Wild Blueberries in the News
February 18, 2020
Vow to take care of your ticker this February
For many, February is a time to celebrate love and relationships, but it’s also a time to focus on cardiovascular health in honor of Heart Health Month. This February focus on improving your heart health by adding nutritious wild blueberries into your daily diet. These nutrient dense, tiny berries promote better cardiovascular health by being a low glycemic index fruit, improving cardiovascular function, and having natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Take a few minutes to honor the organ that powers you and learn why eating a healthy 1/2 cup scoop of wild blueberries everyday may help prevent heart disease.
Consultant to the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, Wilhelmina Kalt, Ph.D. is available to share her knowledge and research on the health benefits of wild blueberries. Dr. Kalt has studied the horticultural and food factors that influence fruit bioactive content. In more recent animal and human studies she has characterized how bioactive pigments, which are abundant in wild blueberries, are absorbed by the body. She has collaborated in clinical studies in various fields of biomedicine to examine the effects of wild blueberries in a free-living human population.
For more information, recipes, visuals or to schedule an interview or in-studio segment with Wilhelmina Kalt, please contact Ruth Colapinto or Susan Willemsen at The Siren Group Inc.
January 7, 2020
To inspire a vibrant and healthy new year, include a healthy scoop of wild blueberries to your family’s daily diet. These nutritious berries provide lasting health benefits for all ages, from increasing brain function and memory, to preventing neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s, and boosting mood and cognitive skills in both adults and young children. Wild blueberries should be your berry in 2020 along with three recipes to inspire your morning routine.
- Energy Boosting Vegan Wild Blueberry Smoothie
- Wild Blueberry Apple Smoothie
- Wild Blueberry Banana Hemp Smoothie
Christine Tizzard is a Maritime-born chef, food stylist, recipe developer and a lifelong lover of Canadian wild blueberries. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed cookbook Honest to Goodness: Recipes for the Everyday Home Cook. Shortlisted 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. She is working on a new cookbook and is available for interviews and in-studio cooking demonstrations to share her knowledge of the tiny but potent fruit.
Wild blueberries have always been Christine and her kids’ 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.
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 our blog. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
For more information, recipes, visuals or to schedule an interview with Chef Christine Tizzard or the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, please contact Ruth Colapinto or Susan Willemsen at The Siren Group Inc. Tel: (416) 461-5270. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Visit www.thesirengroup.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thesirengroup.
November 1, 2019
Blueberries used in 3000 New Products; 200 Pet Food and 700 Bauty Products
October 31, 2019
What’s For Dinner – October 23
Chef Alain Bosse shows us how to make a savoury blueberry sauce to pair with pan-fried haddock.
Click here to see the full recipe!
June 14, 2019
Annual Wild Blueberry Festival at Evergreen Brick Works Presented by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA)
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 14, 2019
Celebrate her and prepare a delicious breakfast-in-bed or brunch to kick-start Mom’s special day on May 12. Make it with love… and antioxidant-rich wild blueberries. Get the family involved and together make special memories with easy, nutritious, fun & flavourful recipes from the Wild Blueberry Association of North America:
- Tropical Fruit Salad with Nutmeg-Chili Vinaigrette
- Wild Blueberry Cup with Mascarpone and Yogurt
- Citrus Fruit Salad with Wild Blueberry Sabayon
- Vegetable Couscous with Wild Blueberries (vegan)
- Lentil Sweet Potato Pancakes with Wild Blueberry Cream
- Maple Glazed Chicken and Wild Blueberry Salad
- Wild Blueberry Pear Crumble
- Wild Blueberry Cupcakes with cream cheese icing
Serve with fresh flowers, then perfectly pair with a chilled Rosé or bubbles and watch her smile. Don’t forget to share with Mom that the bioactive phytonutrients that give wild blueberries their deep blue color may protect against inflammation, support brain and gut health, reduce risk of Diabetes and Parkinson’s among many other health benefits. Show her you care in more ways than one (cup!) and wish a happy Mother’s Day to all of the most marvelous moms out there!
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. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Recipes to be used in association with or credited to the Wild Blueberry Association of North America (www.wildblueberryassociation.ca). For additional recipes, visuals and information or to arrange an interview or in-studio segment, please contact Susan Willemsen or Ruth Colapinto at The Siren Group Inc. Tel: (416) 461-5270.
March 29, 2019
On any given day, you can walk into a grocery store and buy frozen blueberries. The most common berry used in frozen fruit is the wild blueberry, which has a whole host of nutritional benefits. It is also one of Canada’s number one fruit exports. I spoke with Wilhelmina Kalt PhD, a consultant for the Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA), about wild blueberries. She shed some light on the difference between wild blueberries and cultivated blueberries, the production process, and the myriad of health benefits.
Read the entire article here: https://quench.me/food/wild-blueberries-flavour-nutrition-small/
December 10, 2018
I have done a lot of different stuffings over the years but my family always demands the traditional ‘East Coast’ version that includes these must haves: Lots of onion and celery sautéed in lots of butter. For herbs, savory is a must, specifically Mt. Scio Savory Farm in Newfoundland. And it must be cooked in the turkey.
I personally like the addition of a cup of cranberries or wild blueberries scattered about. Both I have on my freezer, and I just toss them in before stuffing the stuffing in the turkey. I crisp up chopped chorizo or an extra layer of flavour. So good! And don’t be afraid to use gluten-free bread — it works just as well. And there are always a few gluten sensitivities when having a big feast.
October 31, 2018
Ahh…Halloween! Who doesn’t like a haunting good time? Although in the middle of the week – there are parties being planned well into the weekend. And – let’s not forget The Day of the Dead coming up this week as well. According to Hallmark, Halloween’s history dates back to 700 BC, based on ancient Druid customs. The Druids, a Celtic religious order in ancient Britain, Ireland and France, believed that the souls of the dead returned to mingle with the living on “hallowed eve” – people dressed in costumes to disguise themselves from these spirits.
It wouldn’t be Halloween with getting dressed up – be it wee ones getting ready to trick or treat tonight, or adults glamming it all out for upcoming parties. Whatever you’re planning, here are a few recipes that are bound to make your soiree a spooktacular affair!
October 30, 2018
Meet the country’s next guard of culinary stars.
Whether inspiring others in the community to get comfortable in the kitchen or cooking multicourse meals for international dignitaries, these are Canada’s next star chefs. To celebrate their talent, we asked each to provide a recipe that shows off the ingredients and food traditions of their province or territory. Get to know these names, and enjoy their creativity in your own home.