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A CLEAR VISION OF THE FUTURE
 
When Roland Larkin began raising turkeys on the family’s New Glasgow, P.E.I. farm, it was primarily for family and friends. Fast forward to today, sons Harvey and Paul and their wives Rosemary and Linda, have grown Larkin Bros into an ambitious farm-to-table operation which markets both whole and value-added poultry products to Island supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, and corner stores. Read the full article here
 
Food Island Partnership board members gathered for their AGM on June 25th at Broadway 45 in Kensington. The Food Island Partnership team updated the board on upcoming projects for the 2018 - 2019 year. Food Island Partnership would like to thank Austin Clement, Rory Francis, and John Anthony Langdale for their time on the Food Island Partnership board. Food Island Partnership would like to welcome new board members Dr. Sandy MacDonald and Bob Chapman.

PEI FALL FLAVOURS CONTINUES TO GROW

What started as a week-long event in Charlottetown 11 years ago has grown into a month-long, Island wide celebration of the tastes and flavours of P.E.I. Island chef Michael Smith says Fall Flavours has not only grown over the years, it has changed the Island. The owner and operator of the Inn at Bay Fortune, Smith is familiar with tourism patterns over the summer and said he can’t emphasize enough how important the event is to the industry. Read the full article here

ISLAND CHEF TAKES HOME NATIONAL AWARD

Island chef Irwin MacKinnon (Papa Joes)  took home the Canadian Culinary Federation's Chef of the Year award at the federation's annual conference held in Charlottetown this week. The conference brought chefs from across Canada together to learn more about P.E.I's culinary scene. MacKinnon was voted chef of the year by his colleagues in the industry. He said receiving the award was especially meaningful because he could share it with his friends and family on the Island. Read the full article here

Farm & Food Care PEI is a coalition of farm families, food processors, restaurants, food retailers, agribusinesses, and other food partners working together to tell the story of PEI’s food – from production to consumption.  PEI boasts excellent food brought to residents and visitors by a myriad of incredible individuals that are passionate about providing us with safe, healthy, and delicious food.  Together we provide credible and accurate information on food and farming on PEI.  
 
Breakfast on the Farm provides a unique opportunity for farmers and non-farming Islanders to have a conversation about food and farming. It provides a showcase for local agriculture and the local food industry.  It provides non-farmers the opportunity to meet real farmers and the people that put their food on their plate. 
 
Guests attending this event will be treated to a free all-PEI Breakfast and will have a chance to tour a PEI family dairy farm while having their questions answered by the people that help produce the food we eat.
 
Please contact Santina Beaton to register a booth at sbeaton@peifa.ca
Register as a guest at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/breakfast-on-the-farm-tickets-47426138858
 
Are you interested in taking your food company to the next level?
 
Food Propel is a new initiative of Food Island Partnership developed to help six Island food companies aggressively accelerate their growth through a one-year intensive program.  Each participating company will benefit from a dedicated mentor team, high quality workshops, and access up to $50,000 in growth funding.
 
Companies interested in learning more about Food Propel are encouraged to contact Tyson MacInnis this month at 902-367-4405 or tyson@foodislandpei.ca.
     

Canada's Food Island Food Facts

Did you know?  Since June 2017,  there was 8,344,613,000 litres of milk sold from Prince Edward Island Farms. 

Statistics Canada

We Are Canada's Food Island
Speed, Strength, Vision? We got that!
     

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Village Feast 
July 15th, 2018

Fall Flavours - Tickets Now on Sale 
September 2018

FDA Boot Camp - Exporting Food Products to the US
September 25th, 2018 - Moncton, NB

Food Allergen Prevention
October 16th, 2018

Forage Prince Edward Island
October 18th - 19th, 2018

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