Wild blueberries are the most important fruit crop in New Brunswick.
These unique berries are grown naturally and only in the acidic soils of Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Maine. What does that mean for New Brunswick’s wild blueberry producers? It means a sustainable industry offering plenty of growth opportunities for our current and future producers.
Today, we have nearly 200 producers across the province. And in 2021 alone, these producers supplied approximately 20% of the global production of wild blueberries. That’s 20% of all wild blueberries in the world coming from right here, in New Brunswick. This is an industry that produces, packages and sells 50 million pounds of berries each year across Atlantic Canada and to over 30 countries world-wide, including the United States, Japan and Germany.