Monday, April 4, 2011

Be a part of Milk Calendar history

Dairy Farmers of Canada invites Milk Calendar fans to vote on all-time favourite recipes for 35th anniversary edition

TORONTO, April 4, 2011 /Canada NewsWire/ - It has been the centrepiece of kitchen walls across the country for 35 years; it has inspired millions of meals; and its recipes are passed down through generations. The Milk Calendar is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2012, and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is inviting Canadians to become a part of its history. For the first time ever, DFC is compiling the Milk Calendar's greatest hits into a special collector's edition.

From now until April 27th, Canadians are invited to vote for their favourite Milk Calendar recipes at or by phoning 1-866-514-5773 and to take part in creating what is sure to be the ultimate Milk Calendar.

"The Milk calendar holds a special place in the hearts of Canadians," said Jennifer MacKenzie, Milk Calendar recipe developer. "It is so wonderful that Milk Calendar enthusiasts are being given the chance to be a part of this long standing tradition - who better than loyal fans to choose which recipes will make the final cut."

DFC has reviewed hundreds of Milk Calendar recipes and chosen the top 10 in six different categories - soups and salads, side dishes, main meals with meat, meatless main meals, desserts and baked goods.

Once the voting has been tallied, the recipes which received the most votes will be featured on the monthly pages of the special 35th anniversary edition. DFC will work with recipe developer Jennifer MacKenzie to update each of the winning recipes to reflect 2012 nutrition considerations. For those food aficionados who eat with their eyes, stunning new recipe photos will be part of this special edition, and new recipe demonstration videos will also be posted on

Canadians can find out the results of the Milk Calendar recipes voting on Saturday, November 19, 2011 when the special 35th anniversary edition appears in local daily newspapers and online at

About Dairy Farmers of Canada

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) strives to create favourable conditions for the Canadian dairy industry, today and in the future. DFC works to maintain policies that foster the viability of Canadian dairy producers and to promote quality Canadian dairy products made from 100% Canadian milk as part of a healthy balanced diet.

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