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.


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


Or are you a Manitoba farmers’ market?

February 15, 2023

2022 Economic Impact of Farmers’ Markets in Manitoba Study

Direct Farm Manitoba was able to update the 2008 Economic Impact of Farmers’ Markets in Manitoba study. The project was made possible through funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a partnership of the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba, as well as funding from The Cooperators Foundation, through their Cooperator Development Program. You can see a summary of the findings by clicking  here: 2022 Economic Impact of MB Farmers’ Markets final (1) Interested… READ MORE +
November 15, 2022

Manitoba Community Food Currency Program Receives Multi-year Funding!

We are thrilled to announce that the Province of Manitoba is investing nearly $1.1 million in our Manitoba Community Food Currency Program over the next three years! After three extremely successful years, Direct Farm Manitoba is excited to announce it has received multi-year funding for the Manitoba Community Food Currency Program (CFCP). The Manitoba government is providing almost $1.1 million over three years to Direct Farm Manitoba which will allow the program to grow considerably… READ MORE +
May 16, 2021

Manitoba Farmers’ Markets: COVID-19

Farmers’ Markets have been designated by the province as essential services. They are important places for Manitobans to access fresh, local food, while supporting the livelihoods of local farmers and producers.  In a time of unrest, they are a vital part of the food supply chain. ***Update May 17th: Farmers’ markets, as retail spaces, are under current capacity restrictions.. Direct Farm Manitoba encourages all of its markets to stay up to date and closely monitor… READ MORE +
December 7, 2020

2021 Virtual Direct Farm Marketing Conference

Join us this February for the Virtual Direct Farm Marketing Conference. Our theme this year is Resilience: Feeding our Communities.We are pretty excited about the all of the great workshops planned: from beneficial insects and virtual farm tours, to leaning up your farm and collaborative marketing! While we have had to make changes and because of ongoing health and safety challenges, and won’t be able to hang out in person, we are looking forward to… READ MORE +
September 21, 2020

Pilot season of Manitoba Community Food Currency Program comes to an end

The 2020 pilot season of the Manitoba Community Food Currency Program is coming to a close, and has proven the program to be a success. Based on partnerships between Direct Farm Manitoba, member farmers’ markets, and several community organizations serving different areas of the province, the Currency Program rolled out its pilot in Winnipeg, Carman, and Morden. Program participants were supported in purchasing local food at farmers’ markets through the provision of currency, which they… READ MORE +
May 8, 2020

Support for Local Food Producers and Farmers’ Markets is Announced

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will be supporting a project, which will allow local food producers and farmers’ markets to sell their products online, federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today. “Farmers and food processors across the agri-food value chain are working hard to make sure Canadians continue to have access to their high quality and affordable food. Our government, along with of our provincial… READ MORE +
November 26, 2019

2020 Direct Farm Marketing Conference

Join us February 28-29, 2020 in Brandon for the annual Direct Farm Marketing Conference. Learn, connect, and grow as you explore new marketing strategies, investigate emerging trends for your farm business and connect with producers and market coordinators. From breeding cattle for direct marketing purposes to tech tips for direct farm marketers, the conference provides a rich selection of sessions. Make sure to get your tickets by January 20th to take advantage of the early… READ MORE +
October 17, 2019

Direct Farm Manitoba Town hall

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Direct Farm Manitoba Town hall. The town hall is a great chance to get together and discuss issues important to the direct farm marketing sector. Whether you are a long time member, or just starting out and wanting to know more about Direct Farm Manitoba, we hope to see you there! When: Friday November 15th, 1pm-3pm Where: Bruce D Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre (Glenlea) Who: Direct Farm… READ MORE +