Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is a non-profit organization and a member based cooperative in historic St. Norbert. Our market provides a direct market connection to hundreds of Manitoba farmers, artisans and food processors who operate thriving businesses including market gardens, ranches, orchards, nurseries, vineyards, kitchens and studios to get fresh, nutritious local foods to your table.
Our vendors bring the diversity of Manitoba to you, from established vendors with exquisite, hand-produced goods to new, up-and-coming businesses with big dreams, you’ll find anything and everything at St. Norbert Farmers’ Market!
The St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is a world-class market that welcomes everyone to connect with the farmer, maker and producer of high quality, home grown foods and hand crafted goods. We want you to really know the people that grow your food, ferment and bottle your spirits, create your home decor, and concoct your bath and body products. We provide the time and space for you to ask questions, inquire about ingredients, and build a relationship with the business owners to get the best possible customer service experience of your life. By providing an inclusive, accessible space for all to visit and vend, we help ensure Manitoba businesses are prioritized, highlighted and successful because it matters.
Our Deep Roots
The neighbourhood of St. Norbert sits in the southernmost pocket of Winnipeg and is a community with deep Francophone and Métis roots in farming, families and culture. Most significantly, St. Norbert is the location where, in 1869, le Comite national des Metis blocked the movement of federal government officials which directly led to the negotiations led by Louis Riel, founder of Manitoba, and one of the Fathers of Confederation, to create the province of Manitoba. You can learn more about the history of St. Norbert here: https://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/louis_riel/pdf/st_norbert.pdf
Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is situated on Treaty One Territory, homeland of the Métis Nation, and traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples.
At Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, our values are aligned with ecology, economic and social security, and participating in a prosperous, healthy and sustainable food system. Our goals include:
- Helping local food producers and artisans thrive and expand
- Ensuring our community has access to farm fresh food and locally made products
- Supporting work that encourages farmers markets that build, nourish and inspire community
As a member-based organization, we also develop community relations to ensure that the people and places beyond our site also thrive.
Our first ever Farmers’ Market in St. Norbert took place on July 16, 1988 with just 8 vendors selling their fresh harvest on a grassy meadow.
Since then, and with a lot of collaboration and hard work, Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market has grown into a notable site that support hundreds of local producers each week, hosted numerous farm-related festivals, coordinated agriculture and culinary educational events, organized fundraising galas and community celebrations and hosted our annual Canada Day fireworks. We love this community and we can’t wait to see you every week!
The St. Norbert Farmers’ Market believes that to be an effective leader at growing an equitable, healthy, and sustainable local food system, we need to reflect those principles internally with a strong foundation invested in our vendors, neighbours, employees and volunteers.
Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is a member-owned cooperative, and is ethically invested in its success, overseen by 7 elected representatives from the membership that volunteer their time to make up a Board of Directors. Day-to-day operations are managed by a part-time Executive Director, who leads a team of part-time staff and volunteers.
2022/2023 Volunteer Board Members:
President – Hermann Grauer, Nature’s Farm
Vice President – Rob Macleod, Glenlea Greenhouses
Treasurer: Jody Kardash, Miss Kleos Pet Treats
Secretary: Stefan Regnier, Blue Lagoon Organics
Members at large:
Larry Jacques, Frères Jacques
Phillip Veldhuis, Phil’s Honey
Garry Wiebe, Dead Horse Cider
2023 Part-Time Staff:
Executive Director: Danielle Mondor
Member & Vendor Coordinator: Alexa Sawatzky
Media & Events Coordinator: Louise Anderson
Accounts Receivable: Vona Guiler
Vendor Inspections: Roberta Irving and LeVerne Tucker
Support Staff: Jayna, Noah, Rachel, Hannah & Nicole
Info Booth Volunteers: Heather & Sandy