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Almost Urban Vegetables

FARMERS: Bruce Berry and Marilyn Firth
LOCATION: 3893 Pembina Highway (Winnipeg)
PHONE #: (204) 275-0253
EMAIL: vegetables@mts.net
WEBSITE: www.almosturbanvegetables.com

FARM BIO

Located just outside of the south perimeter, Almost Urban Vegetables is now a 70-member CSA that has grown to feed over four times the number of people Marilyn and Bruce sold to when they started selling shares back in 2009. From the beginning, the couple has welcomed helpers and interns, sharing their own knowledge and farming lessons with those who want to learn more. They also raise laying hens and pastured poultry, the latter of which are fertilizing their back fields to prep them for future plantings a long-term plan already in action!

In the spring of 2006, Marilyn, Bruce, and their three sons sold their home in Kitchener, Ontario, put their favourite possessions in storage, and started a five month adventure in learning. The goal was to give the family a chance to see and learn about their own country, while developing skills and knowledge related to organic growing. The trip started with a two-week permaculture course for Marilyn, followed by an extended WWOOFing experience. This was the beginning of the next chapter of their life a fresh start with the ultimate goal of finding a home where they could grow food for their family, feel connected to a community, and turn it all into a livelihood. The family worked with and visited nearly 30 farms across Western Canada throughout a six-month period, before choosing to settle in Manitoba.

FARM PRODUCTS

PRODUCT PRACTICES PURCHASING PRICES
Chicken
  • Pastured
  • Pre-order
  • Farm gate
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CSA share
  • Pastured
  • Antibiotic-free
  • Hormone-free
  • Free of synthetic fertilizers
  • Free of synthetic pesticides
  • Free of synthetic herbicides
Please check our website!
Teas
  • Free of synthetic fertilizers
  • Free of synthetic pesticides
  • Free of synthetic herbicides
  • Certified Local, Sustainable
see us at the market

FARM OPENINGS

POSITION STARTING DATE DETAILS
Farm hand . Our Farm Hands help with all aspects of the operation from seeding to harvest and wash/pack. We are located on the city bus Route 162 which comes across the road twice per day. Lunch is provided as a benefit. We have a 5 person team. The position is seven hours per day for 5 days per week, with option for more hours depending on weather.Experience with horticulture/farm/gardens is preferred. Must enjoy working outdoors. A demonstrated interest in sustainable food production is also desirable. All applicants must provide a resume and references.
 

Hours

  S M T W T F S
Morning              
Afternoon              
Evening              

Wolseley (Tuesdays starting 4pm)
River Heights (Wednesday starting 4pm)
St. Norbert (Tuesday starting 3 pm)

ASSOCIATIONS

Local Food Plus