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  • Made in Canada

    About seven per cent of our country’s total land area is suitable for farming. Eighty per cent of this is located in the Prairie provinces, ...

  • Why kale is king

    Interestingly, and lucky for us, as the cold winter months set in, kale is one of the few green species that thrives, and is actually supposed to ...

  • Changes proposed for food labels

    Here’s a summary of the changes the federal government is proposing for how we view nutrition information on food. The nutrient recommendations ...

  • Don’t miss out on the market

    No. 1: You are buying local. As we all know, this supports the local community, economy and environment. Buying local food will also support the ...

  • Beets: a local super-food

    Beets have one more thing going for them, too. When it comes to nutrition, they just can’t be beat. A one-cup serving of beets has 58 calories ...

  • Gluten-free, naturally

    Amaranth — This isn’t a true cereal grain in the sense that most others are, but it’s often grouped with grains as it shares many of the same ...

  • Make your produce last longer

    But there’s a simple, cost-effective way you can keep fresh fruits and veggies lasting longer while still tasting great. It’s all has to do with ...

  • Not all eggs are equal

    You may have noticed that some egg cartons boast that their eggs come from hens that live on a farm and are free-run or free-range (yes, there is ...

  • Lessons learned from Mom

    Lesson 1: Cook your own food. Growing up, suppers were always home-cooked meals. It wasn’t elaborate by any means (nor did it need to be) and ...

  • The lowdown on food logos

    The Canada Organic logo is circular, with green hills and a red maple leaf, and says “Canada Organic.” It’s been around for a few years and means ...