Browsing Category : Food Retail

Hustling Handpies


Local food producer re-opens in Albany Chef Sarah Bennetto O’Brien is thrilled to be finally open at her new location in Albany, PEI. In February she discovered, post moving, that her new location in Borden-Carleton wasn’t suitable for the business’ needs. That meant she was on the hunt for a new spot from which to create and sell her handpies…

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Do You Want Fries With That?


Changes to ferry’s cafe menu a long time in the making For many travellers, a trip across the Strait on the ferry evokes many memories, and grabbing a meal from the onboard cafeteria is often among those. Classic fast-food items and quick grab-n-go sandwiches were the staples you found, in fact, last year alone the ferries served up 19,000 hot…

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Organic Consumer Buying Guide: Summer 2018


What does ‘Certified Organic’ mean? On PEI, ‘certified organic’ means food grown on a farm according to specific organic practices as defined by the Canadian Organic Standards and regulated nationally by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Each farm is inspected annually by a qualified third party inspector and each inspected farm is issued a certificate. General principles of organic…

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WTF?


(what’s that food?) Looking at a jackfruit you may wonder what exactly you can do with such a monster. Its greenish-yellow bumpy exterior hides a sweet inside with edible seeds and flesh that can be used in many ways. Commonly enjoyed in South and Southeast Asian cuisines, the jackfruit tree is widely cultivated throughout the tropical regions of the world.…

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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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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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