down to Tall Grass & Grass Roots
for Easter specials
is in the air, and across Winnipeg, people are
getting out and greeting their neighbours in the
sunshine. This season brings many reasons for
celebration, notably Easter. Let us help you enjoy
your family traditions with special festive treats
from Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company and Grass
Roots Prairie Kitchen.
As we prepare for
our annual savoury spring seasonal specials,
drop in and order your butter lambs now,
because they invariably disappear as quickly as
we make them!
Grass Bread Company
- Hot cross buns: the
familiar spicy, fruit-laden bun we look
forward to all year
- Christopomo bread: a
Greek Orthodox tradition, this sweet bread
is rich in butter, eggs, and flavoured with
- Saffron bread: a gentle,
elegantly braided bread, mixed with raisins,
saffron, and a hint of orange
- Tall Grass fruit bread:
enjoy the taste of cranberries, raisins, and
fruit peel in a lovely light dough
- Butter lambs: a classic
European wooden butter mold is used to form
these much-loved delights
- Easter chick cookies:
their beaks and feet are decorated with
chocolate – did we mention they're cute?
Roots Prairie Kitchen
in and pick up your favourite heat
and eat at home meals, made in our
kitchen using traditional recipes. They are
available at our location in The Forks Market,
and in the freezer at Tall Grass in Wolseley.
Menu items are prepared on a rotating basis in
limited quantities. To ensure that the dishes
you want are available on the day you need
them, please phone ahead with your order.
- Lamb stew: hearty and
inspired by centuries of rural home cooking
- Lamb meatballs: a
perfect standout on a
table featuring your favourite Easter foods
- Polenta: corn meal
is the foundation for this comfort
- Ham and scalloped potatoes: a
classic tradition evoking childhood memories
- Puffed pastry-wrapped brie: a
delicate and indulgent pastry enveloping a
rich soft cheese
spiced, sweet buns are baked leading up to Easter
Sunday, April 21st. Trays of the traditional
fruit-laden buns are being pulled from our ovens
in Wolseley and at The Forks every day.
Hot cross buns have a long history in our society.
Originally part of the vernal, or spring, equinox,
they were later absorbed into the Christian faith,
with the addition of the cross symbol. It was
thought that these buns, in conjunction with a
prayer, would protect the family from fire,
vermin, accidents, and shipwreck.
Insurance that tastes good.
meals at Grass Roots
Come to the
kitchen! – that's Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen,
where we're introducing hot meals, hearty and
ready to eat. Our daily features include both a
meat and a vegetarian dish, selected from a wide
variety of delicious, traditional recipes. We
make them daily, so come by and give one a try.
Depending on the day, our featured items might
- Half-pint black bean chili
- Shepherd's pie, made with local organic
- Chickpea potato stew
- Mac and cheese
- Turkey pot pie
- Vegetarian or bison lasagne
- Three-rice pilaf
- and more…
Also at Grass Roots, check out our fine
selection of heat-and-eat foods, to take home.
- Hearty oven-ready meals
- Wholesome gourmet soups
- Baba's perogies
Also add to your
table with house-made salads, preserves,
Nature's Farm noodles, and lots more.
Local food. Made from scratch.
Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen is part of the Tall
If you can't, we
has the time for traditional canning, the
way Granny did it? We do!
At Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen we
follow the time-honoured steps to bring you
delicious local canning from the farm to the table.
Come and watch us at Grass Roots in The Forks Market
as we bring you this prairie custom. At Grass Roots,
we are preserving more than food. We are preserving
Try these delicious choices:
- Apple and wild cranberry jam
- Manitoba saskatoon jam
- Apricot sunrise jam
- Homestyle apple sauce
- Rhubarb apple chutney
- Salsas (mild, medium, or hot)
- Homestyle dill pickles
- Bread and butter pickles
- Pickled beets
- and much, much more!
A selection of our canned items are also
available at Tall Grass in Wolseley,
859 Westminster Avenue,
and Tall Grass at The Forks Market.
Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company in
Wolseley (859 Westminster)
- Mondays through Fridays 7 AM - 6 PM
- Saturdays 7 AM - 5 PM
- Sundays and all holidays - CLOSED
Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company at
The Forks Market
Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen at The
- OPEN every day, 7 days a week*
- Mondays through Thursdays 9:30
AM - 6:30 PM
- Fridays 9:30 AM - 9 PM
- Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 AM -
* All Forks Market locations
- During July and August, we are open later,
until 9 PM, every day except Sundays (6:30 PM).
- We are open most holidays except for
the following days:
- Remembrance Day (November 11)
- Christmas Day (December 25)
- Boxing Day (December 26)
- New Years Day (January 1)
page updated May, 2018