Promoting Canadian Oats

The 22nd annual World Porridge Making Championship takes place in the Scottish Highland village of Carrbridge in Cairngorms National Park on Saturday 10th October 2015. The event draws competitors from around the globe to compete for the coveted Golden Spurtle trophy and title of “World Porridge Making Champion.” It also celebrates the diversity of porridge through a speciality section.

To learn more, visit the Golden Spurtle website.

Ava Duering, competitiveness analyst with Alberta Agriculture, explains who’s buying gluten-free products and opportunities for Alberta producers and processors.
Listen to the interview with Ava Duering (MP3 / 2:21 minutes / 1.07MB)
For more information, check out the Consumer Corner article “Gluten-Free—What’s it all About”.

The Saskatchewan Oat Development Commission (SODC) is pleased to be an affiliate member of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan - an organization of producer groups which serves to cultivate awareness and appreciation of agriculture. Top Chef Saskatchewan was one of the organization's inaugural programs, and this year Chef Dana Chadorf, Junior Sous Chef at The Saskatoon Club was crowned 'Top Chef Saskatchewan' in the final match-up of the week-long Farm & Food Care Chef's Series at A Taste of Saskatchewan.

Oats have been grown in Canada since the arrival of the first settlers. In bygone years, oats were used primarily as feed for horses and other livestock. However, oats are no longer considered a simple feed grain. In addition to being a livestock feed source, oats are also used for human consumption as well as into a lucrative racehorse market. Other newly developed markets include organics, pharmaceuticals, and birdseed. Read more:$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/sis10952
Kellogg Company, a food manufacturing company has introduced a series of cereals, granolas and muesli that features ancient and traditional grains including oats combined with a variety of seeds, nuts and fruits. For more information on the Kellogg’s Origins visit: