How to find a farmer in 2014

Savour Winnipeg Farmers' MarketsIt’s almost impossible to think about growing anything, what with the long winter we’ve had and incredibly slow thaw we’re experiencing. But greenhouses in and around the city are already nurturing seedlings  and gardening enthusiasts are already planning their planting and starting their seeds.

For those of who lack the space, skill, or inclination to manage large tracts of edibles, the Farmers’ Market is the next best thing. Thankfully we don’t all have to make the trek out to the biggest and arguably best Farmers’ Market in (or just outside) the city, St. Norbert. Smaller iterations have been cropping up in many Winnipeg neighbourhoods over the last few years making it super convenient to find a farmer and score some amazing local produce.

Here’s where (and when) you’re likely to be able to do that in Winnipeg for the 2014 season.

 

Downtown Farmers’ Market

Season Sneak Peek: Thursday, March 27 from 10 am – 4 pm
 
Thursdays,  2 p.m – 6 p.m.
June 5 – Oct 9

Portage Avenue – Manitoba Hydro Building Main Concourse

Red River Farmers’ Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

July to September

3977 Portage Avenue (Portage Ave & Perimeter Hwy)
Red River Exhibition Association: 204.888.6990
www.redriverex.com

West Broadway Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays,  4-6:30 pm

July 10 – Sept 18, 2013

 

669 Broadway , Thomson funeral home parking lot

www.westbroadway.mb.ca/good-food-club

Wolseley Farmers’ Market

 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

June 18 – October 15

980 Palmerston Ave. at Ruby St., Winnipeg 

Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market

Saturdays and Wednesdays 

May 24 – October 29

3514 Pembina Hwy., St. Norbert
Marilyn Firth, 204-275-8349
www.stnorbertfarmersmarket.ca

Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is Manitoba’s largest farmers’ market with over 100 vendors attending each Saturday and approximately 35 vendors on Wednesdays. Everything sold is made right here in Manitoba!

River Heights Farmers’ Market

 Fridays, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

July 5 – September 27

River Heights Community Centre, corner of Oak St. & Grosvenor Ave.
Barbara Coombs and Stephanie Barke, 204-488-7000
www.rhfarmersmarket.com

Gas Station Arts Centre Village Market

Thursdays, 4 pm – 8 pm

June 27 – September 5

445 River Ave, Winnipeg
Alixe Edwards, 204-284-9477
www.gsac.ca/village-market 

The Forks Farmer’s Market

Sundays, 11 am – 4 pm
July  – October

Main Street Farmers’ Market

Fridays, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

June 5 – September 20

865 Main Street – Neechi Commons parking lot (Euclid and Main)
Jasmine Tara, 204-927-2342

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