Tall Grass opening its Wolseley doors Tuesday, May 26

[WINNIPEG May 20, 2020]

Dear Tall Grass Customers,

We’re all looking forward to the reopening of our bakeries. To quote The Beatles, “Here Comes the Sun”! Tall Grass is welcoming the public through its Wolseley doors Tuesday, May 26, and to our bakery in The Forks Market some time in early June.

In Wolseley, we are allowing two customers at a time into our bakery, while still offering pre-paid pick-up and delivery orders.

Safety is our priority. We have moved our cash registers 10 feet apart and installed protective guards for counter staff and customers. Changes to our card payment machine will streamline payments. We are also building a pick-up window for pre-paid orders.

When we open, our Wolseley hours will be Tuesday to Friday from 7 am to 6 pm, and Saturday from 7 am to 5 pm. We will be closed Sunday and Monday for now. At the moment, we are not yet sure if pre-paid orders can be picked up throughout the day or if we will have a set pick-up time as we do now. We will keep you posted!

We’ve learned during the pandemic that everything is one step at a time. Every day we learn something new and improve what we do a little bit. Everything may not be quite ready on May 26 but the safety essentials will be in place.

And what about The Forks Market?

The Forks Market is in the process of reopening. Tall Grass and Grass Roots at The Forks are waiting for details from Forks management to determine our June hours.

We thank you for your amazing support during the past 8 weeks. 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 and Grass Roots team!

PS: While we prepare to invite customers back into our stores, you can pick up our baking at many Vita Health locations, the Food Fare at Portage & Arlington, and through Fresh Option Organic Delivery.

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

We’re taking baby steps to opening!

[WINNIPEG, May 11, 2020]

Tall Grass is working on a safe way to open the front door of our Wolseley Bakery to customers, while at the same time maintaining our Pickup & Delivery service which is enjoyed by many. Because of our Bakery’s small size this is a challenge, but with the help of some amazing crafts people, and builders, we hope to re-open our doors to you in the near future. We will keep you posted. Your support inspires us. You put a spring into our steps – as we all step into spring. Thank you!

The Tall Grass Co-owners.

Wolseley sketch

Spring has sprung, the greens have riz…

… I wonder where my salad bowl is! Calling all salad-lovers. Tall Grass is now receiving regular deliveries of local salad greens, grown at the Harms family farm in Geneviève, MB. Our long-time regular customers will remember with great delight 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
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