FARMERS' MARKETS

    North

  • Devon Park Farmers’ Market

    Saturdays 9-12

    Mid- July till the first frost in September

    We are located outdoors at Devon Park in The Pas.  Our market is “open air” and strictly “make-it, bake-it, grow-it”.

    Shawn Sexsmith

    tel:204-623-1954

    devonparkmarket@gmail.com

     

    closeup of carrots & beetsDenise & grandson at table

     

  • Swan Valley Farmers’ Market

    Thursdays – July to October 1st

    4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    At  The Marketplace on Main Street in Swan River

    Shirley Leask    204 545  2098

    Fay Perrin   204 238 4976

     

     

  • Roblin Farmers’ Market

    Roblin Farmers’ Market

    Open Tuesdays in July and August

    10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    126 1st Ave NW

    At the Old Rail Station

    Jaz Willing 204-937-8332

    jacintawilling@gmail.com

    Interlake

  • Teulon Farmers’ Market

    June  to Sept.
    Fridays – 3:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
    Hwy #7, beside the CO-OP
    Darci Loehmer, 204-467-9064
    www.teulonfarmersmarket.com

     

     

  • Selkirk and Community Farmers’ Market

    **PLEASE NOTE:  UNFORTUNATELY THE MARKET WILL NOT BE RUNNING NOW IN THE SUMMER OF 2016**

     

    June through September
    Saturdays  10-2

    Gaynor Family Library

    806 Manitoba Ave.

    Selkirk, MB

    Website: http://sncfarmersmarket.com/

    Contact: Lenora Vincent
    Leny@Cedarhouseflorist.com

     

     

     

  • Gimli Farmers’ Market

    Middle of June through September
    Saturdays  9:30 – 3:30
    Market situated between the Gimli Art Gallery and the Tourism Building in the Harbour area
    Contact:  Diane 204-642-1365
    hdfjeld@xplornet.ca

     

  • Arnes Farmers’ Market

    Saturdays & Sundays –  May to October –  Sat. 9:00a.m- 2:00 p.m.  – Sunday 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.
    16 km (10 miles) N of Gimli on Hwy 222
    Dennis Bobrovich – 204-642-5411 – oreocasa@msn.com

    Arnes Farmers’ Market  owner Dennis Bobrovich has taken his family farm and converted it the most amazing farmers’ market.  Experience  fresh homemade donuts , baking, freshly hand picked garden veggies and wander the market and enjoy the creative landscaping along side all the farm animals .

Direct Farm Manitoba News

Direct Farm Conference

Date: January 21, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Where: Best Western Airport Hotel
1715 Wellington Ave, R3H 0G1, Winnipeg

Contact: Kalynn Spain, 204-333-7537

On Saturday, January 21st, farmers, processors and chefs from across Manitoba will come together in Winnipeg to further their farm businesses and network with like-minded folks from the sector.
We have put together a diverse range of workshops, from small farm finances to pasture management to a wholesale order panel to greenhouses – there is something for everyone at this event!

Conference Registration starts at just $40 (with membership), which includes lunch and a post-workshop networking reception! Childcare is available for the day for just $10/child.  To register and view the conference schedule and speakers:
https://smallfarmsmanitoba.com/eve…/…/direct-farm-conference

Our Advocacy

Update on Appeal to the MCP

Phil Veldhuis, President of Direct Farm Manitoba (DFM) expressed frustration and disappointment on learning that an appeal on behalf of small scale chicken farmers has been rejected by the Manitoba Chicken Producers (MCP).

In a decision released on Dec 12th, 2016 the Board of Manitoba Chicken Producers refused to accept that new regulations governing how chickens are raised by small scale farmers in Manitoba will impose punitive and arbitrary costs. Under the new program significant administrative fees estimated at nearly $80 000 will be imposed on small producers simply in order for them to continue to raise the same number of birds.

Direct Farm Manitoba initiated an appeal of the cancellation of existing exemption programs to support the small farmers who would be directly affected by being forced into a new program with a maximum production limit less than their historical production.

In MCP’s response to the appeal they indicated that they felt that registered producers (typically large chicken farms) need protection as their “investments are not adequately protected under the existing System and Policy.”

According to Phil Veldhuis, President of Direct Farm Manitoba, “This is a poor decision for Manitobans who care about where their food comes from, we hope the public will support us as we take this appeal to the Manitoba Farm Products Council”.

Direct Farm Manitoba is a new association striving to give voice to the needs of the small farmer selling directly to consumers. More information can be found at www.directfarmmanitoba.ca.

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