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Fresh From the Field

AGM Minutes

Annual Report


Fresh From the Field

Fresh From the Field is a new initiative of the Organic Food Council of Manitoba, which aims to reduce the barriers to growing and farming that newcomer, indigenous, and low-income communities face.

Fresh From the Field contacted newcomer service providers in Winnipeg to determine the growing needs of newcomer communities. After determining which newcomer groups and organizations were interested in follow-up, nine workshops and consultations were conducted, reaching a total of 140 newcomer participants. Workshops covered organic food production, the health and environmental benefits of organic food, how to access organic food, and farm mentorships in Manitoba.


Thanks to The Winnipeg Foundation for making this project possible.


Fresh From the Field Project Report, July 2011 (279 KB)





2011 Annual General Meeting

Canadian Organic Growers held their annual general meeting for all members on June 27, 2011. As a way to engage our local members, the Organic Food Council of Manitoba held a Community Forum and Annual General Meeting on April 29, 2011. Our local meeting was attended by distributors, farmers, and organizational partners. Sponsors for the Manitoba meeting included Tall Grass Bakery, Fresh Option Organic Delivery, Sage Garden Herbs, Shelmerdine, and Hemp Oil Canada.


Download 2011 OFCM AGM Meeting Minutes (46 KB).


Download 2011 COG AGM Meeting Minutes from the Members' Area of the Canadian Organic Growers' website.



2010 Annual Report

Thanks to funding through the Career Focus Program of Human Resources & Development Canada and a partnership with Food Matters Manitoba, we had the capacity to produce our very first annual report! You can download and print this report, or view it below.


As a chapter of Canadian Organic Growers, our financial audits are conducted through the main office in Ottawa. If you are interested in accessing the audited financial reports for the past five years, visit the Members' Area on the Canadian Organic Growers website.


Download PDF of 2010 Annual Report (1.32 MB)



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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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"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.

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.

Levelling the Playing Field for Canadian Organic Food and Farming

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Collective Efforts Save Canada’s Organic Standards.

Announcement Jan. 26, 2018   More here.

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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