Deep Roots Distillery bottled their first distilled products in July 2014. They currently have three products:
Island Tide is a cane-sugar spirit (45% alcohol). If it was aged in an oak barrel, it could be called rum (rum is made from sugar and/or molasses but needs to age in oak to put rum on the label). In PEI some people may call this island moonshine. Traditionally, most moonshine in PEI was made from sugar as it was cheap and easy to get (historically, we did a lot of trade with the southern island and sugar was one of the major commodities).
Blueberry Fruit Spirit/Eau de vie ((45% alcohol). Distilled from a island wild blueberry wine produced by Newman Estate winery here in PEI. It has a whisper of blueberry and can be served as a brandy. Brandies are a distilled fruit wine but again, to call it Brandy it needs to age in wood. This is an unaged Brandy. Eau de vie is more common in Europe, pear, peach, plum, etc. Eau de vies.
Maple liqueur (25% alcohol). A blend of alcohol and pure maple syrup (no artificial flavours). Great as an after dinner treat, or served over ice cream as a dessert (or in coffee!).
Nurturing Essence Raw Chocolates made by Katlin Doyle have been at market for a few months now. She makes raw, organic, fair trade chocolates and super food treats.
New on SUNDAYs - 10am-3pm Maple Sugar Shack Social
Starts Sundays March 29 to April 26
Pancakes, Maple Taffy, LIVE Music and Games for the whole family to enjoy. Join us!
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This coming Sunday is the last day of our Artisan Market. With more than 20 new artisans at this market, it is sure to please everyone!
So shake it off if you missed the Artisan Market at the Charlottetown Farmers Market last Sunday, were back again this Sunday December 7th 10-3pm so much fun, with a great selection of Original- Local- Affordable gifts to choose from Island Artisans. There is food, musicians, free parking and free admission, and more!
Amanda Perey of Charlottetown’s HomeGrown Cosmetiks’ line features only all natural, organic, fair-trade ingredients packaged in reusable containers. Her booth at is between Clay Impressions Pottery and Culloden Hills Artisans. Check out this nice article about her in the Guardian:
CBC Archive - Halloween at a rural school in 1954
Bernie Plourde, CFM Manager
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