Sustainable Eats At Folk Fest
A large part of living a happy life is eating healthy and sustainable foods. At the Winnipeg Folk Fest, we stand by this belief and are also committed to supporting local businesses. That’s where our LOFT program comes in.
Our LOFT vendors are proud to provide people with a bite to eat between shows that is not only delicious, but also local, organic, and/or fair trade (LOFT). Many of our vendors are well-known names in the Winnipeg food scene and celebrated for their sustainable and ethical products.
Diversity Food Services creates meals made with seasonal, local ingredients. Buying local supports farmers and businesses in our communities, stimulates our local economy and you can bet that food’s going to be fresh! The Walleye Wagon and Pioneer Meat – Smokin’ Haut also source their product in Manitoba, serving up Lake Winnipeg pickerel and farmer’s sausage, respectively.
Two popular Winnipeg restaurants will be providing some standard festival fare with a twist. Burrito Splendido sources most of their ingredients, including their organic flour, pork, chicken and fish, from within the province to make delicious Mexican dishes. For an alternative to the traditional fast-food burger, Boon Burger makes all-vegan burgers using organic ingredients wherever possible.
You don’t even have to stray from our LOFT offerings for a snack or a midday pick-me-up. Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods will be on site offering natural and organic nibbles. All of their hemp products are also non-GMO certified. For a caffeine boost, Green Bean Coffee Imports has fairly traded coffee selections from every corner of the globe, roasted right here in Winnipeg.
Campers in the Festival Campground also have their own LOFT selections. Farmers’ market fare will be served at Food for Folks, and The Red Ember will be offering campers pizza made with veggies from their garden, organic flour milled in Elie, MB, meat from free-range animals and mozzarella made with Manitoba milk. All this good food is just a short jaunt through the maze of tents and tarps.
So eat up at Folk Fest! Food from our vendors is good for you and good for both our local and global communities.
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