ORGANIC WEEK SEPTEMBER 19-27 . . . VINEYARD DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION PROGRAM . . . BEOTHUK ENERGY PROJECT NAMED AMONG 15 SMART IDEAS FOR CANADA . . . MARKETING IS WALKING THE TALK: CAN THE BEEF INDUSTRY DO IT? . . . TASTE OUR ISLAND AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED . . .
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ORGANIC WEEK SEPTEMBER 19-27
This year marks the 6th anniversary of Canada’s National Organic Week – the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming, and products across the country. Growers, retailers, and restaurants across Atlantic Canada are planning exciting Organic Week events to show their support for local and organic farmers and processors. Both dedicated annual supporters and brand-new participants have signed-on to make Organic Week a success this year! (read more)
VINEYARD DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION PROGRAM
The Vineyard Development and Expansion program aims to assist the Nova Scotia wine grape industry to better position Nova Scotia within the market place. This will be achieved by supporting the primary industry to increased production, enhance competitiveness and capture new markets. This program will help ensure the on-going viability of this industry in rural Nova Scotia. The Vineyard Development and Expansion initiative is a provincially funded program. (read more)
BEOTHUK ENERGY PROJECT NAMED AMONG 15 SMART IDEAS FOR CANADA
Source: The Western Star
Offshore wind was recently named one of the 15 Smart Ideas to create a flourishing Canada. The ideas are part of a debate on the economy, hosted by the Globe and Mail, among the leaders of the three main political parties. Beothuk Energy proposes to construct a 180-megawatt demonstration wind farm in St. George’s Bay, covering an area of 20 square nautical miles. The company’s proposed gravity based structures would accommodate turbines with a 5-10 megawatt capacity. The company will offer year-round manufacturing facilities at the deepwater port of Corner Brook. (read more)
MARKETING IS WALKING THE TALK: CAN THE BEEF INDUSTRY DO IT?
Source: Canadian Cattlemen
Beef sustainability is a catchword. It’s talked about in seminars, at producer meetings, and at major industry gatherings where planning and strategy essay a future for an industry that bounces between really good and really bad. Are we making headway, or just adding to public lectures because people either don’t understand what it takes to put beef steak on the table, or because it’s fashionable to talk about matters like antimicrobial resistance and animal welfare? (read more)
TASTE OUR ISLAND AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
Source: The Guardian
The P.E.I. ADAPT Council has given out the award since 2007, honouring restaurants going the extra mile to both use and promote local products. Each year, the council invites those who patronize Island eating establishments to submit nominations for the award and coordinator Nancy Willis said they usually get well over 150 entries. In order to be considered as a finalist, a restaurant must receive a minimum of five nominations and Willis said 35 establishments met that criteria in 2015. A panel of judges then picked out the nine finalists who will preparing dishes from their menu at the Taste Our Island Roving Feast Sept. 25 at the Charlottetown Hotel. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
YOUR FEET, HORSE’S HOOVES AREN’T THAT DIFFERENT – A LOT RIDES ON APPROPRIATE CARE
POTATO CROP GENERALLY LOOKS GOOD ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS HARVEST APPROACHES
HAVE GLOBAL MILK PRICES TURNED THE CORNER?
PUTTING PELLETS AWAY