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Food local products Reviews and Such

Mottola Grocery 242 Hargrave Street

Mottola Grocery is a grocery store for gourmets and gourmands, located in the Hargrave Street Market in downtown Winnipeg. They specialize in high quality, local and imported groceries. They also sell a good range of takeout sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. I have to admit, on my first visit, I took one look at the…

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The Manitoba Box – A Culinary Staycation

I stopped at one of my local Safeway stores the other day to pick up The Manitoba Box. This box is advertised as containing 22 locally produced items, and sells for $49.99. Most of the items in the box are food and beverage items for human consumption. There is a dog treat, and some lip…

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Lisbon Bakery – Mordens Chocolate

Lisbon Bakery and Mordens Chocolate are two specialty food outlets, that are within a couple of blocks of where I live. Both have been in business for a long time, in fact this year is the 60th anniversary for Mordens. Of the two, I more frequently visit Lisbon Bakery. It’s open early and a good…

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Preserve by Flora and Farmer

Preserve, is the newly opened store front location for Flora & Farmer preserves. Preserve is located at the back of Hildegard’s Bakery with entrances through the bakery, or off Maryland Street. Flora & Farmer’s tagline is: “Delightfully daring preserves your grandma never made.” This is in,  reference to the fact that several of the preserves…

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St Norbert Farmer’s Market-Saturday Shopping

  Last Saturday, I found myself part way down Pembina Highway in the morning. After my breakfast I thought that it would be a good time to head out to the St Norbert Farmers Market. I try to get out there once or twice a year. Despite it being beyond Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway, there is…

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Third + Bird + More, Shopping Local

Last weekend was the semi-annual Third + Bird local goods market. 2019 marks 10 years that Third + Bird, which operated originally as a small Christmas market, has been in operation. For the first several years it was held out in Transcona, and because that’s an area that, in spite of having routes so named,…

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Fromagerie Bothwell – Provencher Avenue

Fromagerie Bothwell is the new Winnipeg location for Bothwell Cheese. Bothwell Cheese has long been a Manitoba institution. A family run business that has been in operation since 1936, Bothwell Cheese produces a wide range of cheese products, and are specially know for their Squeakers, cheese curds available by the bag(and a great choice for…

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More Manitoba Made Food and Drink

I try and hit the Winnipeg Farmers Markets a few times during the year. I’m generally on the lookout for more Manitoba made products to try. Mainly I’ve been visiting the Downtown Market, either at the Hydro Building, or in winter, indoors at Cityplace. Wednesday I went out to St. Norbert for the Farmers Market there.…

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Fresh Food Refreshes Market

The Farmers Market run by Downtown Biz at the MB Hydro building is now in it’s 4th year. Not surprisingly it continues to evolve and change. Old vendors leave and new vendors and fresh food arrive. This year has seen several new stalls appear. I won’t be going over all of them, but a few…