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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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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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EATING AND LOVING EVERY BITE


Island couple finds worldwide audience on YouTube eating in front of the camera Familiar with mukbang? What about ASMR? It’s not surprising if you’re not familiar with such terms, but a couple in PEI is slowly making a name for themselves in both genres of online food videos. Hearing someone slurping, gulping, chewing, and smacking their lips while eating may…

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MAKING THEIR OWN NEST EGG


Sophie, Fiona, and Beckett Campbell are prime examples of Island youth who truly understand where our food comes from. Every summer the three siblings—Fiona and Sophie are both 10, and Beckett, 9—raise several dozen free-range chickens, as well as some laying hens in their chicken coop located in the backyard of their home in Glencoe, near Vernon River. This year…

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FOOD, FERRIES, AND FUN


Northumberland Ferries aims to create special experiences for its passengers When you live on an island, travel to and fro can be somewhat complicated. For 77 years, Northumberland Ferries (NFL) has continued to steadfastly transport people and products across the Strait. Connecting the east end of the Island with Nova Scotia, NFL moves over 400,000 people every year. NFL wanted…

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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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Seed for Thought


Brian and Lorna McMaster, The Taco Farmers, want you to save your seeds The Taco Farmers. The name is pretty spot on when you consider that Lorna and Brian McMaster grow nearly 100 per cent of the ingredients for the menu of their taco-centric booth at the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market. However, what you may not realize is that your tortilla…

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White or Red?


Prince Edward Island native Lesley Quinn to compete in Canadian National Sommelier Competition Somm. Short for sommelier. Short for wine steward. Short for best job ever. Definitely not a gig my high school guidance counsellor offered up as an option. So when I met Lesley Quinn, I had a lot of questions. Quinn’s the sommelier at Halifax’s Barrington Steakhouse and…

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A Simple Farmhouse


The rustic charm of Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in Orwell, PEI offers a welcome place of respite that will feed the soul and fill the belly. The historical property is best known as the homestead of the Macphail family, headed by the illustrious Canadian scholar, Sir Andrew, who purchased it in 1864. The home remained in…

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Counting Sheep


Pursuing ambitious land stewardship goals through pasture lambing “I am a grass farmer,” Adam MacLean tells me. We’re standing adjacent to an idyllic piece of green pasture in South Melville, tucked away off one of the Island’s many country roads. The field is full of ewes and lambs—282 four-legged ruminators to be precise—happily grazing the land. Pairs of lambs intermittently…

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