Local Tastes PEC

Local Tastes magazine launched this week in Prince Edward County and the surrounding Quinte region. The new publication is edited by frequent GFR contributor Cynthia Peters. Peters is a fixture in the County’s local food scene, not least which in her role as local food hero champion at her cooking school From The Farm.

I spoke to Peters a few weeks before publication, who explained the purpose of Local Tastes magazine. She said, “We’re going to celebrate and promote the people who create our local tastes from farmers to winemakers to chefs.” The County, Peters went on to say was “rich in artisans” and between the resurgence of the Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co., the hotly anticipated Drake Devonshire hotel, and new food trucks gearing up for the spring and summer season, Peters believes Local Tastes will be an essential resource for residents and visitors alike.

Local Tastes magazine is distributed as an insert in Quinte Living, and will cover the region north of The County as well, Peters, explained, where artisan food production is also growing steadily. Peters has witnessed the growth and interest in good food in the area since before she bought her farm house there in 2004, and sees a wide audience for the periodical: “It’s beyond the foodies as more and more people are interested in artisan food and wants to learn about it.

Malcolm Jolley is a founding editor of Good Food Revolution and Executive Director of Good Food Media, the company that publishes it. Follow him at