Monthly Archives : April 2017

La Mer director of operations François-Xavier Dehédin

Island Oyster Exports

Island shellfish has a global reputation for quality of product and great suppliers It goes without saying that oysters, alongside Anne of Green Gables, potatoes, and Stompin’ Tom Connors, are Prince Edward Island’s most recognizable exports, to the point that some Islanders may roll their eyes, determined not to be reduced to a set of rustic clichés. But we sometimes…

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Chef Emily Wells and her kitchen team

YouMeal Heads West

Meal delivery service expands to western PEI A delicious, chef-prepared meal waiting on your front porch when you arrive home from a long work day sounds like a dream right? Well, dream no more because meal delivery services, once the exclusive domain of big city-dwellers working on the high street, are now accessible on Prince Edward Island. YouMeal, one such…

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What Does it Mean to be Organic?

Certified Organic Producers Cooperative asks government to regulate use of ‘organic’ It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog knows well. And for those farming organically, the same could easily be said. While the challenges associated with organic farming are diverse, an overarching issue that continues to crop up in PEI and across Canada concerns the use of the…

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Street Farm – Book Review

Vancouver’s Sole Food Street Farms creating an urban “farmily” Street Farm – Growing Food, Jobs and Hope on the Urban Frontier, Michael Ableman, Chelsea Green Publishing, August 9, 2016, 1st edition, 256 pages, paperback, $41.95, ISBN 978-1-60358-602-3 Fragility and strength. In Michael Ableman’s latest book, Street Farm – Growing Food, Jobs and Hope on the Urban Frontier these counterparts stand…

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Farmers Helping Farmers volunteer helping a member of the Upendo Women's Self Help Group in the garden

Lending a Helping Hand

PEI NGO working to enhance food security in Kenya On the surface, Kenya and Prince Edward Island may seem worlds apart, but challenges related to farming and food security are a reality for both. PEI’s Farmers Helping Farmers (FHF) has been working with community groups in the African nation to address these issues through education-based projects. Their latest project is…

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PEI Farm Centre exterior

New Night Market Opening at Farm Centre

This summer will see a new farmers’ market opening at the Charlottetown Farm Centre (420 University Ave). It will differentiate itself from the growing number of markets in the city and beyond by operating as a night market. It will run every Thursday from 4pm to 8pm beginning June 15th. The newly envisioned market will be run by the Farm…

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Upclose of laying hens

Backyard Chickens

Getting started doesn’t have to cost a wing and a leg One morning I woke up thinking that I would like to have chickens, laying hens, specifically. I just couldn’t get the idea out of my head, so I went ahead and did it. Now it seems like everyone wants to raise their own backyard chickens and, since I’ve been…

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What’s Hot, What’s Not, and Who Knows?

To Foodies With Love: The Chefs (PART 1) To trend or not to trend, that is the question. And Island chefs have widely diverging views not only on particular food trends, but the concept itself. Even with differing opinions on the topic of trends, a commonality exists when it comes to taking pride and serving good, honest food without too…

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