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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 are alcohol -infused, although I think that may be underestimating a lot of grandmas. Flora & Farmer’s owner/chef is Kim Bialkoski. I’ve bought her preserves…Continue readingPreserve by Flora and Farmer

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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 still transit service out there, and I was not far from one of the Bus Rapid Transit stations. The rapid transit system had just opened…Continue readingSt Norbert Farmer’s Market-Saturday Shopping

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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, is poorly served by transit, I had never attended.   Then, about three years ago, they moved into the basement of the downtown Hudson’s Bay…Continue readingThird + Bird + More, Shopping Local

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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 making poutine). For years, Bothwell Cheese has been available in various supermarkets, and specialty shops. Although usually with a limited range of their varieties. A…Continue readingFromagerie Bothwell – Provencher Avenue

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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. However, having to wait 45 minutes for a St. Norbert bus in the middle of the day, I’m not as inclined to make return visits…Continue readingMore Manitoba Made Food and Drink

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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 of them are making the market more interesting. Hours for the market are 10 am – 3 pm. The Bar Lady: Fresh food can definitely…Continue readingFresh Food Refreshes Market