SIPPING, STRUMMING, AND SINGING


Mary MacGillivray brews up toe-tapping tunes and tea at Brìgh Music & Tea At one point or another, we’ve all attended a coffee house and experienced the magic of sipping a hot beverage while relaxing to softly played acoustics. Switch out the coffee for a hand-selected loose leaf tea and the guitar for an Irish whistle, and you’d be experiencing…

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RENOWNED ANIMAL ADVOCATE VISITS PEI


When small is better: thoughts on niche markets for meat World-renowned author, speaker, and animal welfare advocate Dr Temple Grandin, paid a visit to the Island’s beef processing plant, Atlantic Beef Products Inc. (ABPI). Visiting the Maritimes as the keynote speaker for the Maritime Beef Conference in Moncton, NB, she had just enough time for a whirlwind plant tour and…

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TAKING COOKIES TO THE NEXT LEVEL


The Island’s sandwiches for those who love sweets Grab a glass of milk and get ready to enjoy some of the Island’s greatest cookies. Some may even say they are next level. If you like cookies (who doesn’t?), these delicious treats will fall nothing short of the best sweet sandwich you’ve ever had. Jordan and Ashley Cameron launched their cookie…

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THE LOST LINK IN AGRICULTURE


Reconnecting consumers to producers with Community Supported Agriculture “Eating is an agricultural act,” said great writer, activist, and farmer Wendell Berry. If you consume food you are a participant in agriculture, and so we all are. Not that long ago people grew most, or all, of their food and if they didn’t grow it themselves, they often knew who did.…

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CSA FARMS ON PEI


VEGETABLE CSAs Jen and Derek’s Farm Located in the Wilmot Valley, pick up in Summerside. Produce also available at the Bedeque Village Store and Farmed-Market and Craft Butchery in Summerside, Riverview Market in Charlottetown, and Arlington Orchard farm stands at Stratford, Ellens Creek and Miscouche. Little Victory Microfarms Located in New Glasgow. Pick up in Charlottetown and New Glasgow.  …

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TRACING THE EFFECTS OF BSE


Mad Cow Disease’s lingering impact on the beef industry of PEI Despite not one single case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy being found on Prince Edward Island, the bad news hit the industry as hard here as anywhere else. BSE, otherwise known as Mad Cow Disease, has been found officially in Canada since the 1990s. The first reported case was back…

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THE CHALLENGE AHEAD IN SCHOOL FOOD


Finding common ground in school food programs A diverse group of people gathered at the PEI Farm Centre on March 15 to discuss the challenges and successes of several projects implemented as part of the PEI government’s Community Food Security and Food Education Program. Teachers, dieticians, parents, farmers, and concerned citizens participated in a robust discussion. Some of the many…

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THE SALTY CHEF-THE GOOD BURGER


From simple to complex, the hamburger is a blank canvas Hamburgers, burgers, Hamburg steak, Salisbury steak. Only something so loved and so ubiquitous could have so many names, not to mention the myriad variations: elk burger, veggie burger, roo burger. The history of this modest lunch is a bit murky. Chopped steak and chopped steak sandwiches have been popular for…

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Dining without sight

TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE


CNIB hosts Dining in the Dark Have you ever sat down to an enticing plate of food, closed your eyes, taken a deep breath, and experienced that first bite sans sight? It’s a luxury many of us have taken in hopes of elevating our other senses. But for many Islanders, eating without the benefit of full sight is their day-to-day…

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