Local Veggie Day proclaimed in Manitoba, September 18

Local Veggie Day in Manitoba marks the start of celebrating prairie agriculture throughout the province of Manitoba. With each season of veggie growing, September is a good time to remember the importance of having fresh, locally grown vegetables available in local markets and grocery stores across the province.

Be a part of the inaugural Local Veggie Day. Manitoba Association of Home Economics has proclaimed September 18, 2014, as Local Veggie Day across Manitoba. Local Veggie Day supports the importance of healthy eating, sustainable local agriculture and the practice of Home Economics. Professional Home Economists help families improve their quality of life by teaching skills required to grow, cook, and preserve locally sourced vegetables.

As a proud partner of the Farm to School Manitoba veggie fundraiser please join us and the Honorable Sharon Blady, Minister of Healthy Living and Seniors and the Honourable Ron Kostyshyn, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural development for the Province of Manitoba, in kicking off the fundraiser’s 5th annual season in celebrating Local Veggie Day in Manitoba.

How can you celebrate? Post a photo of your favourite vegetable on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Farm2SchoolMB or Tweet us at https://twitter.com/Farm2SchoolMB using #MBVeggieDay