Local Food

Local Food Page  

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.

Upcoming Events

Farm and Food Awareness Week

Manitoba’s annual Farm and Food Awareness Week (FFAW) is taking place September 19-23, 2022 with the theme ‘Engaging Manitobans on our Agri-food Industry’. Since 2015, Manitoba FFAW provides an opportunity for all Manitobans to gain awareness of the great diversity of food production in the province, the hardworking people who make up our diverse agri-food industry, and the importance of agriculture to the provincial economy.

As part of this year’s celebration, Manitoba Agriculture will be encouraging our Twitter followers to showcase the Many Faces of Manitoba Agriculture throughout the week through a selfie challenge. Follow along @MBGovAg and show your love of Manitoba agriculture by sharing a photo of yourself on a farm, at the office or enjoying a meal made from Manitoba foods accompanied by #FacesofMBAg and #FarmFoodAwarenessWeek.

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

Know where your food is produced

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 Agriculture 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

Manitoba’s Local Produce Guide lists farmers’ markets, pre-picked market stands, U-Pick gardens and community-supported agriculture farms where you can buy locally grown vegetables.
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 pfga@xplornet.com.
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.


Manitoba Guides 

Manitoba Hunting and Trapping Guides 

Manitoba Angling Guide 


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.