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Christmas Joy

[December, 2019] The joy of the season is upon us, with baking and tasty delights celebrated by everyone. Let us help you out during this busy time. Choose from our seasonal specials and regular favourites from Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company and Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen to share at your gatherings with colleagues, friends and family.

Tall Grass

Our shelves may be filled to overflowing with baking at this time of the year, but it is a good idea to put in an order for your special favourites to ensure they're ready when you need them most. Phone us at 204-783-5097 (Wolseley) or 204-957-5097 (The Forks Market). Choose from:
    • Vinarterta - a delicious Icelandic sweet treat
    • Tall Grass Fruit Cake - fruit and nut laden
    • Christopomo Bread - an ancient bread from the Greek Orthodox tradition
    • Tall Grass Fruit Bread - a lovely light bread with added preserved fruit
    • Special cookies - Mocha Kisses, Russian Tea Biscuits, Hazelnut Chocolate Dreams, and Florentines
    • King's Cake (Galette des Rois) - French tradition from the middle ages made from January 6th until the end of the month

Grass Roots

Our cooks have been busy making a wide variety of meals to enjoy this season. The freezers, fridges, coolers, and shelves are stocked. Drop by for something to eat tonight, or place an order to prepare for company. Phone us at 204-942-5097 at The Forks Market. Choose from:
  • Cranberry Relish - a great accompaniment to turkey dishes
  • Complete Traditional Turkey Feast - the meal we look forward to all year, adapted for one to three diners
  • Tourtière - our rendition of this classic French Canadian dish, made with prairie fed bison from Swan Lake First Nation and heritage-bred free range pork
  • Plum Pudding with Sauce - a dessert that reminds us of Christmases past
  • Mincemeat - a delectable vegetarian mixture of chopped nuts, dried fruit, and spices
Wishing you the Blessings of the season, from your friends at Tall Grass and Grass Roots.

A new stone mill for Tall Grass

[Sept 22, 2019] Some of our regular Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company customers may have recently noticed a slight difference in the texture and taste of our bread and baked products.

The reason for this temporary change is all in the milling.

After 17 years of hard grinding, our faithful mill needs to be replaced, and we are temporarily using local and organic flours thanks to DeRuyck’s Top of the Hill Farm in Treherne, Manitoba, and the Prairie Flour Mill in Elie.

We are also working on an interim milling plan that would see us take our Red Fife grain to an organically certified farm facility to achieve something closer to our regular grind.

Meanwhile, Lyle Barkman, and Loic Perrot, who lead our milling and baking decisions, are looking at a mill more suited to our needs. Red Fife has a harder kernel leading to greater wear on millstones. So we need to look for a model that allows us to dress, or re-cut, the stones ourselves to maintain their sharpness. This means, in addition to milling and baking, we will also learn the time-honoured craft of dressing stones.

Thank you for your understanding while we search for the best grind to produce our own fresh flour for the breads, cinnamon buns, and all of our other baked products. We promise to keep you posted as we grind along.

- The Tall Grass partners and staff

Hot meals at Grass Roots

Come to the kitchen! – that's Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen, where we offer hot meals daily. They're hearty and ready for you in a few minutes. Selected from a wide variety of delicious and traditional recipes. We always have both vegetarian and meat dishes available. Try one of these:
  • Half-pint black bean chili
  • Shepherd's pie, made with local organic bison
  • Chickpea potato stew
  • Mac and cheese
  • Turkey pot pie
  • Vegetarian or bison lasagne
  • Three-rice pilaf
  • and more…
Also at Grass Roots, check out our fine selection of heat-and-eat foods, to take home. Choose from:
  • Hearty oven-ready meals
  • Wholesome gourmet soups
  • Baba's perogies
Also add to your table with house-made salads, preserves, Nature's Farm noodles, and lots more.

Local food. Made from scratch.

Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen is part of the Tall Grass family

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.

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*
  • Sundays through Thursdays 7 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Fridays and Saturdays 7 AM - 8 PM

Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen at The Forks Market

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

* All Forks Market locations

  • During June, July, and August, our bakery at The Forks Market is open later until 8 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)

This page updated November, 2019

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