Tall Grass updates

[WINNIPEG, August 6, 2020]

Poetry in Wolseley

Winnipeg Poet Laureate Duncan Mercredi made Wolseley the subject of his recent poem And so it begins

Duncan Mercredi

Here’s an excerpt from the poem.

and it begins
the city shakes the cobwebs off
the streets laughter echoes down arlington
then back again
cars exhaust hangs in the air
tires squeal trying to beat the others
he races alone

Watch this spot for a link to the entire poem in the coming days.

DRM/2020 Duncan Mercredi

Published in the July 2020 edition of the Wolseley and West Broadway community newspaper – The Leaf. Published with the permission of Duncan Mercredi, and with the permission of The Leaf Editor, Terese Taylor.

Photo by KC Adams.

Four at a time in Wolseley!

We’ve added an extra cash register and some helpful protocols so we can all stay safe while visiting Tall Grass in Wolseley.

  • 4 customers are allowed in the bakery at one time.
  • Using the automatic door button, first check to see how many customers are inside.
  • If there are more than 3 customers, please wait outside behind the black line.
  • Use the door buttons to enter and leave.
  • Please approach the cash registers one at a time while the next customers wait at the two floor markers, 6 feet back.
  • Families are welcome! Keep one child close to you. Additional children must wait at the rear floor markers.

Ten breads or more – 10% off

When you purchase 10 breads or more, you will receive a 10% discount on those items. This applies to purchases of multiple loaves of one type or many types. It’s up to you to decide! To assure that your choices will be available, call two days ahead so we can prepare your order. Tall Grass in Wolseley 204-783-5097 or Tall Grass at The Forks 204-957-5097. This offer does not apply to other baked goods.

Pickup & delivery continues

While we’re all excited about having customers back in our bakeries, for those who prefer pickup and delivery, that service continues to be available Tuesdays to Saturdays through our Wolseley bakery. Call us at 204-779-4082 or email us at wolseley@tallgrassbakery.ca to place your order. Make sure you leave us with your phone number so we can call you back and confirm details. Also check out our menu below.

Catering your gatherings

As restrictions have been lifting, Tall Grass Catering is returning to our usual hours. Enjoy a variety of baked goods and other items for your next gathering. Call Mona, 204-947-1297 Monday to Friday: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

In-store customers are back at both our bakeries!

[WINNIPEG, June 30, 2020]

Tall Grass in Wolseley

Mon. – Fri. 7 AM – 6 PM
Sat. 7 AM – 5 PM
Sundays and all holidays closed

It is lovely to see our Wolseley neighbours inside the bakery.

Things look a little bit different. We have made some changes to ensure the safety of our customers and staff through adhering to the mandated physical distancing requirements for retail locations. Signs at the door will assist you in following the proper protocols.

Our Wolseley location will also continue to be the hub of our well-received and much-appreciated pick-up and delivery service.


Tall Grass at The Forks

Daily 7 AM – 6:30 PM

We are so happy to see our Tall Grass customers at The Forks.

Especially after spending so much time at home, we invite you to come and visit this iconic Winnipeg attraction. We’ve adapted our space to provide you with the appropriate distancing while enjoying our fresh baked goods.

As is the case at our Wolseley bakery, we will have as many of your favourite baked goods as possible. And if you are missing one of your special treats, and you do not find it immediately on the shelf, we want you to know that we will be adding more products every week until we have our full complement of items.

The Forks

We thank you for your amazing support as so many things changed for everyone back in March. Seeing your joyful faces during pick ups and deliveries has been very uplifting. There has been something profoundly communal and transformative in these encounters. The degree of kindness and gentleness has been truly extraordinary.

Many thanks,
The Tall Grass team!

PS: You can pick up our baking at many Vita Health locations, the Food Fare at Portage & Arlington, and through Fresh Option Organic Delivery.

Our pick-up and delivery service continues, please see our menu below.

Whenever possible we are using electric, hybrid-electric, hybrid-propane and vegetable oil powered vehicles and also a small 4-cylinder gasoline van with a large load capacity in order to meet our own standards for environmental integrity and your need for great bread!

In all cases, physical distancing is being assured as no customers are allowed inside the store, and staff are working individually in separate job areas.

Thank you for supporting each other during this difficult time for the world. May we all stay safe.

During this time of necessary adjustments for all of us, our first priority is maintaining the safety of our customers and staff. You are welcome to call us with your suggestions and questions. Tabitha Langel, one of our co-owners, may be reached on her cell phone at 204-470-8570. She will gladly talk to you. Let’s take care of each other and rise to the occasion with courage.

– from all of us at Tall Grass bakery

Top of the pops

[Winnipeg, June 5, 2020]

Winnipeg’s original organic bakery, Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, is pegged as #85 in the CBC Manitoba 150 listing on Instagram.

We are delighted to be part of this selection of 150 Manitoba icons.

With many thanks,
The Tall Grass team

Check it out at the links below:

MB 150
CBC Manitoba Instagram
Tall Grass Instagram

Calling all salad lovers

Tall Grass is receiving regular deliveries of local salad greens, grown at the Harms family farm in Geneviève, MB. Our long-time regular customers will appreciate the delicious lettuce greens that come from this farm. Rinsed with artesian well water, air dried, and delivered the same day, these delicious fresh greens keep well. Thank you to our Mother the Earth and the Harms family for this first taste of spring. Use them for side salads, main salads or to spark up your sandwiches.

Thanks to our farmers, we have flour

At Tall Grass, we love supporting home bakers and bread adventurers! Thanks to the lovely folks at DeRuyck’s Top of the Hill Farm, we now have organic whole wheat flour for sale, as well as white organic flour. Both are available for pickup and delivery.

Join in the song!

As was reported on local CBC Radio News on Saturday, March 21, Tabitha Langel has invited everyone to join in the singing of The Beatles’ classic Yellow Submarine, from their balconies, porches and front steps any day at 4 pm as a way of keeping up our spirits throughout this time! And if you can’t carry a tune, Tabitha is asking you to carry out a pot or pan, to add percussion to the voices. Let’s all chime in!

Welcome to Tall Grass!

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company and Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen acknowledge that we are located on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Dakota, and Ininiwak. We would also like to acknowledge the other First Nations such as the Anish-Ininiwak, Dene, and Nehethowuk who gathered at this ancient site sharing these lands and waterways. We also acknowledge that we are on the homeland of the Métis and are also grateful to the First Nations of Treaty One who agreed to share this beautiful prairie land giving us the opportunity to cook and bake for you.
The foundation of Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company has always been based on baking with heritage varieties of organic wheat, grown by Manitoba farmers. We opened Tall Grass in Winnipeg’s Wolseley neighbourhood in 1990, thinking we were just starting a cosy little bakery.
featuring Desem Breads
Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside. European-inspired and naturally leavened.
traditional canning
We can do it. Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen takes a can-do attitude to traditional canning.
Opening hours
Fresh baking and local food, made from scratch. Check out our hours.