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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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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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Soaring High With Nature’s Pest Control


Jamie Stride turns his fascination of falconry into a high flying business Round Up, Prowl, Dual, Lorsban, and Orthene are familiar names in the pesticide world. But what about Sam the Saker, Hush, Hermes, Kensi, and Red? Ever heard of those before? You probably haven’t, but they are the names of Island Falconry Services’ birds and they are quite effective…

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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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In the Can


Montague brewery launches product in liquor stores You certainly can’t accuse the brains behind Copper Bottom Brewing of not planning ahead. Just before opening last November, Ken Spears and Ashley Condon bought a canning system from Nova Scotia’s Tatamagouche Brewing. In May, a mere seven months later, the brewery released its first canned products. 473 ml cans of Centennial Stock…

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GROWING VEGAN OPTIONS ON PEI


Kevin and Aurora MacLean build success around plant-based eating If you’ve been looking at the menus at many of Charlottetown’s restaurants you’ve probably noticed more plant-based options. Last year saw the opening of PEI’s first largely-vegan restaurant, followed by the opening of PEI’s first fully vegan cafe earlier this year. The steady growth in veganism on PEI is undeniable—more people are…

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