Sandra Phinney, Saltscapes
PEI offers a veritable smorgasbord of opportunities for food lovers.
Often, when I think of Prince Edward Island, I start humming the tune to “Food, Glorious Food,” from the musical, Oliver! Then I start fantasizing about what’s in store during the Island’s annual Fall Flavours Festival (fallflavours.ca). For a food lover like me, there’s plenty.
The festival started back in 2008, when Tourism Charlottetown created a six-day program featuring scores of culinary and cultural events. Folks could sign up to haul lobsters on a boat, or to dig potatoes and then have dinner with the field hands on the farm.
The success of the program took the locals by surprise. After all, if you’re slogging around a muddy potato field or freezing your butt on a lobster boat every day, it’s hard to imagine that could be considered exotic by others.
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