Owners Tabitha Langel, Loic Perrot, Paul Langel, Lyle and Kathy Barkman
Ciao! names Grass Roots - Good Food Retailer of the Year
Check out the August/September edition of Ciao! magazine, Winnipeg's premier publication for all things related to food, fashion and home.
On page 12, you'll see it! The announcement that Ciao! magazine has chosen Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen, sister to Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, as the 2015 Good Food Mantioba, Retailer of the Year.
In the article announcing the award, Ciao! notes,
"Grass Root's Prairie Kitchen's bake-at-home meals and party-saving appetizers keep customers' freezers well stocked, while packed shelves of preserves (pickles, veggies, salsas, jams) make browsing the selection feel like the no-holds-barred raid on grandma's panrty. Perhaps most impressive are the bottles of organic Manitoba sunflower oil which is cold-pressed on-site, eliminating the environmental and financial toll of hauling by truck.
"From flour freshly ground from Manitoba wheat to mason jars of local fruits, the lost arts of preserving and baking from scratch are practiced here. 'We've always believed in the goodness of simple food,' says Tabitha Langel."
Extended hours during the summer at The Forks
Along with the rest of The Forks Market, our three locations, Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen and Baba's Tall Grass Pantry will be open later during the months of July and August. Hours extend to 9 PM every evening except Sundays when we close at 6:30 PM. These hours continue until the last Saturday of the Labour Day Weekend.
NEW: The Steppe Sandwich
Yes, there are no nitrates! The new Baba's Tall Grass Pantry Steppe Sandwich, named after the grasslands of Eastern Europe, with a nod to the Canadian prairies, is nitrate-free! When we set about selecting a local sausage-maker, we insisted upon a recipe without the nitrates many of us are so concerned about. A delicious combination of local pork and beef combined with many flavourful spices forms the centrepiece of this delicious lunch option. Nestled on a fresh bun from Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, you may want to add carmelized onions, house-made sauerkraut and ketchup, as well as mustard and a pickle.
Delicious on its own, you can choose to make it a Steppe Meal, complete with potato wedges or buckwheat, and then choose from a salad, colselaw, or a 6 oz. bowl of steaming hot borscht.
Check out Baba’s Pantry new chalkboard menu
Have you been by Baba's Tall Grass Pantry at The Forks Market lately? We've got a brand new chalkboard menu with some exciting new items. Every Manitoban is familiar with perogies, but have you ever tried Manitoba Meatballs or a Steppe Sandwich?
Our Manitoba Meatballs are created using grass-fed beef and pork from local farms. Your plate features five delicious meatballs in gravy, and like the sandwich, accompanied by potato wedges or buckwheat and your choice of salad, coleslaw or a 6 oz. bowl of borscht.
The Steppe Sandwich is a local and nitrate-free sausage sensation in a Tall Grass bun.
We also have a variety of new side items availablle to round out your meal, or even enjoy on their own as a snack.
Does your mouth still water at the mere thought of perogies and cabbage rolls? That desire can also still be satisfied at Baba’s Pantry. We feature these plates in both vegetarian and meat varieties.
In addition to the hot meals, at Baba’s Tall Grass Pantry at The Forks Market pre-cooked and frozen perogies, as well as cabbage rolls are available. At the Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company in Wolseley - pre-cooked or frozen perogies are ready to take home and prepare for your table.
Baba’s Pantry may be reached by telephone at 204-947-5097.
Serving Ukrainian and Eastern European food from a prairie perspective, 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.