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Direct Farm Manitoba is actively involved in advocating for the interests of its member markets and farmers.  In addition to this, our members have access to a number of other important benefits, including a farm or market profile on DFM’s website, promotion of the direct marketing sector throughout the season, and special events and programs.

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A SHORT HISTORY

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 of Manitoba (FMAM) forms the base that continues today with the farmers’ market members of Direct Farm Manitoba. 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 FMAM cooperative with the addition of Individual farm 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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President
Phil Veldhuis, Phil’s Honey, St. Norbert Farmers’ Market
Vice-President
Stefan Regnier, Blue Lagoon Organics, St. Norbert Farmers’ Market
Secretary
Danielle Mondor, Make-shift Farm
Treasurer
Bruce Berry, Almost Urban Vegetables, St. Norbert Farmers’ Market
Director
Justin Girard, Hearts&Roots
Director
Judy Swain, Tri-Pop Farm
Director
Michelle Schram, Fresh Roots Farm
Director
Erica Young, Ploughshares Community Farm, Beausejour Farmers’ Market
STAFF
Executive Director
Kristie Beynon
Membership and
Project Coordinator
Lexi van Dyck
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for a hands-on, dynamic and rewarding job? The members of Direct Farm Manitoba offer a range of learning opportunities, from internships to farm hand positions. Which opportunity suits YOU depends on what you want to learn, where you want to work and how you envision your own farm venture. Thankfully, there are so many options!
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