Frozen Treats: Cows 🍁

Name: Cows

Products: Ice cream

Manufactured In: Charlottetown, PEI

Where to Buy: 11 locations across Canada

Website: Cows.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Since opening in PEI in 1983, Cows has been named best ice cream in Canada and also #1 on the top 10 places for ice cream in the world in 2008. All their ice cream is made from PEI milk.

Accessories: MacAusland’s Woolen Mills 🍁

Name: MacAusland’s Woolen Mills

Products: Wool blankets and yarn

Manufactured In: Bloomfield, PEI

Where to Buy: From the mill itself (shipping available) or through one of its retailers

Website: macauslandswoollenmills.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

MacAusland’s Woolen Mills is one of the Island’s oldest businesses, having started as a saw and grist mill in 1870, before converting to yarn production in 1902. It remains family owned by the 4th generation of MacAuslands.

Supplements: NutraSea and NutraVege

Name: NutraSea/NutraVege

Products: Omega 3 fish oil or algae supplements

Manufactured In: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; PEI; Saskatchewan

Where to Buy: Natural Food stores, some grocery stores, online suppliers

Website: nutrasea.ca

Canadian Owned: No

The NutraSea and NutraVege brands were developed by Ascenta Health in Nova Scotia. The company was acquired by US-based Nature’s Way in 2015 but they continue to manufacture products in Canada.

Specifically, their Omega-3 products, NutraSea, NutraSea Professional, OmegaSea and NutraVege are all manufactured in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Their Alive! Multivitamin Gummies are made in Prince Edward Island while their Coconut Oils are manufactured in Saskatchewan.

Cookware: Meyer

Name: Meyer

Products: Cookware – pots, pans, frying pans

Manufactured In: Charlottetown, PEI (Meyer accolade line)

Where to buy: Retailers everywhere

Website: meyercanada.ca

Canadian Owned: No

When Canadian Tire purchased the Paderno brand in 2017, Meyer purchased the manufacturing and wholesale operations. Meyer is a major international maker of cookware, and has since put out the Meyer Accolade line that is made in PEI. If you’re looking to buy Meyer, keep a close eye on where it’s made, as they have factories in China, Thailand and Italy, so just because it says Meyer, it may not be made in Canada.

They’ve even signed up Canadian celebrity chef Michael Smith as their spokesperson!

Clothing/Accessories: Topsy Farms 🍁

Name: Topsy Farms Inc.

Products: Wool Blankets (Queen, throws, LapRobes); Yarn and hand knit products; sheepskins, lambskins and products thereof; wool bedding

Manufactured In: Amherst Island, Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Alberta

Where to Buy: Online, Topsy Farms on Amherst Island, ON.  A few Ontario outlets

Website: topsyfarms.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Topsy Farms is a large sheep farm on Amherst Island, near Kingston, Ontario. Their fleeces are shorn each year in spring then shipped to PEI where many of therir products are created. The animals are ethically raised, on pasture.  Wool is sustainable.  It is washed using soap only, avoiding the sulphuric acid and other additives that usually make wool prickly. Their sheepskins come from Atlas Tanning in Ontario; sheepskin mitts from Hides and Hands, Ontario, and the mattress pads, comforters and wool pillows from Custom Woolen Mills of Alberta. They have 6 knitters producing woolen knit products.

Personal Care: The Great Canadian Soap Co. 🍁

Name: The Great Canadian Soap Co.

Products: Hand crafted goat milk soap and body care products

Manufactured In: Oyster Bed, Prince Edward Island

Where to Buy: Online

Website: greatcanadiansoap.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Made from the milk of their own herd of goats, the Great Canadian Soap Co grew from a shed in 2003 to a retail location on Brackley Beach and shipping their soaps across the country. A great PEI success story!

Women’s Clothing: Ureshii Design 🍁

Name: Ureshii Design

Products: Women’s made-to-measure clothing from bamboo, merino and linen jersey

Manufactured In: Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Where to Buy: Online

Website: ureshii.org

Canadian Owned: Yes

Ureshii Design is run by Amanda and Emily, two west coast girls turned east coast girls. Ureshii focuses on a practical, personalized approach to style. Ureshii designs, drafts, cuts and sews in their home-based studio on beautiful Prince Edward Island.

Food: Maritime Madness Hot Sauce 🍁

Name: Maritime Madness

Products: Hot Sauce

Manufactured In: Montague, P.E.I.

Where to buy: Website and select locations across Canada

Website: maritimemadness.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

A small family business, Canadian owned. They grow peppers and make all  sauces in house. In business since 2002. Check out their website. They have plenty of products available.

Food: Cavendish Farms 🍁

Name: Cavendish Farms

Products: Frozen potato products

Manufactured In: New Annan, P.E.I.

Where to Buy: Grocery stores

Website: cavendishfarms.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Cavendish Farms, though they have operations in the US as well, has substantial Canadian operations, including the plant in PEI, and they are investing $360 million in building a new processing plant in Lethbridge, Alberta. They are owned by J.D. Irving, Limited, of Saint John, New Brunswick.

Cookware: Paderno 🍁

Name: Paderno

Products: Pots, pans, cookware, bakeware

Manufactured in: Charlottetown, PEI

Where to buy: Canadian Tire

Website: paderno.com

Canadian owned: Yes (recently purchased by Canadian Tire)

Since 1979, Paderno has been producing quality, Canadian-made cookware on Prince Edward Island. The Paderno brand was recently purchased by Canadian Tire, so it appears you can only buy their products through CT. Be aware that they do have product lines that are not made in Canada, so keep a close eye on what you’re purchasing. The manufacturing operations in PEI are owned by Meyer, a Hong Kong-based company, who continue to manufacture the Paderno brand.