Mr. and Mrs. Farmer

We are Chuck and Danea Lawrenson and family.  Morning Sound Farm is our home.   (read more about us)


Address:      Box 81

                   Sanford, MB

                   R0G 2J0

Phone:     (204) 736-3460 – free call from Winnipeg

Farm History

Peter and Marilyn Goertzen originated the farm tours in 1989 at Maplewood Farm near Kleefeld, MB.  They served students and teachers there for 18 seasons.  They still live there, farming sheep and cattle.         The Lawrenson family purchased Morning Sound Farm in Sanford in 2004 and worked with Danea’s parents, the Goertzens, to establish the farm tours in 2007 at this location.  Morning Sound Farm is a reclaimed feedlot that previously housed up to 6000 head of cattle.  The process of changing the property to a family farm continues to involve restoration of the land, water and infrastructure, as well as learning about sustainable farming practices, like rotational pasturing and natural fertilizer gardening.  Tourism is another sustainable practice that impacts the next generation, both those who provide and those who receive the tours.  We want to help visitors gain a greater appreciation for where food comes from and to get a chance to talk to farmers who are eating what they grow.