Open Farm Day, organized by the Manitoba Association of Agricultural Societies (MAAS), allows guests to visit 42 participating host sites where they will have the opportunity to learn about modern agriculture with farmers, learn about the food and other products grown, raised or made there, and have a unique educational experience.
Many sites include demonstrations, markets, tours and other recreational activities on September 16, 2018.
The theme of the fourth annual Manitoba Farm and Food Awareness week is The Story Behind Our Food, aimed to educate Manitobans about food production, and agriculture and farming practices.
Special events taking place during Farm and Food Awareness Week include:
- Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba’s Amazing Agriculture Adventure (AAA) takes place Sept. 18 to 20 at Richardson International’s Kelburn Farm and the University of Manitoba’s Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre. More than 1,000 Grade 5 students and teachers will have the opportunity to learn more about where food comes from and modern agriculture through a number of different hands-on stations.
- Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach will host a Lunch Buffet on Sunday September 16, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Food Truck Warz will be taking place the weekend of September 14 to 16, 2018 in Brandon, Manitoba. www.bdnmb.ca and click on Food Truck Warz
- Farm to School Manitoba – kicking off its ninth year at Technical Vocational High School in Winnipeg, this event will launch the Farm to School program, which involves approximately 270 schools fundraising through the sale of fresh, locally grown vegetables. The Manitoba government will proclaim Sept. 19 as Local Veggie Day in support.
- Great Manitoba Food Fight– Manitoba entrepreneurs with creative ideas for new foods and alcoholic beverages will compete in the Great Manitoba Food Fight on Sept. 19 at DeLuca’s in Winnipeg. The Great Manitoba Food Fight is an annual event that supports small and medium-sized agri-processors in Manitoba and helps to accelerate the rate of commercialization and growth in the food and beverage sector. New and innovative food products will be judged by an expert panel, with four product development prizes available to help bring their creations to the marketplace.