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BUSY LIKE A BEE


Urban beehive construction continues The bees may not be buzzing about, but the folks behind the Urban Beehive Project at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown have been busy. Architects, Silva Stojak and Shallyn Murray of Nine Yards Studio (formerly BGHJ Architects), designed the demonstrative hives and now the second part of the space has been constructed. Brodye Chappell, of Brodye…

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ICYMI (in case you missed it)


After 32 years, Eugene’s General Store in Tignish changed ownership. Tommy and Joanne Perry handed the keys to Joey Morrissey, on Feb. 2. Morrissey’s son Carter took over as manager, red suspenders and all. After three years of lobbying, The Humble Barber has been granted liquor licences for their locations in Charlottetown and Summerside. Stir It Up, a new vegan…

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FRESH, HOT, AND GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT


Catering to kid’s tastes with a lunch program From school breakfast programs to the provincial government’s Community Food Security and Food Education program introduced last spring, there is a growing recognition of students’ need for healthy, nutritious foods, both at school and at home. The phrase ‘good food’ has become synonymous with this effort to give students a firm foundation…

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ICYMI


(In case you missed it) Heart Beet Organics was honoured with the Gilbert R. Clements award for Excellence in Environmental Farm Planning at the PEIFA 77th AGM. Dairy farmers Allan & Coleen MacQuarrie, of MacTalla Farms, Bonshaw, PEI, were awarded the prestigious Master Breeder award by Holstein Canada. The only Maritimers to receive the award this year, they competed against…

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Rethinking the Menu


Pilot project aims to place more organic foods on kids’ plates We can all picture it: a plastic, mustard yellow compartmentalized lunch tray sliding across the metal cafeteria counter; one modest serving of wobbly red jello accompanied by a ration of spaghetti and meatballs, a white roll with margarine, perhaps iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing. School lunches, like many institutional…

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Constructing a Food Island


How PEI is building a name for itself in culinary tourism “You have to taste a culture to understand it.” – Deborah Carter “Canada’s Food Island.” Did you smirk when you first heard Prince Edward Island bestowed with such a grand proclamation? Did you wonder who came up with such ambitious branding? Or did it strike as merely the latest…

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Farm & Food Care now on PEI


On December 8, 2017 a new organization focused on connecting consumers to the food they eat was launched. Farm & Food Care PEI (FFCPEI) is associated with Farm & Food Care organizations already established in Ontario and Saskatchewan. “PEI has excellent food…Farm and Food Care PEI’s efforts are going to focus on strengthening the connection between the consumer and their…

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Using Their Smarts


Food product development centre applying innovation to community food issues If you call yourself Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK), you had better live up to the name. And there’s plenty of evidence that the Charlottetown-based food innovation company is doing just that, earning a reputation for their work with food businesses, large and small. But being smart isn’t the only thing…

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