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Chickpea Crop Argentina 2018

While the chickpea harvest in North America is in full swing, the first little plants of the South American product are coming through… More info

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Fake Lab Tests

TradeLinkQA means leaving no stone unturned. Sometimes lab results from potential suppliers look a little too good to be true. A quick email to the lab involved soon confirms this potential suppliers fate: banned (not just unapproved…). Be alert people – we’ve detected people faking food certificates multiple times, from multiple countries and across a […]

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2018 Season Chia

We haven’t been idle in these last few months here at TradeLink, its a busy time of year for us but we’re 100% focused on doing what we are best at and just love doing. Feet on the ground, dirty boots and that nice fresh farm air! Read More…      

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Chia Crop Argentina 2018

We were checking out the organic chia fields in Salta yesterday.   It is looking very good overall.  TradeLink puts immense importance on the traceability and processing procedures.  More info

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Black Bean Crop Argentina 2018

Black beans crop coming on nicely in Argentina.  Harvest should be happening next month.  Nearly 350,000 h of beans sown this year in Argentina…..   More info

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Recently Launched Brazil Nuts!

Brazil Nuts are native to South America and are found in the Amazon rain forest. Our suppliers (local cooperatives) collect Brazil Nuts within the Amazon region of Beni and Pando during the period known as harvest, which begins in the month of November of each year and lasts approximately 8 months. More info

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Organic Tapioca Starch

Organic Tapioca Starch in tote bags from Vietnam.  Like usual, TradeLinks eyes and ears where there making sure all went according to plan.

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Our first retail outlet… many years ago

Built to last: we’ve been getting our fingers dirty for generations now. Here is the building that was became our first shop selling fresh veg grown on our own farms many years ago. A reminder of the heritage we have to carry forward to many future generations.

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chia seed loading

Templiners protecting Chia

The templiner is designed to stabilize the temperature in sea freight containers and protect the product from large swings in temperature that can cause condensation in the container.  Here a container lined and ready for a load of Chia Seed.

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Chia Seed Drying in the Sun

Chia Seed drying in the sun

Recently harvested chia seed drying in the sun prior to cleaning, processing and packing.  This is required for some batches of chia seed that come in from the farm with high humidity – often an issue with organic product – conventional products are often dried on the field using chemicals.

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Organic Chia

Getting our boots dirty on the ground at organic chia seed farms this week – the final checkup before harvest – very impressed by what we saw.

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