Great Tastes of Manitoba

Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to partner with Great Tastes of Manitoba (GTOM), Manitoba’s longest running, locally produced television series that reaches more Manitobans each week than anything on the Food Network. GTOM showcases nutritious, affordable, delicious foods grown by Manitoba’s farmers.

Each week local experts representing Manitoba Farmers join host Dez Daniels in the kitchen. They cook and share stories about how food is produced in Manitoba, and tips for choosing and preparing these locally grown ingredients.

In September, 2021 GTOM returned for the 32nd season with 13 new episodes and a brand-new website. The new website is home to over 500 recipes, full episodes and 26 unique stories direct from farmers across the province.

MCGA worked with GTOM and Frank Digital this fall to create two stories featuring members and directors. The first story features farmer members Chelsea Boonstra and her father, Rob Boonstra. Together the family operates a mixed grain and dairy farm west of Winnipeg. At the age of 46 Rob suffered a heart attack brought on by the stresses of farming, and it took that life threatening event for the family to realize something had to change. Click on the video below to hear more about Chelsea and Rob’s story.

The second story features MCGA director Nicolea Dow, a third generation grain farmer from Portage la Prairie. Every farm has a unique story to tell and on Nicolea’s farm there are oak trees that are hundreds of years old. These trees tell a story about the farm, land, weather and environment they have grown up in. In the video below Nicolea talks about the importance of making the best decisions on the farm and for the environment. Watch Nicolea’s story below.

Season 32 of GTOM airs Saturdays at 6:30pm on CTV Winnipeg starting September 11. Full episodes can be streamed at or on the @GreatTastesTV YouTube channel. You can follow along with exclusive behind the scenes content, recipe tips, meal plans and more at @GreatTastesMB on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Pinterest.

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