Foraging for Flavor: A bounty of berries in Stanstead

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Bleuetière l’Or Bleu berries Stanstead Quebec

STANSTEAD, QC — If you head just north of the border at Derby Line, Stanstead is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Residents, businesses owners, and artists are working together to bring new life into the area.

One such project is the berry farm, Bleuetière l’Or Bleu. For the third summer, filmmaker Bashar Shbib, who has over 40 feature films under his belt, including the 90’s classic Julia Has Two Lovers, is pitching in to help manage this beautiful farm that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Bleuetière l’Or Bleu, located on Route 143, next to the golf course, offers more than 5000 plants of blueberries, along with 3 acres of raspberries. The farm also offers other berries including white currents, Saskatoon Berries, known in the U.S. as Pacific Serviceberry, Western Serviceberry, Alder-Leaf Shadbush, Dwarf Shadbush, Chuckley Pear, Pigeon Berries, or Western Juneberry.

For the first year the farm will also offer cherries. Gooseberries, black currents, and both black and purple raspberries are also among the other fresh produce the farm offers, including fresh picked corn in season.

Everyone is invited to hand pick blueberries, raspberries, and juneberries, from early July until the end of August, Labor Day weekend. They also offer plenty of gladiolas and sunflowers for sale, along with fresh local honey and home made jams. The fields are well maintained and easy to access.

The farm is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information call 819-876-7568 or visit them on the web at: www.bleuetorbleu.com.

You can also watch the video the farm has released below:

Bleuetière l’Or Bleu from Sunset Pictures on Vimeo.