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Saving Shavings, or, Stretching Your Food Budget Often what heads to the compost heap or bin is actually edible food. This month we have some simple recipes using vegetable peels—probably the most common thing that people toss out when doing their meal preparation. Along with these simple yet flavourful recipes, we’ve included a number of great tips on making food…

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2018 ACORN conference aims to build bridges across Atlantic Canada Charlottetown, PEI has been chosen as the site of the annual regional conference for organic agriculture this year. From November 26th to 28th, conference delegates will join together at the Delta Prince Edward to participate in the 2018 Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network’s (ACORN) conference. Since 2000, ACORN has been…

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Organics on the Menu?

Challenging for many institutions to buy local and organic produce Increasingly we are seeing local, organic products in restaurants and retail shops across PEI. Bistro chalkboards and gourmet grocery shelves featuring Island-grown organics confirm that the ‘buy-local movement’ is happening close to home. Meanwhile institutions providing meals for the elderly, the ill, and the young on PEI, appear to have…

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Using science to create better organic crops for farmers to grow Standing at the edge of a field of wheat, oats, and peas, Roger Henry, a research technician in soil and water at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, discussed the methods used to research organic plant hardiness, yield, and weed control at the Agriculture Canada research farm in Harrington, PEI. Organized…

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Organic Consumer Buying Guide: Summer 2018

What does ‘Certified Organic’ mean? On PEI, ‘certified organic’ means food grown on a farm according to specific organic practices as defined by the Canadian Organic Standards and regulated nationally by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Each farm is inspected annually by a qualified third party inspector and each inspected farm is issued a certificate. General principles of organic…

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