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TAKING COOKIES TO THE NEXT LEVEL


The Island’s sandwiches for those who love sweets Grab a glass of milk and get ready to enjoy some of the Island’s greatest cookies. Some may even say they are next level. If you like cookies (who doesn’t?), these delicious treats will fall nothing short of the best sweet sandwich you’ve ever had. Jordan and Ashley Cameron launched their cookie…

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FRUITS OF A LABOUR OF LOVE


Self-sufficient farm turns into profitable business Finding the right place for a farm is never an easy task. Many variables must be taken into consideration, and after crisscrossing Canada, Sabine and Michael Schoenknecht finally found the perfect spot in Murray Harbour North. Establishing a self-sufficient lifestyle was their dream. And what was originally meant to feed only themselves is now…

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Turning Unexpected Corners-Maritime Marzipan


Busy weeks offer new business opportunities 2018 has quickly taken a productive turn for us. Slow is over. Currently, we are spending every weekend working away at our new business. And that’s on top of Mike dedicating his weekdays to Maritime as well, while I am at my day job. Don’t get me wrong. No complaints. We knew that that’s…

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THRIVING ON CHANGE


Sandy and Stephen Stewart find new revenue through innovation Down a winding secondary road in the west end of the Island is a booming business, built on hard work, family values, and innovation. H.F. Stewart is a second-generation company and their contribution to the agricultural landscape—in particular, potato agriculture—of PEI has been substantial over the past 30 years. When considering…

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THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS


Matt Dykerman: running a split operation farm Why do you choose to do what you do? For some, work is not ‘work’ at all but rather, getting paid to do what they love to do; for others, work is a full time, teeth-gritting, clock-watching event endured for reasons merely logistical in nature. The truth of it is that there are…

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DME-From PEI to Africa


And everywhere in between Out of adversity comes opportunity. That old Ben Franklin chestnut couldn’t be more true for Peter Toombs and Diversified Metal Engineering. DME is a big player in the world of brewing and is based here in Prince Edward Island. But the seeds of its creation came from a failed—if warmly remembered—experiment in local craft brewing. “DME…

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Beating the Winter Blues-Maritime Marzipan


Getting through the slow months of the year After our exciting launch month in December, which also happened to be the holiday month when lots of people buy gifts and chocolates, and traditionally bake with marzipan, our sales slowed down a little. I guess all those New Year’s resolutions aren’t helping the confectionery business either! To all those dieting folks…

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Some Like It Hot


Warming up to Indian cuisine in PEI’s capital There’s been something special in the air in Charlottetown lately, and it’s not just the remnants of Christmas spirit. How about freshly baked naan and the scent of richly spiced curries that have been simmering into perfection? The alluring smell of Indian food is now more common and recognizable in Charlottetown than…

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Savour the Flavour


Zesty herb favourite in Atlantic Canada The distinctive flavour of summer savory is an Atlantic Canadian tradition for many families, but for Kevin Ryan, the popular herb is a family tradition in more ways than one. Bona Vista Summer Savory, located in South Pinette, PEI, is a small operation run by Ryan and his family–wife Marcella, and children Seamus, 8,…

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The Moment of Truth-Maritime Marzipan


Finding buyers and vendors for our marzipan I still remember the feeling – how nervous we were when we brought our merchandise to the Victorian Christmas Market in Charlottetown at the end of November. It was our first attempt to sell our marzipan to the general public. Mike asked me: “Do you think anyone will want to buy it?” I…

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