Manitoba students will have an opportunity to Discover Agriculture in the City this weekend.

On Saturday, The Forks Market will be transformed into a free hands-on learning event celebrating where our food comes from and the people that help get it to our tables.

The annual Discover Agriculture in the City event showcases the best of Manitoba agriculture and the agri-food sector. 

The event kicks off at 9:00 am on the second floor of The Forks Market with a wide range of interactive exhibits on display and the opportunity to meet Manitoba farmers until 3:00 pm.

Hands-on displays include the opportunity to plant and take home a strawberry plant, crush made-in-Manitoba canola, create a living seed necklace, and taste some of Manitoba’s homegrown foods.

And back again is the University of Manitoba Food Fight where students in the food science and human nutritional sciences programs at the U of M develop new food products.

Some interesting facts about Manitoba agriculture.

- Manitoba is the bacon capital of Canada

- Manitoba produces 4,800 acres of fresh vegetables and 75,000 acres of potatoes every year

- The province's egg farmers care for hens that lay 76 million dozen eggs each year

- Canola was developed in Winnipeg