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Monday, October 06, 2014

Small Town Charm with a Big Local Impact: Southern MB

This last week I had the opportunity to visit Southern Manitoba for a few days. Reason? Business and Pleasure!

Here's what baby and I did during our stay:

Visited a family-run organic beef farm that had a refurbished 2nd generation red wagon .

Baby and his cousin.

The expressions on the faces are indicative of the juiciness of this farm-dog's kisses!



Picked apples and grapes at my cousin's farm. It was so sweet of her to help pick and share their produce. Local fruit is such a gift. I'm going to juice the concord grapes. . .yum!


 

I also canned peach/apple sauce. . .Yum! When I was young I didn't show a lot of interest in canning, and kind of forgot how to do it. My sister-in-law showed me how my late-mother had taught her. It was so heart-warming to still be able to receive my mama's knowledge, and prepare applesauce for baby this winter. I know it would make my late-mother so  proud!



Home

Visited the Winkler M.C.C. Thrift Shop first thing Tuesday morning. That's the day the inventory is re-stocked. I could not believe the traffic. Wow!



I found some more vintage canning jars and rings, and some used children's clothing. I often buy used as it fits nicely into Wholly Canadian's shopping paradigm of goodwill. The prices at Winkler MCC are very reasonable.

While shopping, I wore my baby in the Manitoba-made Peapod Creations CuddlyWrap. . .it made for a cozy "local" experience. {grin}



 Each day I made a regular visit to Jonny's Java in Winkler for my cup of tea and a treat. I purchased a bunch of their chocolate amaranth bars (these are gluten-free nutrient-dense sweet treats), and are worth the trip to Winkler!  But I didn't eat them all. . . I introduced these to some local community members who had not yet tried one. I think I got a few more people hooked. {grin}



Love the atmosphere in this local cafe.



I also helped bring supper to some farmers in the field. Baby kept saying "Brmm, brmm" when seeing the tractors and combines.



Visited Baby's Great-Grandma & gave her ceramic cat a kiss. . .doesn't every ceramic kitty need a warm baby kiss?



Connected with Prairie Barnwood in Morden, MB. They are the largest producers of barnwood furniture in Western Canada, and have absolutely stunning product.  What I appreciate so much about their product is that it includes two of Wholly Canadian's core tenets for shopping in a paradigm of goodwill: 1) buy local and 2) buy used/re-purporsed.


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I love vintage decor, but what I love even more is when it has modern touches. I own some antique furniture, and the drawers are stiff. These drawers slide like oil. It's the best of both worlds.  I discovered they collaborate with Decor Cabinets in Morden to build modern cabinets with a vintage barnwood flair {dreaming. . .}

Prairie Barnwood did the woodwork at Jonny's Java. . .it's so beautiful to see local collaboration between businesses.


Prairie Barnwood Winnipeg  showroom


It was such a beautiful autumn day to walk along the cobblestone walks that surround the shops in Morden.

I took the time to pay a visit to Pure Anada's new beautiful storefront. Pure Anada is a leading producer of natural make-up.  It is so wonderful to see that a quality product like this is Canadian-made. The sweet smell of essential oils filled my senses as I walked in the door, and my first thought was that this is what heaven must smell like! I purchased some make-up and connected with Kristen, a make-up artist. Her pleasant demeanour and beauty made me comment on her flawless make-up. She said, that's because I'm a makeup artist! Ever find applying make-up challenging? Stuck in a rut? I discovered that Pure Anada offers makeup consultations, and you can apply the cost of the consulation towards product. What a great deal!  Knowledge, product, and beauty!



Then we purchased a pumpkin at a beautiful display in Morden. I couldn't get Baby to sit nicely on the hale bale because he loved watching the big trucks zoom by, saying "brmm, brmm" again.



