Canada! Sweet Canada!
from 'Kanata', the Iroquois-Huron word for
There are many ways
to recognize Canada's birthday this summer –
people and food is always a good start.
Tall Grass Prairie
- 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
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
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
- 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
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…
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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
Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen at The
- 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 -
Baba's Tall Grass Pantry at The Forks
- 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)