JULY 28, 2024: ST. NORBERT, MB – Farm Tour at Almost Urban Vegetables

Posted by Jennifer Sparling on June 11, 2024

You’re invited to a farm tour of Almost Urban Vegetables in St. Norbert, Manitoba! Get to know your local farmers Bruce and Marilyn, who are also host farmers in the 2024 Young Agrarians Apprenticeship Program. Almost Urban Vegetables is a 10-acre family farm, where they grow their vegetables in the fertile, nutrient-rich soils of the Red River Valley.

Come and learn about their growing practices for their seasonal vegetables, which are sold in their CSA program and at the local farmer’s market. You’ll also have a chance to hear about their farming values and why it’s important for them to connect consumers to food growers.

WHEN: Sunday, July 28, 2024 | 1:30pm to 4:30pm

LOCATION: Treaty 1 Territory | Almost Urban Vegetables  | 3893 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB, R3V 1X3

REGISTER: Please register on Eventbrite as space for this event is limited. 

SCHEDULE (times are approximate):

1:30pm Welcome and Light Refreshments
2:00pm Opening Circle
2:30pm Farm Tour
4:30pm Depart

BRING: Dress for the weather. Rubber boots are advisable as there has been a lot of precipitation this year, and gardening gloves as the tour may involve an interactive component. 

SHARE: Planning on joining us? Invite your friends and share the Facebook event

ACCESSIBILITY: If you have any accessibility needs, please get in touch with us at jennifer@youngagrarians.org

About Almost Urban Vegetables

Almost Urban Vegetables is a 10-acre family farm, owned and run by Marilyn Firth, Bruce Berry, their sons, and helpers – the Almost Urban team! They are located in St. Norbert, Manitoba, right on the south edge of Winnipeg. Their vegetables are grown in the fertile, nutrient-rich soils of the Red River Valley.

Ten years ago, they left their urban lifestyle to follow their dream of growing food and living simply. They settled in Manitoba, appreciative of the fresh air, natural surroundings, and friendly communities of the Winnipeg area.

Marilyn has over twenty years of growing experience, including a Certificate of Permaculture and a Certificate of Horticultural Therapy. She coordinates the “what we do” – choosing the vegetable varieties, timing, plant health monitoring, and more. As an engineer by trade, Bruce manages the “how we’ll do it” – the logistics of materials, water, harvesting, and equipment. Their sons are involved in their farming project, either through developing websites, helping with growing and harvesting, or helping at the farmers market.

Website: www.almosturbanvegetables.com/

Facebook: .facebook.com/AlmostUrbanVegetables/

Instagram: @almost_urban_vegetables


  • This event is free and open to everyone! Supervised children are welcome
  • Please leave furry friends at home
  • Please stay home if you have cold or flu symptoms
  • Please wash your shoes before visiting the farm, especially if you work on or have visited a farm recently
  • Please do not bring alcohol to this event
  • Please share this event with anyone who may be interested!

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