- Devon Park Farmers’ Market
- Swan Valley Farmers’ Market
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
- Rossburn Community Farmers’ Market
Deloraine Farmers’ Market
July and August
Town Park (102 South Railway Ave. West)
Grandview Farmers’ Market
Grandview Farmers’ Market
Time: 10:00 -1:00
Carla Fehr firstname.lastname@example.org, 204-546-3465
Oak Lake Farmers’ Market
July to Sept
Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30 am
Oak Lake Resort Campground
Leah Lees 204-855-3000
e-mail : email@example.com
- Virden Farmers’ Market
Russell Farmers’ Market
Fridays July through August – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
201 Darcy Street West and Main Street
Robyn Nerbas – 204-773-2821
Minnedosa and District Farmers’ Market
Fridays – late June to early September
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
4th Ave. SW
“Established in 1988, our market has become a community staple and a much anticipated sign of summer.
We provide a variety of products including fresh produce & herbs, prairie fruits, homemade baked goods & preserves, plants, flowers & locally made crafts. Come & check out the local music too.”
Killarney Farmers’ Market
Last week in June until the third week of September
Saturdays – 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
330 Broadway Ave. Killarney, MB
- Valley Agricultural Society Farmers’ Market
Manitou Farmers’ Market
Location: Manitou Outdoor Rink, Main Street
Mid June- First Weekend in September
Contact: Catherine Jordan firstname.lastname@example.org
- Morris Farmers’ Market
Holland Farmer’s Market
Holland Farmers’ MarketWednesdaysJuly-mid SeptemberHolland agriculture grounds4:30- 6:email@example.com
Treherne Farmers’ Market
July and ongoing until September
Thursday from 4-6:30 pm
Cottonwoods Campground in Trehern on Vanzile St.
Katie Saunders 204-723-2774
Winkler Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays June to October , 4-6:30pm
Southland Mall Parking Lot
Morden Farmers’ Market
June to October
Thursdays – 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Corner of Stephen Street & 8th Street, Morden
Morden and District Chambers of Commerce 204-822-5630
Cypress River Farmers’ Market
July and August
163 Cypress Avenue
Georgette Hutlet, 204-743-2240
Carman Farmers’ Market
Mid-June to mid-September
Fridays – 4:00p.m. to 6:30p.m
Syl’s Parking Lot, Highway #3 East
Joyce Nicolajsen, 204-626-3310
Altona Farmers’ Market
July to October
Saturdays – 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m
Main street beside the Chicken Chef restaurant
Joe Braun, 204-324-6259 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Selkirk and Community Farmers’ Market
**PLEASE NOTE: UNFORTUNATELY THE MARKET WILL NOT BE RUNNING NOW IN THE SUMMER OF 2016**
June through September
Gaynor Family Library
806 Manitoba Ave.
Contact: Lenora Vincent
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
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 – email@example.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 .
Beausejour Farmers’ Market
Beausejour Farmers’ Market
Fridays, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, July – September
Green Oak Gardens
2 km east of Beausejour on Hwy 44
Hot food, fresh vegetables, home baking, crafts & art, live music and more.
- St. Laurent Farmers’ Market
Vita and Area Farmers’ Market
Fridays – August through September – 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Hwy 201 in Vita
Corney Dyck – 204-427-2527 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Steinbach Farmers’ Market
Le Marché St. Malo Farmers’ Market
June to August
Saturdays 10:00 am to 1:30pm
123 St. Malo St., 49.315681 / -96.954753
Diane Girouard, 204-347-5976
- Southeast Farmers’ Market
Pineridge Hollow Farmers’ Market
Pineridge Hollow Farmers’ Market
Runs mid June to beginning of October
Saturdays – 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Contact: Sara Loewen
Located just south of Birds Hill Park on Heatherdale Rd, the Pineridge Hollow Farmers’ market offers a full experience. Come to the market and you will find fresh produce, baking, preserves, eggs, pasta, milk and more. There is also a large variety of artisans that share their talents, interactive workshops, local musicians, and a great petting zoo!
