Bruce MacNaughton and his wife operate the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, located in an old butter factory, which uses local produce to make a variety of tasty preserves, marmalades, jellies, honeys, syrups and more. “It’s been a priority from day one to buy as much local fruit as we possibly can,” said MacNaughton. “We go through about 40 tons of berries a year and over half come from Prince Edward Island, including wild blueberries, rhubarb and black current, strawberries.”
In 2004, MacNaughton says they started the Gardens of Hope, which includes a Respite Cottage just finished last fall. He explains more in this interview with Trudy Kelly Forsythe of Cultivating Communications. Interview with Bruce MacNaughton, Prince Edward Island Preserve Company
Wayne Riley was one of the tour organizers for this year’s CFWF conference. “We were really looking for farms that were distinctly PEI,” said Riley. “The theme of our conference was also “Dig Deep” so we took that to the tours as well.”
Enjoy the fabulous photos from the CFWF annual meeting thanks to our Canadian correspondent Trudy Kelly Forsythe of Cultivating Communications!
2014 Canadian Farm Writers Federation conference photo album