Blueberries

Our blueberry fields have more than 12,500 blueberry plants spread over 14 acres.

We have several varieties of giant blueberries, you can find our main varieties:

  • Patriot
  • NorthBlue
  • NorthLand

And several varieties on trial:

  • Chippewa
  • Bluetta
  • Bluecrop
  • Duke
  • Reka
  • Spartan
  • Toro
  • Blueray
  • Bonus

This blend of blueberry varieties ensures good pollination as well as beautiful and large sweet blueberries. Do not hesitate to taste them while you pick blueberries!

Picking your blueberries

We invite you to pick your own blueberries in our grassy fields. For your well-being, we put at your disposal a small bench so that you can pick your blueberries without tiring yourself.

You do not need to bring containers for picking, we have cardboard or reusable baskets for sale at the kiosk.

Given the size of our blueberry fields, we offer the possibility of driving you to the fields by cart. In the fields, you will find shaded picnic areas, to eat or rest a little. Drinking water is also available on the site and for those who prefer bottled water, you will find water for sale at our kiosk. A dry toilet is also at your disposal.

For those who love blueberries, but do not want to pick them, you will always find freshly picked blueberries, in different sizes at our kiosk;

  • Basket 500 ml
  • Basket 1L
  • Basket 2L
  • Dozen
  • Bag of frozen blueberries, 3 pounds

At our kiosk, you will also find processed blueberry products, regional products and frozen treats for the pleasure of your taste buds

We have a playground for children with swings, slides and inflatable games and there is a mini-farm on the site!

Blueberry picking is perfect for an unforgettable day with your family or a group!

Did you know ?

Did you know that blueberry has a high antioxidant content? Their high antioxidant content helps prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer and aging-related problems.

Blueberry is the most powerful antioxidant among the range of fruits and vegetables available on the market. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties have the potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and heart disease. Anthocyanins, active ingredients in the blueberry plant, would improve night vision and help reduce the effects of aging, such as short-term memory reduction. Blueberries treat inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat. Lastly, blueberry leaves, mostly consumed as herbal tea, are known to lower blood glucose levels and for their beneficial effect in the treatment of diabetes.

Source : www.gaspesielesiles.upa.qc.ca

Nutritional value

Did you know that blueberries contain 85% water and have very few calories?

Nutritional value
125 ml of blueberries

Calories    44
Protein     0.6 g
Carbohydrates    11.1 g
Lipids     0.3 g
Dietary fibe     2.0 g
 

VITAMIN C

Blueberries are a source of vitamin C. A 125 ml serving meets more than 8% of vitamin C requirements in humans. The role that vitamin C plays in the body goes beyond its antioxidant properties. It contributes to healthy bones, teeth and gums, helps iron absorption and protects against infections.

POTASSIUM

Potassium is the most important mineral of blueberry. In the body, it serves to balance the pH of the blood and stimulate the production of hydrochloric acid by the stomach, thus promoting digestion. In addition, it facilitates the contraction of muscles, including those of the heart.

Source : www.passeportsante.net