We went to Sunny Day in Winkler to pick up some Mexican and Mennonite products. Yup, that combo only makes sense in Winkler. We picked up some locally-made corn tortilla shells using authentic Mexican methods; they make some of their tortillas without preservatives which I really appreciate. Also, we purchased some Rede-Made Noodles (locally-made Mennonite egg noodles) that I plan on using for a meal for a friend who just had a baby. It's good comfort food {smile}



After which we went to Kroeker Farm's Potato Store and purchased some fresh kale that I want to steam and juice.  I also dreamt up another meal when browsing their store. . .and I purchased some double stuffed cottage cheese perogies made in the local village of Reinfeld by Pembina Valley Pasta, and some frozen rhubarb to make into a sauce for those perogies. My mouth is watering as I write!



Finally, baby and I went to Prairie Foods in Plum Coulee, MB. This has got to be one of my favourite Manitoba grocers because of three things: 1) the product; 2) the volume of product (I buy my oats and grains in sacks!); and 3) the price!  



I have patronized Prairie Foods for years because of their inventory of Canadian grown grains, beans, and seeds.  This time around I purchased Canadian-grown spelt grain, wheat grain, and flax seed. I also picked up some of Sue Peter's homemade authentic sourdough bread filled with cheese and jalapeno peppers. Amazing!


Love the sight of grain elevators that seemingly rise up from the prairie landscape. . .

 

What does baby do when mama is busy talking to the Nathan, the grocery store owner? Well, he hangs out with Tina, the friendliest grocer assistant I have ever met (she showed me pics of her drawings and told me about her vision to open up a dance studio).

Then he played with kitties & puppies. . .well, at least their food. This picture shows him signing kitty and screeching a meow!

Later baby sat and played on the grocery floor. I would have never thought that I would have been that mama that let her kid play on the grocery floor. . yup, I am that mama!


I also saw the new playstructure in Plum Coulee. A job well done to some hardworking fund-raising mamas!


Now my little car was brimming. It was time to head back to the city. When we got home my husband asked what was in the trunk because the car seemed to be riding rather low!  "Oh, just jars of applesauce, and bags of grains," I said. {grin}


Need an itinerary for an equally-satisfying trip to Southern Manitoba?

Here's a suggested guide to make your visit an abundantly rich one:


  1. Visit a local farm and pick up some produce to preserve.
  2. Stop in at Winkler M.C.C. Thrift Shop for some great deals on used items.
  3. Drop in at  Prairie Barnwood and dream. . .
  4. Breathe in the natural scents at Pure Anada boutique and purchase some natural makeup or body products.
  5. Pick up your locally-made Mennonite Rede-Made Noodles and Mexican food products at Sunny Day
  6. Find your way to Kroeker Farm's Potato Store for some fresh produce and other local goodies.
  7. Visit a grandma like we did. . .there are oodles of grandmas waiting for a visit!
  8. Drop in at Jonny's Java for your daily cup of tea or coffee and chocolate amaranth bar.
  9. Load up your vehicle with Canadian-grown grains, beans, bread, and meat at Prairie Foods in Plum Coulee.
  10. Ensure your vehicle has proper suspension, and head home smiling.


Dirty-faced baby with his grandpapa after a farm day. . .eyeing MB grapes

What a joy it was to take in the local goodness of Southern MB. . .truly these towns offer small town charm with a big local impact.

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What point on the suggested itinerary above (#1-10) would you pick first?

Leave a comment and tell us.

Posted by Wholly Canadian at 7:47 AM

130 Comments:

I would start at #9, and since I worked in grain elevators for 30 years I too find them wondrous.
October 6, 2014 8:57 AM By Brad K
#1. We went apple picking at a local farm this weekend, cannot wait to put the apples to good use this autumn
October 6, 2014 9:24 AM By Jana L.
I would start with picking apples because I love apples and can't seem to get enough of it.
October 6, 2014 9:30 AM By Bons
I would definitely start at #8 Jonny's Java for a cup a tea...a great way to start the day!
October 6, 2014 9:54 AM By Jen
I'm a junker so I would Stop in at Winkler M.C.C. Thrift Shop maybe they'll have more vintage canning jars..love all junk; I would also visit my nephew he moved to Manitoba last year and we miss him so much..he's not on your list but how could I go to Manitoba and not stop in..lol
October 6, 2014 10:04 AM By ginette4
Johnny's Java would be a great place to start the day. We live in Southwest Manitoba. Here is a recommendation for a fabulous place to stop in the fall - The Meandher Creek Pumpkin Patch!! http://www.pumpkinfun.ca/
October 6, 2014 10:45 AM By Jillian
I would love to go to the Winkler M.C.C. Thrift Shop. I love thrift shopping and finding unique items and great deals!
October 6, 2014 10:49 AM By Glogirl
I would Drop in at Jonny's Java for a daily cup of tea or coffee and chocolate amaranth bar because i love coffee.
October 6, 2014 10:57 AM By Wayne Lecoy
My first stop would be 4. Breathe in the natural scents at Pure Anada boutique and purchase some natural makeup or body products. I love naturals makeups and soaps, so this would be perfect for me.
October 6, 2014 2:23 PM By Brenda Penton
Drop in at Prairie Barnwood and dream, sounds like fun
October 6, 2014 2:26 PM By BlessedTA
I'd start with picking apples. It's a great outdoor Fall activity for the whole family.
October 6, 2014 2:42 PM By Gina Bell
I love Sunny Day! That would be my first stop, but I wouldn't stop there!
October 6, 2014 4:23 PM By Shel Zolkewich
I would pick #4 first, and stop at the Pure Anada boutique. I love discovering new natural cosmetics and skin care products...I always buy a few extra too since they make such good gifts for almost anyone :)
October 6, 2014 5:11 PM By Autumn Reid
oh concord grapes are my fav to eat so sour. loved the picture of the dog and the kiddies
October 6, 2014 5:35 PM By Chandra O'Connor
I would start at #2 as I love a good bargain followed by a visit to Pure Anada, the only makeup I buy now. I would visit all the places mentioned in your post as I didn't know about some of them. Thank you!
October 6, 2014 8:43 PM By Helen Andranistakis
I would go to Pure Anada's first, it sounds great to me
October 6, 2014 9:13 PM By Suzie M
It is a tie between number one (visit a local farm and pick up some produce to preserve) and number 9 (Load up your vehicle with Canadian-grown grains, beans, bread, and meat at Prairie Foods in Plum Coulee) as we do our best to support locally grown produce and grains within our province. So the opportunity to support equally dedicated growers in other provinces would be lovely.
October 6, 2014 9:43 PM By J
I would help out with the canning peach/apple sauce because I don't know how and would love to learn first hand from someone.
October 6, 2014 10:10 PM By Tina L.
I would start at the Kroeker Farm's Potato Store because I love Potatoes and any place that sells them is a friend of mine. I would pick up some of their organic eggs and milk and end with red potatoes. That would make for some great egg scrambles and breakfast hashbrowns.
October 6, 2014 10:23 PM By MrDisco
#7 I would visit a grandma because I miss mine so much. Its been over a decade she has passed and I miss her so so much.
October 6, 2014 10:24 PM By Sandy
I would start with #1 and visit a local farm and pick up some produce to preserve because I love fresh produce, it tastes soo good! :)
October 6, 2014 10:33 PM By Valerie Mallette
I love thrift store shopping so that would definitely be one of my first stops and local produce is always the best so that would be my next stop. We always try to buy local as much as possible. How great to be able to learn family canning methods and have a great visit with family.
October 6, 2014 10:43 PM By Katy Emanuel
I'd like to visit Morden I remember them having some cute shops
October 6, 2014 10:54 PM By A.s. Vermeulen
I'd visit the Winkler M.C.C. Thrift Shop first, because that is my favourite thing to do in Toronto.
October 6, 2014 11:10 PM By Victoria Ess
Probably check out the Mexican food products at Sunny Day!
October 7, 2014 12:16 AM By Nicolas C
I would definitely stop by Jonny's Java first. A hot and delicious cup of coffee and a nice sweet treat would be a great start of the day!
October 7, 2014 3:51 AM By Jenn Erin
Jonny's Java. I need my coffee first
October 7, 2014 6:39 AM By em
I would walk along the cobblestone walks that surround the shops in Morden and do a some shopping for local goods.
October 7, 2014 7:52 AM By Florence Cochrane
First I would go to Jonny Java's, but to get some of those amazing Pembina Valley Pasta Perogies would be a close second. Is that a mixture of peach and apples or did you make two separate kinds?
October 7, 2014 9:12 AM By nicolthepickle
I would love to go to Winkler M.C.C. Thrift Shop as u never know what goodies you might find!
October 7, 2014 9:16 AM By Zeta McMillan
Visit a grandma like we did. . .there are oodles of grandmas waiting for a visit! Love it!
October 7, 2014 9:30 AM By Josephine Evans
Winkler M.C.C is right up my ally! Thriting is my favourite, wish I could scavenge for new goodies everyday.
October 7, 2014 9:30 AM By Shannon
I would definitely bring the kids to pick apples and thrift store shopping. AND I would love to check out some reclaimed furniture.
October 7, 2014 9:58 AM By sarah lacko
Love Jonny's Java in Winkler. Small town cafes are the best. All the locals gather there to share their stories & everyday life. Love it!
October 7, 2014 10:04 AM By Heidi Pawluk
I would start with #1 and visit a local farm and pick up some produce - nothing like fresh produce you picked yourself
October 7, 2014 10:08 AM By m Gibb
Besides visiting friends in the area, I would love to go to Prairie Barnwood.
October 7, 2014 10:17 AM By InezbyDesign
I recomend St Francois Xavier, it is a beautiful village with so much Manitoba history and charm. Make sure to check out the White Horse Statue near the Trans Canada Highway.
October 7, 2014 10:21 AM By Gina Fleury
I realized I did not state why I would go to Prairie Barnwood. First I love to decorate and their designs are right up my alley! I love the look of wood and can't resist touching it.
October 7, 2014 10:32 AM By InezbyDesign
Oh I love all your local finds! We love visiting the small towns outside of Winnipeg too! Ive been pretty in love with Prairie Barnwood for a long time now, so I would visit them first.
October 7, 2014 10:38 AM By Serena
Kroeker Farm's potatoe store looks amazing
October 7, 2014 11:06 AM By Kaley Davies Couper
Pure Anada...missed them at the Etsy Made in Canada sale!
October 7, 2014 1:06 PM By Lorraine
I'd love to visit Pure Anada. I really want to learn more about natural beauty products and makeup. I've been really trying to learn about Canadian companies that make products without chemicals.
October 7, 2014 1:45 PM By angela m
Fresh farm produce juicy apples
October 7, 2014 2:36 PM By Kym Schmidt
I would start my day with a coffee at Jonny's Java , then continue a fun filled day
October 7, 2014 2:55 PM By patty george
Morden, because that's where my family lives! :)
October 7, 2014 3:01 PM By Cindy H.
So excited to go apple picking!
October 7, 2014 3:17 PM By Terri
I would stop at the Winkler M.C.C. Thrift Shop as I love to find a great deal or a cool little treasure
October 7, 2014 3:36 PM By STACEY DEMPSEY
#8 Of course, a great outing starts with a great coffee.
October 7, 2014 4:22 PM By Millicent
I would stop at Prairie Barnwood gorgeous furniture and I love wood
October 7, 2014 4:50 PM By Doris Calvert
Absolutely the Winkler MCC Thrift shop. I would love to spend an hour or 2 foraging for fabrics or items to up-cycle. The best treasures can be found in smaller communities sometimes.
October 7, 2014 5:09 PM By Deborah
I would have to sop at Johnny's Java first because I really cannot function without my morning brew.
October 7, 2014 5:24 PM By Catherine Robichaud
Start at #9, go to #10, and then had up to #1 and cont to 8 from there, one place per day! If I had a car (I don't)... and time to burn (I haven't)! Nice to dream, tho.
October 7, 2014 6:13 PM By Lynne
I would Breathe in the natural scents at Pure Anada boutique and purchase some natural makeup or body products. why? because I love all natural products and believe they are the best products to use on your skin
October 7, 2014 6:30 PM By Amanda Lomas
Pure Anada Boutique would be my first stop
October 7, 2014 7:42 PM By Linda
I feel like and have visited all these spots since they are local but #2 the Thrift stores are usually my favorite. Morden also has a great one that I love to go to. You have listed some of my favorite spots.
October 7, 2014 8:02 PM By Diana Z
I would start at Jonny's Java in Winkler as I love my coffee and it's great to start me going! :)
October 7, 2014 9:41 PM By Debbie S.
I would start at #1 in the hopes that those apples I picked would magically turn into pie!
October 7, 2014 10:23 PM By Carla B
I would start with Jonny's Java in Winkler because I need a kick start to my day. And those treats sound amazing. We prefer the local coffee houses, (ours is called the Human Bean here in town) to the big chain stores. We are also lucky to have many apple orchards within a 10 minute drive that we frequent about every two weeks. Have never done any canning, but it looks kinda neat. Thanks for sharing your day
October 8, 2014 6:00 AM By Elizabeth Vlug
The apple picking appeals to me-we pick apples from a upick and I make pies to enjoy in the winter
October 8, 2014 7:23 AM By LILLIAN BROWN
I would start my day at Jonny Java with a great cup of coffee!
October 8, 2014 7:27 AM By Melissa M
My first stop would be to see all the barnwood furniture.
October 8, 2014 9:23 AM By DorP
I would have to start with #8. Once I have my cup of Java I'm up for every adventure going!
October 8, 2014 2:23 PM By emma stoker-olsson
I would do the first one and visit a local farm
October 8, 2014 6:48 PM By Yuen C
#2... love thrift stores
October 8, 2014 11:07 PM By tara e
I'd stop at Johnny's java because they have awesome coffee!
October 8, 2014 11:21 PM By Tannis W
I would go to Kroeker Farm's Potato Store because I love potatoes!
October 9, 2014 7:06 AM By Stephanie Lau
I would start at #6 and enjoy stocking up on wholesome fresh produce!
October 9, 2014 9:14 AM By Jody D
I would start at #6 always stocking up with fresh organic produce...... Fair trade is uber important to me
October 9, 2014 10:18 AM By vanessa foster
Jonny's Java amazing furniture! I would definately keep the adventure going to the farm, and I always love a trip to MCC so happy to report we have one here in Calgary.
October 9, 2014 10:24 AM By Krista Embertson
I went with my 5 yr old on a field trip to Deer Meadows farm , it was so fun we learned about how a farm works and saw so many animals up close cuz we went on a wagon ride tour , she loved it
October 9, 2014 11:11 AM By Bernice
I would love to visit Prairie Barnwood I am such a sucker for reclaimed barn wood pieces.. I would likely get lost so I'd never have to leave!
October 9, 2014 11:21 AM By paula huie
The Farm - reminds me of home
October 9, 2014 12:09 PM By Kay
I have never visited there before, and it sounds like you had a great day! I would head for Prairie Barnwood first
October 9, 2014 12:34 PM By Deb
I love the Pre Anada Boutique #4 because I love trying anything natural in the beauty department.
October 9, 2014 12:45 PM By Wanda Tracey
Well, my first choice is Jonny's Java in Winkler as I always hunt for a good cup of coffee that isn't from a huge chain, but then I saw the kissing of the ceramic cat at Baby's Great-Grandma and thought that it would be fun to replicate the pic. They should make it their little kissing budda.
October 9, 2014 12:50 PM By Jan
My first stop would be http://thrift.mcc.org/shops/winkler-mcc-community-store as I love to recycle things and can get great deals in MCC stores. It also supports Mennonite relief funds in other countries.
October 9, 2014 1:20 PM By Karen E Hill
Prairie Barnwood in Morden, MB sounds interesting to visit
October 9, 2014 1:38 PM By Stephanie Mac Isaac
Johnny's Java because I have to start with coffee! :-)
October 9, 2014 2:19 PM By Dawn
I would stop at the Winkler MCC as I've always wanted to do a rural thrifting day!
October 9, 2014 8:39 PM By Laura Dyck
I think I would go to Sunny Day for some mexican products.
October 9, 2014 8:57 PM By Carol M (Lushka S)
I would stop at the Winkler MCC. I live in Winnipeg most of my life and never made it to Winkler.
October 10, 2014 2:41 PM By Corry L.
Prairie Foods in Plum Coulee, MB for some great Canadian grains!
October 10, 2014 3:39 PM By Tammy Wilson
Johnny Java because I love coffee
October 10, 2014 3:41 PM By Lana
I have never visited there before but I would love to check out Prairie Barnwood in Morden.
October 10, 2014 3:42 PM By Jackie
I would start with #2 because I love thrift store shopping.
October 10, 2014 3:42 PM By Joan Brown
I would definitely be dropping in at Prairie Barnwood! I love have a lot of smaller barnwood pieces in my home and to be able to go to this place has been on my to do list for a long time! I love all their items that I have seen and one day I will be going there!
October 10, 2014 3:43 PM By Crystal Englot
I would go see the barnwood furniture first
October 10, 2014 3:43 PM By jaimee m
I would definitely check out Prairie Barnwood first. Love reclaimed wood!
October 10, 2014 3:44 PM By Megan
I would visit Pure Anada and would love to discover every beauty of Canada!!!
October 10, 2014 3:45 PM By Chanreth
I would pick first Jonny Java because I like great food, chocolate and coffe so much!
October 10, 2014 3:45 PM By CarineL
I would absolutely stop at Jonny's Java in Winkler for an early morning hot chocolate and definitely something yummy and sweet.
October 10, 2014 3:46 PM By Alana LeSueur
#5 - would love to get Mexican/Mennonite products and getting fresh apples to make applesauce would be a second close.
October 10, 2014 3:46 PM By Lorraine Perry
Prairie Barnwood in Morden, MB sounds like a great place to start.
October 10, 2014 3:49 PM By Maureen Goulder
I'd go to t Jonny's Java for sure. I love 49th Parallel coffee (go Vancouver!) so I'd definitely enjoy a cuppa of that!
October 10, 2014 3:51 PM By Natalie
I love the sound of breathing in the natural scents at Pure Anada boutique. I feel relaxed just imagining it!!
October 10, 2014 4:01 PM By Andrea Allan
I would start at the Thrift Store in Winkler-sounds like fun :)
October 10, 2014 4:01 PM By Lisa Ferris
I would stop at #3. I love things made out of reclaimed wood and that sounds right up my alley!
October 10, 2014 4:14 PM By Joanne
Jonny's Java!
October 10, 2014 4:15 PM By Angela
I would go to Pure Anada :)
October 10, 2014 4:27 PM By Geneviève Daoust
Visit Grandma! Who doesn't love visiting Gran!
October 10, 2014 4:37 PM By Ang
oh those fruits look fresh and delicious
October 10, 2014 4:52 PM By Karlene
my first stop would have to be the barnwood furntiture !!!
October 10, 2014 5:19 PM By Mark Cook
I would choose Prairie Barnwood first. Love reclaimed wood!
October 10, 2014 5:34 PM By Janice Cournoyer
