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What is Direct Farm Manitoba?

Direct Farm Manitoba is the voice for the small scale farm sector in Manitoba. Whether at a farmer's market or farm gate these connections develop into relationships and food choices that are built on trust and transparency.
We are a member-owned cooperative of farms and markets that sell their products directly to consumers. We support our members to achieve fairness in our industry, and maximize their opportunities for economic sustainability. By helping our farms and markets, we help all Manitobans make better decisions about the food on our tables.

How can I buy from your farmers ?

Direct Farm Manitoba knows each of the farmers that are profiled in our directory. You can explore what they offer and the places they sell using that directory on this site. Yet Direct Farm Manitoba is not just a directory - it is a network of farmers across our province who are all working to build relationships with their customers and maintain transparency in their businesses. These farmers are coming together at events, farm tours and conferences... to learn from each other and work together to build a more resilient local food system for Manitoba.

Our Members

  • Join Direct Farm as a member that pays an annual membership fee
  • Maintain your own profiles in the directory (if desired)
  • Adhere to the principles of Members of Direct Farm Manitoba
We have two kinds of memberships:
  1. Markets
  2. Individual Farms

You can find out more about joining Direct Farm Manitoba here

A Short History of Direct Farm Manitoba

Direct Farm Manitoba is a member owned cooperative that has brought together three organizations that have been supporting the small scale farm sector.

The former Farmers' Market Association forms the base that continues today with the Market members of Direct Farm. In 2013 a Small Farm Working Group led by Dr. Wayne Lees was set up by the province to study support for the sector. The study recommended an organization be created to support small scale farmers. In March 2016 Direct Farm Manitoba was formed by extending the existing Market cooperative with the addition of Individual members. In 2014, a private initiative called Small Farms Manitoba was created by Kalynn Spain to provide a focus for farmers and consumers. As of January 2017, these three elements are joined together in Direct Farm Manitoba.