Oct 30, 2020
The blueberry emoji is FINALLY available on keyboards everywhere Download images of the blueberry emoji HERE [Abbotsford, BC] The blueberry emoji has finally arrived! The Unicode Consortium has released the blueberry emoji in their most recent update, making it available on all device keyboards as...
Oct 6, 2020
Celebrate National Dessert Day with 5 frozen BC Blueberry fall recipes Download recipe images HERE. [Abbotsford BC] Who doesn’t love an excuse to eat dessert? Since October 14th is National Dessert Day, we’ve put together five of our favourite recipes to indulge in, all of which feature frozen BC...
Sep 8, 2020
Every September, Alzheimer Disease International (ADI) hosts the international campaign, World Alzheimer Month. We hope to support the Alzheimer Society by helping to get the word out, and by shedding some light on how you can take care of your mind with BC Blueberries.
Aug 16, 2020
Follow along on Flash Fridays for a chance to win! Calling all BC blueberry and ice cream lovers: from August 21st to September 4th , BC Blueberries is giving away delicious blueberry ice cream packages on Instagram every Friday! Fresh blueberry season is still upon us, so make the most of these...
Jul 30, 2020
Wondering whether COVID-19 can be transmitted through food? Not to worry. B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says: "Of note, there are no health concerns related to the consumption of fruit. However, people are reminded to always wash fruit and vegetables before eating them." Learn more...
Jul 23, 2020
July 23, 2020 [Abbotsford, BC] While the BC blueberry harvest has only just begun, BC’s growers are struggling to salvage their crop. The industry is facing significant challenges due to poor weather conditions and a shortage in labour. An Unprecedented Year Cool and wet weather conditions have...
Jul 9, 2020
July 15 is BC Blueberry Day, launching many ways to celebrate the season. [Abbotsford, BC] – July 15th is officially Blueberry Day in British Columbia and a perfect kick off to the Go Blue BC Virtual Event. This online hub at GoBlueBC.ca will house how-to videos, chef and grower interviews, recipes...
Jun 4, 2020
Wondering if you will be making your annual visit to a BC blueberry U-pick patch this summer? The BC Blueberry Council has good news! You and your family WILL be able to enjoy blueberry picking at BC U-pick farms, but how you do so will look a little different. The following outlines what practices...
Mar 31, 2020
The BCBC is working hard to ensure Canadians have access to local and healthy produce. [Abbotsford, BC] – More than ever, Canadians need healthy and secure food source, and the BC blueberry industry is part of the solution. The industry is local, healthy and available. In 2019, the BC blueberry...
Mar 16, 2020
Dear members, Please rest assured that the BC Blueberry Council is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation of the COVID-19, and will keep you updated on any new developments or announcements that pertain to our industry. Updated information can also be found here: HealthLinkBC which covers...
Feb 12, 2020
BC Blueberries And Fitness Combine To Keep Your Heart Healthy: Get Active And Eat Right During Heart & Stroke Awareness Month
February is Heart & Stroke Awareness Month, and according to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, up to 80 per cent of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented if you follow healthy life habits — such as eating a balanced diet and being physically active. One way to eat right for heart health...
Jan 22, 2020
Support Local and Eat Something Delicious Too, When you Incorporate BC Blueberries. [ABBOTSFORD, BC] -- Thanks to the popularity of celebrating special days online, annually on January 28 #NationalBlueberryPancakeDay is faithfully observed by lovers of pancakes and blueberries alike. (via...
Dec 18, 2019
With the holidays upon us and time out of office about to hit, we can get stuck wondering what to bake, cook, and serve to family and visitors. When squeezed in between attending parties, visiting family, and rushing to and from the mall, your time in the kitchen is already limited. To spare you the...
Nov 21, 2019
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, where you can enjoy the great taste of winter cooking by adding in a healthy helping of blueberries. The American Diabetes Association lists blueberries as a diabetes superfood and says berries can be a great option to satisfy your sweet tooth, while providing...
Oct 11, 2019
Abbotsford, B.C. – Roast turkey and pumpkin pie are the traditional choices for holiday dinner, but this year, try spicing things up with BC Blueberries! Although the fresh blueberry season has come to an end, there’s lots of frozen product available in your supermarket freezer aisle. Anju Gill...
Sep 23, 2019
With summer behind us, it’s time to check out the frozen food section of your supermarket in order to get the very best in BC fruit – especially BC blueberries. According to the research; because commercially packaged blueberries are frozen soon after they are picked, they are equal in quality to...
Sep 13, 2019
Alzheimer’s disease knows no boundaries. It is a disease that affects people in every country and from every social and economic background. While there is no known cure, it is widely believed that a healthy diet and staying physically, mentally and socially active can help reduce an individual’s...
