Fresh Wild Blueberries

Where to get Fresh Wild Blueberries

Where to Get Fresh Wild Blueberries

It’s a special time of year in Atlantic Canada when fresh wild blueberries are available.  From August until mid-September you can enjoy these amazing little berries.  And, to make things easy, we’ve rounded up where to get fresh wild blueberries.

Fresh Wild Blueberries

North of Nuttby Certified Organic Wild Blueberries

West Earltown, NS
Wayne Edgar and Pamela Swainson
nuttbyblue@gmail.com
(902)657-9251
https://www.facebook.com/OrganicBlueberries.2016/

Sandra and Tony Phillips

Debert/Masstown, NS
www.phillipshoney.ca
location:  between Debert and Glenholme, 5K from Masstown Market
At the door …signs will lead you in

Wild & Blue Farms

Monastery, Antigonish County
Available at the farm and Hawthorne Convenience in Antigonish
https://www.facebook.com/wildandbluefarms/

Forest Hills Farms

Great Village, NS
www.foresthillswildblueberries.com
Fresh in season at your local Sobeys, frozen throughout Ontario and the Northeast USA

Blue Pearl Farms

14648 Hwy 19 Strathlorne, Inverness Co. N.S.
https://www.facebook.com/bluepearlfarm/
Available at:
Farm gate 14648 Hwy 19 Strathlorne, Inverness Co. N.S., Shean Coop, Mabou Fresh Mart, Port Hood
Coop, Margaree Coop, Cheticamp Coop, Mabou Farmers Market, Cape Breton Food Hub. Our certified
organic puree can also be found at; many above locations as well, while in stock as well as the following:
Glenora Distillery, Nova Scotia Store (Halifax International Airport) Nova Scotia Store (The Visitor
Shop Amherst) The Cape Breton Shop (Causeway Rotary) Sunflower Natural Food (Antigonish) Mill
Road Social Enterprise (Inverness)

Millen Farms

Great Village NS
www.millenfarms.com
Product available fresh in season at Pugwash Farmers market and Seaport farmers market (Sat only),
Masstown Market and some Sobeys stores.
Available frozen year-round at Masstown Market, Noggins Farm Market, Stirling’s Farm Market, and
some Sobeys stores.

Yorke Family Farm

Five Islands
902 254 2617
902 890 3567
https://www.facebook.com/Yorke-Family-Farm
Available at the farm in Five Islands

Glenmore Farms

1311 Glenmore Road, Middle Musquodoboit, NS
902-384-2979
http://glenmorefarms.ca/
Available at the farm and at local farm markets, The Vegetorium (Fall River), Walker’s Livestock Feed
and Supply (Cole Harbour)

Red Mountain Farm

Bass River NS
Heather, Terry Prescott and family.
http://facebook.com/redmtnfarm or Instagram @redmtnfarm
Products available through: Alderney Farmers' Market – in person sales, New Glasgow Farmers'
Market – online, and in person sales, Truro Farmers' Market-online and in person

Newville Foods Inc.

Parrsboro, NS
Bill & Christine Davison
Newville Road, Parrsboro, NS
902-254-2562
http://newville.ca/
Available at Co-op Grocery Store in Parrsboro, Dave’s Fruit Market, Dartmouth and other fine stores

Brie’s Glen Farm

161 Loch Lomond Road
Grand River, NS
Email: sue.bp@hotmail.com
Available at the farm.

Are you enjoying fresh wild blueberries this year?  Let us know in the comments!

Wild Blueberry Health Benefits

Why Wild Blueberries? Sweet, Nutritious & Full of Health Benefits

Why Choose Wild Blueberries?

When you’re shopping for groceries, why do you pick wild blueberries? 

Because of their sweet taste or versatility to be used as a fruit, a dressing or a snack? 

Whatever your reason is, you can add its nutritional benefits as it is one of the ‘superfoods’ that is garnering so much attention these days. 

This little wild blue fruit is packed with antioxidants that protect our body from free radicals that are a major reason for early aging and disease processes. Researchers from the past two decades have been studying this amazing fruit that can protect our health in so many ways. Take a look at the health benefits this small but mighty fruit offers.

 

Wild Blueberry Pigment

 

The most nutrient-dense berries, the blue pigment found in wild blueberries has a lot to contribute to our health. It’s one of the richest sources of anthocyanin pigments (antho- flowering plant; cyanin-blue), all you need is a daily serving of 40g for some amazing health benefits.

 

Wild Blueberries & Heart Health

 

According to epidemiological studies that examine the diet and health of large populations over years, consuming wild blueberries regularly reduces the risk of heart attack and high blood pressure. They help keep blood vessels more pliable, contributing to a healthy circulation system that leads to improved blood circulation. 

