Commercial opportunity flows from inclusiveness

Commercial opportunity flows from inclusiveness

Posted by Kelly Beaulieu, Founder and owner of Canadian Prairie Garden Purees and status Ojibwa from the Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba Sodexo Canada was recently named winner of the 2016 Tier 1 Champion of Supplier Diversity Award by the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Suppliers Council (CAMSC). From my...Read more …
The Premium Ingredient Trend in Pet Food

The Premium Ingredient Trend in Pet Food

Consumers are treating pets as members of their families, and this pet humanization has evolved to the point where pet owners are demanding natural, high-quality ingredients and products to ensure their pets stay healthy. Pet owners want pet foods that will add excitement to the pets’ diets via look-alike human...Read more …
Let’s Celebrate International Year of Pulses

Let’s Celebrate International Year of Pulses

2016 – The International Year of the Pulse Last November, I attended The Little Beans, Big Opportunities: Realizing the Potential of Pulses to Meet Today’s Global Health Challenges at The New York Academy of Sciences to kick off the International Year of Pulses (IYP). As part of the international marketing...Read more …

Holiday Desserts You Can Enjoy All Winter Long

Of all Christmas baking projects, I look forward to making gingersnaps. I love the rich, earthy flavours of ginger, cinnamon and molasses together with a warm cup of tea on a cold blistery day. Plus, unlike seasonal baked goods such as fruit cake or Christmas pudding, most people like the...Read more …
What’s New at Canadian Prairie Garden Puree

What’s New at Canadian Prairie Garden Puree

The trend of simple foods and ingredient lists is an old concept that is becoming new again. Research suggests that today’s consumers want simple food labels with words they recognize; the fewer and fresher the ingredients the better. Canadian Prairie Garden (CPG) believes in keeping its products pure and simple....Read more …

Interview with a Farmer (Part One)

Canadian crop farmers are the ultimate entrepreneurs. They navigate the weather, pests, consumer interests, domestic regulations, export opportunities, family staff members and more! I had the opportunity to talk to a local farmer supplying to Canadian Prairie Garden Purees to find out what important measures they take to ensure they...Read more …

Prebioitics and Produce

First of all, let’s get one thing straight, prebiotics and probiotics are not the same. Often my clients mix up the two terms or think they are equal. Prebiotics are non-digestible, soluble dietary fibre found in certain foods and when consumed, provide a beneficial environment in the gut for good...Read more …

Produce Trends for 2015

Are you wondering what the produce trends are for 2015? As a food consultant, I start reviewing the predictions in late December and continue into most of January. Together with the reviews, I also complete my own forecasting. I’m pleased to report that 2015 is the year with more than...Read more …

Wonderful Winter Squash

Is squash a fruit or a vegetable? The interesting fact is there are at least a dozen common varieties of winter squash, and technically, they all belong to the fruit family. However, they are usually used as vegetables on the menu! Winter squash are characterized by protective skins or shells...Read more …