Bringing a little bit of Saskatchewan to the rest of the country
Camelina didn’t congeal when it was cold so it was perfect for marinades, but it could also be heated to high temperatures so it was useful for frying and baking.
Three Farmers is looking forward to strengthening their company. They have obtained their own oil press, so they’ll be pressing their own oil in the future. They are also working with the Food Centre on campus to extend their line. By late spring 2011, we should be able to enjoy Three Farmers basil pesto and roasted red pepper lentil dip, and they’re also working on a camelina hummus.
I asked Natasha if they were able to find a use for the meal which is left over after they have extracted the oil. She said that they would have liked to be able to sell it as animal food, but the approval process was far too expensive and complicated as it would involve testing and feeding trials. They are currently donating the meal to universities for research studies.
Purchase Three Farmers oil:
Saskatoon – Bulk Cheese Foods, Souleio, Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, Cava Cuisine
Regina – Italian Star Deli
Estevan – Nutter’s Bulk and Natural Foods