Tag: Quinoa

Quadrupling Quinoa Acres

Responding to rapidly climbing demand from consumers and food companies, a Saskatoon-based company is quadrupling its contracted acres of quinoa production this spring. Northern Quinoa owns the lone Canadian-developed variety of quinoa and is one of only a few buyers of the pseudocereal crop in the country. The company has been growing and producing a small… Read more »

Quinoa Producer Looking to Expand Acreage Nationally

A certain irony exists in the fact that quinoa — a relatively new crop to modern farmers and today’s consumers — is both a cousin to one of Canada’s most notorious weeds (lamb’s quarters), and a food plant that’s been around in a primitive form for hundreds of years in South America. But Quinta Quinoa, the… Read more »

Working Quinoa into a Prairie Crop Rotation

The United Nations named 2013 the International Year of Quinoa for the crop’s potential contribution to global food security, and to recognize the indigenous people of the Andes who have long grown and protected quinoa. The global efforts to recognize the food have seemed fruitful, with interest in the product continuing to grow. Often referred to as… Read more »