Blog Category: Manitoba

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 26, 2020

Are you an aspiring farmer who wants to gain experience growing amazing food for an amazing community? Fresh Roots Farm is excited to offer a meaningful apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Fresh Roots Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Cartwright, MB.  Michelle Schram and Troy Stozek have been farming since 2011, on a quarter section inherited from Michelle’s grandparents. They decided to try and make a living from the land, laying down “fresh roots” along with optimism for a modern yet traditional style of food production. They rent another quarter section from Michelle’s … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Cartwright, MB – Fresh Roots Farm

LAND OPPORTUNITY: Diversified Farm with Community of Customers – Roblin, MB

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 26, 2020

ABOUT THE LAND & OPPORTUNITY The current farm was established in 2007 near San Clara, MB and has grown over the years. It is a quarter section of mixed pasture and bushland. We have been downsizing farm operations in 2020 in anticipation of a move to a new farm in BC. The farm is fenced and cross fenced for cattle with 2 heated waterers, corrals, handling chute/squeeze and barn. Many paddocks for ease of moving and sorting cattle plus separated winter feeding groups. Hay has been purchased locally rather than produced on the land. Cattle have been a part of … Continue reading LAND OPPORTUNITY: Diversified Farm with Community of Customers – Roblin, MB

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Ninette, MB – Luna Field Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 24, 2020

Do you dream of being a full time farmer and growing food for your community? Luna Field Farm is excited to offer a hands-on apprenticeship to help you on your farming journey. About the Farm Luna Field Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Ninette, MB.  Luna Field Farm is a pasture (grass)-based livestock farm operated by Wian Prinsloo and Lydia Carpenter. The farm is run on several hundred acres of grazing pasture land in southwestern Manitoba. Through an ecological lens they focus on the health of their livestock, pastures [plants], and soils, recognizing that “we are what we eat, from the ground up!”  … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Ninette, MB – Luna Field Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Clearwater, MB – The Dogs Run Farm

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 18, 2020

Do you dream of starting your own farm but don’t know where to start. The Dogs Run Farm is excited to offer an exciting apprenticeship to help you learn what it takes to start your farming journey. About the Farm The Dog’s Run Farm is located on Treaty 1 territory near Clearwater, MB.  The Dog’s Run Farm encompasses just under twelve acres on a beautiful valley, with a small unnamed creek, or run, at the bottom, plus 37 acres of rented pasture. Their two farm dogs enjoy roaming the creek, which from a birds eye view resembles a dog’s head. This is … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Clearwater, MB – The Dogs Run Farm

YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Brandon, MB – South Glanton Farms

Posted by Sara Yagelniski on November 18, 2020

Do you want to spend a summer immersed regenerative farming? South Glanton Farms is excited to offer a hands-on apprenticeship just for you. About the Farm South Glanton Farms is a third generation family farm including Ryan, Sarah, Piper and Bingham, Jim, Joanne and Janelle Boyd and their full time employee Connor English. The farm is located north of Brandon, Manitoba near Forrest. Their goal is to produce healthy food while improving our local landscape and community while providing a rewarding life to their family. South Glanton Farms is working towards a system that is self sufficient and regenerating, requiring minimal outside … Continue reading YA APPRENTICESHIP 2021: Brandon, MB – South Glanton Farms

OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 02, 2020

About the National Farmers Union Convention 2020 What a year 2020 has been! Throughout, the National Farmers Union has continued to work diligently on behalf of family and cooperative farmers and progressive eaters and thinkers across Canada.  calling for measures to support family and cooperative farms fighting for farmers and farmers markets to be recognized as essential services highlighting the importance of localized food systems speaking for the health of all workers in the food system including farmers, migrant workers, inspectors and processors In addition, the NFU has created a Vision of a post-COVID Food System that we look forward … Continue reading OCT 28 – NOV 28: ONLINE – National Farmers Union Convention

WATCH: Setting Your Price for Your Food Product Webinar – Government of Manitoba

Posted by Dana Penrice on November 02, 2020

Have you figured out what you want to grow but haven’t figured out what you should sell it for?  The Government of Manitoba put together some great webinars of pricing your product. Check out these recorded videos to think through what will work for you. Part 1: Setting price for farmers markets, retailers and wholesalers. Calculating Cost of Goods and break even. More on pricing strategy Part 2: Selling to wholesalers, distributors and retailers Using the Manitoba Pricing Tool Setting up promotions Part 3: Strategy for selling to customers in retail setting More on pricing strategies with retailers Part 4: … Continue reading WATCH: Setting Your Price for Your Food Product Webinar – Government of Manitoba

Nov. 20: Town Hall – Direct Farm Manitoba

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 30, 2020

WHEN: November 20, 2020 1pm-3pm WHERE: Virtually on Zoom WHO:  Direct Farm Manitoba members and future members! WHAT: Mark your calendars for the 2020 Direct Farm Manitoba Town hall. The town hall is a great chance to get together and discuss issues important to the direct farm marketing sector. Whether you are a long time member, or just starting out and wanting to know more about Direct Farm Manitoba, we hope to see you there! Have a policy concern, issue, or other topic you want to discuss? We want to hear about it! Contact us at events@directfarmmanitoba.ca HOW:  RSVP to events@directfarmmanitoba.ca

Nov 5 – 26: Regenerative Ag Month – Manitoba Grasslands and Forage Association

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 30, 2020

MFGA’s Regenerative Ag Conference will be delivered as a month long on-line celebration of Regen Ag Farming in Manitoba, focussing on soil health, producer prosperity! When: Thursday Nights in November Where: Online. Register here.  What: A month-long celebration featuring one keynote speaker per week – all free of charge and live as it happens. The format for each 120-minute presentation includes the following: 45-minute Video customized to a Made-in-Manitoba focus Live Q&A Session moderated by MFGA leaders Local Producer Panel Thursday, November 5, 2020 7pm – 9pm DIANA RODGERS – Live & Online “Sacred Cow” Presentation – watch the trailer Internationally-recognized Diana … Continue reading Nov 5 – 26: Regenerative Ag Month – Manitoba Grasslands and Forage Association

NOV to DEC: Manitoba Organic Alliance Webinar on Weeds

Posted by Dana Penrice on October 15, 2020

Weed Webinars November 4, 2020 – December 9, 2020 by Manitoba Organic Alliance $40 Register here for one, two or five webinars and tune in from the comfort of your own home during your lunch hour. Each webinar is $10. Save $10 by registering for all five. Funding is provided in part by the Canada and Manitoba governments through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Additional sponsorship is provided by FCC, MASC and Weed Surfer. Introduction to Organic Weed Management – November 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm In this webinar, you’ll learn about the general approaches used by organic producers to manage … Continue reading NOV to DEC: Manitoba Organic Alliance Webinar on Weeds