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The latest session of the PEI Legislature began in mid-June with the traditional Throne Speech, read by the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. The new minority PC government highlighted several areas they plan to address which will be of interest to our farmers, fishers, students, and advocates for poverty reduction and environmental issues. They include: support…

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In case you missed it Prince Edward Island’s 33rd Premier Dennis King and new members of Executive Council were sworn in during a ceremony in Georgetown early last month. “I am honoured to serve as Premier of Prince Edward Island, and I look forward to working with the new members of cabinet,” King said. “We have been presented with a…

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VICTORIA-BY-THE-SEA: FROM SEAPORT ON A FARM TO FOODIE FAVOURITE


Village celebrates a historic two hundred years in 2019 Jenny and Jackie Myers dreamed of one day owning a business in the tiny village of Victoria. Born in nearby Tryon in 1967, their family moved to Ontario when the twin sisters were four years old. But they returned for every summer vacation (and a few Christmases), often staying on an…

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In case you missed it Congratulations to Kyle and Bryan Maynard, of Farmboys Inc, who were recipients of the second annual Food & Farming Champion Award. The award is presented to an individual, organization, or business who has taken the initiative to engage with consumers in a conversation about food and farming in PEI. The Champion is someone who is…

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COMMUNITY-MINDED


Summerside’s Farmed Market uses their facility to make healthy school lunches In the wake of the PEI government’s announcement last fall to implement a province-wide school food program, Farmed Market and Craft Butchery owners Darcia and Jordon Burnett saw a community need for healthy school lunch options, and decided to jump in. What originally started as a meals-to-go idea has…

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In last month’s ICYMI, we told you about the local winners of the Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition awards, but somehow missed one of Matos Winery’s awards. They also received a Gold award for their PEI Apple Brandy. Congratulations! Congratulations to Maritime Marzipan, winners of the Eastern Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Growth award. Jessica and Mike Fritz started their business…

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In case you missed it Looking for a summer job in the culinary world? Now’s the time to start looking—many restaurants and food businesses need to fill positions for the busy summer season. Keep an eye on social media and job sites, there’s lots to chose from. Nominations are now being accepted for Food and Farm Care PEI’s ‘Food &…

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BROWN ANNOUNCES PROVINCIAL SCHOOL FOOD INITIATIVE


Pilot program for nine schools across PEI to be in place by fall 2019 Students’ access to nutritious food in PEI’s schools and meeting the challenges of implementing a province-wide school food program are one step closer, following a government announcement in mid-November. Minister of Education, Early Learning, and Culture, Jordan Brown revealed the government’s plan for a pilot project…

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In case you missed it Congratulations to Lester and Sharon Craig of Tryon, PEI, winners of the 2018 Gerritt Loo Memorial Achievement Award. The award is presented each year during the annual ACORN regional conference, which was held in Charlottetown at the end of November. Lester and his wife Sharon are principal owners in a successful 8th-generational mixed farm. Craig…

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