Author Archives : Terry Dawes

Butcher & Butcher is a source for PEI meats //photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty


Small scale butcheries and meat producers finding markets beyond PEI FOREWORD: The following article was written and submitted to Salty back in March when it was still possible to walk into any shop without regarding every other human being and touchable surface as a potential disease vector. If the pandemic has any silver lining, it’s that it has made visible…

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Time to break out the barbeque, smoker, or both if you have them Don’t let the memory of last month’s frost warnings put you off dreaming about summertime, which should be arriving any minute now, along with all of the mouthwatering, sun-drenched barbeque fare that accompanies it. From a home cooking perspective, there has never been a better time to…

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A Shucking Good Time

Tyne Valley Oyster Festival is all it’s cracked up to be The eyes of the oyster world will be focused on Tyne Valley again this year for the 53rd edition of the village’s Oyster Festival, which runs from August 2 to 6. “We are extremely excited for this year’s festival, and it is shaping up to be the best festival…

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La Mer director of operations François-Xavier Dehédin

Island Oyster Exports

Island shellfish has a global reputation for quality of product and great suppliers It goes without saying that oysters, alongside Anne of Green Gables, potatoes, and Stompin’ Tom Connors, are Prince Edward Island’s most recognizable exports, to the point that some Islanders may roll their eyes, determined not to be reduced to a set of rustic clichés. But we sometimes…

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A Day On The Farm Gives Hope

Nancy Sanderson offers visitors a glimpse into sustainable farming at Hope River Farms Nancy Sanderson’s 98-year-old grandmother still works the family farm in Saskatchewan on a daily basis. When I ask Sanderson if she herself ever takes a break or a vacation from her farm in Hope River, she replies that she’s just not the kind of person that particularly…

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