Wild Blueberries in the News
August 6, 2018
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
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
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.
June 27, 2018
Packed with nutrients and a whole lot of flavour, this season’s littlest fruit now gives you more of a reason to indulge in their goodness.
June 21, 2018
Eat blueberries for longevityBakers Journal interviewed biologist Dr. Wilhemina “Willy” Kalt after her appearance on the popular American television program, The Today Show.A study, led by Dr. Kalt of Kentville University in Nova Scotia, indicated that the blue pigmentation found in the skin of wild blueberry contains a high content of anthocyanin, which is a compound that kills the free radicals in the human body.
June 19, 2018
Founded as an Indigenous-owned co-operative, this north-end complex houses a supermarket, an arts store (with artisans often working on-site) and a casual lunch and brunch space featuring Indigenous ingredients such as wild blueberries, Manitoba-caught fish and wild rice. Menu items include bannock pizza, pickerel or bison burgers, and a vegetarian “three sisters” soup with squash, beans and corn.
May 24, 2018
Since May 1, Air Transat has been offering two new dishes featuring local ingredients like wild blueberries and smoked meat, in addition to bringing back four passenger favourites and two breakfast meals.
May 8, 2018
Check out the video here: http://www.chch.com/mothers-day-brunch-3/
April 3, 2018
This week, TODAY is exploring longevity foods with unique, health-boosting properties that may help you live longer. With plenty of fiber and different vitamins, many fresh fruits are great for you — but we’re truly wild for wild blueberries.
November 21, 2017Upper Kingsclear, N.B. – A new study suggests consuming a flavonoid-rich wild blueberry beverage may enhance the mental skills that help children manage time, pay attention and get things done.