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Co-owner Lyle Barkman with a tray of fresh bakingBread and beyond!

Our customers have their favourites – some have been committed to our daily bread for years, while others rave about the take home whole food emerging from the ovens and pots at Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen. We have delicious and healthy fresh cold-pressed organic Manitoba sunflower oil. And of course there are our famous cinnamon buns.

No matter the favourite, everything we make is the result of careful attention to ingredients, to detail, and to loving care in the process.

We make...

Breads

Key: Vegan = Vegan. No added sugars, mollases, honey = No added sugars. No added oil = No added Oil. No added yeast = No added yeast.

Deli

  • Croissants – made daily
    (plain, cheese and even chocolate!)
  • Hot soups (changes daily)
  • Wholesome salads

Vegetarian and vegan favourites

  • We respect your choices and provide you with options
  • Vegan: Look for items on this web site with the green Vegan "V" symbol.

Sweet baking

Seasonal and celebrations

  • Christmas Cookies
  • Cakes to celebrate your personal milestones
  • Traditional breads for cultural celebrations
  • Vinatarta
  • Wedding Cakes
  • Surprise creations throughout the year

And more

A few of our favourites

We thought we might profile a few of our enduring favourites, to show you what's inside. See the Ingredients section for more details.

Tall Grass cinnamon Buns

Okay, we give in! Our cinnamon buns generate more attention than everything else combined on some days. Who can resist the compelling aroma of an enormous slab of fresh whole wheat cinnamon buns wafting across our bakeries? These are the same delights that regularly generate minor traffic (and bicycle!) jams and allow our customers time to chit-chat with their neighbours as they wait in line. The staff carve great blocks of them, sometimes by the dozen, to be whisked off to meetings or, more probably, to accompany a perfect cup of coffee as you jump back into bed to read the Saturday newspaper in peace. (Parents know to pick them up for the kids, too, if they want any time to themselves).

Folk Festival Cookies

These delicious favourites available year-round at our bakeries. Made famous at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, they bring smiles to crowds at Birds Hill Park during the annual music and cultural event.

Often called a "meal in themselves", these cookies are an adventurous combination of seeds and chocolate chips.

The Tall Grass Whole Wheat Loaf

A long-time favourite, this humble bread formed the backbone of what established Tall Grass in your hearts and tummies. The smell of yet another batch of these fresh, wholesome loaves emerging from our ovens brings a smile to our faces, even after hundreds, well, thousands of times. If you have the patience to bake bread at home in your oven, you know the rewards are worth every bit of effort.

Ingredients

We have developed the following abbreviations for some of our ingredients listed on this page.

Tall Grass whole wheat flour
from organic grains:
 
Stone ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains.

Tall Grass light flour
from organic grains:
Stone ground lightly sifted whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains. Our white breads are mainly baked with this flour.

Tall Grass cracked wheat
from organic grains:
Cracked or broken wheat from organic Manitoba grains.

Tall Grass rye flour
from organic grains:
Stone ground rye flour from organic Manitoba grains.

Ascorbic acid:
Derived from organic citrus
fruits to aid in rising.

Key:
Vegan = Vegan.
No added sugars, mollases, honey = No added sugars.
No added oil = No added Oil.
No added yeast = No added yeast.

Breads

Tall Grass Bakery BaguetteBaguette: Long, crusty, fresh and tasty. C'est formidable!

Brown RIce & Corn Bread: No added wheat. Flax seeds, fresh millet, brown rice flour, corn flour, salt, honey, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, yeast, water. A favourite of those looking to limit their consumption of gluten but still love bread. Available frozen.

Corn Bread: Corn meal from organic corn, stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, water, wheat sour, buttermilk, eggs, margarine, honey, sea salt, baking soda, baking powder. No added sugars, mollases, honey No added oil

Tall grass Bakery Cracked Wheat BreadCracked Wheat Bread: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), stone-ground cracked wheat from organic Manitoba grains, water, wheat sour, oil, honey, sea salt, yeast, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit.

Croissants: Choose from plain, cheese and even chocolate!

Foccacia Bread: A light dough, seasonal vegetables and herbs.

Hallah Bread: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), water, raisins, eggs, oil, white sugar, honey, sea salt, vanilla, yeast, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit. We make this bread every Friday.

Tall Grass Bakery Harvest BreadHarvest Bread: Details to come

Heavy German Rye: Stone-ground whole rye flour from organic Manitoba grains, stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, water, rye sour, sea salt, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit. Vegan No added sugars, mollases, honey No added oil No added yeast

Irish Soda Bread (No commercial yeast added!): Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, water, wheat sour, margarine, eggs, buttermilk, raisins, anise seeds, sea salt, baking powder, baking soda, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit. No added yeast

Tall Grass Bakery Light Sourdough Rye BreadLight Sourdough Rye Bread (Oil free!): Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), stone-ground whole rye flour from organic Manitoba grains, stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, water, rye sour, caraway seed, sea salt, yeast, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit. Vegan No added sugars, mollases, honey No added oil

Oatmeal Raisin Bread: Stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), water, organic rolled oats, raisins, wheat sour, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, yeast, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit.

