Municipality of Emerson-Franklin

Phone: 204-427-2557  |  Fax: 204-427-2224  |  info@emersonfranklin.com
115 Waddell Ave East Box 66, Dominion City MB, R0A 0H0

Residents

Stuartburn-Franklin Local Food Initiative

Stuartburn-Franklin Local Food Initiative
 

 

Corner Farmers' Market Launched


Now there's a fresh reason to stop at Can Am Corner – the community gas station at the corner of highways 201 and 59 just a few miles from the Canada/US border. The newly created ‘Corner Farmers' Market’ is responding to the growing interest in buying local by providing a venue for area producers and consumers to meet. The first Market happened Wednesday, May 20th.  

Throughout Manitoba, there has been growing support for farmers' markets, Community Shared Agriculture, and related local food initiatives for a number of years. The pandemic has further exposed vulnerabilities in conventional supply chains leading to a significant jump in demand for locally produced food and other essentials. Sponsored by the Stuartburn Emerson-Franklin Local Food Initiative, the Corner Farmers' Market has been in planning for a year, but the local buying trend around the Covid-19 pandemic helped to kickstart it.  

"We've been recruiting local producers and highlighting their stories for more than a year," said the organizers. Leah Bouchard, Laura Reeves, and Janet Kroeker began the Local Food Initiative in 2018. At Christmas, the group produced a pamphlet and promoted local gift shopping. Community potlucks, bringing local producers and buyers together were slated to begin this spring, but now will have to wait for rules around gatherings to relax. 

Meanwhile, the Corner Farmers' Market has started small with plans to grow into a regular event throughout the summer and fall. All purchases were pre-ordered, and the producers were on hand for several hours to meet their customers and fill orders. Producers included Wildfire Farms, Green Valley Garden Center, Creekside Dairy, Stoney Brook Creamery, Prairie Shore Botanicals, and Skip-o-Potamus. Products ranged from organic milk, goat’s cheese, hand-crafted soaps, pastured meats, honey, and wild harvested herbs. Manitoba-grown organic grains and flours were also available from Deruyck’s Top of the Hill Farm (located near Treherne). Other producers will be added for future market days as "non-essentials" are allowed with relaxing COVID regulations.  

Stuartburn Emerson-Franklin Local Food Initiative

initiativelocalfood@gmail.com

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Baked Goods

 

George and Esther Loewen 

Gardenton, MB

Products:  Vegetables and Baked Goods

 

Cookies and Buns are available with whole grain or white flour. Vegetables are available later in summer and are grown without the use of any pesticides or herbicides.

 

Contact Info:

Phone: 204-425-7750

Email: geloewen@gmail.com

 

 


 

 Fibre

Shepherd's Dream

Roseau River, MB

 

Products: Wool Bedding

 

Shepherd’s Dream makes wool bedding such as mattresses, toppers, comforters, pillows and sheets. They also sell pet beds, bed felts, dryer balls and DIY materials such as organic cotton, Melton wool and wool batting. The products are available any time of year. Some items are held in stock and larger items are made to order. To find out more details about the made in Manitoba products, their values and production practices please see their website. 

 

Website: www.woolbed.ca

 

Contact Info: 

Janet and Tim Kroeker  

Box 87 Roseau River MB 

R0A 1P0 

Phone: 1-204-427-3524 

Email: info@shepherdsdream.ca

 

 

 Green Pastures Farm

(See their full description below in Meat Section)

  


 

Meat

 

Wildfire Farms 

Woodmore, MB

 

Products:


  • 100% grass fed and finished beef. Wildfire Farms has a variety of cuts such as steaks, roasts, ground, soup bones, organ meats and sausage.
  • Free roaming heritage pork with cuts such as chops, roasts, hams, hocks, bacon, crackles and lard.
  • Free roaming chickens, breasts, thighs, drums, ground, wings, organs, feet and soup bones.  

 Meaghan Lomax, owner of Wildfire Farms since 2010, raises and sells free roaming chickens and pork and sells 100% grass fed and finished beef from the family farm. The Barnabe family has been raising beef for over 40 years. Products are available year-round, unless sold out.

