Innovating and Igniting with Vegetables

Trends Are vegetables the new “it” ingredient? You bet! Not only that, they are the lead character on the culinary stage. According to John Placko, the Culinary Director of Modern Culinary Academy, and Culinary Consultant to Canadian Prairie Garden (CPG), “Vegetables are not restricted to only one part of the...Read more …

Cauliflower – From Seed to Spoon

While watching farmers throw away good quality cauliflower from the field because it was the wrong size for retailers, Kelly Beaulieu was inspired to come up with a solution. Fast forward seven years, and Kelly is now the Chief Operating Officer and Owner of Canadian Prairie Garden (CPG). Kelly’s dream...Read more …
Vote Now! Nexty Award Nominee!

Vote Now! Nexty Award Nominee!

Every year at Natural Products Expo West, New Hope Natural Media’s editors and trend researchers partner with the Sterling-Rice Group to find the products and brands they think represent the most innovative edge of the natural products industry, as well as its deeply held social and environmental values. The best...Read more …
CATA Innovation Award

CATA Innovation Award

TWO aboriginal-owned Manitoba companies won awards this week from a Toronto-based organization that provides on-site audits of its members to certify they are truly minority- or aboriginal-owned businesses. Canadian Prairie Garden Purees and Manitobah Mukluks won awards this week — in the best technology and small business categories respectively —...Read more …

Canadian Prairie Garden Purees Stands Out As Innovators

At this year’s Canadian Health Food Association Show in Toronto, Canadian Prairie Garden Purees Inc. stood out as a true innovator. For them, simple isn’t always easy. Creating nutritious processed foods with clean ingredients, extended shelf life and shelf stable storage capabilities is a tall order. When it requires the...Read more …

The Next Must-Have: Veggie and Fruit Blends

You’ve heard it before: Canadians and Americans aren’t getting enough vegetables in their diet. Vegetables are rich in smart carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre, and water. Eating more vegetables, has been linked to better health, including lowering the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and certain cancers, as well...Read more …
CAMSC’s 10th Annual Business Achievement Awards

CAMSC’s 10th Annual Business Achievement Awards

CAMSC’s 10th Annual Business Achievement Awards celebrate the outstanding innovation, successes and entrepreneurial drive of Aboriginal and minority businesses. This exclusive event also recognizes Canadian corporations who are leading the way in diversifying their supplier base to reflect their local community and customer base. Privately led, and founded by industry...Read more …
Fresh and Flavourful

Fresh and Flavourful

Did you know Manitoba produces some of the best quality and best tasting vegetables in Canada? How is this possible when the capital is amusingly referred to as Winterpeg? During the warmest months of the year, Portage la Prairie, where Canadian Prairie Garden is located, 88 km west of Winnipeg,...Read more …
Cauliflower – 2014’s “It” Vegetable

Cauliflower – 2014’s “It” Vegetable

Cauliflower is the new “it” vegetable of 2014, stealing the spotlight from last year’s trendy vegetable, kale. Cauliflower has found the place on centre stage with its triple threat of texture, nutrition and flavour. One of the most versatile species in the vegetable empire, many chefs, product developers and home...Read more …