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REFLECTING ON FOOD CULTURE, FOOD STORIES


Inaugural conference highlights food industry issues while celebrating Island’s abundance of good food It was an unseasonably cold and damp two days in October when farmers, food entrepreneurs, celebrity chefs, culinary students, food producers, and foodies gathered to take in the first Forage Prince Edward Island Food Symposium. Held over two days, the symposium’s goal was to create “a gathering…

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PEI HOSTS ANNUAL REGIONAL ORGANIC CONFERENCE


2018 ACORN conference aims to build bridges across Atlantic Canada Charlottetown, PEI has been chosen as the site of the annual regional conference for organic agriculture this year. From November 26th to 28th, conference delegates will join together at the Delta Prince Edward to participate in the 2018 Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network’s (ACORN) conference. Since 2000, ACORN has been…

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A DOWN HOME KITCHEN PARTY


Fall Flavours’ Surf and Turf at the Rodd Crowbush made us sing-literally! When Salty asked me if I wanted to blog at this Fall Flavours signature event featuring our Island’s beef and its famous bluefin tuna I didn’t hesitate. “Yes, absolutely!”, was my response. I don’t golf and I don’t surf, and I haven’t had the opportunity yet to savour…

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EXCLUSIVELY EXQUISITE EVENT


New Fall Flavours evening at Red Shores delights diners Kelp. Not your traditional go-to ingredient for creating a meal, but Chef Antonio Park set out to change diners’ minds about this ancient seaweed at a new Fall Flavours event. Chef Park is known for his critically-acclaimed restaurant in Montreal, Park Restaurant, and he partnered with Chef Andrew Smith from Top…

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PROMOTING PEI’S FOOD


Local food advocates prepare for September’s food festivals It sounds like a true recipe for success, take 12 Islanders from all walks of life, who are scattered across PEI, make sure that they have a deep love for PEI, and in particular, our local food, and set them loose on social media as ‘local food advocates’. A new initiative this…

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SMALL TOWNS, BIG GAINS


How Fall Flavours Festival boosts small town profiles in PEI Georgetown, population 555; Victoria, population 74; North Rustico, population 607; Alberton, population 1,100; Abram-Village, population 272: PEI is dotted with small towns and villages from tip to tip. Now just imagine the swell of activity and people that a typical Fall Flavours event brings to these picturesque yet minimally-populated spots.…

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LOCAL CHEF PAIRS WITH ‘FROM-AWAYS’ for FALL FLAVOURS


Two exclusive events at Red Shores’ restaurant added to festival lineup September is a month full of expectation. From children heading to school, businesses ramping up for the last quarter of the year, to food lovers finding opportunities to explore new tastes or rub elbows with celebrity chefs from across Canada, the end of summer is always bittersweet yet exhilarating.…

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SHELLFISH TAKE CENTRE STAGE


International Shellfish Festival lineup announced for competition Lobster, oysters, mussels, clams, scallops, quahogs, crab, shrimp: the list of shellfish that our tiny Island willingly gives us from the sea is a delicious and extensive one. Many of those delectable choices will be available to sample at the PEI International Shellfish Festival. What started out in 1996 as a one-day event…

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Who Will Be Best Of Sea?


Seafood dish competition starts at PEI restaurants PEI is known for its wonderful diversity of seafood, from the ever popular lobster and oysters, to fresh mussels, halibut, eels, and other fish. It’s only fitting that that Island restaurants play host to a month-long competition focussed on these fruits of the sea. This June, 18 restaurants across Prince Edward Island are…

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CANADA’S AGRICULTURE DAY


Proudly celebrating hard-working Canadians Did you know Canada is the world’s fifth largest agricultural exporter? From exporting Prairie-grown lentils, to PEI’s potatoes, Canada’s food fills bellies around the world. It’s time to give kudos to agriculture in Canada, and February 13th is the day to do so. “Canada’s Agriculture Day is a time to celebrate the individuals that work hard…

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