Discover the Farm
Discover the Farm: Sunday, September 18 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Glenlea Research Station
Discover the Farm, a new hands-on event celebrating where our food comes from, will bring together urban and rural Manitobans on Sunday, September 18 to kick off the province’s Farm and Food Awareness Week.
Free and open to the public, the event will run from 10 am to 2 pm at the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre, located 15 minutes south of Winnipeg. Visitors will have the chance to talk with Manitoba farmers, see live animals including pigs, dairy cows, broilers and laying hens, and explore prairies crops like canola.
Hands-on activities include crushing canola to make oil, finding the queen bee in a working honeybee hive, and playing games like Pig Poop Tic Tac Toe, Egg Trivia and the Wheel of Chicken. Participating organizations will be sharing recipes and other giveaways, from cooking utensils to activity books and crayons, from reusable bags and grocery cart coins to temporary tattoos and sunglasses. There will be free food for the first 500 people (as supplies last) with beef, chicken and pork on the menu, along with cookies, chocolate milk and ice cream.
The event provides the opportunity to learn more about the great diversity of food production in this province and the importance of agriculture to the provincial economy. Manitoba’s agribusiness sector generates $12.7 billion in revenue, with nearly 50,000 employed in the industry. There are 189 food and beverage manufacturing companies are located in Winnipeg, and the province is home to 24 agri-food research and development centres.
The Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre is located at the University of Manitoba's Glenlea Research Station, 1290 Research Station Road, Glenlea, MB.
Note: Masks are required while inside all University of Manitoba buildings including the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre