We are Prairie Berry! Meet Matt, Jen, Cruz and Nixi!
Prairie Berry Farm is located in Glenlea and it is the farm on which Jen grew up. When the chance arose to purchase the family’s 24 acre farm, we jumped on the opportunity. We wanted to keep an element of farming in our lives and decided to start our own strawberry farm located only 10 min from Winnipeg. We knew there was a need for this in southern Manitoba and what better way to spend time outdoors and make memories with our two children. We are proud to be Metis owned and operated business and we also are a fully French bilingual.
In 2016, Prairie Berry was officially opened to the public for u-pick and pre-pick and it was a great success. This was also an exciting year for Prairie Berry as we were awarded the nicest farmyard in Manitoba.
Our goal has always been to provide our customers with an enjoyable and unique picking experience. There is nothing more enjoyable than a juicy freshly picked strawberry on a warm summer day! We are always looking at new and innovative ways to grow and run our farm in order to produce the best berries for our clients.
In 2020, after much planning Prairie Berry Farm decided to host Farm to Table Dining Experiences. Guests enjoy a 4-7 course meal served directly in the strawberry patch. The farm to table dining experiences are held during the short 2-3 week picking season in the beginning of July so that guests can see the berries in the field as they eat. Each meal is prepared by renowned local chefs who incorporate an element of strawberry in each dish. They use fresh local ingredients and create decadent menus for our guests to enjoy.
In 2021, we decided to reduce our strawberry patch and operate solely with our Farm to Table dinners. By not opening to the public for u-pick and by reducing our patch, we are able to perform a crop rotation, to enjoy the summers with our family and to continue working on these smaller projects which we are so passionate about.