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Food local products Reviews and Such

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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Food local products Reviews and Such

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…

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Reviews and Such local products Restaurants

Decadence Chocolates

Over the last few months as I’ve headed down Sherbrook, I’ve noticed signage for a new chocolate shop called Decadence Chocolates. Finally, in the last month or so, Decadence Chocolates opened. The first thing I noticed when I stepped in was the brightness of the location. The woods are light coloured and the walls are…

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Community Food local products

Local Food, Local Stories

This year marks the third annual #LoveLocalMB tasting event. The event came about when Peter Fehr of Gourmet Inspirations was looking for a way to promote local food producers. Originally it was going to be a wine and cheese type evening. Then Peter connected with Bessie Hatzitrifanos of Bessie’s Best Food, and shortly thereafter the…

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Community Food local products Reviews and Such

Gift Ideas from the Local Food Scene

When I was younger it seemed that the only food gift baskets were the one’s from HIckory Farms. The only time you received anything local and gourmet was if you had friends who did home canning. Times have certainly changed. Winnipeg is now awash with companies that offer specialty food gifts. Last year I wrote about…

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Community Food local products

Holiday Food, Manitoba Style

Yes, it’s that time of year again.  The time when the countdown begins. It’s only (drumroll) FIFTEEN more shopping days until ADVENT. What? What were you thinking? Is there some other holiday coming up? Yes, the Christmas season is upon us. I believe it began in August in some places, although that could just be…