Author Archives : Jessica L. Fritz

TARTNESS FROM EAST TO WEST


Sometimes life opens up an opportunity for you. That’s what happened to the Sentes, owners of Fortune Bridge Brinery*. When they moved from BC to Fortune (PEI) two years ago, Jerry and Marguerite Sentes originally came to retire. But Jerry did what he always does: cook up a storm. Making his own bacon, pastrami, bratwurst, jams, and preserves has long…

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ONE CLAN, ONE PLAN, ONE ORCHARD, ONE CIDER


Prince Edward Island’s first cidery, located in Bonshaw, finds great success with award-winning hard cider When you are a retired police officer and a director of learning at a secondary school in Scotland but you feel “too young to retire”, you move to PEI to make award-winning hard apple cider, right? That’s not quite how Anne and Alex Jamieson’s story…

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A TASTE OF SUMMER IN THE DEAD OF WINTER


How an Eastern PEI hydroponic farm has grown its business to produce flavourful greens and herbs year-round Hydroponic farming could be called an art, but it’s most definitely a science, and on the south side of Hillsborough River, somewhere between Mt Stewart and Stratford is a 3000-square-foot greenhouse full of fresh plants grown using that science. Darren Gill, one of…

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Retail Lessons Learned


What the first summer in our own shop taught us Summer is over, actually, it’s almost November… and what a summer it was. Our first season in retail was a big hit and so worth it. But also quite a journey. We worked hard and played little. Last you heard from me when we had just opened the doors of…

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A DOWN HOME KITCHEN PARTY


Fall Flavours’ Surf and Turf at the Rodd Crowbush made us sing-literally! When Salty asked me if I wanted to blog at this Fall Flavours signature event featuring our Island’s beef and its famous bluefin tuna I didn’t hesitate. “Yes, absolutely!”, was my response. I don’t golf and I don’t surf, and I haven’t had the opportunity yet to savour…

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The Doors Are Open


Opening our own retail shop So remember when I said we will be opening a shop in the summer? Well, summer is here! Not yet weather-wise really this year-argh, the cool breeze from the bay-but on the calendar today it says June 24. So this means the Maritime Marzipan retail location is open! I am sitting here behind our beautiful…

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Sweet Success


No rest in sight for bakery owners in St. Andrew’s “These are the best cinnamon rolls on PEI.” It wasn’t Ben and Sarah Charlton, the owners of Bishop’s Rest Bakery, B&B and Catering who said that to me. It was our real estate agent who brought them as a welcome gift when we moved to PEI. I’ll leave it to…

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SEARCHING FOR CHOICE IN ISLAND STORES


PEI’s liquor laws in need of overhaul De gustibus non est disputandum. There is no accounting for taste. A common saying when it comes to all kinds of matters of taste: food, politics, religion, fashion, and so much more. So what about alcohol? Or more specifically, liquor laws and their implications? In a country that is on the cusp of…

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With Island Greetings


Maritime Marzipan venturing offshore We love our Island. We have been blessed with Islanders welcoming our new business idea with open arms. The opportunities that arose for us in such a short timeline are incredible. But we are not stopping here. First of all, we know that there are lots of folks like us out there: German and other immigrants…

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