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Still Wishin’ I was at Winnipeg Folk Festival…..

Tales from the road are usually stories I tell highlighting my travels around North America representing Manitoba Harvest at numerous events that we do to promote and educate our customers and people at large. This time my story is much closer to home then most months. I didn’t have to travel far at all as we were exhibiting and sponsors of the most magnificent prairie gathering in modern times; The Winnipeg Folk Festival.

This amazing event now spans 39 years in the making and is one of the oldest and largest music festival in North America. It attracts well over 60,000 people over five nights and three glorious days of people and music. Not only was there the best music and incredible people but we were blessed with some sweet prairie heat.

It was scorching days and warm nights, this made the Hemp Bliss sampling station very popular. We had thousands of parched festy’s coming by more then once, (I know who you are! LOL) to get a quick quenching of thirst with some super chilled Chocolate Hemp Bliss. (Sorry to our US peeps, you have to come North if you still want to enjoy some Hemp Bliss)
We were stoked to be able to offer some high end nutrition over the five days not only with Hemp Bliss but our Hemp Hearts were definitely a big time hit as well! We gave out thousands of Hemp Heart sample bags to many thankful festival goers and campers who in return offer some kind words and a smile.

We also had the opportunity to provide Hemp Hearts and Hemp Bliss backstage for the La Cuisine Kitchen which feeds an incredible amount of volunteers, performers and crew over the duration of the festival (Hats off to Chef Alex and team)! This was our 5th year as an exhibitor and sponsor and by far the best year ever. This is truly due to the amazing work of the Manitoba Harvest Folk Fest Crew!! You also know who u are!!! Special thanks  goes out to my two apprentices, Zoe and Annie, you kids rock!! :)

It was awesome to have connected with tons of great people from July 4-9,2012 at Birds Hill Park, Manitoba! Thanks for the awesome memories.

Until next time and Next Folk Fest (Our 15th Anniversary & Folk Fest 40th in 2013) Have a great rest of your summer…

Alex is one of Manitoba Harvest’s Co-Founders and is the Consumer Events Manger. Check in monthly to read other ‘tales from the road’ as Alex enlightens us about his travels. 

April showers may bring out May flowers, but for us, it also showered us with events to support. Here are a list of events that will feature Hemp Heart samples this month:

There are not a whole lot of events that go on for us during February as we really take this month to gear up for our largest trade event of the year in March (Natural Products Expo West – Stay tuned next month for more about that show).

In the meantime, we do stay involved in shows that are near and dear to our hear as we go West to one show and have a couple events that we are providing samples for.


Our booth will be at the Vancouver Wellness Show from February 17-19, 2012 in Vancouver, BC. We are also giving away Manitoba Harvest hemp food samples at the Toronto Kids Fest from February 17-19 and the  Best of Raw event in San Francisco, CA on February 19.

We’re getting back into the swing of events and tradeshows here at Manitoba Harvest and January has already started out to be busy and exciting (just the way we like it around here). We will be at the following shows this month. This is a picture of a show we are at right now actually, at the Western Canadian Crop Production Show in Saskatoon, SK (Canada).




The 37th Winter Fancy Foods Show: January 15-17, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. Each year the 17,000+ Winter Fancy Food Show attendees discover more than 80,000 products featuring the world’s finest foods and beverages from more than 1,300 exhibitors representing 35+ countries. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by. We’ll be at Booth #3239.

Brandon Ag Days: January 17-19, 2012 in Brandon, MB (Canada). This expo features agricultural production expertise, technology and equipment that attracts exhibitors and visitors from across Canada and North Central United States. This is a great show for us to get in front of farmers and encourage them to grown hemp!

Upcoming events that will feature Manitoba Harvest hemp food samples are:

We’re off to San Francisco GreenFest this month from November 12-13. This is the Green Festival’s 10 year Anniversary in which they inspire and promote the connection between change and sustainable progress for people, community and business. The festivities include 125 renowned authors, leaders and visionaries, workshops, kid’s activities, organic beer & wine, vegan & vegetarian cuisine and live music. It’s only $10 to enjoy this event so why not stop by and take it all in? If you do, visit us for free hemp food samples at our booth!

We’re also providing hemp food samples to the following events in November:

Have an event in your area you’d like us to provide product to? Send an email to pr@manitobaharvest.com and we’ll see what we can do for you.

We’re very excited to be part of Canadian Organics Week! This week is all about celebrating organics products, making healthy life choices and recognizing that eating organic foods will help make a positive difference at an environmental and social level.

There are a ton of events that you can get involved in during Organic Week and there is also an awesome ‘Organic Breakfast Challenge’ contest until October 22, 2011. 

