Province's blueberry farms will soon open to visitors!
DOLBEAU-MISTASSINI, QC, July 24, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Quebecers will soon
have the opportunity to fall in love all over again with this wonderful
blue berry, which will be hitting supermarkets and grocery stores
across the province at the beginning of the second week of August. The
long-awaited pick-your-own season of Québec's wild blueberries will also begin shortly, as public blueberry farms are gearing up to
"With blueberry season right around the corner, wild blueberry growers
will soon be ready to welcome pickers to their farms, said Gervais
Laprise, Chief Executive Officer of the Syndicat des producteurs de bleuets du Québec (SPBQ). While Quebecers may have grown tired of the cool temperatures
and numerous showers that defined May and June, they will be pleased
with their effects on wild blueberries. Consumers will certainly
appreciate their quality and natural sweetness!"
Let's go to the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region!
As part of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean's 175th anniversary, Quebecers are invited to visit the region and one of its
countless blueberry farms to pick Québec's wild blueberries. This
not-to-be-missed activity, a sure-fire hit for all ages, will satisfy
any appetite and is a great way for tourists to join in the
festivities. Visit SPBQ's website, at spbq.ca, to discover all pick-your-own sites. More adventurous blueberry lovers
have the option of braving the immense boreal forest, where this little
blue gem grows in abundance. Maps of the forestland are also available
at SPBQ's website.
Fresh, juicy, sweet… and healthy!
Beyond their deliciousness, Québec's wild blueberries are a very healthy
choice. Indeed, the antioxidants they contain help prevent issues
related to aging, such as cardiovascular illness and some forms of
cancer, as well as the onset of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's
disease. This summer, there is no reason not to enjoy the Québec's wild
blueberries flavour and benefits! In order to prolong the pleasure and
savour them year-round, make sure to swing by your local grocer's
frozen foods section.
Wild blueberries, Canada's foremost fruit crop, represent over half of
the country's fruit-growing lands and are exported to more than 30
countries, including the United States, Japan and Germany.
About the Syndicat des producteurs de bleuets du Québec
With a membership boasting over 300 Québec-based growers, the Syndicat des producteurs de bleuets du Québec aims to unite all blueberry growers and grower corporations, as well as
co-op representatives residing in Québec, to study the protection and
development of growers' moral and socio-economic interests, and support
growers in their blueberry production and marketing activities.
For more information about Québec wild blueberry growing, the health
benefits of this little berry, delicious recipes, blueberry farm
locations across Québec, as well as maps of forest picking areas, visit
SOURCE: Syndicat des producteurs de bleuets du Québec (S.P.B.Q.)
For further information:
Bridget Ann Peterson
Massy Forget Langlois Public Relations
514-842-2455, ext. 26