Third + Bird Spring Market
April 21-23 2023
We are excited once again to be a part of this unique shopping experience along with 170 incredibly talented Canadian makers!
Things to look forward to at the 2023 Third + Bird Spring Market: inspiring visuals, food + drink, live music and infectious energy! Not to mention locally made products! And of course we will have our bison jerky and pepperoni with us as well as our BBQ boxes! (April is close enough to BBQ season, isn't it?)
Tickets will be sold online at thirdandbird.com in 2 rounds. Mark your calendars and set your alarms, as they always sell out!
Round ONE tickets go on sale: Saturday March 11 @ 10am.
Market dates @ the Red River Exhibition Place.
FRIDAY, April 21 - EARLY BIRD
5pm - 9:30pm
SATURDAY, April 22 - GENERAL ADMISSION
9am - 8pm
SUNDAY, April 23 - GENERAL ADMISSION
12pm - 4:30pm
Borderland in the NEWS
Introducing the original high stock density grazers
Bison ranchers Brooks and Jen White of Lyleton, Man., are breaking their own ground on adaptive grazing, and they’re going right back to the system’s roots to do it. It doesn’t take long to find bison mentioned on the many regenerative agriculture blogs...
Jen & Brooks White receiving the 2018 MOYF Award from Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler
Brooks and Jen White of Borderland Agriculture have been named as Manitoba's Outstanding Young Farmers (MOYF) for 2018.
Doyle Piwniuk Recognizes Brooks and Jen White from Borderland Agriculture
Down to the Roots Farm Tour
August 10 2018
Borderland Agriculture, Lyleton MB
A coordinator from Ducks Unlimited, who manages a local grazing club in Manitoba, had taken interest in many of the things that we are doing on our farm and thought it would make for an informative tour, so we were thrilled to be asked to host a summer tour of our farm.
Quite possibly the hottest day here in Manitoba, but we were blown away with over 80 people in attendance! The tour was balanced with a variety of topics of interest to attract existing bison producers as well as cattle and grain farmers.
In the morning, Brooks gave a virtual tour of our farm by power point as we just couldn't get to see the whole farm that day. We loaded up the bus and hay trailer to drive through the bison in their adaptive multi-paddock grazing system where we have been moving the herd using a single strand of temporary wire. We carried on viewing a few different fields of inter-cropped annuals for grain production before heading back to the yard for lunch.
The Manitoba Bison Association sponsored our bison burger lunch which was enjoyed by all. For many, it was their first taste of bison; and Jen's homemade patties were a hit. Some credit also needs to be given to the chefs for the day. Thank you Robert Johnson and Phil Unrau!
After lunch, we were pleased to view presentations from Kevin Elmy and Michael Thiele who spoke in depth about the basis for soil health and regenerative ag. We loaded up the convoy again and toured several multi-species cover crop mixes designed for bison grazing and inter-cropped corn with hairy vetch for winter grazing. Perhaps one of the highlights of the day for many was climbing into the soil pit to see first hand the soil structure that can be built after several years of regenerative ag. We conducted a water infiltration test at this location and measured the amount of rainfall that would be absorbed and held in place before runoff occurred.
So many people came out and helped to make this day a success including all of our team at Borderland Agriculture and also friends and neighbors. Thankfully everything came together for this big day. It was both an honor and a privilege to be able to share what we are working towards on our farm with others!