Fresh Roots Farm was established in 2011 by Michelle Schram and Troy Stozek, on land that was owned and farmed by Michelle’s grandparents and parents near Cartwright, in southwest Manitoba. Although Michelle grew up on her family’s nearby cattle ranch (Troy is originally a “town kid” from Dauphin, MB) they both put down “fresh roots” with equally fresh ideas and optimism for growing good food from the land. They steward this land using holistic and regenerative agriculture practices with their young son, Sydney. Their main philosophy is that by facilitating healthy, balanced, diverse, biological systems through holistic management, abundance will follow, including healthy plants, animals and people. The long term goal is to build a resilient farm ecosystem, local food community and economy, so that farming can be a livelihood for future generations.
Fresh Roots Farm produces grassfed beef and lamb, as well as raw pasture-based honey (from alfalfa, clover & wildflower sources). They deliver to two Winnipeg locations per month, alternating monthly between their four pickup locations; details of this schedule can be found on their website, and orders can be placed through their online farm store. Eggs from pastured hens are seasonally available. Their raw honey jars are also available for sale at over 40 retailers across Manitoba.