PEI OYSTERS HELPING REBUILD THE HUDSON RIVER IN NYC
Prince Edward Island, Canada's Food Island oyster shells are a part of a great initiative in New York City - Billion Oyster Project. This is where oyster shells are collected from local restaurants, cleaned and are added back to the Hudson River. To date 100 M oysters restored, 2 M pounds of oyster shells collected, & 8,000 engaged NYC students.
Their vision is to have "A future in which New York Harbor is the center of a rich, diverse, and abundant estuary. The communities that surround this complex ecosystem have helped construct it, and in return benefit from it, with endless opportunities for work, education, and recreation. The harbor is a world-class public space, well used and well cared for—our Commons." We interviewed Giovanna Kupiec, their amazing communications coordinator, to learn more. Video credit: Submerge & Billion Oyster Project
WORLD CLASS PEI FOOD ECOSYSTEM HELPING PEI BUSINESSES THRIVE
IGNITE Atlantic hosted a Food Automation Show Case in partnership with Startup Zone, Food Island Partnership and the Canadian Food Innovation Network (FIN) to showcase automation in the food industry on Prince Edward Island. Our Food Ecosystem leaders teamed up to share the world class services we offer to food entrepreneurs on PEI, Canada’s Food Island at the Ignite Atlantic Food Automation Showcase at Startup Zone on October 19, 2022.
MINTEL FLAVOURSCAPE AI TO HELP INFORM YOUR NEXT PRODUCT LAUNCH
Curious why New Yorkers love Prince Edward Island, Canada's Food Island oysters so much? We got an exclusive interview with our friend Shucker Paddy McMurray to find out more live from Flex Mussels in New York.
CULINARY EXPERIENCES ON PEI AS UNIQUE AS WE ARE
Joyce & Hubert Marchbank offer a unique PEI Shellfish Experience! We tried it out it was so much fun. Book your experience next summer. We were clamming and jamming - fresh quahogs, incredible oysters, and we all learned we much. They also have a rental perfect for two couples and be sure to book your own PEI Shellfish Experience. You won’t regret it! North Cape Coastal is such a beautiful part of Canada’s Food Island.
ISLAND HILL FARMS ONE OF THE CUTEST PLACES ON EARTH
Known as the cutest place on Earth, Island Hill farm is a working farm located in Hampton, PEI. Farmer Flory Sanderson welcomes visitors to come visit her flock of furry animals, including goats, alpacas, rabbits, chickens, mini horses, a donkey (Gavin!), and many other friendly faces. |
FARM DAY IN THE CITY A CELEBRATION OF SOME OF OUR ISLAND'S BEST
Fall Flavours wraps up with Farm Day in the City October 23, 2022.
CHECK OUT FESTIVE FLAVOURS AT THE MYER'S KITCHEN AT FOUNDERS HALL NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 17, 2022.
Local chefs will be cooking up delicious holiday inspired recipes that you can sample at the Founder's Food Hall & Market. Check out their website to learn more.
SUPPORT LOCAL! HIGH QUALITY TURKEYS
ON CANADA'S FOOD ISLAND
At Larkin Farms, they’re committed to farming with care. As PEI’s trusted turkey and chicken growers for over 30 years, they always put the health and comfort of our birds first. Learn how they give them the space they need to live comfortably in a cage-free environment, provide them with top-quality feed, and never use antibiotics or hormones. They also process their own birds, which allows them to provide a minimum stress environment for their flock.