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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.

FARMS

Are you a Manitoba farmer who is selling your farm products directly to customers?

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Markets

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MEMBER BENEFITS

Profile on Direct Farm Manitoba’s Website

Direct Farm Manitoba’s website lists our member farmers across Manitoba. Visitors to the site can search by region, and find out information about your farm and your contact details.

Promotion

Throughout the season the direct farm marketing sector is promoted through our social media channels, which include our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We use images collected from our member farms and farmers’ markets, as well as in house created graphics.

Advocacy

Direct Farm Manitoba is the voice of farmers’ markets and small-scale direct marketing farmers across Manitoba. We consult with government, commodity groups, Manitoba Health, and other groups to ensure the viability and sustainability of the sector. Direct Farm Manitoba is also actively involved in various partnerships, such as our membership in Farmers’ for Climate Solutions. These partnerships help to further strengthen the sector.

Reduced Pricing on Events

DFM members receive special reduced pricing on our annual Direct Farm Marketing Conference, and other events Direct Farm Manitoba offers throughout the year.

Events and Programs

Direct Farm Manitoba runs workshops throughout the year for our members.

Members are also regularly informed about relevant events happening in the province, including workshops and training opportunities, as well as other opportunities that could be beneficial to their farms.

Farm members selling at participating farmers’ markets can participate in the Manitoba Community Food Currency Program, and initiative of Direct Farm Manitoba.

Direct Farm Manitoba Newsletter

Members receive seasonal newsletters to keep you up to date with what the organization is up to, as well as opportunities and important announcements.

Regular updates

Regular updates are sent out to members on relevant topics such as regulatory topics, available funding, and other items that may be of benefit to our members.

Members only Facebook Group

Members can access the Direct Farm Manitoba members only Facebook group to connect with other direct farm marketers.

Voting privileges

Members each have a vote at our Direct Farm Manitoba AGM each spring. This is an important time to bring your voice to the table and help steer the direction of the association. Members are also eligible to join the board.

In light of the systemic barriers to participation in farming for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), Direct Farm Manitoba membership will be free for BIPOC going forward. Please indicate if this applies to you on your membership application, and the membership fee will be waived.

Annual Dues

Annual membership dues for farm members as of January 1, 2022:

Regular Member: $75/year or $140/2 years

New Farmer: $25/year (for a maximum of 3 years)

APPLY ONLINE

To Become a Member:

  1. Fill out the online form below or send in the membership application
  2. Pay your membership fee ($50) either by cheque or etransfer to [email protected]

Applications for membership will be processed once the application and membership fee have been received.

Application forms and payment can be sent to:
Direct Farm Manitoba
PO BOX 3641
Winnipeg, MB
R2W 3R4

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