Wild Blueberries in the News

  • July 4, 2019

    Chef Christine Tizzard at the Annual Wild Blueberry Celebration at Evergreen Brick Works

    The Siren Group Inc

    Wild blueberry season is upon us and in honour of of this delicious super berry is Toronto’s annual Wild Blueberry Celebration at Evergreen Brick Works on Sunday August 11. Showcasing a range of wild blueberry-inspired vendor dishes, activities and demos, the festival will highlight innovative ways to enjoy this fruit year-round, fresh or frozen, as well as Van Dyk’s 100% Pure Wild Blueberry Juice. Among the various food producers, preservers, bakers and chefs participating in this year’s festival is celebrity chef and TV personality, Christine Tizzard who will be leading a wild blueberry culinary demo with recipes and samples from her upcoming cookbook.

    She is available for interviews and in-studio cooking demonstrations to share her knowledge of the tiny but potent fruit.  Her new seasonal wild blueberry recipes include:

    • Vegan wild blueberry curry dal (lentils)
    • Wild blueberry risotto with wild mushrooms and market greens
    • Wild blueberry grilled cheese sandwiches
    • Wild blueberry turkey tacos

    Christine Tizzard, The 3 Way Chef, is a Maritime-born chef, food stylist, recipe developer and a lifelong lover of Canadian wild blueberries.  She is also the author of the critically-acclaimed cookbook Honest to Goodness: Recipes for the Everyday Home Cook.  Short-listed last year for a Taste Canada Award for the Health and Special Diet Cookbooks category, it shares her commitment to healthy eating and love for all things delicious.

    Wild blueberries have always been Christine’s personal favourite for their powerful antioxidant and disease-fighting properties.  They put a burst of colour and natural sweetness into any diet.

    With a mere 45 calories per 100 gram serving, wild blueberries are rich in manganese, high in fibre and contain double the antioxidant power of cultivated blueberries.

    Join the wild blueberry conversation and stay up-to-date on all festival-related activities on Twitter: @WildBBerries #wildbluefest. Find inspiring recipes at www.wildblueberryassociation.ca or www.wildblueberries.com and on Instagram at @WildBlueberries or @Evergreen_Brick_Works

    About the Wild Blueberry Association of North America
    The Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA) is an international trade association of growers and processors of wild blueberries from Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Maine, dedicated to bringing the wild blueberry health story and unique wild advantages to consumers and the trade worldwide.  For news, recipes, and related health information about wild blueberries visit www.wildblueberries.com. For the latest updates, read our blog. Visit us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

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    For more information, recipes, visuals or to schedule an interview with Chef Christine Tizzard, please contact Ruth Colapinto or Susan Willemsen at The Siren Group Inc.Tel: 416-461-5270.

    Email: ruth@thesirengroup.comsusan@thesirengroup.com. Visit: www.thesirengroup.com or on Twitter and Instagram @thesirengroup.

     

  • July 4, 2019

    Annual Wild Blueberry Celebration at Evergreen Brick Works

    The Siren Group Inc

    What:  Are you WILD about wild blueberries?  Join us at Evergreen Brick Works on Sunday August 11 to celebrate this delicious super berry indigenous to North America.

    Learn, taste, eat fresh and frozen wild blueberries and sample Van Dyk’s 100% Pure Wild Blueberry Juice, made from fresh picked Nova Scotia wild blueberries, and taste the a new exceptional small batch sour wild blueberry beer created for  the occasion by Nickle Brook Brewing.  Shop from more than 20 food and beverage producers, bakers and chefs, all featuring wild blueberry products and dishes.

    Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto  Limited parking onsite.  Take public transit seven days a week on bus 28 Bayview South from Davisville station or Evergreen’s free shuttle from just north of Broadview station (details on our website)

    When:  Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Sunday Market 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

    • Stop by the Sipping Container to try this year’s new, exclusive wild blueberry cider, made for the occasion in partnership with Brickworks Ciderhouse and taste Nickle Brook Brewing’s new exceptional small batch sour wild blueberry beer
    • Sample delectable wild beverages and snacks at the food court
    • Join Christine Tizzard, celebrity chef and author of Honest to Goodness: Recipes for the Everyday Home Cook, showcasing new wild blueberry creations from her upcoming book
    • Engage with local chefs and watch vendor demos in the market to discover innovative ways to enjoy this year-round, fresh or frozen fruit
    • Enjoy children’s wild blueberry cooking activities, and arts and crafts, in the Children’s Garden
    • Sample wild blueberry treats fresh from the Café Belong bake oven
    • Gain valuable insights into the nutritional benefits of wild blueberries at the wild blueberry tasting table

    Walk, hike, bike or take public transit to Wild Blueberry Celebration and win a wild blueberry gift!

