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Food and Ag Processing Page

Explore our services for food developers, agri-processors and aspiring entrepreneurs. We can connect you to partners, suppliers and expertise as you move from concept to market.

Visit the Food Commercialization section to connect with Manitoba facilities that research, develop and process food products. In the About the Sector section, you can learn about exciting new opportunities to manufacture products from agricultural fibre and crop by-products.

What's New

There are a variety of ways to direct market your food products.  All methods are based on the principles of maintaining a connection and relationship between producer and consumer.  To guide, in plain language what direct marketers need to consider, the Direct Marketing Your Food Products booklet has been developed to explain regulatory requirements including clarifying the terms for collaborative marketing ventures. 
To Pack or Not to Pack?  Many food entrepreneurs partner with contract manufacturers, or co-packers, to help manufacture their food product. Manitoba Agriculture has developed a Co-Packer List  and a Using a Co-Packer Factsheet to help you start your search. 
Successfully selling your product to grocery stores requires having an eye-catching one-page fact sheet about your product.  Manitoba Agriculture has created a sell sheet guide that provides you with all the details and inside tips you can use to create your own shell sheet.
Stay current or get familiar with the terminology in the retail food industry by using the Food Industry Glossary
Getting ready to market your product at a tradeshow?  The Tradeshow Checklist will assist you in getting ready by providing suggestions on what items to book or bring to the tradeshow.  
Rent a commercial community kitchen to develop your food product idea and keep your costs low while you grow your business.

Enhanced HACCP Program Helps Meat Processor Grow Nationally. Country Meat and Sausage is implementing a comprehensive food safety program in order to build its business with national grocery chains and expand production.

Cutting like a Hot Knife Through a New Butter Market. This creamery will soon be expanding its butter business with new products thanks to the purchase of an upgraded butter printer and wrapper machine.

New Packaging Equipment Increases Output and Creates New Jobs. When employees are packing 1,000 candies per minute, there's no time for bottlenecks on the production line.

Report Released: Advancing the small scale, local food sector in Manitoba: a path forward. For questions about the report, email us.


Upcoming Events  

Growing Opportunities with Local Food

Thursday, May 18, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Neepawa, MB
See attached poster for more information 


Financial Assistance Programs

Commercialization Support for Business Program 

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