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Oh Canada! Sweet Canada!

'Canada', from 'Kanata', the Iroquois-Huron word for 'village'

There are many ways to recognize Canada's birthday this summer – people and food is always a good start.

Tall Grass Prairie Bakery

  • Bannock Celebration – a wild rice based bannock bun with butter and Manitoba Saskatoon jam
  • Queen Elizabeth Cake – a cake rich with dates and nuts, created at the time of the Queen's coronation
  • Maple Leaf Cookies – both the dough and icing are infused with local maple syrup

Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen

  • Half Pints Bison Stew – featuring local grass-fed Eagles Nest bison from Swan Lake First Nation, served with a Tall Grass bun
  • Take home specials – choose from a variety of delicious take home 'comfort meals' for you to heat up in your kitchen, including shepherds pie, chili, lasagne and more
  • Seasonal items – our menu grows and changes with the bounty of the summer season

Baba's Tall Grass Pantry

  • Bison Chili and Spuds – the newest item on our menu, featuring local bison from Swan Lake First Nation and served on a bed of organic Manitoba potatoes, chunk-cut and deep fried, with shredded Bothwell cheese
  • Perogies – our classic potato and cheddar perogies, boiled, pan-fried or deep-fried, your choice
  • Farmers Sandwich/Meal – served on a Tall Grass bun, this beef and pork nitrate-free delight is created by Spring Creek Farm in Cypress River, a local producer and sausage-maker

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

- by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze…

Greens for the season

When the season is spring - a number of things often come to mind - daffodils, greens and even mushrooms. For a short fix on daffodils, please see above. For greens and mushrooms, instead pop over to the Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company.
  • local natural salad greens available in the cooler section offer a super selection of different leafy green edibles, great for stuffing into a sandwich or as part of a wonderful salad. Available at both the Tall Grass bakeries, from now until the fall. It’s often a good idea to call ahead, as this crunchy delights jumps off the shelves. (Tall Grass in Wolseley 204-783-5097; Tall Grass at The Forks Market 204-957-5097)
  • fresh local fiddleheads (who knew!) are also available now, only at the bakery at The Forks. Declared a delicacy by many, this items is a spring-only edible. Get your package while the time is right!
  • also coming soon - mushrooms!!! Watch for them.

If you can't, we can!

Who has the time for traditional canning, the way Granny did it? We do!

At Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen we follow the time-honoured steps to bring you delicious local canning from the farm to the table. Come and watch us at Grass Roots in The Forks Market as we bring you this prairie custom. At Grass Roots, we are preserving more than food. We are preserving a heritage.

Try these delicious choices:
  • Apple and wild cranberry jam
  • Manitoba saskatoon jam
  • Apricot sunrise jam
  • Homestyle apple sauce
  • Rhubarb apple chutney
  • Salsas (mild, medium, or hot)
  • Homestyle dill pickles
  • Bread and butter pickles
  • Pickled beets
  • and much, much more! 

A selection of our canned items are also available at Tall Grass in Wolseley, 859 Westminster Avenue, 
and Tall Grass at The Forks Market, as well as Baba's Tall Grass Pantry.

Try Baba’s Farmers Sandwich

Nitrate-free and $4.25

Baba's Tall Grass Pantry Farmers Sandwich is nitrate-free! In selecting a local sausage-maker, we insisted on avoiding the nitrates many of us are concerned about. A delicious combination of Manitoba pork and beef along with flavourful spices make this farmers' sausage special. We can credit Spring Creek Farm in Cypress River for their excellent product. Nestled on a fresh organic bun from Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, you may want to garnish your sandwich with caramelized onions, sauerkraut, ketchup and mustard, which are all house-made, plus a pickle from Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen.

Delicious on its own, you can also choose to make it a Farmers Meal, complete with chunk-cut potatoes and then choose from a salad, coleslaw, or a 6 oz. bowl of steaming hot soup.

Yum!

Does your mouth water at the mere thought of perogies and cabbage rolls? That desire can be satisfied at Baba’s Pantry! We feature plates of either in both vegetarian and meat varieties.

In addition to the hot meals at Baba’s Tall Grass Pantry at The Forks Market, we also offer pre-cooked and frozen perogies, as well as cabbage rolls. Or stop by Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company in Wolseley and pick up some frozen perogies, ready to prepare at home.

Baba’s Pantry may be reached by telephone at 204-947-5097.

Serving prairie food for prairie folk, the inspiration for Baba’s Tall Grass Pantry comes from Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company - with its continuous passion and commitment to fresh, natural, local and organic ingredients.

Our hours

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company in Wolseley (859 Westminster)

  • Mondays through Fridays 7 AM - 6 PM
  • Saturdays 7 AM - 5 PM
  • Sundays and all holidays - CLOSED

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company at The Forks Market

  • OPEN every day, 7 days a week*
  • Mondays through Thursdays 7 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Fridays 7 AM - 9 PM
  • Saturdays and Sundays 7 AM - 6:30 PM

Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen at The Forks Market

  • OPEN every day, 7 days a week*
  • Mondays through Thursdays 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Fridays 9:30 AM - 9 PM
  • Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Baba's Tall Grass Pantry at The Forks Market

  • OPEN every day, 7 days a week*
  • Mondays through Thursdays 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Fridays 9:30 AM - 9 PM
  • Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

* All Forks Market locations

  • During July and August, we are open later, until 9 PM, every day except Sundays (6:30 PM).
  • We are open most holidays except for the following days:
    • Remembrance Day (November 11)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)
    • Boxing Day (December 26)
    • New Years Day (January 1)

July, 2017


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