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In case you missed it Recent funding was announced for improvements to the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market, which is home to more than 65 small-scale growers and producers. Renovations to the market will be completed this winter and include updating the air system and electrical service for vendors, upgrading the washroom facilities, and improving pedestrian and vehicle flow. The Government of…

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UPDATE ON CHARLOTTETOWN FOOD COUNCIL


Foundational work has been done, 2020 to see community engagement on issues like food security and environment The Charlottetown Food Council was established in the summer of 2018. Salty sat down with Karen Murchison, chair of the council, to catch up on what they’ve been doing. Salty: Does the Council still have the same number of members? Karen: So we’re…

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In case you missed it The wildfires that spread throughout Australia in December and January prompted Amanda Beaton, co-owner of Truckin’ Roll, to organize a fundraiser at Founders’ Hall and Food market in early January. With the assistance of Kristina Allen, events manager for Founders’ Hall, the idea took hold rapidly and ballooned into an event larger than anyone anticipated.…

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FOOD HISTORY CORNER


Olympia ice cream Dreaming of summertime? A friendly reminder from the collection that warmer weather is on the way, with one of our favourite summer treats: Olympia Ice Cream. The Olympia Ice Cream Parlour was opened in Summerside by Henry Gaudet in 1911. Although the packaging has changed since then, you can still buy Olympia ice cream today. The Olympia…

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In case you missed it Congratulations to Justin and Laura Rogers of Brae, PEI who were chosen as national winners of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (OYF) Program. The national event was held in early December in Fredericton, NB. Simon Michaud and Mylène Bourque of Kamouraska, QC also shared the honour. Justin and Laura Rogers are 7th generation farmers who operate…

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THE SALTY CHEF


Christmas Desserts Plum Pudding Melissa Sobey A warm plum pudding is my traditional Christmas dessert of choice. It nostalgically feeds my sweet tooth, as it does with many Islanders of British or Irish heritage. Christmas dinner just wouldn’t be complete without a rich pudding and a dreamy self-induced food coma on the couch. If you have never had plum pudding…

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CATCHING UP: WHERE ARE THEY?


Updating Island businesses featured in Salty’s pages from 2016-2019 Like a year in review, we thought it’d be interesting to look through the back issues of Salty and update our readers on some of the businesses we have profiled. The food industry is not for the faint of heart, so the list is peppered with both successes and failures. In…

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In case you missed it Congratulations to Bogside Brewing for their win as both Brewery of the Year and New Brewery of the Year at the Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards on November 17. Congratulations as well to Red Island Cider who was awarded the New Cider House of the Year. Both craft brewers also came home with specific awards. Bogside…

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Roasting A great, simple cooking method to master in your kitchen is roasting. This way of cooking uses an oven and foods that have a solid structure (think meat and firm vegetables). Requiring a higher temperature (400°F and above), roasting can create a browned, flavorful “crust” on the outside of the food being cooked. Typically done in an open, uncovered…

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