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Saskatchewan grown ancient grain snack is addicting!

dosch full storyOrganic farming is a way of life for the Dosch family since 1960, from wheat and flax to pulse crops in the town of Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan. Their passion in agriculture spurred them to add more value to their home grown ancient Khorasan wheat. This special grain boasts nutrients like no other wheat and less gluten than modern wheat hybrids. The launch of their Organic Wheat Snacks has hit the market by storm. Their whole-grain snacks pretty much have it all: fibre, essential nutrients (including protein and iron), and rich flavours. It also boasts non-GMO, nut free and roasted in cold-pressed high-oleic safflower oil. With 6 different flavours and 3 different package sizes, this delicious snack can also be used on salads, fruit, veggies and more! 


With help from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture’s Product2Market Program and accessing the Food Centre's federally inspected manufacturing facility, Dosch Organic Acres has been able to put these gems in the hands of consumers through various stores in the 3 prairie provinces and online. Their goal is to grow their business and make it available across Canada. 

www.doschorganic.ca 

Certified Prairie-bred Grass-fed Beef Jerky Crafted in Saskatoon

Meat Chops full story

Prairie-bred grass-fed beef jerky crafted in Saskatoon! Take a piece of home from wherever you roam!

Chelsey Parker is the owner of Meat Chops and has brought jerky to a whole new level. Meat Chops sources certified grass-fed beef/grass-finished from our prairie ranchers and manufactures the jerky at the Food Centre’s federally inspected facility. Not only is the jerky one the best tasting in the market but by consuming it you are supporting ranchers who care about animal welfare, regenerative agriculture & holistic land management practices.

Meat Chops passion is in great tasting jerky and crafting a product with positive impact on the environment and purpose by offering a wholesome, nutrient dense, healthy beef jerky.

The Food Centre is proud to work with Meat Chops in the areas of Product Refinement, Processing, and Packaging. In a controlled taste test at the Food Centre, against big international jerky manufacturers, Meat Chops ranked top 3!

“The Food Centre has been instrumental in my market expansion. Their processing expertise and federal facility has elevated the quality of my product and my business objectives. Meat Chops supplies to over 80 retailers and counting across Canada. It’s been an exciting jerky journey so far.”

Meat Chops Jerky comes in whole muscle and chunks. Find them at their newest National retail partner, Peavey Mart Industries, Sask. Save on Foods, Sobeys, select Co-ops, Dad’s Organics, SaskMade, Nutters and many independent & specialty stores across Western Canada- Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C & Manitoba. For a full listing of stores carrying Meat Chops Jerky, check out their website at www.meatchopsleathershop.com  or check out their Instagram/Facebook @meatchopsleathershop

New Ownership, New Bison Jerky Flavours

CPB jerky full articleCanadian Prairie Bison has taken over Manitou Pemmican Company and its delicious bison pemmican made with smoked bison and Saskatoon berry.  Under new ownership, Canadian Prairie Bison has introduced 3 NEW flavours: original, cranberry sunflower seed and cracked pepper & blueberry.  Convenient, tasty and locally made, these bison snacks are available at several Co-op convenience stores across Saskatchewan and Ferster’s Fruit Truck, SK Made Market Place, Waneskeiun Heritage Park. 

Canadian Prairie Bison also produces an array of bison products for retailers and food service. For more information, please contact Roger Provencher at (306) 468-2316 or visit www.cdnbison.com.

A Healthy and Delicious Snack

Zak Organics full storyLocally grown, organic, and nutritious are just some of the selling features to Zak Organics Food Co.’s new veggie snack, Crunchy Peas.

Fourth-generation farmer, Allen Zak and his wife, Marilyn, are proud to launch their new and exciting snack to the marketplace. Grown on their family farm in southern Saskatchewan, Zak Organics’ Crunchy Peas are made from a unique variety of whole green peas that are naturally packed with plant-based protein and healthy fibre. The tasty snack is USDA and Canada Organic Certified, as well as free from trans-fat, cholesterol, dairy, gluten and artificial colours or flavours.

Zak Organics is working on new flavours to add to their current line of Crunchy Peas as well as adding a new snack to their line of products.

Zak Organics’ Crunchy Peas are available in three delicious flavours, Smoky BBQ, Garden Herb, and Sea Salt Lime. You can find them at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, SaskMade Marketplace, Dad’s Organic Market, or order online at www.zakorganics.com 

The Food Centre is proud to have worked with Zak Organics to bring this tasty and healthy snack to market in the areas of Product Development, Processing, Packaging Labelling, Regulations, Health Claims and Ingredient Sourcing.

Zak Organics received funding from the Growing Forward2 - SAVI Funding Program to help launch his Crunchy Peas. The SAVI program helps develop and expand small to medium-sized enterprises and producer/processor organizations who add value to agricultural products. It provides funding to these organizations to help capture market opportunities. Funding is available in three key areas: marketing, product/prototype development and training. www.saskatchewan.ca/GrowingForward2

 "We first heard about the Saskatchewan Agri-Value Initiative from the Food Centre. The program has allowed us to collaborate with excellent food scientists at the Food Centre, where we first developed our green pea snacks. The financial aid from SAVI has also helped us bring the snack to market and was a huge benefit for us." - Allen Zak

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