Browsing Category : Value-Added Food Product

From Barn to Customer

Isle Saint-Jean Farm opens on-site shop near Rustico


Working from home is the day-to-day for every farmer —the barns and fields are their workstations, the livestock their temporary colleagues. But at the end of the day, farmers usually have to venture beyond their farmsteads to reach customers. There are some, however, like Deirdre and Gabriel Mercier of Isle Saint-Jean Farm, who bravely take the leap into running a…

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Fat Coffee, Fauxmage & Fresh Vegetables

Riverview Country Market showcases local food entrepreneurs’ products


With scores of new local products and a busy cafe serving up unique beverages, Riverview Country Market has changed since my last visit. I’d only been to Riverview a handful of times; this time it was their new coffee offerings featured on Instagram that drew me in. From Fat Coffee (coffee with coconut oil) to the super-hyped Bullet Coffee featuring…

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Good Food on the Go


Nabuur’s Gardens expands to include bakery and retail store with Jana Furness at the helm Timing is everything in life they say. And for Arnie and Mary Nabuurs and Jana Furness, the timing worked out perfectly to come together in a business venture. The long-time owners and operators of Nabuur’s Gardens have partnered with Furness to open an on-site bakery…

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Happy Animals, Tasty Meat


PEI Charcuterie brings 2017 food trend to the Island As food trends go, charcuterie will remain a hot one in 2017 according to a poll of 1,300 US chefs. That’s good news for Island food entrepreneurs and farmers, Karine Arsenault and Jordan Liantzakis. The couple launched PEI Charcuterie last month and are eager to share their ethically-raised, value-added meat product…

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Julain Molnar poses with an assortment of her fauxmage samples at the Charlottetown Farmers Market

A Fresh Start


New artisanal vegan cheese business proving popular with Islanders For actress and singer Julain Molnar diving into the world of artisanal food production offered the opportunity for a fresh start. While such a sentiment may sound a bit cheese-y, it’s technically fauxmage-y. As the energetic, one-woman show behind Fresh Start Fauxmage, Molnar is making her mark on Canada’s Food Island…

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Upclose view of handpies

A Handpie Revolution


Chef Sarah Bennetto O’Brien launches The Handpie Company Borden-Carleton, once famed as ‘the place you catch the ferry’, may be well on its way to reclaiming its esteemed place in the hearts and minds of Islanders. This time around, however, it’ll be known as ‘the place you get the best handpies in the world.’ At least that’s a version of…

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Kimchi, the Island’s New Seoul Food


Charlottetown restaurant enters retail market with staple of Korean cuisine When someone mentions homemade Island food products, images of sweetly bottled preserves, fresh potato bread or lobster pate probably spring to mind. Kimchi, on the other hand, seems an unlikely image to pair with the Island’s traditional cuisine. And yet, this staple of the Korean diet is the one of…

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Just Some Good, Wholesome Food


Siblings launch Heatherdale Wholesome Goods line of organic products PEI’s organic food scene has scored a major win with the recent entry of Heatherdale Wholesome Goods to the local market. Heatherdale joins a growing number of Island farmers and producers providing consumers with organically-grown food products. This new kid on the block is unique in its product line. While shoppers…

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Brewing Up a Love for Kombucha


Heart Beet Organics introducing many Islanders to ancient fermented tea beverage I have arrived at the epicentre of the Island’s kombucha revolution, located at Heart Beet Organics in Darlington, PEI. The women behind the operation, Verena Varga and Amy Smith, have invited me to their cozy farmstead to learn more about their latest fermentation endeavours. As Varga serves me a…

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