Thursday, March 03, 2011

Local yogurt, please

Can’t get to the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market for locally-made yogurt? Here’s a great option: Dairyland’s Saskatoon Berry Yogurt. It's made in Saskatoon with milk from Saskatchewan cows.

This yogurt was the inspiration of Sandy Purdy, owner of Prairie Berries saskatoon berry orchard at Keeler, Saskatchewan. It includes saskatoons from several orchards and is for sale across Western Canada in stores that carry the Dairyland brand. (Co-op)  

“Yogurt is a healthy food and berries are healthy, so we thought, if we pair berries with yogurt we’d have a really healthy food,” says Sandy.

Last year, she stepped into the Dragon’s Den on CBC television and came away with a financial offer to help market saskatoon berries further afield. The broadcast garnered a lot of interest from across Canada (and even the United States) which she is hoping to parlay into deals with more food companies, including Dannon, the world’s largest yogurt maker.

Good luck, Sandy!

2 comments:

umbrellalady said...

Imagine that saskatoons could be marketed across the country! How exciting for them.

Shaiya said...

this looks great and must be so yummy!