A converted shipping container is growing fresh produce for the eager shoppers in Norway House. "Never thought it would happen in my lifetime," said one amazed resident.

Even with the cost of the unit and the energy bills required to keep the farm warm, the system can be more economical than shipping produce thousands of kilometres.

The venture is a partnership of Norway House Cree Nation, Kinosao Sipi Business Development Corporation, Western Diversification, BDO Canada LLP and Food Matters Manitoba.