Celebrate food…from field to table

The Dietitians of Canada couldn’t have picked a better slogan for Nutrition Month (March)–Celebrate food…from field to table.

It strikes a chord, particularly now as the sun begins to shine strong enough to melt snow, teasing us with glimpses of the earth, turning thoughts to gardens and growth.

The 2010 Nutrition Month challenges Canadians to celebrate food – from where it’s grown and harvested to the delicious and healthy meals that end up on our tables.

While it’s a little early in the growing season to go to the source (at least around here), why not make March the month to make a tardy new new year’s resolution.

When thinking seeds, plan(t) to try something new. Until fresh produce is available, look on the label for products that have been grown locally, or closer to home. And vow to shop a farmers market for your produce this year.

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives publishes a fantastic listing of local producers and farmers’ markets. I’ve pulled out a few local favourites here:

St. Norbert Farmers’ Market (Le Marche)

3514 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, MB R3V 1A1
(204) 275-8349
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FortWhyte Alive

1961 McCreary Road
Winnipeg, MB R3P 2K9
(204) 989-8364
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Osborne Village Market

445 River Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3L 0C3
(204) 480-8358
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The Forks

201-1 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4L9
(204) 942-6302
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Transcona BIZ Market Garden & Crafters/Flea Market

131 Victoria Avenue West
Winnipeg, MB R2C 1S6
(204) 222-8566
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Red River Exhibition Park

3977 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3K 2E8
(204) 888-6990
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