Lac du Bonnet Farmers’ Market
May long weekend until September
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Community Centre parking lot
Average of 20-35 vendors
Handmade, hand picked, home grown, hand baked only
- East St. Paul Farmers’ Market
- Provencher Farmers’ Market
- The Forks Farmers’ Market
- West End Community Market
Health Science Centre Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays June till the beginning of October
707 McDermot Ave (between General Hospital and JBRC)
Leigh-ann Patrick 204-787-8786 email@example.com
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- West Broadway Farmers’ Market
Wolseley Farmers’ Market
Wolseley Farmers’ Marketmid-June to mid-OctoberTuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 – 7:00 pm980 Palmerston Ave. at Ruby St., WinnipegKalynn Spain
- Red River Farmers’ Market
Wellness Institute Farmers’ Market
July to September 27th
Tuesdays – 9:30a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Front entrance of Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks General Hospital, 1075 Leila Ave.
Amy Yonda, 204-632-3935
- Transcona Biz Farmers’ Market
Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market
Market Open Year Round!
Summer Outdoor Markets
Saturdays, Victoria Day to Hallowe’en 8am-3pm
Wednesdays, Victoria Day to the end of September 11am, 3pm
Winter Indoor Markets
Bi-Weekly Saturdays Hallowe’en to Victoria Day, 10am-1pm
3514 Pembina Hwy., St. Norbert
Marilyn Firth, 204-275-8349
Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers`Market is Manitoba`s largest farmers market, with over 100 vendors attending each Saturday, and approximately 40 vendors on Wednesdays. Everything sold at our market is made right here in Manitoba, and we even inspect our vendors to ensure that when you buy at our market, you buy Manitoba made, baked, and grown!
River Heights Farmers’ Market
July through September
Fridays – 12:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
River Heights Community Centre, corner of Oak St. & Grosvenor Ave.
Contact: Laura Harrison
- Main Street Farmers’ Market
Highlights From the Meeting with the Manitoba Chicken Producers
Have you ever wondered why you can sell a whole chicken at a farmers market, but not a cut product such as chicken breasts or wings? The answer is that chicken is a food product that is highly regulated for both health and economic reasons.
This system is called supply management. It is meant to ensure a fair and consistent return to farmers. This helps them meet the costs of producing safe and healthy food. Supply management is run by the Manitoba Chicken Producers, and is regulated by a board appointed by the provincial government.
The number of meat chickens one farm can produce is controlled by the Chicken Producers. Large producers are given a quota of birds they can produce. Even the smallest of these farms produce at least 100,000 birds per year. These chickens are delivered live to large processors who prepare them for retail sale. Small farmers who raise no more than 999 are exempt from the quota system, but must carry the costs of preparing the birds for market.
Until now there has also been a middle category granting exemptions by application for producers who serve special markets. In some cases, farms have relied on these exemptions for generations. Recently the Manitoba Chicken Producers Association announced that they were changing the way in which the small exemption holders would be allowed to raise different categories of meat birds. These changes mean that some exemption producers will have to limit their production to less then 1/3 of their former sales, which will threaten the viability of their farm. The new program also provides an opportunity for producers currently raising under the 999 limit (or anyone else) to apply for a permit to raise more birds within certain restricted guidelines. (must raise at minimum 10 000 kg of birds)
Farmers raising small numbers of birds (under 999) as well as these exemption holders fill an important demand from consumers who want to buy birds directly from the farmer, either at the farm gate or at farmers’ markets. These farms also fill demand for specialty birds such as larger roasting birds, Halal etc. These new regulations have the potential to threaten the viability of existing exemption permit holders and thus limiting consumer choice.
Direct Farm Manitoba raised concerns following the announcement of this new program (see complete press release here ) and met with the Manitoba Chicken Producers. As a follow up to that meeting, Wayne Hiltz , Executive Director of the Manitoba Chicken Producers agreed to meet with interested producers to explain the new specialty quota system and answer questions. This meeting was held on November 1st, 2016 in Winnipeg. Over 40 producers came out to the meeting with many more requesting information be shared with them. “>here)
Highlights of meeting:
The meeting was opened by Phil Veldhuis, current President of Direct Farm Manitoba, who outlined the agenda and introduced Wayne Hiltz, Executive Director of Manitoba Chicken Producers. Mr. Hiltz walked through a powerpoint presentation (available here) which describes the new Specialty Quota Program (SQP). Following the short presentation, the remainder of the meeting was reserved for questions. What follows is some of the highlights from the meeting but by no means captures all points raised:
• Mr. Hiltz indicated that the goal of the program was to ensure that specialty markets were served. He indicated that they were aware that there was consumer demand for these specialty markets (roasters, silkies, halal, pastured birds) and that the program had been brought in to meet that demand.
