//photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty

REDESIGNING OUR FOOD SYSTEM


Policy options to support food sovereignty in a post-pandemic world The tumultuous and uncertain state of the world in recent months poses an opportunity to analyze, with care, the systems we live in. We are in a public health crisis, an anti-racism revolution, and an economic recession¹. At the intersection of these three realities is the food system. The need…

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A NEW SPOT TO SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH


Bakery and Cafe Opens in Kensington This month, Richard Schroeter and his daughters discovered a new cafe in Kensington to hang out at. He recently brought his camera along to capture some of the treats and sights at The Willow Bakery and Cafe. When Jared Tobias (New Brunswick) and Jocelyn Thorwaldson (Manitoba) met in Saskatchewan, the search for a home…

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WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND


Terra Rossa returns to its original roots Chef Dave Mottershall is excited. After eight years, he’s returning to a familiar spot and food service concept in downtown Charlottetown, opening up Terra Rossa as PEI’s first “grocerant”. In the simplest of definitions, a grocerant is simply a cross between a grocer and a restaurant. In 2012, Mottershall and fellow chef John…

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Butcher & Butcher is a source for PEI meats //photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty

WHEN LOCAL IS BEST


Small scale butcheries and meat producers finding markets beyond PEI FOREWORD: The following article was written and submitted to Salty back in March when it was still possible to walk into any shop without regarding every other human being and touchable surface as a potential disease vector. If the pandemic has any silver lining, it’s that it has made visible…

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Kate Mumford stands behind a giant pumpkin she grew //photo credit: Rob Mumford

THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Some vegetables can be more than food In addition to providing nutritious healthy food, veggies can provide other things to you. Some people like to try different things and after a few years of gardening, there are always more options to try. One gardening option is giant vegetables. This is just a fascinating speciality within the gardening “family”. Producing these…

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photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty

SCOOPS FOR ALL


Kiwanis Dairy Bar Celebrates Anniversary In 1955 you could get an ice cream for about 25 cents. While the prices have changed over the past 65 years, the cold dessert and hot grill offerings are pretty much the same at the Kiwanis Dairy Bar. “People come back again and again,” Basil Hambly, president of the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown, said.…

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Vaughn Murphy prepares to load groceries into a customer's trunk //photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty

A RETURN OF DELIVERY


COVID-19 spurs a shift in how we buy our food Decades ago, before large national grocery store chains became commonplace in Prince Edward Island, Islanders got their groceries at the small ‘Mom and Pop’ general stores in their town (or village) or with door-to-door delivery services. Though I don’t consider myself ‘old’, I do recall my mother placing our milk…

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