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J&A Farms

J & A Farms is owned and operated by Joe and Alison. We are located in the RM of Brokenhead east of Beausejour.

We relocated in 2017 from Winnipeg with our children. We found our 40 acre dream to settle on, and we couldn’t be happier.

The inspiration to farm came from our families. Joe’s grandfathers both had farms in Italy and his parents never went a year without a garden.

Alison’s great grandfather owned a farm in Manitoba. Her great grandmother in Ontario had a large garden that fed the people in her boarding house.

Being steeped in tradition gives us the passion to continue and carry on. We have a firm belief, as did our families, to grow food naturally and without the use of synthetic chemicals.

We are excited to announce we are offering CSA shares for this season as well you will find us at the Lac Du Bonnet farmers market every Saturday from May through September.

We are excited for what the seasons bring and look forward to sharing all of our experiences with you!

 

 

*Covid update, all our CSA shares will be supplied in 1 time use cardboard box, as well we have increased daily cleaning off all supplies and hand washing on the farm. For our markets we will offer debit and credit card payments to help reduce contact.*

 

 

REGION
East
71058 Singbeil Rd, Brokenhead Manitoba, R0E 0C0
CONTACT
P: 204-688-6786
PRODUCTS
CSA
Vegetables

Prairie Sweetheart Honey

Prairie Sweetheart Honey is a small-scale apiary producing natural, high-quality honey from urban hives located in the Charleswood area of Winnipeg, MB.
Happy, healthy bees are our number one concern. We care for and protect these pollinators because bees play a vital role in the balance of nature; especially in the pollination of many farming initiatives, community gardens, orchards and seed industries.
Our honey has a unique and delicious taste because of its proximity to Assiniboine Forest, one of Canada’s largest urban nature parks. Also nearby, the Leo Mol English Gardens has local and imported plants blooming throughout the growing season and the Assiniboine River has a large variety of flora found along the banks.
We believe that small farming initiatives are key to a greener and brighter future. Prairie Sweetheart Honey is one small part of the bigger picture.

 

REGION
Winnipeg
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba
CONTACT
PRODUCTS
Honey

Brown Sugar Produce

Brown Sugar Produce is located just outside of Brandon Manitoba in the heart of the prairies. The farm is run by Stephanie Dillon and her daughter Teri Jenkins with husband Jon & daughter Myrah. We grow at two farm locations on about 4 cultivated acres.  We sell from our market trailer in front of Lady of the Lake Cafe on Fridays from mid-June through September, and supply weekly CSA customers in our Veggie Lovers’ Club.  In the spring we operate a shoots and microgreens CSA program.  We believe in ecological growing methods and our favourite part of what we do is creating close relationships with our community of local Veggie Lovers.
Most vegetables grow well at the farm, but we are known for particularly enormous onions, super sweet carrots and rainbow carrots, field-ripened Manitoba tomatoes, as well as the freshest pickling cukes around. Stephanie also makes the best dill pickles you’ve ever tasted and Ukrainian Beet Leaf Buns, which sell out as fast as she can make them. In the winter months, we grow pea & other shoots for a steady supply of fresh, nutritious greens.
We love the connection involved in direct marketing our vegetables, and take pride in knowing each customer by name and also by their favourite vegetable!
REGION
West
Brown Sugar Produce, Brandon, Manitoba
CONTACT
P: 204-901-2800
PRODUCTS
CSA
Vegetables

Nature’s Perfect Plant Food

NATURE’S PERFECT PLANT FOOD is a family run vermicomposting facility just South of Steinbach Manitoba.

We sell two products; Red Wiggler worms and vermicast or worm castings.

Vermicast is the end product of composting with worms, we use Eisenia foetida ( Red worms) and cattle manure to grow the finest raw worm castings around, screened and bagged for transport.

As organic material passes through a worm’s digestive tract it transforms into a perfectly balanced organic fertilizer. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are more easily absorbed by plants in this natural form. The beneficial micro-organisms found in vermicast strengthen plant immune systems and protect against infection.

Vermicast contains 40% more humus than traditional compost making it a superior soil conditioner.

Great for plants and Mother Earth. Vermicast is a viable alternative to any chemical fertilizer.

Our vermicast is safe organic input for certified organic farms.

Composting worms can be employed by any farm producer; from our Manure Management Program to using vermicast in your greenhouse worms will enrich your soil and ease your organic waste burden.  You can literally grow your own soil and lower your carbon footprint at the same time.

 

REGION
East
Steinbach, Manitoba
CONTACT
P: 204-837-4190

Long Way Homestead

Anna Hunter and Luke Palka, along with their two sons, moved to Manitoba in the spring of 2015 and began a small farm east of Winnipeg.

They raise a small flock of Shetland sheep, and try to utilize holistic management principles in their farming and mill work.

In summer 2018 they started the only wool mill in Manitoba. They process any protein based fibre in their mill. They are committed to local fibre production and work to support other small-scale producers as well as promoting locally grown, produced and naturally dyed yarn and fibre.

