It’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
Portage Avenue – Manitoba Hydro Building Main Concourse
Red River Farmers’ Market
July to September
3977 Portage Avenue (Portage Ave & Perimeter Hwy)
Red River Exhibition Association: 204.888.6990
West Broadway Farmers’ Market
July 10 – Sept 18, 2013
669 Broadway , Thomson funeral home parking lot
Wolseley Farmers’ Market
June 18 – October 15
980 Palmerston Ave. at Ruby St., Winnipeg
Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market
May 24 – October 29
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 35 vendors on Wednesdays. Everything sold is made right here in Manitoba!
River Heights Farmers’ Market
July 5 – September 27
River Heights Community Centre, corner of Oak St. & Grosvenor Ave.
Barbara Coombs and Stephanie Barke, 204-488-7000
Gas Station Arts Centre Village Market
June 27 – September 5
445 River Ave, Winnipeg
Alixe Edwards, 204-284-9477
The Forks Farmer’s Market
Plaza Parking Lot
Main Street Farmers’ Market
June 5 – September 20
865 Main Street – Neechi Commons parking lot (Euclid and Main)
Jasmine Tara, 204-927-2342