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The Organic Food Council of Manitoba (OFCM) e-newsletter is intended to circulate important information to our members. We'll let you know about upcoming events, meetings, job opportunities, and organic news. After our initial excitement with these new and colourful messages, we now aim to reduce your email overload by sending out 6 or fewer newsletters per year.


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Newsletter Archives

Nov 23, 2011 - 2012 Calendar Fundraiser

Oct 12, 2011 - Organic Week

Aug 17, 2011 - Summer Update

Apr 25, 2011 - Reminders: Community Forum & New Farmer Challenge

Apr 15, 2011 - Community Forum & AGM

Mar 11, 2011 - MOA AGM Has Been Cancelled

Jan 31, 2011 - Thanks For Your Support in 2010!



Dec 14, 2010 - Intern Posting

Oct 19, 2010 - Sharon Taylor Wins Golden Carrot Award

Oct 06, 2010 - Fresh Film Reminder

Sep 13, 2010 - Changes: Website Launch

Sep 07, 2010 - Green Lifestyle & Organic Living Show

Aug 31, 2010 - Celebrate Manitoba Foods

Aug 24, 2010 - Organic Aquaculture

Aug 17, 2010 - Farmers' Feast 2010
Aug 12, 2010 - OFCM News

Aug 04, 2010 - Interlake Interlude Farm Tour

Jul 28, 2010 - Food Matters Manitoba Farm to Cafeteria Project





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Thank you Marnie and team for your continuing support of organics in MB. Thank you for your recent gift to Dr. Marten Entz & the Natural Systems Agriculture program, celebrating 25 years of organic research in Manitoba!

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More information here

"Our Nature is Organic"  Activity Book

Have you ever wondered what exactly spelt is, or what those beautiful heritage tomatoesyou see  are called? Get your creative juices flowing while you learn more about organic production topics like ancient grains, pollination, heritage  varieties, biodiversity and more in this illustrated journey through organic production in Canada.

Content-wise this colouring and activity booklet is geared for children aged 9-99, and all ages will enjoy colouring the illustrations, while mom or dad help with the recipes or read  aloud the accompanying facts about  basic organic  production. Let's all get a little closer to understanding where our healthy food comes from while having fun! 

Download your copy of the activity book here.


2018 will be here before we know it.

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Check out the COG Lending Library! 

The COG lending library contains over 1500 titles on organic agriculture and related topics, in books, video and audio tapes, DVDs, articles and periodicals.  The resources of the lending library of Canadian Organic Growers are available to the Canadian public.  Items may be borrowed by mail free of charge.

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Other new organic extension materials available

1. Green Manure Took Kit This free downloadable kit produced by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada with funding from the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative has five modules that will help you understand green manures and how to choose the right green manure for your farm conditions. Click here to begin your green manure journey.

2. 2017 Manitoba Cost of Production for Organic Field Crops This important business tool will help you decide if growing organic cereals and oilseeds makes economic sense. Download the Excel spreadsheet and customize the numbers for your farm.


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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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