2018 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show Program Detail

POSTED IN Uncategorized ON 1/12/2018

The link below provides a pdf of the program for the 2018 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show.

Saskatoons are a featured part of the program, though a variety of fruits will be discussed. 

2018 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show

The Saskatoon Berry Institute of North America will have a booth at the show, as well as participate in the various programs.

Michigan – the largest saskatoon producing state in the US?

POSTED IN For Growers ON 1/11/2018

While there are several commercial growers in the lower peninsula of Michigan, most saskatoons in the upper peninsula are for personal harvesting. That may be changing soon, as more information becomes available regarding the potential for saskatoons growth among Yupers.

Michigan State University has been providing essential research and services in the development of this fruit that is relatively new in Michigan as a commercial crop.

The biggest problem so far is that growers cannot grow enough to satisfy the demand. But as an industry, we are working on that. Large customers wait in the wings as we see increasing acreage being planted.

If you are a Yuper, or even if you are just interested in getting some of this yummy fruit for commercial or personal purposes, you can learn more through the following article from The Daily Mining Gazette: 



Zach Douglas, CEO, Retires to Grow Saskatoons

POSTED IN For Growers ON 1/11/2018

Zach Douglas, CEO of MacMaster Innovation Park in Saskatchewan, retires from a career in research park development in order to start a career as a saskatoon orchardman.

Mr. Douglas noted that the research park has come to fruition.  Now he changes his focus for the future to fruit itself.

To read the article by Mark McNeil go to: https://www.thespec.com/news-story/8033224-founding-ceo-of-mac-innovation-park-retiring/

Overnight Baked Oatmeal with saskatoon berries

POSTED IN For Consumers ON 1/11/2018

Hey fans, here is a recipe that practically makes itself, and brings you yummy, warm food for these cold winter mornings!

Warm, yummy breakfast with saskatoon berries

Catch the recipe and the video at:

CTV News Regina

If you are ready to try this out, please let us know, and we will see what we can do to come join you!

Bon appetite!