WHAT IS DIRECT FARM MANITOBA?
HOW CAN I BUY FROM YOUR FARMERS ?
Direct Farm Manitoba knows each of the farmers and farmers markets that are profiled in our directory. You can explore what they offer and the places they sell using their profiles on this site. Yet Direct Farm Manitoba is not just a directory – it is a network of farmers and farmers’ markets across our province who are all working to build relationships with their customers and maintain transparency in their businesses. These farmers and market coordinators 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.
- Join Direct Farm as a member that pays an annual membership fee
- Maintain your profiles in the directory (if desired)
- Adhere to the principles of Members of Direct Farm Manitoba
- 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.