Canada’s Food Island

Prince Edward Island is Canada’s Food Island. We provide inspiration to food lovers and support to food entrepreneurs, so everyone can be part of Canada’s Food Island story. On Canada’s Food Island you’ll find passionate people working together to grow ingredients sustainably and create innovative products, so food lovers everywhere can enjoy a taste of Prince Edward Island.  And we want you to be a part of our unique food story. Whether you’re searching for dinner inspiration, planning a culinary trip to PEI, or want to grow your food business, we’ll help you be the hero of your own food story.

Check out our website to learn more about our:

  • Vibrant Food Business Ecosystem
  • Recipes featuring Prince Edward Island’s premium products
  • Eat & Drink PEI
  • Learn more about exporting Prince Edward Island Products
  • What’s In Season
  • Upcoming Events
  • Canada’s Food Island Gift Card
  • Where to Buy PEI products
  • Our Food Stories Blog

Food Island Partnership is an industry-led organization tasked with growing the food industry through food company and food cluster development on Prince Edward Island. Our vision is to establish Prince Edward Island, Canada’s Food Island, as an internationally recognized place of origin for premium food products and a destination for culinary excellence.

Food Company Support

A key area of focus for the Food Island Partnership is supporting the growth of PEI food businesses. We provide support to value-added food companies through a series of activities:

Food Xcel has been developed to help aspiring food entrepreneurs move their idea forward through a combination of progressive workshops, networking opportunities with food agencies, industry experts, and entrepreneurs and a chance to compete for a $25,000 award from Innovation PEI’s Ignition Fund!       More Info


Food Propel has been designed to help increase the profitability of success for companies at this growth stage through an intensive one-year accelerator program that includes dedicated mentor teams, workshops, market investigation, growth fund, and networking. More Info


Food manufacturing is challenging. The scarcity and cost of production space is an obstacle for many food start-ups looking to scale production and grow their business. Food Works eliminates that obstacle through its multi-tenant food production facility. Food Works can help your business make the leap to something bigger. And from its location within view of the Confederation Bridge, it eases transport to the rest of Canada and abroad. Food Works provides low-risk space for you to scale up your business as well as expertise to support you. Space available for rent beginning in Summer 2022. Secure your spot today!

Prince Edward Island’s food industry networked with global technology leaders and local success stories about the latest developments in food automation and transforming food waste into increased value at Food Automation Atlantic. Food Automation Atlantic is Atlantic Canada’s first food automation conference that took place on March 21st, 2018. Attendees had the opportunity to network and learn from global speakers who highlighted how leading food processors are embracing sorting technology, robotics, and customized solutions to improve their business, as well as gather information about future funding opportunities.

Customized Support

A key area of focus for Food Island Partnership is supporting the growth and success of PEI food businesses.  Our approach is to listen and understand the unique needs of each company and provide customized support to help the company meet its objectives.  This support can be provided in several forms including: advice/mentorship, connections to expertise and partnership opportunities, and a streamlined approach to linking you with the program support that will best suit your company’s needs.

Marketing & Communications

As a collaborative team working with our funding and industry partners we oversee the following brands:

Food Cluster Development

High-quality food products, dedicated primary producers and food entrepreneurs, and a bountiful/pristine Island setting combined with a spirit of collaboration and concentration of food cluster support agencies has positioned Prince Edward Island as a leading place to grow a food company and food tourism operation.

A strong network of support agencies provides specialized services to the ongoing growth of the food industry in Prince Edward Island.