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Manitoba’s Small Scale Food Report is Food for Thought.

Many farmers are willing to sell a side of beef, a few dozen eggs or a bag of potatoes to their acquaintances. Farmers have been direct marketing since agriculture began and it is only in the last 50 years that direct farm to consumer sales have been questioned. Up until then, governments encouraged farmers in […]

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Small Farms Manitoba

Small Farms Manitoba

Small Farms Manitoba is an online directory of direct-marketing producers in Manitoba and one of MAFRA’s funded community projects of 2013. The directory was created through the process of a 4-month working farm tour that Kalynn Spain, founder and coordinator, embarked on in order to gather stories and pictures for the directory. She ended up […]

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“Looking back to look forward”

“Looking back to look forward”

David Neufeld of Turtle Mountain/Boissevain has posted some reflections on the Cavers’ farm and MAFRI to The Real Manitoba Food Fight. “We all want the food we eat to be safe, diverse and healthy. We all want more farmers and new entrants growing a diversity of foods and making comfortable livings doing it. Will MAFRI […]

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Wanna Chew the Fat About Regulations?

Wanna Chew the Fat About Regulations?

Are you a farmer producing local, sustainable food for Manitobans? Are you an eater, restaurateur or retailer in Manitoba wanting to eat or sell local, sustainable and humane food? Join our conversation September 13th 2013 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Clearwater United Church, Clearwater Manitoba. This meeting is for you. It has become clear after […]

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The Northern Sun Farm Co-op

The Northern Sun Farm Co-op

The Northern Sun Farm Co-op is a land-owning cooperative, providing members a portion of land to build a home, produce their own food, and engage in creative projects all in a community focused on working towards self-sufficiency. Started about 30 years ago as a back-to-land effort, the community gradually organized themselves into a formal cooperative […]

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Having your cow and eating it too: why cultured meat is a stupid and even harmful idea

Having your cow and eating it too: why cultured meat is a stupid and even harmful idea

by Stéphane McLachlan, MAFRA/University of Manitoba You might have seen it on the news or read about it on the Internet. A high visibility foodie media event took place in London two days ago, where a researcher and journalist both tasted the world’s first cultured hamburger as prepared by a celebrity chef. That is, meat […]

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