• Mr. Hiltz referenced a previous organic chicken program that had not gone as well as they would have liked and that the new Specialty Quota had been designed to learn from those mistakes.
• Mr. Hiltz indicated that the steps to apply including the application form were available on the MCP website (details here).
• Discussion occurred regarding processing plants available in Manitoba to process birds. While there are three licensed Provincially registered plants, only one (Waldners) will take birds from producers who are doing under quota quantities.
• Mr. Hiltz indicated that he had been told several times by provincial officials that eventually that all chickens will have be inspected if they are to be sold legally in the Province (farmgate or otherwise). That in effect all non-inspected chicken sales will be banned. He did not provide further clarification on the source of this information or the timeline for implementation.
• Mr. Hiltz clarified the annual business plan required under the new specialty program. He identified that they wanted to develop long term relationships with producers and that as long as the business plan was re-submitted annually and didn’t contain a significant change in production or targeted market, that the permit would be re-approved.
• If issued a permit under this specialty quota system, producers would be unable to transfer this for 10 years. After that timeframe, the quota could be sold along with their property. Technically, quota cannot be sold; the MCP actually re-assigns it to the new business owner. The business purchaser pays an amount for the for business anticipating that the quota will be re-assigned That proposed policy is not described in the Specialty Quota Program or any published info from MCP. Existing exemption holders will not be given credit towards this 10 years based on their prior permits, and so cannot value their business using this.
• The minimum permit size is set at 10 000 kg of chicken per year (live weight). This would be approximately 3000-5000 chickens. So a farm that is now raising under the 999 limit would have to increase sales to the minimum farm size in order to qualify. Wayne indicated flexibility – that MCP would consider applications to increase to this amount over a few years. This is not documented in writing from MCP.
• There was a question raised related to the criteria that will be used to assess the permit applications should they get more applications than they can approve. He indicated that they would be looking at the target market of each producer and would be focusing on the under-served markets.
• MCPs goal with the SQP is to serve Manitoba consumers with year round fresh birds for specialty markets like Halal, and stop imports of specialty poultry from out of province.
• There is no specific definition in the SQP order of what is meant by “Specialty” – this is left to the discretion of the MCP board when considering applications.
• MCP will require production and marketing reports including customer names from permitted producers.
• This program was announced on September 23rd through a press release. The order was signed on August 31, 2016. The initial deadline for applications to be submitted was November 18th, 2016 but was extended at the request of Direct Farm Manitoba to December 22nd, 2016.
• Mr Hiltz said that the new program requires producers to own the land on which they raise their chickens. Mr. Hiltz indicated that requirement supports long term production as the board saw potential risks in rental or leasing land to the producer. The written SQP order in several places says the applicant “must be the registered owner or sole operator of a facility”, contradicting Mr. Hiltz’s statement that rental property is not permitted. This was pointed out to Mr. Hiltz, and a request made that MCP revise the wording of the order to conform with their policy. Requirement of land ownership is seen as onerous and was objected to by several members of the group. There was some discussion about arrangements that may include children who are leasing land owned by their family and whether there might be flexibility to consider these types of arrangements. Mr. Hiltz indicated that he would bring that back to his Board.
• Questions were raised regarding the annual approval process and the potential barriers that this annual process may pose to securing the necessary long term financing from banking institutions. Given the minimum size of productions is much higher than the current limit (999), producers will have to invest in more infrastructure in order to produce this amount. Infrastructure will require potential financing which may be challenging if a long term commitment cannot be confirmed from the MCP. Mr. Hiltz acknowledged that there was an intent to create long term relationships but that there still was an annual re-application process each fall.
• Each producer will have to comply with requirements of on farm food safety and animal care programs. There was some questions regarding the requirements for pastured chickens and whether this method was allowed within the regulations. Mr. Hiltz said he believed that within the federal on farm food safety programs this production method is mentioned as acceptable but that he was not intimately familiar with them.
• Mr. Hiltz indicated that MCP had consulted with 85 farmers along with the committee who authored the Lee’s report as well as the Implementation committee appointed by the Minister. Several people present who were part of the above committees provided different information and indicated that they were not aware of any consultation.
• It is anticipated that approximately 15-18 producers could be permitted under the new program.
• A question was raised regarding membership status in MCP for the producers who may be successfully permitted under this new program. Mr. Hiltz acknowledged that at present these producers will not be granted membership in MCP so they will not be allowed to vote or sit on the MCP Board. He did indicate that was the current board policy but that this could change.