 

Animals are raised naturally outdoors and on pasture without corn or soy. All products are gluten free, sugar free and nitrate free. 

Products available at the St Norbert Farmers market and Farm Gate. Also check out Wildfire Farms online store for locations, dates and times of deliveries/pickups.

Website:www.wildfirefarms.ca 

 Contact Info:


 Email: info@wildfirefarms.ca

 Phone: 1.204.427.2650

 Instagram: www.instagram.com/wildfirefarms/?hl=en

 Facebook: www.facebook.com/WildfireFarms01/

  

 

Green Pastures Farm

Gardenton, MB

 

Products:

 

  • Turkey
  • Lamb
  • Wool
  • Hand-stitched wool duvets 

Guy and Leah Bouchard value their family, community, and land they live and farm on. They aim to farm as sustainably as possible. They love sharing their farming knowledge and experiences with others, and at various times of the year, offer unique educational workshops and programs on the farm. Availability of products vary, so please contact for more information or connect with the farm via their Facebook page. 

Contact Info: 

Phone: 204-371-4993 

Email: greenpastures.farm@yahoo.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/farmgreenpastures

 


 
Milk and Eggs

 

Stoney Brook Creamery

 

Woodmore and Steinbach, MB

 

Products: Organic Whole Unhomogenized Milk in Glass Bottles

 

From field to barn to bottling, Stoney Brook Creamery works to keep everything clean and pure and healthy. Milk is available all year round. Home and farmland is located in Woodmore, while farm and creamery is in Steinbach. Milk is from Sardius Holsteins owned by Sam and Anne Appleby.

 

Website: www.stoneybrookcreamery.ca


Contact Info:

 

Phone: 204-371-6371 (Jim’s Cell), or 204-427-3230 (Jim and Angie Home)

  


Creekside Dairy

Gardenton, MB

 

Products: Unhomogenized Pasteurized Goats Milk

 

Creekside Dairy has goat milk available in a variety of stores around south-eastern Manitoba and it is also available locally at Can-am Country Corner. The goats are fed a non-gmo diet, as close to organic as possible.

 

Goat’s milk has many benefits such as being higher in calcium, potassium, and vitamin A than cow’s milk, lower in cholesterol, lower in lactose, and has a higher content in zinc and selenium. Also, goat milk is a good choice for babies since it is closer to human breast milk.

 

Contact Info:

 

Phone/Text: 204-381-8418

 

Email: wholegoatsmilk@gmail.com

  


  

Vegetables and Fruit

 

 

 

J. Creek Berries

 

Woodmore, MB

 

Products: Strawberries 

J. Creek Berries is in its second year of business. The strawberries are U-Pick or Pre-pick. Call ahead for picking dates and hours – they are usually open for most of July. 

Website: www.jcreekberries.com 

  

Contact Info:

 

Abby Mueller: 204-324-4661 

Instagram @jcreekberries

 

George and Esther Loewen

(See their full description above in Baked Goods Section) 

 

Prairie Shore Botanicals

(See their full description below in Wild Harvest Section)

 

 

 

 

 


 

Wild Harvested

  

Prairie Shore Botanicals

Gardenton, MB


Products:

  • Laura Reeves’ Guide to Useful Plants – From acorns to zoom sticks
  • Sap 'n' Salvy healing salve
  •  Wild Herbs
  • Garlic

Prairie Shore Botanicals is dedicated to increasing public knowledge of, and respect for, the beauty, diversity and usefulness of wild plants through specialized classes, presentations, consulting services, and respectfully harvested products. They also produce garlic and sometimes have other non-certified organic produce available.

Prairie Shore Botanicals believes in high quality products and services that don’t contain "fluff”. This is reflected in their hands-on teaching style, practical product packaging, and information sharing.

  

Website: www.psbotanicals.com

Contact Info:

 

Phone: 204-425-3520

Email: info@psbotanicals.com



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