Have you ever wondered where the pork and eggs you eat for breakfast come from? This coming sunday, September 20th, there are 37 farms in Manitoba opening their doors to welcome the public for the 6th Annual Open Farm Day in Manitoba. Last year, over 8,000 people checked out 47 farms across the province to learn about producers, their farms and the wonderful products they produce and manufacture.
From alpacas to pumpkins, horses to produce and everything in between, this is a day destined for local purchases, learning experiences and fun. Look to buy local products along the way by checking out Manitoba’s Local Produce Guide for a listing of Manitoba’s farmers’ markets, pre-picked stands and u-pick vegetable gardens.
Consider visiting the University of Manitoba research facility in Glenlea, Manitoba, just 10 mins south of Winnipeg. The Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre will be open from 10am-4pm on Sunday. The centre will be hosting special activities such as ice cream making and learn about food production by turning canola into oil and wheat into flour. Manitoba Pork will also be providing a fre pork-on-a-bun BBQ lunch.