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Photo Illustration: Laura Weatherbie/Salty original photo credit: Brian McInnis, Heather Ogg, Al Douglas, Cheryl Young/Salty, Laura Weatherbie/Salty, submitted photo

LOOKING BACK ON 2019


December often finds us looking back on all that the year brought us. Last year Salty did a year-end review, and we felt it was a good tradition to keep for this issue. We’ve proudly brought our readers another year of quality, well-written food-related and food-inspired stories in 2019. As the only PEI publication dedicated solely to food and food…

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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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FARMACY + FERMENTARY = FORMULA 4 SUCCESS


Heart Beet Organics expand from the farm to new storefront in Charlottetown with kombucha on tap and produce to go Stepping into Farmacy + Fermentary on Great George Street in Charlottetown, the cosy atmosphere entices you to pull up a stool and order a drink at the bar but be prepared, the latest watering hole to open in PEI’s capital…

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SELF PROCLAIMED PEI NUTTERS


Island man defies odds by growing warm climate crop of hazelnuts in Bonshaw Hazelnuts grow well in Turkey, Italy, and British Columbia, all areas with much more-temperate climes than PEI, so people thought Bill Glen was crazy for wanting to grow them here. But what started as an experiment has turned into a hazelnut orchard in the “alpine region” of…

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BEYOND THE LOBSTER BOAT


Second generation lobster fisher finds new market with his lobster dip Rob Morrison can’t imagine not lobster fishing. In fact, he’s fished every spring season since he left high school, with the exception of one year after he graduated from university. He was working with an accounting firm, “I just about went stir-crazy, it’s the only season I didn’t fish.”…

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LET’S TALK TURKEY


Larkin Bros continue to grow their poultry business with retail outlet and new frozen products. If you have ever eaten a Maid Marion’s turkey dinner special (and really, what Islander hasn’t?!), or grabbed a chicken handpie on your way through Albany from The Handpie Company, you’ve coincidentally supported PEI’s largest poultry farm. What began in 1969 as Larkin and Sons,…

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WANT A LATTE IN MONTAGUE? YOU’RE IN LUCK


New cafe on Main Street, The Lucky Bean, offers light lunch fare and local brewed specialty coffees in heritage building The first time Matt Clendinning set foot on the Island he fell in love. “I had friends move here three years ago and I came down to help them with renos on their home,” he said. “I just knew this…

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CHILLING IN BORDEN-CARLETON


Island Gelato is serving up both traditional and new twists on Italian treat in PEI Gelato is a cool treat associated first and foremost with Italy (after all, it originated there in the 16th century), but one Island entrepreneur is doing her best to get her gelato on the spoons of locals and tourists alike. Island Gelato was born as…

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SEAFOOD EXPRESS MOVES MORE


Owner and VP Andy Keith proud of new expansion in Charlottetown Large, bright, and shiny are words that come to mind as a first impression of the new Charlottetown location for Seafood Express, but a conversation with owner/vice president Andy Keith reveals that the business of food transport is far from superficial, with plenty of complex challenges. “We have up…

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BIG BURGER’S BIG MILESTONE


A quarter century of serving customers in the Charlottetown Mall food court The restaurant business can be a brutal one, and every milestone deserves celebration, from the first plate that ever gets put in front of a diner, to the big ones, like hitting 25 years in business. Big Burger is about to become one of those rare restaurants that…

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