Canada's Food Island
The rolling farmlands and captivating coastlines of Prince Edward Island are not only stunning, they also offer a unique culinary experience. There is always a good chance that the meal on your plate is made with Island grown or harvested ingredients. Buying local has never been so easy.
On Prince Edward Island, food is our business, our craft and our art.
Islanders have been growing potatoes since the late 1700s, and the tradition continues today with about 330 growers currently working. The most commonly grown potatoes are russets, which are perfect for French fries, mashed potatoes, and scalloped potatoes. Numerous varieties of red, white, and yellow potatoes are also popular.
Potatoes from Prince Edward Island are shipped to over 20 countries annually, including the United States, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, Italy, Thailand, and more.
Prince Edward Island is Canada’s top producer and exporter of rope cultured blue mussels, accounting for 80 per cent of overall production.
PEI Mussels are known worldwide for their outstanding quality and are quickly becoming one of North America’s most popular seafoods.
Prince Edward Island is also famous for delicious fresh lobster that is available year round. The two fishing seasons take place from May until the end of June and August until October.
Lobster is the largest fishery in PEI and the Island’s landings of canner lobsters represent 80 per cent of the world supply.