July 15th was 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, family-friendly activities, and a contest. The website will also feature links to all BC Blueberry producers, helping customers find fresh BC blueberries in their areas. The virtual event runs from July 15th until BC Day on August 3.
Dine Out for BC Blueberries
As the primary Go Blue BC restaurant partners, White Spot and Triple O’s will feature a BC Blueberry forward menu that officially kicks off July 13th at White Spot & July 20th at Triple O’s. White Spot menu items include a Fresh BC Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Pie Milkshake, Blueberry Chicken Salad, and Blueberry Cheesecake, all to be featured at 58 stores in BC until September 2nd. Triple O’s will also feature a BC Blueberry milkshake from July 20th – September 6th at 40 locations.
Restaurants, caterers, and chefs across the province are getting behind BC Blueberries with special menu items. BC restaurants taking part include L’Abattoir, Burdock & Co, Chickadee Room at Juke, Cibo Trattoria, Como Taperia, Dachi, Farm’s Gate Foods & Catering, FED, Hart House, Honolulu Coffee, Hopcott Bistro, Kafka Coffee, Lazy Gourmet, Livia, the Lakehouse at Shawnigan, Locals-Food from the Heart of the Island, Miku Restaurant, Nuba, Potluck Hawker Eatery, Published on Main, Silk Road Tea, TIME Winery & Kitchen, UBC Food Services, Vij’s, and more.
Pick your Own Berries
BC Blueberry famers are offering U pick this summer under special COVID-19 protocols.
BC Blueberries are a big deal for BC
Annually, the BC Blueberry Council begins fresh blueberry season in July. With more than 600 highbush blueberry growers covering more than 30,000 hectares across the province, this is a busy time for the BC Blueberry Council and its members.
BC Blueberry Day on July 15th is a way to show appreciation for the province’s hardworking BC blueberry farmers while commemorating the start of the fresh season.
Source: BC Blueberry Council