State Regional Trade Group – Canadian Buyer Missions to the USA
January 23 - June 30
Details (Trade & Industry)

January – August, 2018 

Through out the year, the State Regional Trade Groups; Food Export Midwest, Food Export Northeast USA (Food Export), Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) , and the Western United States Agricultural Association (WUSATA) are recruiting established and qualified Canadian food brokers, importers, distributors and grocery retailers to attend and meet with U.S. food companies at major national food shows in the U.S.

For those interested, please contact:

Food Export Midwest and Northeast USA: Kathy Boyce,
SUSTA Canadian Representative: Alison George,
WUSATA Representative: Janet Kenefsky,

tasteU.S. Home Meal Kit Promotion
February 19 – March 2, 2018
Greater Toronto
Details (Consumer)

Greater Toronto
Longo’s/Grocery Gateway

tasteU.S. has partnered with Longo’s to bring U.S. freshness to your kitchen. These ready to prepare meals can be viewed by clicking on to –tasteU.S. Meal Kits.  Log on to Grocery Gateway to put your order


Longo’s/Grocery Gateway

Les Brigades Culinaires – tasteU.S. Culinary Student Challenge
March 19 - 23
Montreal, Quebec
Details (Trade & Consumer)

Montreal, QC

tasteU.S. will serve as a sponsor to Montreal-based, La Tablée des Chefs’ after- school program Les Brigades Culinaires. During the week of March 19th, high school students will be asked to develop healthy and nutritious recipes using U.S. fresh products. The week’s activities will culminate with the announcement of the winner on March 23, 2018 at the Jean Talon Market.

Annual California Wine Fair – April 2018
April 09 - 26
Across Selected Cities in Canada
Details (Trade & Consumer)

Tastings are scheduled in the following cities to educate the trade and public on the wines of California.

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Convention Centre, April 9th
Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre, April 10th
Calgary, AB – Hudson, April 12th
Quebec City, QC – Espaces Dalhousie, April 16th
Montreal, QC – Marché Bonsecours, April 18th
Ottawa, ON – Westin Hotel, April 19th
Toronto, ON – Fairmont Royal York, April 23rd
Halifax, NS –Canadian Museum of Immigration, April 26th

Consumers can buy their tickets by clicking on to California Wine Fair in Canada


Annual California Wine Fair

Taste of Oregon
April 09 - 10
Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON
Details (Wine Media & Food Media & Consumer & Trade)

After last year’s success, the Taste of Oregon returns to Toronto for the second consecutive year. Close to 30 Oregon vintners will showcase their wines to the wine media/trade and public at the Steam Whistle located in downtown Toronto. An educational seminar to the media and trade are planned for August 9th and the public tasting at the Steam Whistler will take place on Tuesday, April 10th.   To register click on to REGISTRATION.

SIAL Canada
May 02 - 04
Palais Congres
Details (Trade & Food Media & Industry)

The Foreign Agricultural Service of the USDA and 30 U.S. food companies and their respective regional associations will be exhibiting at this year’s SIAL Canada Show.  Be sure to look for the USA Pavilion.  Look for these exhibitors USA Pavilion exhibitors.

Acai Roots
Bone Suckin Sauce
Castella Imports
Crouch’s Gourmet Specialties Inc.
E. Formella & Sons, Inc. 
GLK Foods
Hometown Bagel Inc.

Kontos Foods, Inc. 
La Preferida
Mennel Popcorn 
Nielsen-Massey Fine Vanillas & Flavors
North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Nutra Food Ingredients

Original Bagel
Safie Specialty Foods
Shire City Herbals
State of Illinois
Sunny Sky Products

TeaAroma, Inc.
Tracy’s Gourmet