We are the little guys and we love it.  We make Manitoba products and we sell Manitoba products.  That's it - and we want to keep it that way.  

Small means personal; small means relationships, and that's what we want to do!  We are about food, drinks and home, where so many of the best relationships are built and grow:  Gathered around a table or a blanket on the ground, in a yard or in a home...wherever you find yourself with a good beverage and delicious food.  It's how we connect with each other.

LoveLocalMB started as an event and was established in the spring of 2014. It has, within six years, become a sell out event with upwards of 1000 people in attendance. The event is recognized as one of Manitoba's premier annual food and beverage events which is hosted each spring in Winnipeg, Manitoba. You come with a few friends and leave with more!

 As a guest you will experience a fun, vibrant evening that is filled with live music, delicious food and beverages to sip and savour! This is also a great opportunity for you to connect with and support Manitoba food and beverage makers by hearing their stories and purchasing their products. 

We now want to promote Manitoba makers in a shopping experience. We offer you the convenience of supporting Manitoba food and beverage makers by shopping online right here! Your entertainment environment is important too, so we added home goods to our list of products.

During the holiday season, we open a store at St. Vital Center to make shopping a great in-person experience.


Bessie Hatzitrifonos-Rasche & Peter Fehr co-founded LovelocalMB in 2014 with the vision of bringing together and celebrating the amazing Manitoba food and beverage makers that exist in our province. Their passion, involvement and vision was key to starting this annual event. Bessie shared her passion for local and served from 2014-2017. She now resides outside of Canada and we wish Bessie all the best in her new ventures!



Welcome! I'm Peter Fehr, Co-founder and host at Love Local Manitoba. I'm originally a chef by trade and love good food! I have a passion for bringing people together and connecting with people. I'm thankful for all the support of our local vendors and guests who show up year after year to be a part of this collective voice in the local movement in Manitoba.

Hi, I'm Carla Ackermann.  You can find me filling orders, writing website and social media content, working with our vendors, dreaming of events, taking photos, answering your queries and doing a lot of laughing!  I absolutely love supporting vendors local to my community, and my job here at Love Local has allowed me to share this passion with others.