    Join the wild blueberry conversation and stay up-to-date on all festival-related activities on Twitter: @WildBBerries #wildbluefest. Find inspiring recipes at www.wildblueberryassociation.ca or www.wildblueberries.com and on Instagram at @WildBlueberries or @Evergreen_Brick_Works.

    About Evergreen Brick Works

    Evergreen is dedicated to making cities flourish. Since 1991, we’ve been hard at work, transforming spaces into great places so that communities can thrive. We believe that by connecting people, natural and built worlds we can enable Canadians to do great things that will shape our cities for the better. The Saturday Farmers Market at Evergreen Brick Works started in 2007 with 25 local farmers and producers and is now one of Toronto’s largest markets running year-round connecting visitors to local and seasonal food.  For more information visit evergreen.ca. Follow us on twitter @EGbrickworks  and on Facebook

    About the Wild Blueberry Association of North America

    The Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA) is an international trade association of growers and processors of wild blueberries from Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Maine, dedicated to bringing the wild blueberry health story and unique wild advantages to consumers and the trade worldwide.  For news, recipes, and related health information about wild blueberries visit www.wildblueberryassociation.ca or www.wildblueberries.com. For the latest updates, read the blog. Visit on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

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    Media: To attend, or for more information about WBANA and wild blueberries, visuals, recipes, or to book an interview or in-studio segment please contact Ruth Colapinto or Susan Willemsen at The Siren Group Inc.  Tel: 416-461-5270.  Email: ruth@thesirengroup.com or susan@thesirengroup.com.

    Visit www.thesirengroup.com or on Twitter and Instagram @thesirengroup. For more information about Evergreen Brick Works, please email info@evergreen.ca or call 416-596-7670

  • June 14, 2019

    Annual Wild Blueberry Festival at Evergreen Brick Works Presented by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA)

    The Siren Group Inc

    What:  Are you WILD about wild blueberries?  Join us at Evergreen Brick Works on Sunday August 11 to celebrate this delicious super berry indigenous to North America.

    Learn, taste, eat and shop from more than 20 food and beverage producers, bakers and chefs, all featuring with blueberry products and dishes.

    Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

    Limited parking onsite

    Take public transit seven days a week on bus 28 Bayview South from Davisville station or Evergreen’s free shuttle from just north of Broadview station (details on our website)

    When:  Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Sunday Market 10 – 3:00 p.m. 

    • Stop by the Sipping Container to try this year’s new, exclusive wild blueberry cider, made for the occasion in partnership with Brickworks Ciderhouse
    • Sample delectable wild beverages and snacks at the food court
    • Join Christine Tizzard, celebrity chef and author of Honest to Goodness: Recipes for the Everyday Home Cook, showcasing new wild blueberry creations from her upcoming book
    • Engage with local chefs and watch vendor demos in the market to discover innovative ways to enjoy this year-round, fresh or frozen fruit
    • Enjoy children’s wild blueberry cooking activities, and arts and crafts, in the Children’s Garden
    • Sample wild blueberry treats fresh from the Café Belong bake oven
    • Gain valuable insights into the nutritional benefits of wild blueberries at the wild blueberry tasting table

    Walk, hike, bike or take public transit to Wild Blueberry Festival and win a wild blueberry gift!

    Join the wild blueberry conversation and stay up-to-date on all festival-related activities on Twitter: @WildBBerries #wildbluefest. Find inspiring recipes at www.wildblueberryassociation.ca or www.wildblueberries.com and on Instagram at @WildBlueberries or @Evergreen_Brick_Works.

    About Evergreen Brick Works

    Evergreen is dedicated to making cities flourish. Since 1991, we’ve been hard at work, transforming spaces into great places so that communities can thrive. We believe that by connecting people, natural and built worlds we can enable Canadians to do great things that will shape our cities for the better. The Saturday Farmers Market at Evergreen Brick Works started in 2007 with 25 local farmers and producers and is now one of Toronto’s largest markets running year-round connecting visitors to local and seasonal food.  For more information visit evergreen.ca. Follow us on twitter @EGbrickworks  and on Facebook

    About the Wild Blueberry Association of North America

    The Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA) is an international trade association of growers and processors of wild blueberries from Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Maine, dedicated to bringing the wild blueberry health story and unique wild advantages to consumers and the trade worldwide.  For news, recipes, and related health information about wild blueberries visit www.wildblueberryassociation.ca or www.wildblueberries.com. For the latest updates, read the blog. Visit on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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    Media: To attend, or for more information about WBANA and wild blueberries, visuals, recipes, or to book an interview or in-studio segment please contact Ruth Colapinto or Susan Willemsen at The Siren Group Inc.  Tel: 416-461-5270.E-mail: ruth@thesirengroup.com or susan@thesirengroup.com. Visit www.thesirengroup.com or on Twitter and Instagram @thesirengroup.

    For more information about Evergreen Brick Works, please contact Kelly Chan Tel: 416-596-1495 ext. 289  E-mail: kchan@evergreen.ca

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