Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia Launch a Coupon Program

Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia has just announced the launch of their pilot ‘food bucks’ program for farmers’ markets. Like the program Direct Farm Manitoba is developing to launch in the 2020 market season, the Nova Scotia coupon program is being modelled after the successful program in BC. Direct Farm Manitoba is meeting with staff from BCAFM this week to discuss our program, and gain wisdom on how to make it a success here in Manitoba.

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Farm Mentorship Gathering

Direct Farm Manitoba aims to support farm mentorship to build successful current & future farm businesses.  This summer, we’re facilitating informal on-farm gatherings where farmers (and wannabe farmers) can get together to share, learn, and laugh!

The 1st gathering is at Tri-Pop Farms hosted by Judy Swain: On an 80-acre triangle (TRI-) of field and poplar (-POP), Judy raises grass-fed beef, eggs, chicken,

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Direct Farm Manitoba is in the news!

Direct Farm Manitoba has an exciting new program brewing.  The market coupon program would see underserved members of our communities receiving coupons that they could spend on MB grown products at DFM member markets. This program is being successfully run on a large scale in BC . We are looking to roll the program out in 2020.  See our story on the CBC and watch the interview with Justin Girard,

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Employment Opportunity


Contract Position: Event Coordinator & Member Liaison


Starting Date: April 1, 2019

End Date: March 31, 2020

Wage: 480 hours @ $16/hour

Requirements: Eligible for employment under Career Focus Program


Under Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada Career Focus Program, eligible employees must be:

  • 30 years or younger when starting the position
  • unemployed or underemployed
  • have graduated from a university,

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