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Barnyard Organics from Freetown PEI, was awarded the Soil Conservationists of the Year by the PEI Soil & Crop Improvement Association. They became the first organic farm to achieve this recognition. Barnyard Organics grows and sells organic feed mixes and organic grains as well as raise poultry and offer a CSA for eggs and poultry. They also offer other farming services such as seed cleaning.

Two of PEI’s breweries took home top honours at the Down East Brewing Awards held in Fredericton last month. Copper Bottom Brewing’s Broadside APA took home the gold in the Pale Ale category. Upstreet Brewing took home gold in the British Ale and Belgian Ale categories for their Eighty Bob and Flipside Amber Saison respectively.

On March 12, the Charlottetown Town Council agreed to form a Food Council composed of community members. Its general mission will be to improve the existing food system, acting as a bridge between the public and private sector on food issues. They will also direct the creation and implementation of a Food Charter. A Food Charter is a statement of values and principles to guide a community’s food policy. This formation of a Food Council was the first recommendation that came out of the ‘Let’s Talk Food’ event held in November 2017.

Robert Pendergast, noted Island chef, has stepped into the kitchen of the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry in Charlottetown as their head chef. The Upper Room operates a soup kitchen and is PEI’s central food bank serving people in need.

Upstreet Brewing opened a second location in downtown Charlottetown, on the corner of Kent and Great George Streets. Craft Beer Corner will have Upstreet’s brews on tap, along with other Island craft beers from Copper Bottom Brewing, Moth Lane brewing, PEI Brewing Company, and Barnone Brewery. They will also offer coffee from Receiver Coffee Co., and kombucha from Heart Beet Organics.

South Central Kitchen & Provisions is now open for business in Summerside. Located on Central Street, the new restaurant offers sandwiches, soups and other light fare and is currently open Monday-Friday from 11am to 4pm.

Satellite Pizza, a New York style pizzeria, opened in the food court at Confederation Court Mall in Charlottetown. Speedy Combo also fills the food court’s offerings.

A new Thai restaurant in Charlottetown opened its doors a few weeks ago. Khoaw Pon Authentic Thai is on Great George Street and they are proud to be serving local PEI meats in their dishes.

Namaste PEI have expanded their catering by opening a Tiffin-style business, called Curry in a Hurry. They will be offering daily delivery of their Indian food in Charlottetown and Stratford.

Congratulations to Isle Saint-Jean Farm (featured in Salty’s August 2017 issue), who won the the Dragons’ Contest, an initiative of RDÉE Prince Edward Island. Gabriel and Deirdre Mercier will use their $10,000 prize to expand their sheep’s milk cheese production in North Rustico, PEI.

Food Island Partnership hosted a conference focused on food automation. Food Automation Atlantic, held in Charlottetown on March 21, brought together experts from Japan, Austria, Italy and Canada to discuss ways to increase productivity using food automation machinery, technology, and robotics. Ways to manage food loss and food waste were also presented to the 130 attendees, who travelled from across the Maritimes to attend the conference.

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