SHANNON VANRAES/ MANITOBA CO-OPERATOR
Rural Roots Food Co-operative board members and volunteers Megan McKenzie, Kate Smith-Eivemark, Kevin Dalby, Amy Loewen and Kholiswa Neufeld-Stower. Rural Roots, located in the Sawmill Tea and Coffee Co. at 296 South Railway St. in Boissevain, will host a grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Love the farmers’ market and so sad to see it go come winter?
Boissevain residents will get to enjoy farm fresh products all year round in the new Rural Roots Food Co-operative, which will carry only farm-fresh products from local Manitoba farms, when the specialty store opens near the end of this month.
Located in the Sawmill Tea and Coffee Co. at 296 South Railway St. in Boissevain, Rural Roots is a non-for-profit community store that sells products going right from the farm to your plate.
Casey Gunther, a Rural Roots board member, said that the specialty grocery store will carry seasonal products and reflect what is available at Manitoba farms throughout the year.
Products like seasonal fruits and vegetables, meat, milk, cheese, Kefir (a type of yogurt), ice cream, pasta, wild rice and tortillas can be found, as well as a selection of gluten-free products.
Rural Roots Food Co-operative will open the week of Oct. 21 and host a grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 26. Rural Roots grand opening will feature musical entertainment, a beer and wine tasting, and a selection of appetizers and desserts.
For more information, visit Rural Roots Food Co-operative online at ruralrootsfood.ca.
Brandon Animal Clinic
Brandon Animal Clinic is hosting an open house today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Located at 2015-A Brandon Ave., the Brandon Animal Clinic is offering a chance to talk with the staff, get behind-the-scenes tours and a chance at some great winnings with a rainbow auction, with proceeds going to the Brandon Humane Society and Funds for Furry Friends.
There will also be door prizes for you and your pet.
For more information, call the Brandon Animal Clinic at 204-728-9140.
Gamez 2 Rent
Calling all gamers: Brandon once again has a video game rental place.
Gamez 2 Rent, located at 1037 Rosser Ave. beside the chamber of commerce, just opened last week after a trio of gamers compiled their collections and discovered they had a whole store.
"It’s been an idea of all of ours for a while," said owner Joey Barker, who opened Gamez 2 Rent with partners Darren Erickson and John Jannuska. "We pooled our collections and have games for more than 10 video game consoles."
Gamez 2 Rent does not buy, sell or trade, but rents, and has more than 500 games to choose from for the current generation of video game consoles, including PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii, and classic video game consoles, including PS2, Xbox and GameCube.
Barker said Gamez 2 Rent also has a selection of hand held games available to rent for PS Vita, PSP, NDS and 3DS systems.
Membership is required to rent, but is free.
Try Gamez 2 Rent’s special older release games for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii, rent three games for three nights for $6.99.
For more information, visit Gamez 2 Rent on Facebook or Twitter, or call them at 204-717-4263 (GAME).
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 19, 2013