#ManitobaMondays – Kelwood, MB

#Manitoba Mondays – Kelwood, MB 

 Staying close to home this summer? If you are planning on exploring our beautiful and vast province this season, why not show some love and support to our incredible women entrepreneurial community? 

Enter #ManitobaMondays. Our latest series where we will share weekly highlights of women-owned and partnered businesses to add to your must-see list while you #exploreMB and stay safe within the Manitoba border this year.  




Kelwood, MB 

Located in Treaty 2 territory and situated in the Parkland region along Highway #5, Kelwood is a tiny village with BIG heart! Home to the annual Harvest Sun Music Festival  (which has switched to an online format this year) this buzzing rural community brings much entrepreneurial energy to everything they do. We have dedicated an entire day of this week’s #ManitobaMondays feature highlighting some very special women entrepreneurs and attractions in Kelwood, Manitoba.   





Stop #1 | The Kelwood Store 

Calling all antique and collectibles fans! The Kelwood Store owned by Jen and Zak Asmundson is a perfect place for finding your next unique item or treasure. They are open Saturdays from 11AM-4PM. 







Stop #2 | The Farmer’s Daughter and Cafe 37 

Need to refuel? There are two amazing women-owned restaurants in the town of Kelwood, MB and both are perfect spots to catch a bite to eat! 

The Farmer’s Daughter run by Connie Dafoe located in the Kelwood Barn. 






You will likely be greeted by owners Anne and George Poschadel if you pop in to Cafe 37  located in downtown Kelwood.  






  Stop #3 | The works of Kathy Levandoski 

Three words: count the quilts! Explore the town of Kelwood, MB while finding 36 (and counting!) painted barn quilts courtesy of prairie-based visual artist Kathy Levandoski. 



Stop #4 | The Mountain General 

Before heading out of town, make a stop at The Mountain General run by owners Kalee Mund (Rasa Holistic) and Tomah Axford also located in the Kelwood Barn. 

This general store and gas station is conveniently located right off Highway #5. It is a great place to take a break from the road and relax while stocking up on all your excursion supplies. While refilling your tank you can grab some coffee to go as well as explore the selection of locally made snacks, groceries and more! 

If you are in town on the weekends, shop local and check out The Mountain Markets on Fridays and Saturdays. Bonus: every Saturday they host morning Yoga in the Kelwood Quilt” Garden! 




Visit Kelwood 

Special thanks to Julianne Runny from Scoutly Creative for sharing her love and passion of her hometown #KelwoodMB. Follow her Instagram page Visit Kelwood  to keep up-to-date on the events and happenings in this vibrant rural entrepreneurial community.  






Additional Links:  

Harvest Sun Music Festival 

The Kelwood Store – BDNMB.ca article 


Looking to open a business in this area? Here are some additional resources to get you started: 

The Hub 

Dauphin Chamber of Commerce 

Community Futures Parkland 

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce 

The Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba 


Know of a vibrant entrepreneurial community that we should highlight next time?

Connect with our team! We always love learning about new women entrepreneurs we can support!


Listen to first-hand stories from enterprising women across Manitoba by subscribing to the “Here’s How It’s Done” podcast!