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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


The revised organic agriculture standards are now live on the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) website and are available for downloading.

Orgainic production systems -- General principles and management standards


Organic production systems -- Permitted substances lists

The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security is offering up to $6,000 to organizations and individuals who share the values and goals of the initiative.The Initiative focuses on ecological vegetable seed and field crops that are important for food security, can be viably grown in Canada, and have commercial potential. It is particularly interested in supporting collaborative projects to scale up and build resilient regional seed systems. Application deadline November 15, 2015. More information here.


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. More about POGI here.

The first update from POGI is now available here.

Brandon ag days

Think Whole Farm


Where: University of Manitoba

When: February 18 & 19, 2016

Join Manitoba's organic sector for two days of in-depth training. Register Now. More infomation here.

Click here to visit the conference website.

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The University of Saskatchewan is offering “Weed Control in Organic Agriculture," an online class in January, 2016.

Designed for undergraduate students this class is also offered as a non-credit option to farmers. The mix of both producers and students creates an interesting dynamic.

For more information visit: https://ccde.usask.ca/weedcontrol

The Atlantic Canada Organic Regional Network (ACORN) has planned an exciting fall.

November 23-25th- 2015 ACORN Conference and Trade Show - Charlottetown, PE

ACORN's largest event of the year! Participate in over 50 workshops, covering organic horticulture, fruit and value-added production, soil, seeds and many more, including an exciting Homestead workshop series (see here).

For full details and registration information, see here and join the Facebook event here

December 7-8th- Ethical Beef and The Profitable Cattle Farm / Ethical Pork and The Profitable Hog Farm - Dartmouth, NS 

These sessions will be led by Meredith Leigh, author of the recently published Ethical Meat Handbook. For more information, visit www.mereleighfood.com.

For full details, please see here and join the Facebook event here.

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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

  • up-to-date organic grain prices
  • organic market opportunities
  • organic news

Organic Bytes

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


Current News

Archived News

Mon Nov 30 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
MAFRD HACCP and GMP Training
Tue Dec 08 @ 8:00AM - 12:00AM
Western Canada Conference on Soil Health
Wed Dec 09 @ 8:00AM - 12:00AM
Western Canada Conference on Soil Health
Thu Dec 10 @ 8:00AM - 12:00AM
Western Canada Conference on Soil Health

We collect links to articles in various media that our readers think will be of particular interest to other readers. Check it out, read and contribute.




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