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Women’s PROBUS Club AGM

PROBUS clubs are organizations for men and women who have retired from their profession or business  [ ... ]

Culture PEI AGM

Culture PEI will hold their 2017 annual general meeting on June 26 at 7 pm at The Haviland Club, 2 H [ ... ]

2017 Fresh Products Directory

The 2017 Fresh Products Directory is available at or by phoning 1-866-PEIFARM. It can also be found at any of the province’s Visitor Information Centres, liquor stores, Access PEI sites, or the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries offices. The directory includes a map to allow for easy navigation from one fresh-food location to another. A “What’s in Season” chart shows when products are available.

Pho Hung No. 1

Authentic Vietnamese soups and more

by Andrew Sprague

Some folks like to say that one of the most appealing aspects of living in a northern climate is the change in seasons. I’ve probably said it myself, maybe as recently as yesterday. And when people say it, most imagine the majesty of the fall, the beautiful change in colours, the relief from the summer’s heat, and sweaters. Some

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Cooked market lobster sale

Stratford Lions Club will hold a sale of cooked market lobsters each Thursday 1–5 pm, Friday 10 am–6:30 pm and Saturday 10 am–3 in June. It takes place at the corner of Mason Rd and TCH, Stratford. Proceeds go to the QEH Foundation. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-569-3389  

Canada’s Smartest Kitchen’s ED recognized

Canada’s Smartest Kitchen’s ED recognized

Atlantic Business Magazine has named Peter Crooks, executive director of Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK) at Holland College, to the Top 50 CEO list for 2017. The Top 50 CEO Awards recognize the most accomplished business leaders in Atlantic Canada. Crooks accepted the award during a ceremony in St John’s, Newfoundland recently. 

Crooks is a native of New Brunswick, and a science graduate of

PEI International Shellfish Festival

Celebrity chefs Lynn Crawford and Chuck Hughes join lineup

The Prince Edward Island Shellfish Association and the Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance released the lineup for the 2017 PEI International Shellfish Festival to be held September 14–17 at the Charlottetown Event Grounds. The four day festival will showcase the Island’s shellfish with culinary delights, live cooking

The spices of life

The spices of life
Owner of the Himalayan opens The Spicey Chef

by Ann Thurlow

If a person is curious about food and encouraging by nature, that person (being me in this case) might go to check out a restaurant (The Spicey Chef in this case) to see what it’s like and help it along. This is where the person gets a surprise or two. Number one: though only open two weeks, the place is packed. Number two: the menu

To the market

To the market
Bloomfield Farmer’s Market to open in July

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

The Farmer’s Market in Bloomfield has borrowed a tune from a well known television show theme, “…where everybody knows your name.”

There was not an existing Farmer’s Market in West Prince. A group of interested and dedicated local business owners met in 2008 and from that meeting grew the Bloomfield Farmer’s Market. Rohan Dean,

10th Village Feast in Souris

10th Village Feast in Souris

Lead by Chef Michael Smith and Friends on July 16, the Village Feast will take place in Souris for its tenth year. Proceeds from the event will result in the building of the eleventh school cookhouse in Kenya. To date, the Feast has also donated over $100,000 locally to the Souris Food Bank, Coats for Kids, and the Main Street Family Resource Center.

Local fishermen have donated the proceeds of

Some kind of magic

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

Even though they're both pretty great, you don't usually say spring and peaches in the same breath. 

Unless you are friends with Paul Offer and he, by some kind of magic, gives you a homegrown peach in May. He grows them, I don't know how, and he sells them. But don't go looking for those big buxom things you find in late, ripe summer. These pretties are sweet and

The Island in a jar

Local Food Heroes
by Ann Thurlow

Islanders are just getting better and better at adding value to the things we grow here. We are getting better, too, at becoming people who are known for more than jams and pickles (though those jams and pickles are damn good). These days, you could tell a story about PEI and what we’ve become just by looking at what we put in jars.

1. From Ilse Saint-Jean in

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Some Upcoming Events

Fifty Plus Memories: Conversations about...

June 24
Montague Fifty plus Memories: Conversations about the Past has been published by Wood Island [ ... ]

Jazz & Blues Fest

June 21–24
Charlottetown The TD PEI Jazz & Blues Festival moves to late June this summer, with [ ... ]

Gretzky is Everywhere

Image by Andy Warhol at Confederation Centre Gallery Until September 24
Confederation Centre Art Gal [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

The experience

Profile: Don Quarles by Jane Ledwell Two years ago, Don Quarles was working with the Summerside Lo [ ... ]


PEI Symphony Orchestra Review by Ivy Wigmore On April 23, the PEI Symphony Orchestra finished its  [ ... ]

Call to Artists: Concert Series & Reside...

Ebb & Flow: Connecting Canadians Along the Moving River When The Dunk’s owner Hal Mills  [ ... ]