Food and Ag Processing Page

Explore our services for food developers, agri-processors and aspiring entrepreneurs. The Food and Agri-Product Processing Branch has the people, the experience and the expertise to take your food product to the next level.  We can connect you to partners, suppliers and expertise as you move from concept to market.

Visit the Food Commercialization section to connect with Manitoba facilities that research, develop and process food products. In the About the Sector section, you can learn about exciting new opportunities to manufacture products from agricultural fibre and crop by-products.  Check out the Resources page for factsheets, tools, manuals and directories. 

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A variety of valuable resources can be found on the Food and Agri-Product Processing Resources page.  Visit this one-stop shop for factsheets, guidebooks, worksheets and directories to help you build your future in food. 
Finding and choosing the right distributor for your food product is essential to securing your markets and growing your business.  Try our Choosing the Right Distributor for Your Food Product resource to help you identify the necessary steps to take to successfully identify, evaluate and secure a distributor that best represents your business and brand.
There are a variety of ways to direct market your food products.  All methods are based on the principles of maintaining a connection and relationship between producer and consumer.  To guide, in plain language what direct marketers need to consider, the Direct Marketing Your Food Products booklet has been developed to explain regulatory requirements including clarifying the terms for collaborative marketing ventures. 
Successfully selling your product to grocery stores requires having an eye-catching one-page fact sheet about your product.  Manitoba Agriculture has created a sell sheet guide that provides you with all the details and inside tips you can use to create your own shell sheet.
To Pack or Not to Pack?  Many food entrepreneurs partner with contract manufacturers, or co-packers, to help manufacture their food product. Manitoba Agriculture has developed a Co-Packer List  and a Using a Co-Packer Factsheet to help you start your search. 
Rent a commercial community kitchen to develop your food product idea and keep your costs low while you grow your business.
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Your information source on food and agri-product processing, including business management strategies, profiles of Manitoba businesses, government programs and services, important deadlines and upcoming events.

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