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CONTEST! BC Blueberries Perfect for Summer Recipes & U-Pick Adventures

CONTEST! BC Blueberries Perfect for Summer Recipes & U-Pick Adventures

Growing up, family road trips to explore BC meant looking out the windows at all the farms. There was always the excitement of stopping to grab a box of straight from the bush, BC blueberries from a local farm. Even more fun was stopping at a u-pick farm to pick our own blueberries! Half would be gobbled up in the car and wouldn’t make it home. But the ones that did became blueberry muffins with a side of chai. Now, with summer in full swing, those delicious BC blueberries have made a re-appearance. You can’t beat the sweetness of nature’s candy. And even though you can buy them frozen year round, nothing beats the fresh ones that come with the summer sun.

Delightful and fresh, blueberries are one of our favourite summer snacks, and we like the health benefits that come with them even more! Blueberries are filled with antioxidants, low in calories, contain vitamins A, C, and E, and have fibre! According to the BC Blueberry Council, eating one cup of blueberries everyday can help prevent and treat diabetes, heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease! Anything that tastes that good and has that many benefits is a win in our books!

While it’s super easy to get great BC blueberries from the grocery store, you can also visit a local u-pick farm and pick your own perfect berries! Going to a U-pick farm is a great way to meet and supports the local farmers, plus it’s a great summer activity to do with friends and family. We think picking them ourselves makes them taste even better (if that’s even possible!)

What are you waiting for? Check out the list of u-pick farms from BC Blueberry and head out! www.bcblueberry.com 

Once you’ve had your fill of picking the berries, here are some of our favorite recipes that you can try:

That’s not all, BC Blueberry Council is also giving away two amazing gift baskets, each one valued at $250.

Blueberry Gift Basket

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 
 
 
 

Each basket contains:

  • British Columbia from Scratch: Recipes for Every Season by Denis Marchessault and Caroline West
  • Bremner’s Blueberry Juice
  • Glass carafe
  • Le Meadow’s Pantry Hand-crafted Preserves Blueberry & Honey Jam
  • Chilliwack River Valley Blueberry Honey
  • Snow Farms Whole Dried Blueberries
  • Monte Creek Blueberry Wine
  • BC Blueberry Wine Glasses x 2
  • BC Blueberry Apron
  • BC Blueberry Fleece Picnic Blanket
  • BC Blueberry Insulated Cooler Bag
  • $50 Gift Card to Kin’s Market

For your chance to win, follow the instructions on the rafflecopter entry box. Contest ends August 28, 2017 and is open to BC residents.

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  • teeslee

    My favourite way to eat blueberries is on their own. I also like blueberry muffins.

  • Jody Scott

    Love baking blueberry pie with fresh local blueberries!!

  • Talia Phillips

    My favorite recipe is simple fresh blueberry tarts with custard filling. So good! Glaze the blueberries or not either way is delicious.

  • Pepper P. Faber

    Yum. I love blueberries.

  • Trisha Dulku

    I love putting blueberries in smoothies!

  • Diane To

    I put blueberries in my shakes, greek yogurt and also homemade waffles

  • Athenas angulo

    I love making my own blueberry jam!! Thank you for the recipes! Athenas A.

  • Kathy Ko

    I love making Blueberry Smoothies! Bunch of blueberries, generous helping of vanilla yogurt and add about a cup of milk. Blend it blender! That’s it!

  • daydreamsun3

    i love making blueberry tarts!

  • Maryanne E

    We love blueberry muffins!!

  • Allison

    I love making spiced blueberry jam!

  • wen nicholls

    Love blueberries ❤️️They are my favourite thing to put in my smoothies😄

  • Jennifer To

    blueberry and matcha protein shake

  • Catherine Wilkins

    I love Blueberries in my morning power bowl. It’s a blend of greek yogurt, peanut butter, gluten free granola (as I have a wheat allergy) and of course blueberries. It’s the best breakfast although I can just sit and eat blueberries all day lol.

  • CC

    My favourite way to eat BC blueberries is fresh, as they are, wash and eat!

  • Sherry Harder

    Just made blueberry hand pies today!!! Yummm! My fave!
    Thanks for the chance!!

  • Joyce

    Love me some blueberry muffins or blueberry watermelon smoothie

  • Priscilla

    i love blueberry pie bars! 😀

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