Mar 11

U of M Food Fight!

_1AW2622Food Fight!  No, it’s not messy, but it is exciting to watch!

Join us at noon on Friday, March 14, to watch the University of Manitoba Food Science students present their new food product concepts that they have taken from drawing board to test kitchen.

Six student teams will “pitch” their product ideas and provide a product sample to a panel of judges, consisting of: Judy Wilson, Asper School of Business; Dave Shambrock, Manitoba Food Processors Association; and Doug Speirs, The Winnipeg Free Press.

The students will talk about their choice of ingredients and flavours, the market they are targeting, food processing and food safety considerations, and packaging and shelf life of their novel products.

Come watch the fun – and the products you see may be the next new thing on the grocery store shelf!

Mar 05

Time Saving Tips to Make Home Cooking Easy & Enjoyable

Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 12:00 noon, The Forks Main Stage
Presented by Getty Stewart, Professional Home Economist

Learn helpful kitchen tips to get you cooking faster and healthier. From meal planning, to meal prep to actual cooking techniques you’ll see and hear some new ideas you can use in your kitchen. Come and get inspired to make more tasty, affordable, nutritious meals to share with family and friends.

Mar 04

Local Foods for Healthy Lives – A Culinary Presenation

Come engage your senses as you see, hear, smell and taste how locally grown ingredients and processed foods can make you healthy and reduce or prevent chronic illnesses. Come and learn about Manitoba’s Top 10 Healthy Foods.

Featuring:

Chef MJ Feeke, B.Ed
Kelley Fitzpatrick, M.Sc.
Myrna Grahn, Professional Home Economist

Friday, March 14th, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:00pm on the Main Stage at the Forks Market.

 

Feb 28

What’s in your Cereal Bowl?

What’s In Your Cereal Bowl?: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Presented by Dr. Gary Fulcher

Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:00 am – Main Stage at The Forks Market

From sugary loops to bran flakes and raisins, the breakfast cereal industry is a multi-billion business that takes up entire aisles of the supermarket. That bowl of cereal you ate this morning was grown by farmers, developed by food scientists and nutritionists, processed by large food companies and promoted by marketing professionals. Learn about food processing secrets, the truth about health claims and how to make good choices when it comes to breakfast.

Feb 04

10 Years of Ag in the City!

Discover Agriculture in the City will return for its 10th year in the heart of Winnipeg beginning Thursday, March 13 to Saturday, March 15 at the historic Forks Market.

Visit this free, three-day event that offers such a rich and colourful glimpse inside one of Canada’s most vibrant industries. Discover modern agriculture and learn about the impact on our daily lives through interactive exhibits, presentations, activities and cooking demonstrations. You’ll be amazed by agriculture’s reach and impact.

The event will feature sights and sensations for everyone seeking to learn about the food we eat and the industry that brings it to your plate. Innovation, environmental sustainability and food safety play a huge role in modern agriculture, and that’s just the beginning.Survey Says!

Kids can take in the interactive booths and participate in the game shows.

Adults can meet and talk to local farmers, discover new recipes, learn about the science and innovation in agriculture and attend our cooking demonstrations.

Participate in the agriculture photo contest. There are cash prizes available and an opportunity to show off your photography skills.

Virgin Radio will be broadcasting live on location on Thursday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm,  CJOB on Friday from 11:00 – 3:00 pm, and the one-and-only Ace Burpee will do hosting duties from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday. Ace will also be participating in our main stage activities, including a live cooking demonstration.

Main stage activities will include a student speaking competition on modern agriculture and Food Fight at the Forks – U of M Edition on Friday, a University of Manitoba event in which groups of food science students will showcase their newly developed food products to a panel of judges. Friday and Saturday’s cooking demonstrations will whip up fun recipes with an abundance of Manitoba’s finest home-grown foods.

The Talk to a Farmer panel event organized by the Keystone Agricultural Producers will provide the audience with an interesting perspective of life on the farm, with farmers discussing what it takes to succeed in the modern agriculture of today.

Also, check out or participate in our live game show Survey Says!

Canada’s most vibrant industry is open for you to discover, March 13-15 at The Forks Market. There’s nothing else like it!

Check out the schedule of events for times and attractions.

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