Blueberry Season Blitz

One of the berry best seasons has arrived.

Okay, we’re a little biased, but blueberry season is so popular in Nova Scotia, it’s even garnered its own festival! Follow along with us for blueberry events, blueberry menus, blueberry recipes and more.

 Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival

Wild Blueberry Pie (Chanterelle Country Inn) copy

From August 14th to 31st, eat, drink, and celebrate all things blueberries during the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival. Events include several u-picks, farmers markets, blueberry suppers, more than one kitchen party, concerts, and more.

Make sure to also stop by Taste of Nova Scotia members the Nook and Cranny, Sugar Moon Farm and Masstown Market who will be featuring a few special blueberry menu items for the duration of the festival.

For an extra dose of blueberry, stop by Masstown Market on August 22 for their Wild Blueberry Kitchen Party featuring live music by Gordie Tucker.

Jost Vineyards Blueberry Festival

Make a trip to Jost Vineyards on August 17, 2019 for their annual Blueberry Festival. From 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. that Saturday enjoy wine tastings, live music on their patio, a special blueberry-themed menu from the Seagrape Café, wine sales and more.

Blueberry Recipes

Cast Iron Blueberry Grunt for Blueberry Month by Jess Emin

If you’re interested in taking your blueberry addiction to the kitchen, we’ve got lots of blueberry recipes to keep you busy. If you enjoy baking, try our recipes for Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins, Nova Scotia Blueberry Grunt (above), or Wild Blueberry Pie.

Are you a cocktail enthusiast? Our recipes for a Blueberry Moonshine Mojito  and UNESCO Town Blueberry Sangria just might hit the spot.

If you’re in need of a healthy snack, try these recipes for Blueberry Chia, Flax, and Oat Squares and a Wild Blueberry Smoothie.

Local Blueberry Indulgence

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No time to make it to a u-pick or whip up something in the kitchen? Don’t fret. You can purchase Nova Scotia blueberries from Stirling Fruit FarmsMasstown MarketNoggins Corner Farm Market or your local Farmers’ Market.

If you’re a lover of local wine, Lunenburg County WineryMuwin Estate Wines and Sainte-Famille Wines, all craft blueberry wines to help you toast the season. If you want to commit to all things blueberry this season, make sure to add Nova Scotia blueberry liqueur, blueberry jam, blueberry juicewild blueberry water and blueberry tea to your list.

Blueberry season won’t last forever so dig into the season and make sure to tag @TasteofNS on all your local blueberry adventures.

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