Local Food

Local Food Page  

We are redesigning the Local Food page to enhance your user experience and provide key up-to-date information on Manitoba’s local food sector. Stay tuned and if you have any inquiries in the meantime, please reach out to us at our new central inbox:

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.

NEW PAGE ALERT: Check out our new Food Safety and Local Food webpage to learn about Food Safety Regulatory Pathways for Selling Local Food.

Agriculture 150 Videos

Celebrating 150 years of Pioneering Roots and Growing Innovation in Manitoba. Visit the videos below to learn more about agriculture and food production in Manitoba.

More Than Farming


Pioneering Roots

Quality Product

Regenerative Agriculture: Preserving farming practices for the future


Upcoming Events
  • March 21, 2023, is Agriculture Awareness Day in Manitoba. Agriculture Awareness Day is an all-party resolution that recognizes the role that agriculture and food plays in driving our economy and its impact on the lives of Manitobans. Share your appreciation for Agriculture Awareness Day via video and include the hashtags #MBAgAwarenessDay and #FacesofMBAg.
  • August 5, 2023, is Food Day Canada. It's a chance to celebrate our farmers, fishers, chefs, researchers, and our home cooks. Share your stories online with #FoodDayCanada and #FacesofMBAg.

Explore sustainable agriculture and your food
Sustainable farming practices help protect our environment, including soil, air, water and biodiversity. Test your knowledge on how these practices help build the burger you have come to enjoy. Ready to get grilled? Select a topping to answer a true/false question.
Build your Burger - Early/ Middle Years Edition
Build you Burger - Adult Edition
Let's Talk Tacos!
Manitoba Agriculture and Food Knowledge Exchange recipe demonstration, hosted by Farm and Food Discovery Centre. Follow along with this versatile recipe demo and learn more about food in Manitoba .


Agriculture in the Classroom - Manitoba delivers curriculum-based programs, activities and resources for teachers and their students to learn more about agriculture and the role it plays in our province.
Best Food Facts is the expert source for every course. They are consumers with a passion for food and a mission to bring you objective, fact-based information about food and where it comes from.
Crop Life Canada an organization who's main purpose is to advance the collective interests of the agricultural industry in Canada. They work to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of the benefits, safety and sustainability of plant science innovations.
Farm and Food Care Canada cultivates appreciation for food and farming in Canada by connecting farm gates to our dinner plates. A coalition of farmers and associated businesses proactively working together with a commitment to provide credible information and strengthen sustainable food and farming for the future.
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.
MAKE - Manitoba Agriculture & Food Knowledge Exchange shares University of Manitoba Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences research that is shaping agriculture and food production in Manitoba and around the world.
Manitoba Agricultural Museum a fun and engaging museum where you can immerse yourself in the past, present and future of prairie lifestyles through innovative and interactive experiences.
Manitoba Association of Agriculture Societies is your source for agricultural events in Manitoba.

Find Manitoba foods

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
Direct Farm Manitoba is an organization that has Individual farms, Farmers’ Markets and Retailer members that offer local food products for purchase.

Cook with Manitoba foods

Canada’s Food Guide Eat healthy by using Canada's Food Guide. Also find tips and tools to help you eat foods that are better for you and in the right amounts.
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.


The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity is a national non-profit organization with a mandate as the service provider to help Canada's food system earn trust by coordinating research, resources, dialogue and training.