Browsing Category : Food Retail

LET’S TALK TURKEY


Larkin Bros continue to grow their poultry business with retail outlet and new frozen products. If you have ever eaten a Maid Marion’s turkey dinner special (and really, what Islander hasn’t?!), or grabbed a chicken handpie on your way through Albany from The Handpie Company, you’ve coincidentally supported PEI’s largest poultry farm. What began in 1969 as Larkin and Sons,…

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FORK, KNIFE, INGREDIENTS, AND A HISTORY BOOK


Acadie Authentique hopes to spark a conversation about Acadian culture around the dinner table When I walked into Marc Bastarache’s kitchen for our interview I could see his ‘tools of the trade’ laid out on the counter: pots, pans, pickles, potatoes, and a history book. The book, dog-eared and erupting with sticky notes, is historian John Mack Faragher’s A Great…

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WHAT’S THE SCOOP?


Souris’ new ice cream maker is melting PEI’s hearts Ice cream, ice cream, everybody loves ice cream. And so does Rebecca Kozak, owner of Cherry on Top Creamery, and maker of delicious melty goodness. “I am known as the ice cream kitchen,” she said. “I bought an ice cream maker, and people really liked it.” What started with friends devouring…

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WTF?


What’s that food? As the global market expands, so do the fruit and vegetable sections in our grocery stores. We start to see more and more produce that is new and unusual to our Island. This month’s What’s that Food? is karela or more commonly known as bitter melon. And it’s an appropriate name, as its flavour is quite tart.…

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TARTNESS FROM EAST TO WEST


Sometimes life opens up an opportunity for you. That’s what happened to the Sentes, owners of Fortune Bridge Brinery*. When they moved from BC to Fortune (PEI) two years ago, Jerry and Marguerite Sentes originally came to retire. But Jerry did what he always does: cook up a storm. Making his own bacon, pastrami, bratwurst, jams, and preserves has long…

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LOBSTER FISHER WINS 2019 FOOD XCEL AWARD


Rob Morrison and his company Covehead Seafoods come out on top with their premium PEI lobster dip Rob Morrison, a lobster fisher and recent food entrepreneur, walked away with a $25,000 award from Innovation PEI’s Ignition Fund after his business, Covehead Seafoods, was declared the winner of the second Food Xcel program. Offered by Food Island Partnership (FIP), the Food…

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TRUE TO VISION BITE BY BITE


Considering everything from nutrition to environmental impact in business It can be difficult to find plant-based, gluten-free snacks and healthy dessert options in PEI. Michaela Uchtenhagen helped change that by creating Earth Bitez, a local business in Charlottetown that provides healthy bites to satisfy people’s taste buds, leaving them feeling good. A Red Seal chef with a degree in Foods…

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WTF?


What’s that food? Looking like a spiky avocado, the soursop fruit is native to the tropical regions of the Americas and the Caribbean, and it can be eaten in much the same way as an avocado. Its scientific name is Annona muricata, and is considered one of the ‘custard apple’ fruits. It develops on evergreen trees and can grow to…

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A TASTE OF SUMMER IN THE DEAD OF WINTER


How an Eastern PEI hydroponic farm has grown its business to produce flavourful greens and herbs year-round Hydroponic farming could be called an art, but it’s most definitely a science, and on the south side of Hillsborough River, somewhere between Mt Stewart and Stratford is a 3000-square-foot greenhouse full of fresh plants grown using that science. Darren Gill, one of…

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