 

Wild Blueberries & Blood Sugar Regulation

 

Eating wild blueberries also reduces the risk of early-onset of type 2 diabetes as it helps in regulating blood glucose levels by maintaining the body’s ability to respond to insulin.

 

Wild Blueberries & Metabolic Syndrome

 

Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term for health conditions that fall under cardiovascular, diabetes, obesity and inflammation and can also result in dementia.  The pigments present in wild blueberries are one of our best defenses against metabolic syndrome. 

 

Wild Blueberries & Brain Health

 

The anthocyanin pigments support oxygen and glucose delivery to the brain and besides keeping the blood vessels healthy, they also help to mitigate inflammation keeping the brain healthy and sharp. Also, regular intake of wild blueberries has shown improved memory and cognitive capabilities.

 

New research shows exciting and compelling results wherein eating more wild blueberries is associated with lower body weight gain, better cognitive performance including better mood and faster decision making in both adults and children.

 

All the more reason to add more #wildblue to your family’s diet today!

15 Ways to Incorporate Wild Blueberries Into Your Diet

As more and more people become interested in knowing where their food comes from, wild foods with low mileage are taking center stage.  Wild blueberries are grown where mother nature intended and are never modified from their original state which makes them a powerhouse addition to your daily menu.  Here are 15 ways to incorporate more wild blueberries into your diet.

Wild Blueberries

  1. As stand-alone snacks – fresh or frozen!  Grab a handful and enjoy.  Wild blueberries are sweeter and more flavorful than their ordinary counterparts making them a great on-the-go snack.  They also contain less water than cultivated berries which means they freeze and thaw really well!

 

  1. Bake them into muffins, loaves, and scones for a flavor and nutrition boost.  Normally you’ll find recommendations to use fresh blueberries in your baking, however, because wild blueberries have so much less water they’re great for baking from frozen!

 

  1. Toss a handful into your pancake batter or top your waffles for a punch of colorful nutrition.  Try adding wild blueberry syrup for a change of pace as well.

 

  1. Blend them into smoothies or smoothie bowls.  Try this gorgeous blueberry swirl smoothie or get creative with smoothie bowls.  

wild blueberry swirl smoothie

  1. Try wild blueberries on your next flatbread!  Drizzle with balsamic reduction and top with goat cheese for a perfect pairing.

 

  1. Explore new cocktails that feature wild blueberries like a blueberry smash or a summer berry sangria.  Sangria is a perfect summer drink and stretches a bottle of wine a little further than usual!  Check out this sangria recipe for some inspiration.

 

  1. Toss a handful into a green salad.  Try adding wild blueberries, walnuts and goat or feta cheese to baby greens and drizzle with a light vinaigrette for a fresh salad that will impress any skeptic.

 

  1. Add a little surprise to your next sandwich, panini or grilled cheese.  Wild blueberries make the perfect addition to a grilled sandwich.  They’re small enough to add punch without adding mess and your tastebuds will thank you.  Try adding a smear of bacon jam & wild blueberries to your next grilled cheese and watch the magic happen.

 

  1. Add them to your next bowl of ice cream or frozen yogurt.  They’re great fresh or frozen but if you’re looking for something more decadent, cook some wild blueberries in a bit of sugar for a syrupy reduction that’s a perfect complement to a cool treat.

 

  1. Keep a big bowl of fruit salad handy for a quick grab & go snack.  Chop up whatever fresh fruit you have on hand, add a few handfuls of frozen wild blueberries, and toss with some lemon juice and mint.

 

  1. Elevate your ice cubes.  The next time you make ice, drop a few wild blueberries (and other fruit) into the trays.  Staying hydrated is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and adding a fun wild berry ice cube makes it even easier.

Wild Blueberry Ice Cubes

  1. Add them to your morning cereal, oatmeal, or overnight oats.  It’s an oldie but a goodie!

 

  1. Try your hand at making blueberry jam.  Sugar, wild blueberries and lemon juice are all you’ll need to make a quick batch of wild blueberry jam for your morning toast.  Just cook it down in a saucepan until it thickens and voila!

 

  1. Use them as a stuffing for chicken or turkey.  Mix ricotta or goat cheese with fresh herbs and wild blueberries then stuff your chicken breast with the mixture and bake for an elevated take on a simple chicken breast.

 

  1. Make a fruit salsa that includes wild blueberries.  If you haven’t tried fruit salsa with your nachos yet, it’s time!  The contrast between the sweet salsa and the savory cheese & chips is fantastic.