Manning Canning – A Withrow Market Vendor

The Withrow Park Farmers’ Market is about more than just delicious, local food. It is also about community and the important connection between producers and eaters. Meet our exceptional market partners! To help you get to know them better, will be featuring one Farmers or Vendor each week this season.

Christine Manning from Manning Canning


Manning Canning makes an assortment of sweet and savoury jams, jellies, pickles and marmalades.

Tell us about the Manning Canning story…

I started the business four years ago, but it was two years in when I decided to take a leap of faith and quit my full time marketing job. This past November, we opened the doors at Manning Canning Kitchens, a rentable commercial kitchen for other small food producers and a production space for Manning Canning. It’s been an exciting ride!

Why do you love Withrow Market?…

This is my 4th season at Withrow Market and I will always have a soft spot for it. It was my very first market. I still remember that I didn’t even have a tent on my first day it was all so new to me! The customers there embraced me and my product right away. This gave me great feedback on new products, but also boosted my confidence to continue down the path when their reactions were favourable. It’s a great venue to meet customers, other food producers and to engage with the community.

And most importantly, what can we expect to find at your table this weekend?…

There will be a few new products that my regular customers will not have seen including Grapefruit Marmalade with Candied Ginger has been getting good reviews! There will be some of the best seller’s from seasons past as well – Spicy Tomato Jam, Sun Dried Tomato Mustard Jam. Stop by, say hi and try a sample!


2015 Season: Farmers & Vendors

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