Aug 29, 2019
Abbotsford, B.C. – Whether you are a vegetarian or vegan, follow Weight Watchers or the Mediterranean-style diet, BC’s blueberries are one of the leading choices for those concerned with not only watching their weight but in a healthy lifestyle. Full of essential vitamins and minerals, including...
Jul 30, 2019
(Vancouver, BC) – It was all systems blue for 10 days for South Granville’s restaurants and retail outlets as the British Columbia Blueberry Council (BCBC) teamed up with the South Granville Business Improvement Association (SGBIA) to promote blueberries and all things blue for ‘Go Blue on South...
Jun 28, 2019
ABBOTSFORD – B.C. blueberries were ripening on the vine as the ideas were flowing during the International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) Summit (held in B.C. from June 24 – 26) where nearly 400 attendees gathered to hear the latest from global leaders in the blueberry industry. Delegates from as...
Jun 12, 2019
The BC Blueberry Council brings a 10-day event to South Granville
Jun 12, 2019
The global blueberry industry is set to meet from June 24-26, 2019 in Richmond, B.C., bringing together leading experts to discuss opportunities and challenges for the industry worldwide. The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) Summit agenda is full of top-notch speakers. A full-day tour that...
Apr 30, 2019
We all know that blueberries are a healthy addition to our diet: low in fat and calories, high in fibre and boasting one of the highest antioxidant counts of any fruit or vegetable out there. While the fresh blueberry season is still a few months away (July to September), there are still plenty of...
Feb 15, 2019
As part of Canada’s Agriculture Day celebrations this past week, the BC Blueberry Council reminds blueberry aficionados that blueberry season is year round as there’s plenty of delicious frozen BC blueberries in the freezer section of your local supermarkets. The Council also celebrates the more...
Feb 15, 2019
Abbotsford, B.C. – According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, eight in 10 cases of premature heart disease and stroke cases are preventable through healthy lifestyle behaviours. Of the various risk factors, making those healthy lifestyle choices – such as eating right and being physically active...
Jan 2, 2019
Yes, believe it or not, there is a National Blueberry Pancake Day celebrated on January 28th of each year... Photo & recipe credit: Erin Ireland, It's To Die For Blog
Dec 1, 2018
Abbotsford, British Columbia – The future is bright blue as the British Columbia Blueberry Council (BCBC) gets ready to host the 2019 International Blueberry Summit (IBO) from June 24 – 27, 2019 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC. This summit, which is expected to attract 400...
Nov 19, 2018
Yoga Poses for the Heart from Nectar Yoga B&B Natarajasana – Dancer Pose Photo by Emmett Sparling Dancer Pose, or Natarajasana in Sanskrit, builds coordination, flexibility and strength in the body, mind and spirit. The balance required from Dancer’s Pose doesn’t come on your first try, it takes...
Nov 1, 2018
The Canadian Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.ca) website emphasizes that taking care of your health should be top priority and eating healthy meals and snacks is one of the key ingredients for anyone – especially those with diabetes.
Sep 26, 2018
Abbotsford, B.C. – Google “Thanksgiving Blueberry Recipes” and you will find a plethora of ideas guaranteed to make your mouth water and your holiday meal even more memorable. Powered by Nature, BC Blueberries are a great choice whether you are looking to add colour and flavour to your turkey...
Sep 18, 2018
Everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are ‘good for you’, but not everyone knows why. Over the years, a great deal of research has been undertaken to uncover the properties that make fruits and vegetables nature’s best weapon against disease. By the 1990’s, all eyes turned towards antioxidants...
Sep 7, 2018
Fall is definitely in the air and with the change of the season, BC blueberry growers are busy harvesting the last crops of the season. Some of the late blueberry varieties currently available in stores are called Reka, Elliot, Aurora and Last Call. These varieties are richer in colour and more...
Aug 27, 2018
With the start of the school year just around the corner, it’s time for parents and caregivers to start thinking about healthy school lunches and often “on the go” breakfasts.
Jul 8, 2018
Abbotsford, BC – Thanks to Mother Nature’s mix of hot, dry weather with a sprinkle or two of rain thrown in over the past six weeks, B.C.’s 600-plus blueberry farmers are now in harvest mode. In addition to the yield, farmers look for the quality and sweetness of the fruit. The verdict so far: this...
Jun 25, 2018
Summer is officially here! Alongside the stellar weather, after-work BBQs, and lazy beach-going is another yearly event no Canadian will forget—Canada Day! This weekend, we’ll celebrate 151 years of our incredible country and all the elements that make it so wonderful: the landscape, the culture...
