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Agri-Pulse Newsletter Article Feature

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 […]

Posted on: March 24th, 2017

BioEnterprise: Quinta Quinoa – Recipient of OFFMA 2017 Food Innovation Award

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 […]

Posted on: March 6th, 2017

Bioenterprise – Katan Kitchen’s Ontario-grown quinoa packs maximum nutritional punch

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 […]

Posted on: December 8th, 2016

Bioenterprise – The Ontario government salutes four members of the Bioenterprise client community

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 […]

Posted on: December 2nd, 2016

Innovation Guelph – Building a better superfood

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 […]

Posted on: November 24th, 2016

OMAFRA – 2016 Regional Award Winner

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 […]

Posted on: November 24th, 2016

Quinta Quinoa OnTheGo Magazine Ad

OnTheGo Magazine Ad Published as part of the October 2016 issue of OnTheGo Magazine Toronto. Continue to Magazine.

Posted on: October 19th, 2016

OnTheGo Magazine 7 Days of Quinta #OnTheGo

7 Days of Quinta #OnTheGo Published October 4, 2016 for OnTheGo Magazine Toronto We love quinoa! It’s so versatile and it packs fantastic flavours and nutrients. Interestingly, there is also a lot of history packed in this little grain… Quinoa, pronounced “Keen-wah”, originated in areas in Peru and Bolivia. Although its appearance resembles grains like […]

Posted on: October 19th, 2016

Ag Innovation Ontario – Demand on the rise for Ontario-grown quinoa

By Kelly Daynard for AgInnovation Ontario Published July 26, 2016 Rockwood ON 26 July 2016 – It’s been a whirlwind few years for Jamie Draves. Six years ago, the president and chief executive officer of Katan Kitchens began researching ways to successfully grow quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) in Ontario. Continue reading.

Posted on: July 26th, 2016