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BUSINESS HITS SWEET SPOT


Handcrafted donuts prove to be popular product for food entrepreneurs “Do or donut; there is no try.” Or something like that. When Via Reyes moved to PEI from the Philippines in 2013, she noticed that local dessert options were limited. With the help of her partner, Justin Wilson, she set out to change the Island’s dessert culture for the better.…

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The Pungent Smell of Success


Al Picketts’ Eureka Garlic is used across Canada Sit down with Al Picketts for a conversation about garlic, it doesn’t take long to discover that his wealth of knowledge about this flavourful vegetable is abundant, and he is more than happy to share it with those who are interested. A beekeeper for 30 years, Picketts started Eureka Garlic out of…

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Honey, I Bought an Apiary


New owners of Honeydew Apiaries busy settling into PEI life In Canoe Cove, overlooking the sparkling waters of Northumberland Strait, sits Honeydew Apiaries. While it has been there for a number of years, the honeybee business was recently purchased by Jennifer and Mickael Jauneau. Jennifer hails from Vancouver, BC while Mickael calls the Loire Valley in France his birthplace. Their…

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More Than an Apple a Day


Freshness is key to produce’s flavour offered at Arlington Orchards’ markets Barry Balsom considers himself to be in the “flavour business.” As far as the co-owner of Arlington Orchards is concerned, there is only one way to ensure that the products you buy at one of his three fresh market locations across the Island have a taste to savour: make…

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Shellfish Venture in Souris


Entrepreneur Johnny Flynn juggles multiple businesses and roles “Keep it simple. Stay calm. Specialization is for insects.” These are all words to live by for PEI shellfish producer and retailer Johnny Flynn. Even under the challenge of running more than one business, and filling multiple roles within those operations, it is apparent that he knows how to enjoy every minute…

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THE WHOLE SHEEP AND NOTHING BUT THE SHEEP


Ken Smith and his partners at Harmony Meadow Farm operating holistically and humanely Ken Smith walks into the pasture, lets out a loud whistle and yells, “Here sheep, sheep, sheep!” and close to 50 animals raise their heads and begin making baaing noises as they run toward Smith, just like a family dog would respond when called. But these sheep…

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TAKING PIZZA ON THE ROAD


Fatta A Mano’s wood-fired pizzeria on wheels rolling to a location near you You need only to look at their faces when they talk about their prep kitchen in Pinette, the beauty of their PEI ingredients, the process of making their pizzas, and the local farmers that they purchase their products from, to know that Alex and Sam Bevan-Baker are…

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A YEAR LATER, STILL COOKING


Salty catches up with Nathan Gamauf, co-founder of The Prince Edward Island Sea Salt Co. When Nathan Gamauf and Darren Blanchard first set out to create a unique PEI sea salt recipe, they knew there would be challenges. In the summer of 2017, the co-founders of the Prince Edward Island Sea Salt Company were ready to tame the north shore’s…

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ATLANTIC CANADA’S LARGEST ORGANIC GREENHOUSE


A Q&A with Marc and Krista Schurman Take a drive down Route 104 just north of Kensington and you will come across a large farming operation unlike any other in PEI. Just before the paved road turns to dirt, you will see a large collection of greenhouses, the home of Atlantic Grown Organics. Combine a determination to farm organically with…

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THE QUEEN OF FRIES


Caron Prins is known around the world for her PEI french fries It is not an exaggeration to suggest that Caron Prins and her ‘Chip Shack’ are known in many parts of the world. In fact, articles about her and her fries have been penned in Korea, Japan, China, Germany, the United States, and various parts of Canada and has…

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