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Have you ever wondered how companies like Katan Kitchens started out, or how startups were able to launch their first product? The answer is with the support of great organizations like Bioenterprise. Besides the hard work and passion, partnering with organizations that believe in your product, is how an idea becomes something bigger. Bioenterprise Corporation […]

Posted on: December 7th, 2017

How To Make More Local Food Choices

Open your pantry, open your fridge: Where does the food you’re looking at come from? Pull out a piece of produce—there are likely stickers on each piece that indicates where it’s from. Can you calculate the distance? Have you thought about what it takes to get it to you? If you’re like most people, the […]

Posted on: December 1st, 2017

Knowing Your Quinoa: The Truth About Quinoa Protein

By Jane Sandwood The Truth Not all quinoa varieties are the same. Quinoa has one of the highest percentages of protein of any grain however, the protein content of Quinoa varies between variety due to where it is grown and how it is processed. For example, Canadian grown Quinta Quinoa is the only quinoa on […]

Posted on: November 15th, 2017

Top Crop Magazine: QUINTA QUINOA

Published in the November 2017 edition by Mark Halsall. Quinoa, the ancient South American grain that’s been touted as a gluten-free superfood, is gaining popularity with Canadian farmers, but in commercial terms, it remains a small niche crop in this country. Jamie Draves is among those who believe made-in-Canada quinoa has great potential for expansion, […]

Posted on: November 7th, 2017

BRIDGE2FOOD ANNOUNCES 2017 PROTEIN AWARDS FINALISTS

BRIDGE2FOOD ANNOUNCES 2017 PROTEIN AWARDS FINALISTS The finalists have been announced for the Bridge2Food Protein Awards 2017 which celebrate those creating new plant-based and high protein foods and ingredients, driving growth and innovation in the Protein industry. The finalists for each category are as follows: Best Plant-based Food: awarded to a company or individual that […]

Posted on: September 19th, 2017

Quinta Quinoa is Partnering with Food 4 Kids!

We are proud to share that we are officially partnering with Food 4 Kids on their 2017 Summer Program! Our nutritious Quinta Quinoa will be part of the foods delivered to kids and families in need. Visit their website for more information on the program. Food4Kids info

Posted on: August 17th, 2017

Premium gluten-free oat certification to expand production to Northern Ontario

ROCKWOOD, ONTARIO, August 15, 2017 – Katan Kitchens is excited to announce that it has successfully received funding through the federal-provincial-territorial Growing Forward 2 (GF2) of up to $17,195 to work with producers in Northern Ontario to pilot a premium gluten-free oat certification program. Grain Farmers of Ontario is supporting the project through funding provided […]

Posted on: August 15th, 2017

Germination Magazine: Business Leaders Tackle the Quinoa Challenge

Business Leaders Tackle the Quinoa Challenge Published July 19, 2017 By Mark Halsall Finding commercially viable varieties is the biggest test for Canada’s budding quinoa industry. Here’s how two Canadian quinoa companies are advancing the crop. Quinoa is still very much a small niche crop in Canada, but since the United Nations declared 2013 the […]

Posted on: July 25th, 2017

Radio Canada: Northern Ontario – Fertile Ground for Superfoods

Company President and CEO Jamie Draves was recently interviewed by Benjamin Aubé from Radio Canada for an online article. Here is a snippet from the article focusing on growing quinoa in North America. Le Nord de l’Ontario, terre fertile pour les superaliments French Version Un texte de Benjamin Aubé Le quinoa se trouve parmi un […]

Posted on: July 5th, 2017

Quinta Quinoa has Been Making it’s Mark on the International Stage

Quinta Quinoa has been making its mark on the international stage this year, taking home awards from several trade shows! Quinta Quinoa was recently one of the Top 10 finalists in the SIAL Innovation contest and was displayed as part of the Innovation Exhibit throughout the show in Toronto. A total of 92 companies worldwide […]

Posted on: June 27th, 2017