Enjoying blueberries in the sun

UBC community gets a taste of the flavour of summer

From July 28th to 30th, the first annual UBC Blueberry Fest took place at the University of British Columbia. Summer visitors and members of the local community were offered a variety of menu choices such as fresh blueberries, blueberry pancakes, and baked goods.

According to Will Van Baalen of the B.C. Blueberry Council, the B.C. blueberry industry produces close to 90 million pounds from its 650-person grower base. It also has 18,000 acres of highbush blueberries in B.C.’s lower mainland.

Featuring: Will Van Baalen, BC Blueberries Council; Amy Frye, UBC Farm;
Simran Bains, Westberry Farms; Jose Aliangan, UBC Food Services

Students @ UBC Blueberry Fest
Meenakshi Mannoe and Kate Parnell, 4th year UBC students eating blueberry cream blintzes

UBC Farm @ UBC Blueberry Fest
Julia Ostertag of UBC Farm selling their local produce

Westberry Farms @ UBC Blueberry Fest
Satwinder Bains and Simran Bains of Westberry Farms display their fresh blueberries

Jose Aliangan - UBC Blueberry Fest
Jose Aliangan of UBC Food Services makes blueberry pancakes

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