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Earth Week Savings for 2018 Forage Season

In honour of Earth Week 2018, we’re offering deep discounts on our multi-date options for the Fantastic Forest Forage. Whether you’re interested in the healing power of local plants, or would like to get back to the land a little bit and use natural methods to supplement your diet, or want to teach your kids or friends about our natural environment and how to live a little more sustainably, the Fantastic Forest Forage is for you.

A Better Way to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

There’s a better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than by hoisting a pint of Ireland’s finest and toasting to your friend’s Slainte (good health). A pint of smooth and creamy Irish stout is a rare thing indeed, and no, we’re not talking about green beer either.

We’re talking about tapping into the makers movement and in one afternoon, equipping you with the tools, techniques and knowledge to make your very own batch of craft-beer, an authentic Irish stout that can and will be ready to roll out on your friends on St. Patrick’s Day.

Winnipeg’s Top Tap Rooms (and hall of shame)

Yes, in true Winnipeg fashion, we’ve jumped just in time to catch the tail end of the tap room band-wagon. Better late than never I guess and we’re certainly making up for lost time. In the last twelve months (give or take) we’ve seen some simply stellar places crack open their long-awaited doors and tap some kegs and with 20 tap-room or brewery permits up for approval, there’s plenty more on the horizon.

Here’s a breakdown of what we believe are the best (and worst) of them.

Savour Winnipeg’s Going Wild About Mushrooms

For six years we’ve been teaching Winnipeggers, and people visiting Winnipeg, what grows wild and is good to eat through the Fantastic Forest Forage. Each and every year, we’ve been asked about mushrooms: where they grow, which are the good ones, and most importantly, which are bad. For many reasons, it’s a subject we’ve avoided. Until now.

Living Prairie Museum Prairie Plant Sale

May’s a busy month. The gorgeous weather has us busy in our backyards. Savour Winnipeg’s Fantastic Forest Forage kicks off for a sixth season. And Living Prairie Museum hosts the first of a few Prairie Plant sales. Procured by Prairie Flora Greenhouse, this is your chance to enhance your gardens with some hardy native perennials. […]

New Locations Announced

The Fantastic Forest Forage is back again for 2016. Once again we’ll unearth the edible bounty that grows wild and free in our own back-yards. If you’ve ever wondered what grows wild and is good to eat, this one of a kind experience is for you. We cover tools of the trade, why we forage, […]

Food Trends 2016

I’m not a fan of food fads but good food will always be in fashion. Nevertheless, The National Restaurant Association has released results of its 2016 Top Restaurant Menu Trends survey. But it’s always fun to see which ones we’re embracing, which ones were never out of style, and which ones we’re years behind on (food […]

Prairie Planting Workshop

Instructor John Morgan of Prairie Habitats Inc. will teach you how to successfully grow native prairie plants at home. Find out how native species can be included in your landscape designs, and why using native plant material is important for biodiversity and conservation. Workshops include a presentation, discussion, and seed planting demonstration. Prairie seeds will […]

Win a Spinning Plates DVD

Spinning Plates is the story of three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are.

The film begins with cutting-edge Chicago-based restaurant, Alinea. Named the seventh best restaurant in the world, chef Grant Achatz battles a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion.

The second, Breitbach’s Country Dining, is a 150 year old family restaurant in Iowa and finally there is La Cocina de Gabby, a fledgling Mexican restaurant in Tuscon.

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