Sonny Day to buy some fresh home-made noodles Would love to win this for my 1 day old niece
October 10, 2014 5:37 PM By Wendy Stefanyshyn
Winkler M.C.C. Thrift Shop most definitely because i dont have a problem thrifting. I love it. Its so mysterious and fun
October 10, 2014 7:08 PM By Gabriela Aguilar
Never heard of peach/apple sauce but it's making my mouth water so I'd find a sample to try
October 10, 2014 7:32 PM By Linda Klages
I would first stop at Prairie Barnwood - I love reclaimed wood and their stuff is so gorgeous!
October 10, 2014 7:54 PM By Andrea Morrow
I'm all about thrift shops so I would stop in at Winkler M.C.C. Thrift Shop for some great deals on used items.
October 10, 2014 8:34 PM By loucheryl
I think I would like to try Pure Anada first, although all these places sound great!
October 10, 2014 8:57 PM By S. McGurran
I would start with #6 ~ I am learning more and more about organic produce and buying products that are safer for my family
October 10, 2014 9:47 PM By dbaker
I'd drop by Prairie Barnwood first. I have been wanting to for awhile now. :)
October 10, 2014 10:42 PM By Bonnie Chartrand
Thank you so much share this beautiful place with us. Never know where to go in weekend. Will put this in our list and make a road trip later.
October 11, 2014 2:52 AM By fionpu
Prairie Barnwood in Morden, MB
October 11, 2014 7:31 AM By Vienna B.
I would definitely start at #8 Jonny's Java for a cup a tea before heading out to get some apples.
October 11, 2014 9:28 AM By Judy N
#2 Visiting the Winkler MCC thrift store because it is like winning a contest with what you can find at the thrift store. And you are supporting a great cause.
October 11, 2014 3:11 PM By Donna Doyle
I would stop at the Winkler MCC Thrift Shop first as I enjoy the hunt and you never know what you might find.
October 11, 2014 3:42 PM By Suzanne Giroux
I'd go to Pure Anada because I want to try more natural beauty products.
October 11, 2014 4:23 PM By Donna L.
I would love to stop by the Thrift Store. I love those places and buy most of my clothes there.
October 11, 2014 4:32 PM By Dale Steele Nicolov
I would start with picking apples and then move on to canning the applesauce that I made from some of them.
October 11, 2014 4:38 PM By Deanna Barkley
I'd love to visit Prairie Barnwood in Morden because I love the idea or repurposing and I love the look.
October 11, 2014 4:40 PM By CLC
My place to stop first would be the Winkler M.C.C. Thrift Shop. I love searching for interesting things that I can upcycle.
October 11, 2014 7:34 PM By Janet Wolf
I would start with #1Visit a local farm and pick up some produce to preserve. I whole- heartedly support local farmers and enjoy the process of preserving foods
October 11, 2014 9:30 PM By jo
I would love to visit Prairie Barnwood and spend the afternoon daydreaming of all things I would cart home!
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October 12, 2014 12:01 PM By Jasmine
I would begin my adventure by #1 Visiting a local farm and picking up some produce to preserve. What a joy to support farmers and to see where our food comes from.
October 12, 2014 1:36 PM By Elsa Foli
I'd definitely start at Prairie Barnwood first! I love vintage-looking wood furniture...I'd decorate my entire house with it if I could afford it :)
October 12, 2014 6:27 PM By Amber F
I would check out Prairie Barnwood in Morden. I love to see what others do with old furniture and how pieces are repurposed and refurbished.
October 12, 2014 6:58 PM By Theresa A.
MCC Thrift Shop first, for tiny treasures I could carry home with me.
October 12, 2014 7:56 PM By Leslie W-H
Thrift shop for sure! Always on the lookout for vintage fabrics...
October 13, 2014 7:52 PM By Lorraine
Such an amazing way to spend the day but first I would have a tea or coffee.
October 16, 2014 2:01 PM By Judy N

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