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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Company President and CEO Jamie Draves was recently interviewed by Edward Maixner from Agri-Pulse for an article for their Newsletter. Here is a snippet from the article focusing on growing quinoa in North America. After all these years, quinoa catching on with high-altitude US farmers Production of South America’s pseudo-grain, quinoa, is riding into North […]
Quinta Quinoa – Recipient of OFFMA 2017 Food Innovation Award Published by BioEnterprise on February 28, 2017 Quinta Quinoa has proudly accepted the 2017 Food Innovation Award from the Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association (OFFMA). The award was accepted at the 2017 Awards of Excellence Banquet, which took place at Marriott On the Falls in […]
Bioenterprise – Katan Kitchen’s Ontario-grown quinoa packs maximum nutritional punch By Jennifer Kalanda Published on November 24, 2016 In 2007, Jamie Draves lost one-third of his pancreas due to pancreatitis. The Georgetown, Ontario resident attributes a big part of his recovery to high-quality, nutritious super foods, including quinoa. Now, quinoa is his career. Inspired to […]
Bioenterprise – The Ontario government salutes four members of the Bioenterprise client community By Jennifer Kalanda Published by Bioenterprise December 2, 2016 Each year, the Ontario government recognizes forward-thinking producers, processors and organizations across the province through the Premier’s Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. In 2016, four companies that have been supported by Bioenterprise Corporation […]
Cochrane Times post – Quinta vs. The Competition Posted in the Cochrane Times Post on November 23, 2016. Continue to the Cochrane Times Post website.
Innovation Guelph – Building a better superfood By Stacey Curry Gunn. Published by Innovation Guelph on November 22, 2016. The call to entrepreneurship comes in many forms: in the case of Katan Kitchens founder Jamie Draves, it was his struggle to overcome failing health from pancreatitis that led him to quinoa’s nutritional benefits and ultimately […]
OMAFRA – 2016 Regional Award Winner Published by OMAFRA, Government of Ontario November 10, 2016. Quinoa, one of the world’s most popular superfoods is now grown locally. Through five years of rigorous research, Katan’s Jamie Draves developed and refined a non-GMO quinoa seed suited to Ontario’s soil, climate and farming practices. It’s the first variety […]
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...
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...