Enjoy a tour of some of the agricultural operators in Manitoba’s Interlake region. From organic farming to a family-owned barbecue business, you’ll see how Manitoban farmers have diversified their activities and introduced some unique products onto the market.
Plumridge Farm – Teulon, Manitoba
Visit Betty Kehler and Bob Pizey, an enthusiastic pair of organic farmers, who will show you around their apple orchards, strawberry fields, and asparagus plots. Learn about organic farming methods, composting, and how geese weed the strawberry beds.
Stonewood Elk – Balmoral, Manitoba
President Mervin Farmer, a retired newspaper publisher, operates Stonewood Elk Ranch, which is one of the largest elk ranches in Canada, with state-of-the-art facilities for handling these fascinating animals. The ranch sells elk velvet to the Orient and all over the world for medicinal purposes, and elk meat is sold locally to consumers and restaurants in Winnipeg.
McLeod’s Tea Room – Stonewall, Manitoba
Located in the last turn-of-the-century building on Main Street, the McLeod Tea Room & Gift Shop honours the McLeod family, who built the home and whose only son, Alan McLeod, is a World War I Victoria Cross recipient. The restaurant serves a variety of homemade desserts and twenty choices of loose tea, as well as a daily menu of homemade soup, four types of sandwiches, salad with freshly made dressing, and a daily hot special.
Danny’s Whole Hog – Stonewall, Manitoba
Originally members of a Hutterite colony, Danny and his family have struck out on their own, bringing with them over 20 years of experience in providing whole hog barbeques. This plant, which is built on Danny’s property near Stonewall, offers a variety of services, including catering and a smokehouse that offers a full line of smoked pork products.
Duration: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $79 per person, plus GST (without motor coach transportation)
Minimum: 25 people
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