Jun 14, 2018
Though Father’s Day is annual, we’ll be the first to tell you that there are ways to show Dad that he’s appreciated every day of the year. While cooking a meal might evoke more thoughts of Mother’s Day than Father’s day, it still goes a long way in showing him just how much you appreciate him...
May 10, 2018
Though we’re grateful year-round for all the wonderful moms out there, we still love taking a day to shower her with all the love, gratitude, and happiness that she has given us over the years. Bright flowers, beautiful cards, and thoughtful gifts are perfect ways to let your mom know just how much...
Apr 11, 2018
Abbotsford, BC – The BC Blueberry Council (BCBC) has just unveiled its new brand—Powered by Nature—with its newly refreshed website at www.bcblueberry.com. Created by Vancouver’s Watershed Communications Group, a full-service advertising and communications firm, the Powered by Nature tagline is a...
Apr 5, 2018
Didar Berry Farms – Delta, BC For the Aujlay family, farming is part of their genetic makeup (they are fourth generation) and they couldn’t be happier about it. In 1998, Anand and his wife Harjinder and their two children moved from Winnipeg to Delta. While many of their family members were...
Apr 5, 2018
Read the study and learn about the health powers of this natural superfood.
Mar 29, 2018
This weekend marks one of our favourite holidays and the kids are excitedly anticipating the Easter Bunny's arrival! Between the egg hunts and chocolate snacking, we’ll be the first to agree that the most important part of this weekend’s festivities will be spending valuable time with your family...
Mar 20, 2018
The BC Blueberry Council salutes the Dietitians of Canada as they suggest that we all Unlock the Potential of Food — the official slogan for Nutrition Month this year. This professional association, which comprises some 6,000 members, is highlighting how food not only nourishes but also fuels active...
Feb 19, 2018
According to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, up to 80 per cent of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through your life habits — such as eating a healthy diet and being physically active.
Feb 1, 2018
Our ever-popular BC Blueberries are going on a whirlwind tour of trade shows this spring starting off in Berlin, followed by Dubai and then onto Chiba, Japan.
Jan 7, 2018
Sunday, January 28 celebrates this antioxidant-filled, breakfast favourite
Dec 27, 2017
Power up with wholesome breakfasts starring these nutritional all-stars
Dec 14, 2017
Party-pleasing ideas to wow your crowd this season
Nov 27, 2017
Your favourite super fruit puts a sweet spin on holiday gift giving
Nov 9, 2017
Make this one easy recipe for blueberry sauce, and we’ll show you how to use it in multiple ways
Oct 30, 2017
Consumption of blueberries is linked to lowering health risks associated with type 2 diabetes
Oct 10, 2017
Naturally sweet and healthy BC blueberries are as close as the freezer aisle!
Sep 15, 2017
There are an abundance of ways to share BC Blueberries with your family this Thanksgiving.
Sep 15, 2017
Research shows that consuming blueberries could lead to increasing cognitive and motor performance among those with the disease, as well as preventative benefits.
Aug 29, 2017
Enjoy BC Blueberries for breakfast or lunch and boost your brain power
Aug 15, 2017
From picking the best blueberries at the farmers market, through to the easiest ways to freeze them, and easy ideas for eating them every day, we’ve got tips!
Jul 28, 2017
Now that British Columbia-grown blueberries are in stores, at the farmers market and available at the farm-gate, we’ve got lots of fresh summer recipes to help you use them all up!
Jul 10, 2017
The 2017 BC blueberry season is underway! With pickers now out in the fields, look for British Columbia-grown blueberries at your local supermarket, produce store, farmers market and farm stand.
Jul 1, 2017
What better way to celebrate our national birthday than with Canada’s most exported fruit!
Jun 11, 2017
Blueberries are one of the healthiest foods to add to your diet, but what makes them so good for you?
May 31, 2017
2017’s harvest will start a bit later than last year, but we’re still expecting a solid supply of blueberries through until mid-September
May 4, 2017
There’s more to blueberries than just their naturally sweet flavour!
Apr 10, 2017
Keep things local when you bring together friends and family for the holiday
Mar 27, 2017
New research suggests that the antioxidants in blueberries could help prevent postpartum depression
Mar 6, 2017
Whether you stock up during the summer season, or grab a bag while you're at the supermarket, there are lots of great reasons to have frozen BC blueberries on hand!
Feb 6, 2017
Gulfood trade show in Dubai and Foodex in Japan represent important opportunities to reach international markets
Jan 25, 2017
Research shows that freezing blueberries makes the antioxidants more bio-available
Jan 25, 2017
Quick, healthy, satisfying – what more could you want out of breakfast?
Dec 27, 2016
Incorporate B.C. blueberries into your workout eating plan with these delicious recipe ideas.