Tall Grass Bakery Sourdough no yeast BreadOvernight 100% Sourdough Bread (No commercial yeast added!): Stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), water, wheat sour, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, sea salt, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit. No added sugars, mollases, honey No added yeast No added oil

Savoury Sourdough Bread: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, water, wheat sour, rye sour, fresh herbs, garlic, sea salt, yeast, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit.

Tall Grass Bakery Spelt BreadSpelt Bread: Flax, hot water, white spelt flour, whole spelt flour, salt, olive oil, honey, vitamin C, yeast, water.

Whole Wheat Bread: Stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), stone-ground cracked wheat from organic Manitoba grains, water, wheat sour, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, molasses, sea salt, yeast, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit. (more detail) Vegan

Tall Grass Prairie Whole Wheat Multigrain BreadWhole Wheat Multi Grain Bread: Stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), stone-ground cracked wheat from organic Manitoba grains, water, organic millet, organic flax, organic sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, wheat sour, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, molasses, sea salt, yeast, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit. Vegan

White Bread: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), water, wheat sour, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, honey, sea salt, yeast, ascorbic acid derived from orTall Grass Prairie Wild Rice Breadganic citrus fruit.

Wild Rice Bread: Stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), organic Northern Ontario wild rice, water, wheat sour, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, sea salt, yeast, ginger, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit. No added sugars, mollases, honey No added oil

White Multigrain Bread: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), Tall Grass Prairie White Multigrain Breadstone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, stone-ground cracked wheat from organic Manitoba grains, water, organic millet, organic flax, organic sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, wheat sour, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, honey, sea salt, yeast, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit.

Buns and dinner rolls

Please call ahead for orders of more than three dozen. All buns and dinner rolls are can be made in vegan form upon request. Vegan

White Dinner Rolls: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), water, eggs, margarine, skim milk powder, honey, baking powder, sea salt, yeast, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit.

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls: Stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), water, eggs, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, honey, baking powder, sea salt, yeast, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit.

Multi Grain Dinner Rolls: Stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), cracked wheat from organic grains, water, organic millet, organic flax, organic sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds,  eggs, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, honey, baking powder, sea salt, yeast, ascorbic acid derived from organic citrus fruit.

Deli

And beyond bread, there is so much more to Tall Grass! Great breads lead to great sandwiches, which in turn beg the company of fresh salads, steaming soups and more. Pull up a chair at our big round oak table and watch life at The Forks bustle by. Or order lunch to go when you have somewhere else to be, or would just prefer to sit outside.

Hot Soups: Our soups change daily, reflecting the season.

Wholesome Salads: We use only the freshest ingredients for our exciting salads. We have our favourites alongside some adventurous choices we know you will love. Make our salad your meal here at Tall Grass or take it home to share with your family.

Fresh Cut Sandwiches: Selections from our catering menu are available all day at our location at The Forks Market. Enjoy your sandwich as part of a wholesome lunch or call us to make your next event a culinary success.

Cheese Sticks: Stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), water, wheat sour, Cheddar Cheese, Romano Cheese, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, honey, molasses, yeast.

Vegetarian and vegan favourites Vegan

When you are making new food choices, it is nice to know that Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company is here. We understand your needs and offer a selection of delicious vegetarian and vegan foods. Look for the Vegan symbol in the We Make... items listing.

Sweet baking

Cinnamon Buns & Cinnamon Rings

Our famous Cinnamon Buns and Cinnamon Rings are made fresh through the day from: Stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), water, eggs, brown sugar, margarine, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, sea salt, yeast, cinnamon. Raisins are added to Cinnamon Rings.

Muffins

Apple Rhubarb Muffins: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba Grains, apples, rhubarb, eggs, buttermilk, brown sugar, concentrated orange juice, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, sea salt, margarine (only in crumble topping).

Banana Poppy Seed Muffins: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), Tall Grass wheat bran from organic grains, eggs, water, bananas, poppy seeds, brown sugar, vanilla, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt.

Berry Muffins: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), Tall Grass wheat bran from organic grains, fruit (a selection of: blueberries, cranberries, saskatoons, rhubarb), water, eggs, buttermilk, margarine, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt.

Morning Glory Muffins: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), water, carrots, raisins, organic sunflower seeds, organic coconut, brown sugar, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, sea salt. Vegan

No sugar added Date Muffins: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, stone-ground cracked wheat from organic Manitoba grains, eggs, water, dates, pecans, concentrated orange juice, lemon juice, grated lemon peel, vanilla, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt.

Pumpkin Pecan Muffin: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, organic pumpkin, eggs, water, margarine, brown sugar, pecans, ground cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt.

Raisin Bran Muffins: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), Tall Grass wheat bran from organic grains, eggs, water, raisins, brown sugar, concentrated orange juice, lemon juice, grated lemon peel, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, molasses, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt.

Cookies

Folk Festival Cookies: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), organic rolled oats, organic flax, organic sunflower seeds, water, organic coconut, eggs, margarine, chocolate chips, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, baking soda, sea salt. (more details below)

Ginger Snap Cookies: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), eggs, margarine, white sugar, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, sea salt.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), organic rolled oats, raisins, eggs, margarine, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, sea salt.

