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MEF celebrates 50 years by giving away free egg sandwiches

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Board gives away free egg sandwiches, coffee to mark milestone.

MEF marked its 50th anniversary on May 5th, 2022, by giving away free egg sandwiches and coffee in Winnipeg’s Old Market Square.

Manitoba’s egg farmers invited the public to join them for free coffee and delicious egg sandwiches recently in Winnipeg’s Old Market Square. There was also a chance to meet egg farmers and ask questions about eggs and egg farming. Attendees took home MEF-branded swag, including squishy eggs, whisks or cookbooks among other items, and radio station QX104 was onsite playing music and inviting folks to join in the celebration.

“Manitoba Egg Farmers is very pleased to celebrate this milestone of 50 years,” says Catherine Kroeker-Klassen, chair of MEF. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than for our farmers to come to the city, chat with folks about farming and give away delicious sandwiches made with local eggs. We are excited about being egg farmers and we want to share that with everyone!”

MEF worked with Chef Karl Oman to make the sandwiches fresh onsite at Red River College Polytechnic’s Exchange District Campus. Oman is an instructor from RRC Polytech’s Culinary Arts program, who sourced local ingredients for these sandwiches and supervised students, who benefited from the opportunity to put the skills they have learned into practice.


“Manitoba Egg Farmers plays a pivotal role in supporting farmers and educating the public on one of the most important and nutritious ingredients available to us,” says Ryan Whibbs, chair, School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, RRC Polytech. “We are very pleased to work with MEF, introduce Chef Oman’s Short Order class to the benefits of eggs and egg products, while giving back to the community. Partnerships like this help students to understand the fundamental role that farmers play in feeding our communities and growing our economy.”

“Eggs are delicious, protein-packed, and highly versatile – perfect for weekend brunches, after-gym snacks, holiday baking and a quick nutritious way to start every day,” Kroeker-Klassen adds.

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