Posted on 03/05/2016, 1:00 pm, by mySteinbach

Discover Agriculture in the City, an event showcasing agriculture to Manitoba consumers, is coming to Winnipeg’s Forks Market Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19.

The event is for visitors of all ages, from both the City of Winnipeg and surrounding areas, and will provide an excellent overview of the foods that are produced on Manitoba farms – from eggs and chickens, to canola and fruit, to beef, pork and dairy products.

Visitors are invited to participate in interactive displays, taste products, pick up recipes and give-aways, and enter contests – all in the name of learning more about farming in Manitoba.

This year, representatives from the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers will join Discover Agriculture in the City to celebrate the International Year of the Pulses. They will show visitors the difference between the pulses – dried peas, beans and lentils – and hand out recipes so people can enjoy this nutritious commodity.

Kid Bean will also be on hand to promote pulses – and is sure to be a hit with the kids.

Other displays include butter-making, a view from right inside the barn that shows how pigs are raised, a look at how fast mushrooms grow, and a nutritious foods display.

The event is open from 9:30am to 9pm on March 18, and from 9:30am to 6:30pm on March 19.