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WOMEN’S DAY 2020


An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality This year the theme for International Women’s Day is Each for Equal. We took pleasure in finding just a few of our amazing PEI women that work as farmers, restaurateurs, food entrepreneurs, chefs,…

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Students at Amherst Cove Consolidated in Borden-Carleton wait to sample the new lunch options | submitted photo : PEI Education and Lifelong Learning

POLITICS OF SCHOOL FOOD


Second pilot project moves ahead under new provincial government A recently released medical study has looked at the links between food insecurity and diabetes. In late December 2019, the provincial government announced that a new provincial school lunch program would roll out in several Island schools, offering healthy lunches to students this winter. School food programs have been in the…

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In case you missed it Recent funding was announced for improvements to the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market, which is home to more than 65 small-scale growers and producers. Renovations to the market will be completed this winter and include updating the air system and electrical service for vendors, upgrading the washroom facilities, and improving pedestrian and vehicle flow. The Government of…

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UPDATE ON CHARLOTTETOWN FOOD COUNCIL


Foundational work has been done, 2020 to see community engagement on issues like food security and environment The Charlottetown Food Council was established in the summer of 2018. Salty sat down with Karen Murchison, chair of the council, to catch up on what they’ve been doing. Salty: Does the Council still have the same number of members? Karen: So we’re…

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In case you missed it The wildfires that spread throughout Australia in December and January prompted Amanda Beaton, co-owner of Truckin’ Roll, to organize a fundraiser at Founders’ Hall and Food market in early January. With the assistance of Kristina Allen, events manager for Founders’ Hall, the idea took hold rapidly and ballooned into an event larger than anyone anticipated.…

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In case you missed it Congratulations to Justin and Laura Rogers of Brae, PEI who were chosen as national winners of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer (OYF) Program. The national event was held in early December in Fredericton, NB. Simon Michaud and Mylène Bourque of Kamouraska, QC also shared the honour. Justin and Laura Rogers are 7th generation farmers who operate…

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Photo Illustration: Laura Weatherbie/Salty original photo credit: Brian McInnis, Heather Ogg, Al Douglas, Cheryl Young/Salty, Laura Weatherbie/Salty, submitted photo

LOOKING BACK ON 2019


December often finds us looking back on all that the year brought us. Last year Salty did a year-end review, and we felt it was a good tradition to keep for this issue. We’ve proudly brought our readers another year of quality, well-written food-related and food-inspired stories in 2019. As the only PEI publication dedicated solely to food and food…

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In case you missed it Congratulations to Bogside Brewing for their win as both Brewery of the Year and New Brewery of the Year at the Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards on November 17. Congratulations as well to Red Island Cider who was awarded the New Cider House of the Year. Both craft brewers also came home with specific awards. Bogside…

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In case you missed it PEI Premier Dennis King announced the appointment of Brian Matheson as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Land in early October. Matheson had been acting in the role since June and has extensive experience in leading agricultural policy. He previously served as Director of Policy and Agricultural Resources with the Department of Agriculture and Land. A…

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FORUM ON FOOD INSECURITY


Eat Think Vote event in Charlottetown one of many held across Canada As the federal campaigning roars into full gear, many forums, rallies, and debates are being held across PEI. On September 23, a non-partisan public forum, Eat Think Vote, was held in Charlottetown at Carrefour de l’Îsle-Saint-Jean. The event was part of the Eat Think Vote campaign coordinated by…

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