Eat Atlantic Food Product of Year announced

8/22/2011

Wolfville, N.S.’s Just Us! Coffee Roasters edged out the competition to emerge as the “people’s choice” winner in the Eat Atlantic Food Product of the Year award, announced Sept. 1.

Following six weeks of voting by local-food lovers across Atlantic Canada, Just Us! garnered 1670 votes, just 57 more than runner-up Covered Bridge Chips of New Brunswick.

The announcement was made at a celebration attended by Nova Scotia Agriculture Minister, John MacDonell.

The Eat Atlantic Challenge is a buy-local campaign organized and sponsored by Co-op Atlantic and the region’s Co-op stores throughout Atlantic Canada since 2008.

The campaign, in its fourth year, is sponsored by Co-op Atlantic and the Co-op stores throughout the region, and has attracted more than 32,000 consumers to eatatlantic.ca and resulted in more than 27,000 consumers pledging to eat only made-in-Atlantic foods on certain days.

The finalists were selected from nominations received through the Eat Atlantic Challenge Facebook site, and include a diverse range of food and beverages from Atlantic Canada–from a one-woman pastry-making operation to a fourth generation family-owned potato chip maker.

Finalists for Eat Atlantic Food Product of Year included:

Nova Scotia:

-Market Town Sausages

-JustUs! Coffee

-Beth the Pie Lady Pies

-Scotian Gold Honey Crisp Apples

-Knol Farms Frozen Blueberries

New Brunswick:

-Covered Bridge Potato Chips

-King Cole Tea

-Champinord Mushrooms

Prince Edward Island:

-Johnston’s Potato Salad

Newfoundland and Labrador:

-Purity Hard Bread

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