Browsing Category : Food Retail

THE POLITICS OF PRODUCE


Local-grown versus off-Island goods sparks debate in farmers’ markets Winter poses a variety of challenges for small-scale farmers who have booths at farmers’ markets. The most notable one is the ability to keep their booth filled with fresh, locally grown produce. Some farmers use greenhouses to grow produce throughout the winter months, however, quantities and variety generally become limited. There…

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A YOUTH-LED ENTERPRISE


Epekwitk Gardens & Preserves engages youth through land stewardship The Epekwitk Gardens and Preserves project began five years ago when leaders of the First Nation community felt it was important to create an opportunity for their future generations. Reconnecting youth to their ancestral roots of stewardship and community was identified as a priority for the Band. According to Chief Brian…

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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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WTF?


(What’s that food?) Taro is a tropical root vegetable that originated in India and Southeast Asia, and it is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated plants. The most commonly eaten part of the taro plant is its starchy corm-similar to a tuber-and is a staple of worldwide cuisines, including in Africa, China, India, and throughout the South Pacific…

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WTF?


(What’s that Food?) You will more than likely smell this large, tropical fruit before you see it, and chances are you will think you are smelling something other than what you are. Durian: some love it, and some love to hate it. It can be eaten raw when it is ripe or can be cooked. Enthusiasts and those familiar with…

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WTF?


(What’s that food) This is celeriac. The root vegetable is also called celery root, but in fact it’s not the root of store-bought celery. Celeriac is grown for its root rather than its stalks. It might not be the prettiest looking vegetable, but what it lacks in appearance it makes up in taste and nutrition. Looking a bit like a…

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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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Farmed with Love


Summerside’s new local food shop On a rainy Saturday afternoon, two weeks after its grand opening, I paid a visit to Farmed – Market & Craft Butchery, located in Reads Corner, Summerside. Owned and operated by Julie and Mike Taylor, this new food shop is clearly setting its sights on meeting the needs of locavores and foodies in Western PEI.…

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Going the Extra Mile While Buying Close to Home


Sobeys demonstrates commitment to local with flexible distribution chain, sponsorships of local events, and an on-the-ground “local food scout” 100 mile diet. Buy local. Join the locavore movement. Support your farmers. Consumers are bombarded with messaging about how buying close to home is better for the planet, their health, the local economy. While marketing-savvy companies are incorporating this message into…

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