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Passionate, hardworking Islanders coming together to grow Canada’s Food Island.
World renowned, sustainable FOOD
PEI farmers have been growing potatoes for 200 years. The Island’s iron rich soil provides the ideal growing conditions.
Lobster fishing has been an Island tradition and way of life for over 150 years. Today, the industry has grown to include:
45 lobster ports.
World-famous since 1800’s
26% of Canada’s oysters come from PEI
There are over 90+ PEI brands
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Oyster Map & Guide!
North America’s fave mussel!
80% of Canadian mussels
Healthy, happy, humane cows
REASONS TO EAT & DRINK PEI
Our Vibrant Food Scene
We inspire food lovers and support food entrepreneurs so that everyone can be a part of Canada’s Food Island story.
Check out our month long, award-winning PEI Fall Flavours Festival presented by Sobeys events!
Come experience our premier culinary festival from September to October and celebrate the people, places and world-class ingredients that make Canada’s Food Island extraordinary.
Culinary Institute of Canada operates in Charlottetown, PEI
322 food and beverage establishments
7 breweries, 3 vineyards, 3 distilleries, 3 cideries
1,400 chefs and cooks
Thriving FOOD Economy Supports Entrepreneurs
SMEs dominate the food economy
75 manufacturing firms
The food economy is attracting entrepreneurs
+13 food manufacturers
+12 grocery stories
+9 aquaculture firms
+5 beverage manufacturers
+12 beverage manufacturing firms
The Island ranks #1 among the provinces for the % of food-related GDP
Provides 20,000 (direct/indirect) jobs
Download PEI Lobster, Mussels, Oyster, Beef, & Potato Infographics today!