Contest Information
Do you eat organic? How about breakfast? And are they combined? How do you start your day on the right foot? Do you make a culinary masterpiece and savour your first meal? Tell Organics Week about your organic breakfast and you could win a FREE gift basket full of organic goodies!

How to Participate
All you have to do is upload a picture of what you had for breakfast or share a memorable breakfast story. You can also get creative and send in a recipe for your best breakfast creation. Winners will be selected by a random draw each day of the week from October 15-22, 2011.
The Organic Breakfast Challenge contest is located on their Facebook page or located here: https://apps.facebook.com/contestshq/contests/156353

Prize Details
The baskets of goodies that will be given each day include products from the following companies:

Follow Organic Week on Twitter & Facebook for all the latest details, information on organic living and contest winners!

This month marks two annual events that are both very close to our heart.

#1 – its Non-GMO month as we mentioned in an earlier post which for us, helps to showcase that all of our products are certified as non-genetically modified.

#2 – it’s Organics Week from October 15-22 here in Canada, which also fits in with Manitoba Harvest, as over half of our products we sell are Certified Organic! We will be talking much more about Organics week starting October 15!

Win FREE Swag!

In the meantime….tell us what you think about our blog, our website, or any of our products by leaving a comment below this post. You will automatically be entered to WIN! So go ahead - leave a comment today.

PS – Check out the contest the Non-GMO project is hosting – there’s a give-a-way each day for the entire month! http://www.nongmomonth.org/events/category/daily-giveaway/2011-10/

SupplySide West 2011: October 12-13, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV. SupplySide is the world’s largest event for healthy and innovative ingredients and a must-attend show for manufactures, marketers and formulators of foods and beverages (hence why we attend). There are over 1,300 booths and 8,500 at this massive event. If you happen to be going check us out at BOOTH #27036.

Green lifestyle & Natural Living Show: October 22-23, 2011 in Winnipeg, MB (Canada). Winnipeg Green Lifestyle & Organic Living show is an affordable, interactive event for individuals of all ages. The $10 admission includes seminars, guests speakers, fashions shows, Green Table Organic Cooking Stage shows, green film screenings, chances to win prizes and gifts and much more! We’ll be there handing out hemp samples so come stop by our booth!

LA Greenfest: October 29-30, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. This is the Green Festival’s 10 year Anniversary in which they inspire and promote the connection between change and sustainable progress for people, community and business. The festivities include 125 renowned authors, leaders and visionaries, workshops, kid’s activities, organic beer & wine, vegan & vegetarian cuisine and live music. It’s only $10 to enjoy this event so why not stop by and take it all in? If you do, visit us for free hemp food samples at our booth!

Where in the world is Manitoba Harvest?
This past weekend, we donated hemp food samples to the Rally for Real Food event at the Texas State Capital. We were also handing out hemp food samples to the Twin Cities Marathon!

Later in October we will be sending Hemp food samples to the Vancouver Health Show & Boston Veg Festival. Both shows run from October 29-30, 2011.

An Event Close to Our Hemp Hearts!
We also wanted to mention the “Right2know March”, running from October 1-October 16, 2011. This event encourages walkers to come out and take a stand to foods that are Genetically Engineered and have not been proven safe. Did you know that 8-% of packaged food in America contains Genetically Engineered ingredients? You can feel safe eating Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils because ALL of our products we carry have received the “Non-GMO project verified” certification!

Did you know it’s the 2nd Annual Non-GMO Month? Check out full details here: http://www.nongmomonth.org/ .

Fall is such a busy time for us here at Manitoba Harvest, as it really is our ‘trade show/consumer event’ season! Events that we send samples to and participate in go on all year, but today we wanted to give you a little more insight on a couple of shows happening next week.

Natural Products Expo East – September 22-24, 2011: Baltimore, MD
This is the East coast’s largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show. We’re excited to be exhibiting once again and featuring our newly rebranded Hemp Hearts, 32oz containers of our hemp protein powder and of course, the other products you know and love, including hemp oil and Hemp Bliss. If you are checking out the show be sure to stop by our Booth #436 and say hi. Are you a blogger in the healthy lifestyle industry? We’d LOVE to feature you as a guest blogger. Be sure to connect with our Social Media Gal Sarah at the show!

ADA Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo – September 24-27, 2011: San Diego, CA. The American Dietetic Association’s (ADA) food and nutrition conference and expo is the premier event for nutritional professionals (hence why we’re there)! Over 8,000 registered dietitians, nutrition science researches, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders attend. If you’re attending, be sure to stop by our booth (#542) at the show.