1. What is Gojoy?
Gojoy Berries Inc. is the only Canadian goji berry company that has gone to market. We grow 10 acres of goji berries on our farm, which is located at 1110 264 St. in Aldergrove, BC. We market our goji products under our brand name, Gojoy.
2. What are your products and pricing?
We sell fresh gojis in season and frozen gojis, smoothie booster and goji trees year-round. See Products for details and Farm Store & U-pick for price information.
3. When do you harvest and sell fresh goji berries?
We start picking fresh gojis in the middle to end of June and continue until mid-August, depending on the weather conditions. Please see our berry forecast on the home page for up-to-date details.
4. Do you offer u-pick?
Yes, we do. Our U-Pick is very weather dependent but usually runs from mid-June to mid-August. The availability of berries varies greatly between weeks, so please see our berry forecast on the home page for up-to-date details.
5. Where can I buy the fresh or frozen berries or the smoothie mix?
At our farm store and in about 40 stores throughout Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and a couple in Alberta. Please see Where to Buy for the store locations.
6. When is your farm store and u-pick open?
Store hours can be found on the Farm Store & U-pick page.
7. Why do you freeze your berries as opposed to selling dehydrated goji berries?
Our gojis are top quality and are picked at the peak of their ripeness, when they are the most nutrient-dense, and then immediately frozen. Freezing is the optimum manner to preserve the berry’s vitamins and antioxidants. Drying causes some of the nutrients to be lost. Drying has other advantages, such as simple transportation and storage. We will dry some gojis later in the 2017 season since we have had many requests for it.
8. How do I use fresh or frozen gojis?
Goji berries can be used just like dried gojis. Simply add them to your salads, smoothies, soups, sauces, stir fry, tea, hot pot, congee, etc. We suggest adding the frozen gojis at the end of your cooking session, approximately three minutes before you serve your dish, just to heat them through, to prevent vitamin loss. Check out our recipe page for our tried-and-true favourites!
9. What are your goji berry plants like where can I buy them?
When you buy a plant during June/July 2017 and treat it well, you will harvest a few hundred gojis this year. Once the plant is well established, the annual goji production will increase over time to about 800 berries per plant. In the first year of purchase, the tree might show some discolouring or spots on the leaves; this is part of the transition of location and micro-climate between your location and ours. Normally the change in location and or planting from the pot into your yard should happen around mid-October or mid-March.
We also sell goji trees from January to March in the dormant stage, which means the branches have been pruned back and we take the roots out of the pot/soil, and wrap the root system in moist burlap bag. We can then ship them across Canada. Several days in the cardboard package for transportation is no problem.
Goji trees are sold at our Farm Store and a few other locations. Please check Where to Buy for details. Online ordering will be available later in 2017. Delivery to your door from Vancouver to Chilliwack area is available at a reasonable cost for June-August 2017.
10. Does Gojoy host private groups & tours?
We do upon appointment. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!