Local Food

Local Food Page

More Manitobans are supporting our economy by buying local. This section can help you learn about local farmers and processors, and the delicious, healthy foods they produce.

Manitoba farmers grow some of the finest and most diverse food in the world – and nothing tastes better than farm-fresh produce from your own community! An even wider variety of Manitoba-processed foods are available all year round at retail outlets.

There are many fun and interesting ways to meet local farmers and learn more about where our food comes from. Watch for local events and agritourism opportunities across the province.


Find Manitoba foods

Manitoba’s Local Produce Guide lists farmers’ markets, pre-picked market stands, U-Pick gardens and community-supported agriculture farms where you can buy locally grown vegetables.

The Prairie Fruit Growers Association website posts seasonal U-Pick farm locations. You can also call the Berry Hotline at 204-324-5058 or email pfga@xplornet.com.

 

Cook with Manitoba foods

The Great Tastes of Manitoba is Manitoba’s longest running cooking show and shows you how easy it is to cook and bake with Manitoba foods. The show’s food experts representing various producer groups, offer tested recipes using simple ingredients to make everything from appetizers to desserts.


Learn more about where your food comes from

Open Farm Day is an opportunity to experience agriculture right on the farm. Every third Sunday in September, Manitoba farmers open their farm gates to visitors of all ages. This year's Open Farm Day  takes place on September 17, 2017.

Farm and Food Discovery Centre takes visitors on the journey from the farmer’s field to the kitchen table through exciting interactive exhibits. The facility is located south of Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba’s Glenlea Research Station.

Agriculture in the City is a two-day event in March that offers a chance to explore the vibrant and innovative world of agriculture.


Other Resources