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Eating Made In Manitoba Food at La Cuisine

Eating Made In Manitoba Food at La Cuisine

During the Winnipeg Folk Fest, our hard-working volunteers on the La Cuisine crew serve up three square meals daily to volunteers, performers and staff backstage. As you can imagine, the amount of food purchased can have a substantial impact, either positive or negative – and we strive for positive.

We have taken everything we feel about and do with food and have synthesized it into a new food philosophy that applies to food vendors in the Festival Village as well as our backstage offerings. The philosophy envisions sharing real food made by real folk, growing from our love of good food that is good for our community. We want to serve food that is healthy, nutritious, balanced and affordable. Our commitment to sustainability and minimizing waste is of upmost importance, as is using food that is organic, fair trade and local.

A few of the great Manitoba suppliers Chef Ben Kramer and the La Cuisine volunteers are working with this year are Nature’s Farm, Cocoabeans Bakeshop and Tall Grass Prairie.

Nature’s Farm

Located just outside of Winnipeg in Steinbach, Manitoba, Nature’s Farm provides house-made goods from local farmers, gardeners, bakers and hand crafters. They stand up for family farms, healthy soil, unsprayed crops and food systems that value health for people and the planet. Nature’s Farm will provide all of our eggs and some of our pasta.

Cocoabeans Bakeshop

With the philosophy “yummy baking that just happens to be gluten-free,” those with a gluten intollerance and those who just love delicious baking must check out this bakery in Winnipeg’s St. Boniface neighbourhood. Cocoabeans sources their ingredients locally and are continuously expanding their selection of menu items for people with diet restrictions to enjoy. See their website for an ever-growing list of dairy-free and egg free options. We are purchasing all of our gluten-free baking from Cocoabeans Bakeshop for our La Cuisine.

Tall Grass Prairie

This bakery is a Winnipeg institution! Beginning as a local bread co-op in Wolseley in 1981 with a vision of baking to feed a community, Tall Grass Prairie believes that truly healthy bread can only come from a healthy earth. They source their ingredients locally, and they mill their flour on site every day. To this bread company, organic grains mean organic goodness. Each time you bite into a delicious item, you are eating whole grain goodness. Every year, Tall Grass Prairie’s cinnamon bun day on the breakfast menu sees volunteers and perfomers lined up early so that they don’t miss out on the tasty treats! In 2016, Tall Grass is providing all of our bread, muffins and baking for backstage services.  

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