Many amazing products have been created right here in our province, some which you may never have even heard about. Here are just a few examples of what Manitoba has to offer.
Gorp Clean Energy Bars from The Great Gorp Project
A mom and a farmer put their talents together and came up with the idea of healthy, all-natural bars, packed with nuts and seeds, oats, flax, hemp, fibre and some other good things. With flavours like Cocoa, Hemp and Almond, Peanut Butter & Apple, and Peanut Butter & Raspberry, they sound as tasty as they actually are. www.gorpworld.com
Birch Syrups from The Canadian Birch Company
– Lake Winnipeg, south basin
A family run business, The Canadian Birch Company produces Amber Birch Syrup and Dark Birch Syrup. The amber is made from the sweetest sap and is used on ice cream, in sauces, desserts, icings and glazes – it can even be used on meats. The dark is typically more robust and adds a sweet, tangy flavour to poultry, meat, fish or even wild game. www.canadianbirchcompany.ca
Du Bois Wild Rice Limited
– West St Paul
A fourth generation family business, they harvest, process and grade certified organic and traditional lake wild rice. Renowned for its rich aboriginal history and outstanding nutritional value, wild rice is a delicious and sought-after product.
Handcrafted jewellery made from wood, bone and shell – much of it local – Endeavours creates unique rings and pendants. Each piece is made with painstaking care and love, and is one of a kind. Recently, ivory and metal have been incorporated into some of the designs, and they continue to evolve with new techniques and mediums.
While not every product is produced here, many of their signature products are made here in the city. Mukluks, moccasins, storyboots, mitts and purses are designed by artists from across the country and brought to the public. Today they have partnered with Vibram (tiny TM symbol) to develop a high-abrasion sole for the urban market and have launched a project to create partnerships with elders and artists in Aboriginal communities. www.manitobah.ca