Wild Blueberries in the News

  • August 6, 2018

    True Blue


    Wild blueberries are an important crop in Atlantic Canada but can growers overcome hurdles?

    Standing on a hill in one of his blueberry fields in Sable River, Peter Van Dyk turns this way and that to avoid the wind and speak on his cell phone. The second generation wild blueberry producer’s fields are spread across half a dozen counties in southwest Nova Scotia, and visiting some fields from home in Caledonia, Queens County, adds 4 hours to his working day. In a normal year, he would harvest 250 acres, but this year, he’ll reduce that number by 50 acres; next year, he plans to harvest only 70 acres.

  • July 30, 2018

    Wild Blueberry Celebration at the Evergreen Brick Works Sunday Artisan Market


    Celebrate this delicious super berry, indigenous to North America, at the Sunday Artisan Market.


    Learn, taste, eat and shop from more than 20 food producers, preservers, bakers and chefs, all featuring delicious wild blueberry products. Sample delectable wild beverages and snacks made with local ingredients at the Sunday local food court.


    Chef Christine Tizzard will be on site, giving visitors insight into the nutritional benefits of wild blueberries with her wild blueberry culinary demo alongside vendor demonstrations. Learn the story of this unassuming but iconic North American berry’s cultural history and discover innovative ways to enjoy this fruit year-round – whether fresh, dried or frozen.


    Don’t forget to drop by The Sipping Container for a limited-time only selection of wild blueberry beverages from Great Lakes Brewery, Collective Arts and Alchemy Pickle Company.


    Visitors can also take part in children’s wild blueberry cooking activities and arts and crafts in the Children’s Garden throughout the day.


    August 19, 2018 | 10:00am–3:00pm


    Free and open to the public


    Evergreen Brick Works
    550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8

  • June 29, 2018

    5 Tips for Canada Day Entertaining (And Beyond)


    How do top chefs prepare for celebrations whether for Canada Day or any special day on your calendar? We asked Chef Tim Mackiddie of Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery, to give us his top 5 tips.


    Scroll through for Chef Mackiddie’s recipe for spring’s best veggie, asparagus, and the ultimate Canada Day condiment, Jackson-Triggs Sparkling Maple Bacon Jam. And if you like to make preserves out of fresh fruit, chef has offered up two more made-in-Canada recipes including the Jackson-Triggs Reserve Merlot and Wild Blueberry Jam.



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