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IN THE KITCHEN


A quick Q & A with some of PEI’s best talents In September our Island abounds with phenomenal food events as the PEI Fall Flavours Festival kicks into high gear. Island chefs pair with other chefs from across Canada during this month, but we caught up with some women who are killing it in the kitchen, not just in September,…

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SMALL TOWNS, BIG GAINS


How Fall Flavours Festival boosts small town profiles in PEI Georgetown, population 555; Victoria, population 74; North Rustico, population 607; Alberton, population 1,100; Abram-Village, population 272: PEI is dotted with small towns and villages from tip to tip. Now just imagine the swell of activity and people that a typical Fall Flavours event brings to these picturesque yet minimally-populated spots.…

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Lobster Party on the Beach 2017


Just twenty-four kilometers south of O’Leary along the scenic North Cape Coastal Drive, Cedar Dunes Provincial Park is nestled in the ever-changing southwest shore of Prince Edward Island. Cedar Dunes, where Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) hosts its seventh annual fête of the Island’s most famous marine crustacean, the lobster. A star of the Fall Flavours celebrations happening throughout…

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This Spud’s for You! 


PEI Potatoes Showcased at Toe Taps and Taters 2017 My love for PEI potatoes is known far and wide. Or at least as far and wide as my mother. Every year when new potato season rolls around, she reminds me of the time when I was 15 and we went for dinner at a Chinese restaurant in Summerside. I asked…

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Ten Years on, Still Strong


PEI’s Fall Flavours Festival marks a decade of culinary celebrations From Old Home Week to the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival to community lobster suppers, we Islanders have a long tradition of celebrating food and inviting visitors to join the party. And it’s in that tradition that the Fall Flavours Festival, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, was created. Today…

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Spuds in the Spotlight


Potato warehouse transforms into a unique venue for Fall Flavours event Potatoes. There’s no denying the tuber is one of PEI’s biggest claims to fame. And we certainly haven’t shied away from celebrating this edible Island icon with songs (cue Bud the Spud), cookbooks, and souvenirs. Hey, we even have an entire museum dedicated to the potato—it’s in O’Leary in…

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Going the Extra Mile While Buying Close to Home


Sobeys demonstrates commitment to local with flexible distribution chain, sponsorships of local events, and an on-the-ground “local food scout” 100 mile diet. Buy local. Join the locavore movement. Support your farmers. Consumers are bombarded with messaging about how buying close to home is better for the planet, their health, the local economy. While marketing-savvy companies are incorporating this message into…

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Tasting Our Coastal Cuisine


Fall Flavours Festival highlights three communities with a new event series From shipbuilding to lobster fishing, seaweed harvesting and lighthouse-keeping, the waters that hug our gorgeous sandbar have profoundly shaped every aspect of Island life. And the coastal communities that were born from the first outposts of PEI’s Acadian and European settlers still remain integral to the Island way of…

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