The British Columbia cranberry season started on September 23, 2022 with the first berries for the fresh market being harvested.
Harvest was a bit delayed this year due to the cool wet spring, but growers are expecting an average crop. In early October many more producers will start to harvest berries that will end up in juices, sauces, sweetened dried cranberries (Craisins) and more.
“Harvest is on target with quality and quantity, and we wish all growers a safe and productive harvest,” says Kalpna Solanki, chair of the BC Cranberry Marketing Commission.
Cranberry harvest in BC offers consumers an opportunity to purchase fresh BC cranberries at farmers’ markets and local supermarkets for Thanksgiving. Look for the Ocean Spray cranberries to support local growers. Purchases of fresh products can be made directly from grower vendors at The Bog in Langley, Yellow Point Cranberries in Ladysmith and Hopcott Farms in Pitt Meadows.
The annual Cranberry Festival in Fort Langley, celebrating its 27th year, is slated for Saturday, October 8, 2022.
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 26, 2022 news release