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St. Norbert Farmers’ Festival Teaching Skills of the Past

St. Norbert Farmers’ Festival Teaching Skills of the Past

St. Norbert Farmers' MarketWINNIPEG — The St. Norbert Farmers’ Market will transform itself into a Farmers’ Festival on Wednesday, August 9.

Home Skills for the 21st Century is a fun-filled afternoon designed to teach visitors the skills their grandma knew.

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A Farmers’ Feast to Rule Them All

A Farmers’ Feast to Rule Them All

Chef Ben Kramer
Chef Ben Kramer (HANDOUT)

Six local farmers and one chef will sit down for a dinner on Thursday, September 8 to engage the community through a culinary tour of Manitoba.

The Farmers’ Feast is an annual fundraiser for the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, where five gourmet courses will be served, all featuring Manitoba products.

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New Highway Bypass Planned in St. Norbert

New Highway Bypass Planned in St. Norbert

St. Norbert Bypass
The conceptual plan showing the future St. Norbert bypass, connecting Highway 75 with the Perimeter Highway in south Winnipeg. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A new stretch of highway in south Winnipeg will soon bypass St. Norbert and improve traffic flow for motorists along Highway 75.

The province says the six kilometre, four-lane highway will include two cloverleafs and a bridge over the La Salle River to connect Highway 75 with the Perimeter.

“As our economy continues to grow, we will increase our investments in transportation infrastructure to ensure commercial and other traffic flows safely and smoothly through the capital region,” said Infrastructure and Transportation Minster Steve Ashton.

Ashton says the $400 million project is a much larger scale undertaking than the previously announced Headingley bypass.

An interchange will be built at Waverley Street and Kenaston Boulevard to tie in to the bypass, which Ashton said will have speeds of up to 100 km/h. Currently, truckers and other traffic coming into the city off Highway 75 are reduced to 50 km/h while travelling through St. Norbert.

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Farmers’ Market Celebrating New Washrooms by Cutting TP

Farmers’ Market Celebrating New Washrooms by Cutting TP

St. Norbert Farmers' Market (CHRISD.CA FILE)
St. Norbert Farmers’ Market (CHRISD.CA FILE)

A non-traditional ribbon — or rather toilet paper — cutting officially opens the new washrooms at the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

A reclaimed shipping container has been transitioned by PSA Studio into functioning washroom facilities, built by Gardon Construction. A second container meant for storage will be delivered in the near future.

Funding for the project came through the Winnipeg Community Infrastructure Program and market itself.

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Select Manitoba Events Land ‘Star Celebrations’ Designation

Select Manitoba Events Land ‘Star Celebrations’ Designation

Star Celebrations
Manitoba festivals, events and gatherings can apply for Star Celebrations status through a new provincial program. (CHRISD.CA)

Think of it as being allowed beyond the velvet rope as far as “star” status is concerned.

A select handful of Manitoba festivals and events have joined an exclusive club to earn the province’s Star Celebrations designation.

Tourism Minister Ron Lemieux unveiled the program on Wednesday, announcing the first organizations to receive the title are the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, Festival du Voyageur, the Manito Ahbee Festival and the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba.

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St. Norbert Farmers’ Market Opening on Saturday

St. Norbert Farmers’ Market Opening on Saturday

St. Norbert Farmers' Market (CHRISD.CA FILE)
St. Norbert Farmers’ Market (CHRISD.CA FILE)

St. Norbert Farmers' MarketWINNIPEG — The St. Norbert Farmers’ Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 16, just in time for the long weekend.

More than 80 vendors are ready to go, marking the start of the earliest opening and longest outdoor season ever for the market.

Opening day festivities include a performance by the Southglen Fiddlers at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate World Fiddle Day, dignitaries cutting the ceremonial fiddle string at 11 a.m., a performance by the Norman Chief Memorial Dancers at 11:15 a.m. and a fiddle jam at noon.

The market will open for shopping at 8 a.m., including local, fresh vegetables, baked goods, crafts, meats and other Manitoba-made wares.

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Online Ordering Comes to St. Norbert Farmers’ Market

St. Norbert Farmers' Market OnlineThe St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is now online.

Starting today, customers can order food directly from local Manitoba producers all-year round.

“It’s still a farmers’ market, but now you can place your order with the producer online, then meet them on site to pick up the order,” said Phil Veldhuis, chair of the SNFM online committee. “It will be quick and easy to shop local.”

Customers will meet with vendors on a bi-weekly basis to pick up their pre-ordered purchases at the market site, 3514 Pembina Highway. During the winter months, they will meet vendors across the road from the market at the Eagles Club, 3459 Pembina Highway.

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Get to Know Your St. Norbert Council Candidates

St. Norbert Farmers' MarketThe St. Norbert Farmers’ Market wants area residents to get to know their three city council candidates.

On Saturday, Joe Chan, Janice Lukes and Sachit Mehra will speak near the Stage On The Grass in the heritage area on the south side of the market beginning at 10 a.m.

The three will then greet prospective voters until around noon.

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