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MOA is hosting an Organic Showcase and Networking Dinner as part of Organic Week. Saturday, Spetember 26th, 6:00 PM Cocktails, 7:00 Dinner. The dinner is at the high end Jane's Restaurant associated with the Red River Culinary School. The speaker will be Terry Tyson of Grain Millers. Some dinner tickets are still available and there is opportunity for advertizing. Contact Ken Sabatier ksabatier@pgfi.ca  204-956-2090 ext.378

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OFCM will be hosting an ORGANIC WEEK EVENT! September 19th!

Location: Sam's Place, 159 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg
Live music and organic treats 3:30 - 9:00pm

This will be the launch of the "Our Nature is Organic" activity book. For more information or to order this book click here. All in attendance will receive a free copy.

This event is open to all, with music and kids activities. Organic food will be available for purchase.

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Celebrate Organics September 19-27!

Join in this September, when people from around Manitoba and all across the country get together to celebrate National Organic Week. It's a week filled with festivities, fun, and wonderful organic food -- all to raise awareness of certified organic farming and food production and it's many benefits for our environment and our health.

From farm tours to food tastings, from potlucks to ploughing workshops, there's something for everyone during National Organic Week! To find an event in your community, or to register your event, visit organicweek.ca.

 

We're Glad You Found Us!

The Organic Food Council of Manitoba and the Manitoba Organic Alliance work to grow the organic sector, gathering the vision and the resources to increase awareness, production and availability of organic food in Manitoba and beyond.

OFCM focuses on education about organics, connecting eaters with farmers, building public knowledge and encouraging a transition to organics. Learn all about OFCM here.

MOA is a collaboration of organic stakeholders - from researchers to farmers, processors to consumers, and all those in between. Members support project to grow organics, discuss issues and vote on actions to be taken to provincial and federal regulators. Learn all about MOA here.

Be sure to click on our sponsors’ logos too, located on the side bars, to find out more. We are all about growing organics in Manitoba!

Join us in our vision to unite Manitoba's organic sector!

 

You're in the right place if...

  • you're looking for Organic food

    • see our listing of all the organic farmers we know about
  • you want to learn about organics

  • you have something to say

    • visit the Manitoba Organic Alliance pages, join us, and make your voice heard

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JanineMaudeGerry200Maude Barlow was the featured speaker at the  Dunnottar Water Awareness Day. OFCM was one of the sponsors. More information here including links to the talks given by both, Janine and Maude.

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The Prairie Organic Grain Initiative is a new venture spearheaded by Organic Alberta, however it includes all three prairie provinces. The federal government has agreed to contribute $1.2 million under the Western Diversification Program (WDP) to a $2.2 million, 4 year program targeted at achieving growth, resiliency and stability in the prairie organic sector. The initiative will focus on increasing both the quantity and quality of organic field crops while building stronger market relationships.Check the news release here.

The first update from POGI is now available here.

Check out our new Classified Ads page. At the current level of sophistication it is easy to maintain and the software is free. However the potential is there for a more sophisticated page if there is sofficient interest.

COGThe Organic Master Gardener Course is being offered in Toronto and Ottawa again this fall. This intense, challenging, and inspiring course lays the foundation for making decisions on growing plants for ornamental or food purposes based on SOUL (Society for Organic Urban Land Care) organic standards, recognized by COG. The Organic Master Gardner course is designed for urban growers, community gardeners, landscapers, municipal parks personnel, environmental advocates, naturalists and conservationists. More information at the COG website.

PrairieOrganicsThinkWholeFarmThe Pairie Organic Grain Initiative and the University of Manitoba is planning a two day organic production conference for February 2016. Details are coming together. At this stage there is a call for sponsorers. Potential sponsorers should click here.

COG logoAre you ready to take your organic growing skills to the next level? Check out the Practical Skills Handbooks series available through Canadian Organic Growers. Choose from a range of titles, including Crop Planning for Vegetable Growers, Organic Livestock Handbook and Growing Strawberries Organically. You can also save up to 37% on printed guides when you purchase an e-book version. http://cog-shop.myshopify.com/

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Organic Bytes is a monthly Newsletter assembled by Laura Telford, Business Development Specialist in Organic Marketing within Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. It includes

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  • organic market opportunities
  • organic news

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This is your link to the latest news particularly relevant to Manitoba and prairie residents involved in the organic movement. We have it here:

 

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Farners' Feast
Thu Sep 17 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM
Non-Conformities & Root Cause Analysis
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Sat Sep 19 @ 3:00PM - 09:00PM
OFCM Activity Book Launch
Sun Sep 20 @12:00AM
Open Farm Day
Sun Sep 20 @12:00AM
Organic Week
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Organic Week
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