Sue Frause is an American writer and photographer. She's had a major crush on Canada ever since she visited British Columbia as a young girl. Even if your heart doesn't pitter patter over all things Canadian, read on. You'll find photos, travel tips, road notes and the latest news and thoughts about our friends north of the 49th parallel. Cool idea, eh?
Monday, November 15, 2010
Will Saskatoon Berries be the next big berry?
I discovered Saskatoon Berries when I visited Sakatchewan for the first time in 2004. Not only did I enjoy Saskatoon Berry Pie, I imbied in a little Saskatoon Berry Wine. Yum!
Last year, while on my cross-country train adventure on VIA Rail Canada, I met a lovely couple from the prairies who sent me a jar of Saskatoon Berry Jam after I returned home.
So it was fun to see Sandra Purdy of Prairie Berries in Keeler, Saskatchewan make a presentation with her niece on Dragons' Den recently. You can watch the segment on YouTube.
Sandra auditioned for a spot in March of 2010, and the next month she flew to Toronto to appear on the popular CBC show.
Saskatchewan berry products
Photo by Sue Frause
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Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article
I used to work on VIA Rail back in the very early 80's. Based in Vancouver we only went as far as Winnipeg, but in those days VIA used both the old CPR and CN tracks. It was hard work but it really gave me a sense of western Canada. Beautiful trip and I'm glad you got to experience it.
My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!
I wouldn't be surprised if Sasktoon berries took off as the next foodie hit. It's already in the air... popular blog Chocolat & Zucchini featured the fruit in this post last year. And I love a good Saskatoon berry pie!
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