DIVERSIFYING THE TRADITIONAL CATTLE FARM


Aiden McIver of Arthur Cousins and Sons is a familiar sight to the beef cattle being raised on this generational farm It’s a cloudy and cool Saturday in early June when we make the trek to Spring Valley Rd, just north of Kensington and Indian River to visit Arthur Cousins and Sons’ farm. The spring planting of barley and alfalfa…

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THE PEARL: A HIDDEN GEM


Summer opening showcases new rotating menus and more space for diners Even the sign is angled in a way that invites and welcomes you in for a meal. Our reservation was for 7:15 but I arrived early to walk the grounds a little and breathe in some of the country air. The Pearl is tucked between North Rustico and Cavendish…

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AIN’T NO SHADES OF GREY


Creating success is black and white (and some blue) for local entrepreneurs It all started with not being able to find a favourite confectionery. Less than two years later, Jessica and Mike Fritz of Maritime Marzipan are launching not one, but two new businesses, bringing the total of their entrepreneurial efforts to four. The Black and White Café and Island…

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NO BALONEY, JUST PURE PASSION AND QUALITY


Founders’ Delicatessen aims to provide Islanders an authentic deli experience at Founders’ Food Hall and Market “PEI meats, PEI made.” It’s a simple, plain-spoken slogan, but it holds a lot of meaning to Island butchers Brad Doiron and Alan MacLean. The two are getting ready to launch Founders’ Delicatessen, a locally-sourced deli set to open in Charlottetown’s new Founders’ Food…

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THE SALTY CHEF


Early Summer Fruit One of my summer goals is to cook and eat outdoors, avoiding steaming pots and hot ovens as much as possible. After dinner, I want a quick transition to the bonfire or calming shoreline without hate-scrubbing a mountain of dishes, doesn’t everyone? Fresh vegetables plucked from the garden at dinnertime, prepared simply, and a grilled marinated protein…

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PEI CHOWDER TRAIL


Map highlights tasty chowders offered across the Island What began as the brainchild of Discover Charlottetown, has spread across Prince Edward Island. This year you can pick up a copy of your Chowder Trail guide and eat your way across PEI, bowl after delicious bowl. Seafood chowder is a staple offered at most restaurants in PEI, and why not? We…

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AN UNUSUAL ISLAND HARVEST


Young farmers choose to grow vegetable crop that takes years to establish When I think of farming in Prince Edward Island, asparagus doesn’t come to mind and yet it is a plant that can grow well here. I had a chance to speak with Matt Hughes and Lexi Mclean about their experience of trying out this crop. Oak Isle Farm…

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WTF?


With its large pink and green spiky exterior, dragon fruit is hard to miss in a store. Its distinctive colour and shape stands out among the perfectly round apples and oranges and makes you wonder just what it might taste like. The dragon fruit, or pitaya, is native to Central America but is also grown and exported from several Southeast…

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THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Fresh and tasty goodness New PEI Irish Cobbler potatoes and yellow beans! There is nothing in my mind that says ‘I love PEI in the summer’ more than these two vegetables. My mouth is watering a little bit just thinking about it now. By the middle of July the early vegetables including leaf lettuce, peas, beet greens, and maybe even…

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The CORK AND CAST


Keeping the love of restaurants in the family Rachel Sauvé literally grew up in a restaurant. The industry is in her genes. For as long as she can remember, her mother, father, and brother Oliver were always at her father’s café in Victoria-by-the-Sea where she had been working since she was old enough to. So it’s fitting that her first…

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