply managed poultry and dairy producers.
For more information about supply management in Alberta, visit the supply management website.