September 15 kicked off the BC cranberry harvest for the fresh market. During the next few weeks, BC’s cranberries will be seen floating in the bogs around the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
“It’s great to see another harvest underway, knowing our producers have put in lots of hard work to grow another excellent crop,” says Jack Brown, chair of the BC Cranberry Marketing Commission.
He suggests that farm-fresh cranberries can be purchased from local grower vendors: Riverside Cranberries, Glen Valley, YellowPoint Cranberries, Coast Cranberries, Bremner Cranberries, Pacific Cranberry or Maybog Farms.
Pacific Canadian Fruit Packers has 25 lb packages that you can freeze or can. Another option is to buy BC-grown Ocean Spray brand cranberries in the local supermarket just in time for Thanksgiving. Cranberries are available year-round and are used in both sweet and savoury foods, snacks, beverages and more.
Look for new recipes at www.bccranberries.com.
This year the Commission is hosting an Online Cranberry Recipe contest. Submit your favourite recipe by the deadline of September 30th. Contest link is below: https://blackpressdeals.secondstreetapp.com/Cranberries-BC-Culinary-Contest-2/
The BC Cranberry Marketing Commission (BCCMC) has been a part of BC cranberry farming since 1968. The BCCMC regulates in any and all respects, the transportation, processing, packing, storage and marketing of any variety of cranberries grown in the province of British Columbia.
Source: BC Cranberry Marketing Commission September 16, 2020 news release