"Tall Grass" Chocolate Chip Cookies: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, eggs, water, margarine, chocolate chips, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, baking soda, sea salt.

Cakes &  Squares 

Brownies: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), margarine, eggs, white sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, sea salt. Some brownies have orange juice & orange peel added. Icing: bakers' chocolate, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, icing sugar.

Carrot Cake: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), carrots, organic coconut, pineapple, almonds, eggs, brown sugar, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda, sea salt. Icing: margarine, cream cheese, icing sugar, vanilla.

Chocolate Cake: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), water, white sugar, cocoa powder, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, vanilla, vinegar, baking soda, sea salt. Available with regular or vegan icing. Regular icing: margarine, cereal cream, icing sugar, cocoa. Vegan icing: organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, baker's chocolate squares, icing sugar, water.

Date Squares: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), water, margarine, dates, brown sugar, organic rolled oats, lemon juice, lemon peel, baking powder.

Fruit Squares

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), poppy seeds, egg white, margarine, milk, white sugar, lemon, vanilla, baking powder, sea salt. Lemon filling: white sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, margarine, lemon juice, lemons, salt. Icing: margarine, cereal cream, lemons, icing sugar.

Lemon Squares: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, eggs, margarine, organic coconut, white sugar, lemon juice, grated lemon peel, icing sugar, baking powder, vanilla.

Pecan-Caramel Squares

Streusel Kuchen: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), eggs, fruit (a selection of: blueberries, cranberries, saskatoons, rhubarb, apple), milk, buttermilk, margarine, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, baking powder, vanilla, sea salt.

Fruit Loaves

Banana Coconut Loaf: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), eggs, bananas, margarine, brown sugar, organic coconut, vinegar, vanilla, baking soda, sea salt.

Blueberry Lemon Loaf: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, wild (organic) blueberries, eggs, buttermilk, margarine, brown sugar,  concentrated orange juice, lemon juice, grated lemon peel, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt.

Chocolate Zucchini Loaf: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat),  zucchini, eggs, margarine, white sugar, organic cold-pressed Manitoba sunflower oil, sour cream, cocoa, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, sea salt.

Pumpkin Pecan Loaf: Organic unbleached Manitoba white flour (wheat), stone-ground whole wheat flour from organic Manitoba grains, eggs, margarine, brown sugar, organic pumpkin, pecans, ground cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt.

Also:

  • Cakes to celebrate your personal milestones
  • Christmas Cookies
  • Pies (from Fruit to Nut!)
  • Traditional breads for cultural celebrations
  • Vinatarta: A traditional Icelandic multi-layered cake.
  • Wedding Cakes

Seasonal and celebrations

Throughout the year, we feature special seasonal favourites, often relating to a celebration or cultural tradition.

As an example, as the winter begins to relax and warm air and sunshine fills our lives again, we have our Easter line-up including Hot Cross Buns. These spicy, fruit laden and delicious buns are an ancient British tradition. They were made in honour of the Vernal or Spring Equinox. Later they were absorbed into the Christian faith and a cross on the top was added. We bake hot cross buns for 6 weeks during Lent until Easter Monday. These buns, in conjunction with a prayer, were thought to protect the family from fire, rats, accidents and shipwreck. Insurance that tastes great.

More Easter special baking at Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company includes:

  • Christopomo Bread: A gift from the Greek Orthodox tradition. This sweet bread is rich in butter & eggs and flavoured richly with anise. A bread that melts in your mouth.
  • Tall Grass Fruit Bread: Adding fruit to a lovely light organic bread dough brings sweet simple harmony that blesses the senses. Taste cranberries, raisins, traditional fruit peel and fresh oranges.
  • Spring Song Lemon Cookie: A delicate butter cookie gently brushed with a fresh lemon sugar glaze. Oh, the sweetness of spring!
  • Easter Saffron Bread: A gentle tasting bread. Our organic flour mixed with rum soaked raisins, saffron and a hint of orange.

Drop in at Tall Grass for seasonal specials throughout the year, or ask us what is coming up next. We all celebrate in our own special ways, and we like to help you mark the passage of the year with our traditional baking.

Our own freshly pressed organic sunflower oil

New at Grass Roots! We press our own oil, using a cold-pressing method with nothing added or taken away. At the moment we are working with sunflower seeds. Come and try our oil, close your eyes - smell and taste the fresh sunflowers. It is a completely new oil experience.

The press is right here at Grass Roots, so you can see it in action.

Natural sunflower seed oil, cold-pressed and unrefined has a light yellow to rich golden colour depending on the seed and tastes pleasant and nutty. It is also rich in vitamin E. Slight cloudiness of unrefined sunflower seed oil is a sign of highest quality.

  • Manitoba-grown organic sunflower seeds are fresh pressed on site.
  • Great as a salad oil, and bread dip as well as for sauteing and baking.
  • Excellent source of omega fatty acids and vitamin E, as part of a healthy diet.
  • Check out this link for more information on the benefits of sunflower oil.
  • See our Organic Cold-Pressed Manitoba Sunflower Oil page for more details…
updated 4/11/14

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