REGION
East
Long Way Homestead, Mun Rd 41, Richer, Manitoba
CONTACT
P: 204-381-9130
PRODUCTS
Fibre

The Dogs Run Farm

A first generation farm located outside Clearwater, Manitoba.
Treaty One Territory.
Colin and Katie McInnes have been farming since they moved from Winnipeg in March of 2013.
Their farm near Clearwater, MB is their second location, and their permanent home.
The farm encompasses just under twelve acres on a beautiful valley, with a small unnamed creek, or run, at the bottom, plus 37 acres of rented pasture.  Their two farm dogs enjoy roaming the creek, which from a birds eye view resembles a dog’s head. This is how the farm got its name.Food is the most important thing in their lives.
Since making the decision to farm, raising excellent quality food for themselves, their friends and family, and their customers as been their goal.
Colin and Katie raise Dorper sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys, laying hens, geese, miniature donkeys, a horse, as well as a few cats and their dogs. They also produce hardneck garlic and log-grown mushrooms. They grow a large garden for flowers and vegetables for their own consumption.
They are always looking for ways to make their farm more efficient and their home more welcoming.They are motivated by commitments to regenerative agriculture, their community, and skills and knowledge that have been passed down through generations. They practise rotational grazing techniques, which helps land to recover and improve in relationship with the animals it feeds. They purchase feed such as hay and grains from their neighbours, which helps to keep the local economy healthy, and insures that they know where their feed is coming from. The grain they purchase for pig and poultry feed comes from close neighbours who practise no-till, poly-cropping, and minimum input farming.
They also enjoy practicing skills such as carpentry, canning, soap making, tapping Manitoba maples for syrup, and gathering food from the wild.Establishing relationships with their customers makes the hard work of farming worthwhile.
If you are interested in becoming a friend of the farm, please contact us.

REGION
West
The Dogs Run Farm, Pilot Mound, Manitoba
CONTACT
PRODUCTS
Meat
Personal Care
Vegetables

Tiny Monster Garden

Tiny Monster is a small-scale market garden located on Treaty 1 territory in Lorette, Manitoba. Growing without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, relying instead on regenerative practices, a diversified crop plan, and simple hand-tools that are gentle on the earth, the earthworms, and the greater environment, the core of our model is based on building healthy soil, which in turn supports healthy plants. Like the micro-fauna – the tiny monsters – that we are named for, we are a tiny farm, and we believe that together with our community, can we collectively move forward towards a resilient, equitable, and robust local food economy.

 

 

REGION
Central
Lorette, Manitoba
CONTACT
PRODUCTS
Vegetables

Tiny Monster Garden

Tiny Monster is a small-scale market garden located on Treaty 1 territory in Lorette, Manitoba. Growing without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, relying instead on regenerative practices, a diversified crop plan, and simple hand-tools that are gentle on the earth, the earthworms, and the greater environment, the core of our model is based on building healthy soil, which in turn supports healthy plants. Like the micro-fauna – the tiny monsters – that we are named for, we are a tiny farm, and we believe that together with our community, can we collectively move forward towards a resilient, equitable, and robust local food economy.

 

 

REGION
Central
Lorette, Manitoba
CONTACT
PRODUCTS
Vegetables

Spring Creek Farms

Spring Creek Farms is a partnership between Siblings Andy and Jessica Chamberlin with their neighbour Brad Anderson.  They are located at the edge of the Tiger Hills just South of Cypress River. They specialize in custom processing and delivery of delicious pasture raised meat products.

Currently they are preparing to move to our brand new meat shop at 161 Railway Ave in Cypress River, MB. Until then they will continue to operate out at the Anderson Family Farm.  At their meat shop, they can produce almost any meat product you could ever ask for. You will find their products at premium locations such as at Cramptons Market, St. Leons Farmers Market and at Stella’s Restaurant. They are also members of the Harvest Moon Local Food Initiative with distribution in Winnipeg and Brandon.

Spring Creek Farms has many individual cuts for direct sale, a bulk subscription program and also do custom butchering of whole animals. People can either pick up meat directly from the shop, or they do have regular deliveries all over Manitoba.  Most of their product is inspected and for direct sale, but we do also specialize in emergency animal harvest, hunted animals and custom processing of locally farmed livestock.

On the farm, they raise grass fed beef, pasture pork, sheep, pasture chicken and pasture turkey. They also have partners who raise bison. The farms raise these animals using holistic management which is a decision making model with soil health as the main focus. The livestock are allowed to exhibit all of their natural behaviours on our pastures and are constantly moved to fresh ground. This is how they are able to successfully raise healthy animals without the use of antibiotics or chemical dewormers or any hormones. The animals grow slowly and eat a much more natural diet in our system which gives the meat delicious rich, deep flavours and textures.

When you buy from Spring Creek Farms, you can feel good about supporting local farm families who are active in the surrounding communities. You can feel good that the animals live a happy life and are used to regenerate the environment. You can also be assured that our meat is among the healthiest, most nutrient dense and flavourful meat you can eat.  Come and visit them out at the farm, they look forward to feeding your family!

 

Products:

Holistically managed beef, pork, chicken, turkey, sheep and bison

Custom cutting

Pet food

Distribution:

Direct sales, delivery, Bulk Subscription plan (CSA)

REGION
West
161 Railway Ave, Cypress River, Manitoba
CONTACT
P: 204-743-2154
PRODUCTS
Meat

Elemental Earth Gardens

Elemental Earth Gardens is a farm located West of Winnipeg, near Lake Manitoba. There they grow all natural, spray free vegetables, fruits and culinary herbs.

The farm is run and owned by Geert Hemelings and his family.

They use no-till practices that honour and enrich the land through natural systems. They believe it is key to feed the soil, feed the microbiome to increase the nutrient density of the food people consume.

They run a CSA program with delivery and pickup in Winnipeg and Portage La Prairie.

More information on www.elementalearthgardens.ca

 

REGION
West
62116 Rd 27 West, Newton, MB, R0H0X0
CONTACT
P: 204-894-6307
PRODUCTS
Vegetables