BC Blueberries in the News – 2021 Recap
A compilation of BC Blueberry news highlights from 2021
Happy New Year! 2021 was a busy year for the BC Blueberry Council. To make sure you didn’t miss anything, we’ve put together a list of the top news stories from 2021 featuring our very own BC Blueberries.
If your favourite blueberry news story didn’t make the list, share the link on socials and tag @bcblueberries in your post.
January, February & March 2021
Over the winter months the media celebrated National Blueberry Pancake Day with recipes from BC Blueberries. The media also announced the findings from the U.S. International Trade Commission’s investigation, which determined that imported Canadian blueberries posed no threat to American producers. Finally, writers were excited to share the online BC Blueberries for Dinner event in March, which invited blueberry lovers to gather virtually for an interactive cooking lesson with chef Dez.
April, May & June 2021
Throughout the spring we saw BC Blueberry recipes for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day across news platforms. The media was also interested in how rising temperatures would impact blueberry fields. Lastly, Edible Vancouver & Wine Country distributed a beautiful blueberry-themed issue for the summer, with interviews from BC Blueberry growers and blueberry recipes.
Edible Vancouver & Wine Country
July, August & September
Over the summer months, the media was eager to talk about #GoBlueBC and fresh BC blueberry season. Recipes for BC Blueberry summer cocktails were also popular among lifestyle media outlets. Into September, journalists began covering fall-inspired recipes like the BC Blueberry Bisque.
October, November & December
With fall in full swing, we saw BC Blueberry Halloween recipes take over the newsroom. In November, the media covered the impact of floods on BC blueberry fields, with many of the province’s residents showing their support for affected growers. To end off 2021, the media posted recipes for the holidays and the new year.
CTV News Vancouver
West Coast Families Magazine